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October 2020

The 1818 Society 42nd ANNUAL MEETING

October 28, 2020 - October 29, 2020
(via WebEx Connection Only)

To RSVP click here.   Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:30pm – 3:15pm Interview with David Malpass, President WBG 3:15pm – 4:30pm The 1818 Society Business Meeting -President's Report -Amendment to By-Laws -In Memoriam -Election of New Board Members -Other Business Join by WebEx here. Event number: 1735896730 Event password: 1818Society (18187624 from phones) Join by phone: +1408-4189388 Show all global call-in numbers Access code: 1735896730 To view via YouTube livestream, please click here. If you have any questions or would…

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November 2020

Water Management in Iran and the Middle East

November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(via Zoom connection)

The 1818 Society Urban & Water Thematic Group invites you to a presentation by Dr. Kaveh Madani focusing on "Water Management in Iran and the Middle East" on Thursday November 5 at 11:00 am. Dr. Kaveh Madani is an environmental scientist, educator, and activist with expertise in environmental security and analyzing complex human-nature systems. He has previously served as the Deputy Vice President of Iran in his position as the Deputy Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, the Vice President…

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Presentation of ‘One CGIAR’ to WB Retirees

November 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the 1818 Society Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group   Speaker: Marco Ferroni has wide-ranging experience accumulated during a career in corporate philanthropy, government, and multilateral organizations. He currently advises public, private, and social sector partners on agriculture, food systems and sustainable productivity growth. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board of the CGIAR System Organization, he is on the board of the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan and recently completed terms…

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Stay Cyber Safe from Cyber Criminals!

November 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

  Email has become virtually a universal mode of communication for all of us. It is hard to imagine how we managed before the invent of email. But this has also opened opportunities for fraud and theft by criminals and fraudsters, who have become increasingly clever in enticing you to open emails that can result in your personal details being stolen or your email being used for nefarious purposes. This is often referred to as phishing. In addition, cyber criminals…

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December 2020

The Rise of Women in the Bank – Breaking the Glass Ceilings

December 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

  A joint presentation by 1818 Society Gender and WB History Thematic Group and the World Bank Group Library In his recent address at the 1818 Society 2020 Annual Meetings, President Malpass was happy to report that the WBG top management is now 50/50 gender balanced. This is a long way from the days when there were very few women in management, and the so-called “professional grades”, and when even those women entering the Bank with Masters and PhD degrees…

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‘The Carbon Killers’

December 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the 1818 Society Energy Thematic group.   Hal Wackman is a Canadian national, with degrees in civil engineering, hydropower engineering and business administration, he had a distinguished career in the Bank, first in the former Industrial Project Department, and then as Country Director for Kenya based in Nairobi, before retiring in the early 2000.He has traveled extensively and knows most regions of the developing world. The novel, 'The Carbon Killers', revolves around a series of bold actions…

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‘Bt Cotton in India’

December 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the 1818  Society Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group Presenter: Dr. Keshav Kranthi Moderator: Kevin Cleaver Dr. Kranthi is currently head of the Technical Division of International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Washington DC. He was previously the Director of India's Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR). His presentation will focus on the long-term impacts of Bt Cotton in India. There has been an almost a total switch to Bt Cotton in India. Cotton productivity has increased significantly.…

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DIG DEEP: A Seminar on Perseverance to Accomplish Lifelong Goals in Active Retirement

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via Zoom Meeting)

Sponsored by the 1818 Hiking Club and the 1818 Yoga Club   Join us for a talk with World Bank retiree Diana Corbin about her quest for the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Diana Corbin is very likely the first Bank retiree and staff member to have completed the Triple Crown. Having previously completed an epic swim of more than 17 hours from Catalina Island to the California mainland, and then a swim  around Manhattan Island in nine and…

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January 2021

The Challenges of Forest Conservation & Ecological Restoration: Experiences from Latin America

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A joint presentation by the 1818 Society Agriculture & Rural Development and Social & Environment Thematic Groups.   Chair:  John Redwood - former Director of the Environmental and Social Sustainability Department for Latin America at the World Bank. Moderator: Emmanuel D’Silva, an agriculture and environment specialist involved with a tree-planting initiative in the Himalayas Speakers: Kevin Cleaver and Maria Nikolov will speak of their experiences in managing a farm and a forest concession in Peru. Title: “A private-public partnership to…

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Innovative Technologies for the Water Sector

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via Zoom connection)

A presentation by The 1818 Society Urban & Water Thematic Group   Speaker: Blanca Antizar, European Director, Isle Utilities (a UK-based consulting company advising water and wastewater utilities on innovative processes and technologies). Her presentation is a continuation of the Urban & Water TG's "Talk Shop" series.   Moderator: Alex Bakalian   Join by Zoom Meeting ID: 202 499 9868 Passcode: 8jKLKG Join by phone: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) Find your local number here Meeting ID: 202…

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