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February 2020

Approach of IFC and WBG in Delivering Water and Sanitation for All

February 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
MC 4 – 300

Speaker: George Butler, IFC Water & Sanitation Sector Specialist Mr. Butler will describe the current IFC approach to water and sanitation. He will then discuss how the IFC increases funding for the sector and how the WBG is important in catalyzing investment. He will give examples of successful IFC projects. Please RSVP here. Join Using WebEx  

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Special Seminar on Bhutan by the experts — Mark LaPrairie and Tshering Yangzom

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MC6-860, World Bank Main Complex

Join us for a very special event. The two people in Washington who are the experts on Bhutan have agreed to make a special presentation on Bhutan. We expect the briefing to cover a wide range of topics -- history, culture, environment, governance, social development -- that will help participants who have signed up for the 2020 Bhutan trip. The session may also be of interest to other members.  In case you are unable to join the seminar in person…

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March 2020

Presentation of Book by Ridley Nelson on His Bank Agriculture Experience

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MC 6 – 860

Ridley Nelson, who most of you know, is releasing a book detailing his experience working on agriculture in the World Bank. The book will be released in March, and Ridley has agreed to present it to us on March 4. The presentation will also be available on WebEx. The book has been very favorably reviewed by Tom Blinkhorn. Please join us for the presentation and discussion. Ridley Nelson’s memoir, Echoes From Far Lands, describes working on farms in his youth…

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Global Waves of Debt-Causes and Consequences (postponed until further notice)

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MC C2 – 125

The 1818 Society Global Finance Group (GFG) is pleased to invite you to attend a presentation on Global Waves of Debt-Causes and Consequences. The two distinguished speakers are: Ayhan Kose, Director, World Bank’s Prospects Group and Franziska Ohnsorge, Manager, World Bank’s Prospects Group. The Prospects Group replaces the old Development Economics Department. Ayhan Kose will present findings of the forthcoming book: Global Waves of Debt-Causes and Consequences by Ayhan Kose, Pete Nagle, Franziska Ohnsorge, and Naotaka Sugawara. The book provides…

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April 2020

The World Bank, a Historical Perspective on Delivering Public and Private Goods in the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

Note: This event is through WebEx connection only. Presenter: Adolfo Brizzi, International Consultant. Former Director (2012-18) of the Policy and Technical Advisory Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Mr. Brizzi worked for 22 years in the World Bank (1990-2012) in various managerial and technical positions in the Agriculture and Rural Development sector, including Sector Manager for the South Asia Region. Before that Mr. Brizzi worked in FAO for 8 years (1982-1990). The paper looks at the evolution…

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Speeding Up Literacy to Benefit Girls and Adult Women: Game-changing Research from Reading Neuroscience

April 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

Note: This event is through WebEx connection only. Introduction: Girls' education is an international imperative, but low-income countries are likely to fail the basic skills targets of 2030. Low-income girls often score lower than boys and drop out early, leading to adult illiteracy. Girls must be taught essential reading and math efficiently to boost early performance and likelihood of staying in school. Adult illiterates, most of whom are women, must also be taught efficiently. Little known solutions can revolutionize instruction.…

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From the Frontlines of COVID-19: a conversation with Terry Jodrie

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

Seminar of the Social and Environmental Thematic Group (via WebEx Connection Only) Join us on Wednesday afternoon for a conversation with Terry Jodrie who has just returned from a two-week tour in the Emergency Room in hospitals in Queens, New York. Terry will briefly share his experience of battling COVID-19 in the epicenter of NY and will be available to answer your questions on COVID-19. This session is being organized by Webex and will be moderated by Anis Dani. You…

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May 2020

A Historical Look at the World Bank in Food and Agriculture

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

(via WebEx Connection Only) Presenter: Uma Lele -  The first woman to be awarded a Ph. D. in agricultural economics by Cornell University. Uma Lele was elected President Elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) in July 2018. Since leaving services of the World Bank she has operated as an independent scholar and development economist and is affiliated with the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.  More about Uma  Lele,  read here. Uma Lele will summarize her historical look at…

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High Speed Rail: California in Context

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

Speaker: Lou Thompson, former World Bank Railways Advisor and Principal of Thompson, Galenson & Assoc, LLC . You are invited to a presentation on current developments in high speed rail by our colleague Lou Thompson. This will be our first presentation on railroads after many presentations on roads and urban transport. The presentation will focus on the challenges in establishing high speed rail in California and the experience in other countries in comparison with California. Lou Thompson was the World…

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June 2020

The World Bank: A human rights free zone?

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A Seminar of the Social & Environmental Thematic Group In 2015, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights accused the World Bank of treating human rights more like an infectious disease than universal values and obligations. Reidar Kvam, former Senior Manager at IFC and Global Lead at the World Bank, has worked on human rights and development issues since the 1980s. He is currently working as an advisor to the World Bank’s Human Rights and Development…

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