Text Size    Member Login

The 1818 Society Events Calendar

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

List View List Month View Month

March 2021

The European Green Deal and the Climate Friendly Recovery Plans: What is New? What is Promising?

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the 1818 Society Energy Thematic Group The end of 2020, 5 years after the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement marked a new phase for the Agreement. The 196 participating countries were requested to submit updated and,hopefully, more ambitious targets for 2030 (the so-called national determined contributions, or NCDs) as well as long-term mitigation strategies (LTS) to meet the Agreement’s temperature goals. The European Union kicked off this next round of global cooperation with the European Green…

Find out more »

How to Complete the “Checklist” for Advance Planning

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A Presentation by the Members Helping Members Group One of the ongoing tasks of Members Helping Members (MHM) has been to update and rework the "Handbook for Advance Planning by Retirees and Families for end of life planning". From this document we extracted what we have called the "Sample Checklist for Advance Planning", which enables one to keep in one place the information necessary for one's loved ones, such as Credit Union/Bank details, passwords, Will etc. These documents are available…

Find out more »

When did the World Bank Discover the Virtues of Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Development and What is it Doing About It?

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

  A virtual joint presentation by 1818 Society Governance and Economics Thematic Groups Chair: Inder Sud, President, 1818 Society Moderator: Vinay Bhargava, Convenor, Governance Thematic Group Speaker: Pierre Landell-Mills will provide an eye-witness account based on his ring-side seat at many of the transformative events starting from McNamara reaction when presented with corruption assessment in the Philippines and Mali. Pierre is contributing a paper on this subject for the Oxford-World Bank Archive project. The paper is available on the Governance…

Find out more »

April 2021

Global Education Inequality During and After Covid

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

  The Education GP BBL Series provides a space for World Bank education staff and visiting researchers and speakers to share recent findings, innovative on-the ground experience, and implementation challenges and successes relevant to the work of the Bank in education.   Chair: Robin Horn, Former World Bank Education Manager and Chair of the 1818 Society Education Group. Presenter: Emiliana Vegas, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow & Co-Director of the Center for Universal Education, former Chief of Education at the IDB…

Find out more »

Achievements and Challenges of Water Reforms in Chile

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via Zoom connection)

  A continuation of the Urban & Water Thematic Group’s “Talk Shop” series. The presentation will first introduce the main characteristics of 1981 Water Law designed to provide market incentives to reallocate water toward more valuable uses and the 2005 Reform aimed at addressing, among others, speculation in non-consumptive water-use rights. The presentation will then focus on Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) reforms gradually implemented since the late 1970s and the role of the independent Regulator in enforcing a state-of-the-art…

Find out more »

Active Living and Preparing for Emergencies

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

Members Helping Members (MHM) Learning and Discussion Session Objective: The session, consisting of a mix of a presentation, a panel discussion, and breakout groups will provide resources and tools to help members prepare for emergencies and hear from panel members describe their personal experiences of active living and emergency preparedness. The session is aimed at all members, and will be especially useful to those who are living solo or who feel they or a family member is at higher risk…

Find out more »

Large Urban Infrastructure Projects: The Controversies around the Washington DC Region Beltway 495 and I-270 Extensions

April 29 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
(via Zoom connection)

A continuation of the Urban & Water Thematic Group’s “Talk Shop” series. The presentation will focus on the following points: (1) The protagonists (who are they and what is their position?); (2) the costs; (3) the financing mechanisms and PPP arrangements (who is paying for this?); (4) the environmental impact; (5) the consultation process and next steps in the decision-making process; (6) how Covid might help to re-think the project. The presentation will explain the position of CABE and why…

Find out more »

The Bank Commits to Cut Learning Poverty in Half by 2030: What Needs to Happen?

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

Hosted by the Education GP and the 1818 Society Education Alumni Group Presenter: Girin Beeharry, Senior Advisor, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discussants: Jaime Saavedra, Global Director, Education, The World Bank Luis Crouch, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, RTI International Chair: Robin Horn, Chair, The 1818 Society World Bank Education Alumni Group Description: As highlighted in Bank analytic and strategic reports, levels of basic reading comprehension and math competency continue to be frustratingly low in countries across the…

Find out more »

Global Waves of Debt-Causes and Consequences

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via Zoom connection)

A presentation by the 1818 Society Global Finance Thematic Group (GFG)   Keynote speaker:  Ayhan Kose, Acting Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions and Director, Prospects Group. Chair: Ismail Dalla, Global Finance Group, 1818 Society Ayhan Kose will present findings of the book: Global Waves of Debt-Causes and Consequences by Ayhan Kose, Pete Nagle, Franziska Ohnsorge, and Naotaka Sugawara. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the recent development in the world debt market, an in-depth review of past…

Find out more »

May 2021

IFPRI 2021 Global Food Policy Report

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group The flagship IFPRI report presents the impact of Covid-19 on food and agriculture around the world, along with government responses. Covid-19 has had a negative impact on food systems, and government policy responses have often not been helpful.  Recommendations to do better, to have a better impact on agriculture, nutrition, social protection, and natural resources are provided. The report can be found here: IFPRI Speakers: Johan Swinnen, Director General of…

Find out more »
+ Export Events