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May 2022

Retiree MIP Information Session with Aetna & CIGNA Dental

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The World Bank Group HR Global Benefits team is pleased to invite you to an information session on the HQ Retiree Medical Insurance Plan (RMIP). This session is for Retirees on the RMIP plan administered by Aetna and Cigna Dental. WBG HR Benefits Specialist will lead the sessions along with representatives from Aetna and Cigna Dental. Topics will include: Medical and Dental Care Coverage and Benefits, including an overview of common health plan terms, a review of plan options, and…

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Townhall Meeting on Proposed Recommendations for Revising the 1818 Society By-Laws

May 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Committee for Revisions of the By-Laws has submitted proposed recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board is organizing a Townhall Meeting to provide members with an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on these recommendations. This Townhall Meeting is open to all members of the Society but is targeted particularly at members based in USA and the Americas. A separate meeting is being organized with overseas Chapters. In parallel, the Board has also circulated a Members’ Survey…

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Comity: Multilateralism in the New Cold War

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A joint presentation by WB History and Economics Thematic Groups, and the WBG Library.In this webinar, Frank Vibert, Associate at the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation, LSE, will talk about his book, Comity: Multilateralism in the New Cold War. Published September 2021, the book identifies a critical new juncture in world politics. It arises from a conjunction between a major shift in the relative power of nations and fundamental differences over the values that should be applied…

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25 Years of Public-Private Participation in Urban Water Supply in Senegal

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
via Zoom

A Presentation by the Urban & Water Thematic Group Presenter: Fadel Ndaw, Senior Water Specialist, the World Bank. Moderator: Ato Brown, former Sector Manager, Water Development, MENA Region, the World Bank. Synopsis: Senegal offers an excellent example of successful public-private partnership (PPP) that currently serves 67 urban centers and a total population of more than seven million, half of it in Dakar. In 1996, Senegal engaged in a reform of its urban water supply and sanitation sector that resulted in:…

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When & Where the Board Made a Difference; 1990-1997

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A joint presentation by the History Thematic Group and WBG Library Panelists: Eveline Herfkens and Ruth Jacoby, former Executive Directors, and Alex Shakow, Executive Secretary, Development Committee and Deputy Secretary of the World Bank. Moderator:  Chuck Ziegler, Chair of History Thematic Group The period covered was a particularly exciting time in the history of the World Bank, with the largest influx of new members since the decolonization period in Africa, what with the demise of the Soviet Union and the…

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June 2022

Ukraine’s Tragedy is Now Global: Impacts on Food Security

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A joint presentation by the 1818 Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group and IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) Summary: IFPRI has been monitoring the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on food security. High food prices and supply disruptions are hitting Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries like Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and Lebanon hard, partly due to their heavy dependence on wheat imports. We are delighted to have David Laborde, Joe Glauber and Clemens Breisinger from IFPRI and…

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BFSFCU’s Fraud Prevention/Financial Scams Webinar

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Please join BFSFCU fraud experts to learn about identity theft, different types of fraud, and common forms of scams. BFSFCU will guide you on various prevention methods and useful resources to protect your identity and your accounts. The presentation will cover: • COVID-19 Scams • Common Types of Scams and Fraud • Preventing Identity Theft • Taking Precautions Register here!

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Inclusive Recovery and the Future Role of the Bretton Woods Institutions

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
WebEx Meeting

A presentation by IMF Library, the WBG Library, the 1818 Society, and the Center for Global Development Join Masood Ahmed, current President of the Center for Global Development, and former staff at the IMF and the World Bank, for a thought provoking look at how the past will impact the future of the Bretton Woods Institutions. Even before the war in Ukraine, the recovery from the pandemic was projected to be fragile and uneven for most developing countries. In addition,…

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Reconsidering Sites and Services as an Approach to meeting Urban Development and Housing Needs in Rapidly Growing Urban Areas

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
WebEx Meeting

This presentation is a continuation of the Urban & Water Thematic Group’s “Talk Shop” series. Synopsis: With African cities urbanizing rapidly, there is a growing appreciation that it is time to take a fresh look at the potential for ‘sites and services’ approaches to meet urban development and housing needs in these rapidly growing urban areas. The session will present guiding principles on designing sites and services projects for TTLs/operations teams that emerge from a study conducted by the Urban…

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Similarities and Differences in Confronting Global Food Security Crises in 2008 and 2022

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WebEx Meeting

This event is co-sponsored by WBG Library, Agriculture & Rural Development TG, and WB History TG. Operational issues in food response are complicated. Join Christopher Delgado for a conversation on the main similarities and differences for food crises in 2008 and 2022. What lessons did the Global Food Crisis Response Program of 2008-2012 teach us for the overall strategic and operational response to global food crises and how does it impact planning for the future? Speaker:  Christopher Delgado is Senior Fellow,…

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