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This event is an opportunity to discuss the state of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research in Africa and the challenges governments face in providing young people with a STEM education.

Makhtar Diop
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Mary Teuw Niane
Minister of Higher Education and Research, Republic of Senegal
Dorothy Nyambi
Executive VP, AIMS-NEI
Stephanie Peters
Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft
Andreas Blom
Lead Economist, Education in Africa, World Bank Group

Tune in for the plenary sessions of the second annual Youth Summit. This year's event will focus on increased youth engagement in issues relating to government transparency, accountability, and collaborative governance.

Mario Marcel
Senior Director, World Bank Group
Ahmad Alhendawi
U.N. Envoy for Youth
Nigel Chapman
Chief Executive Officer, Plan International

More than 1 billion people still live in poverty and the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is growing in many developing nations. Join Chinese talk show host Yang Lan for a conversation on the issue with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Yang Lan
Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group

Securing good jobs for youth is a global priority. Tune in for a global initiative that addresses the pervasive challenge of youth employment and underemployment.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Ahmad Alhendawi
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
Jörg Asmussen
Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Germany
Adrian Lajtha
Chief Leadership Officer, Accenture
Hans Peter Manz
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
Imge Kaya Sabanci
Turkey Program Manager, Goldman Sachs
Christian Syse
Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Erion Veliaj
Minister for Social Welfare and Youth, Albania
Femi Oke
Journalist, Host of Al Jazeera's "The Stream".

How can governments capture and channel revenues from resource wealth into smart investments? Join a discussion on channeling revenues from extractive industries—oil, gas and mining—to end poverty through diversified growth and development.

Samuel Walsh
Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto Group
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
Marinke van Riet
International Director, Publish What You Pay
Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputy Chairman, Khazanah
Ombeni Sefue
Chief Secretary of Government, Tanzania

This event will focus on avenues African policymakers can pursue to increase the benefits of economic growth for broad segments of their societies. Challenges to be discussed include the share of manufacturing in GDP, lower rates of employment creation, rapid urbanization of the continent, and difficulties in generating new sources of growth.


This event will launch the 2014 Policy Research Report: A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity, explaining the options for most accurately measuring progress on the World Bank Group’s twin goals.


How can economic growth benefit more people? Why and how should the public and private sectors work more closely together to create the conditions for inclusive growth? Join us for a live-streamed discussion on transforming economies to benefit the poor.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Justine Greening
UK Secretary of State for International Development
Peter Sands
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
Ali Ansari
President and Chief Executive Officer, Engro Corporation
Jane Nelson
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

How can a city become a place where people are healthy and prosperous, opportunities exist for the urban poor, and policies address crime and violence? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing accountability and improving public services for the poor.

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Xavier de Souza Briggs
Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
Achref Aouadi
Founder and President, I Watch

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim reports on the Bank Group's progress and plans for next year during the October 11 plenary session of the Annual Meetings in Washington DC.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group

This event will engage high-level representatives of Ministries, the United Nations, the private sector, bilateral agencies, foundations, CSOs, and other development partners to explore how to facilitate an effective launch of the post-2015 agenda.

Mahmoud Mohieldin
Special Envoy for the President, World Bank Group
Huguette Labelle
Chair, Transparency International
Mark Suzman
Gates Foundation President of Global Policy, Advocacy, and Country Programs
Maria Kiwanuka
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Republic of Uganda

What will it take to double the current share of renewables in the global energy mix? Tune in for a discussion on what governments, business and development partners need to do to shift the needle on renewables while balancing environmental and equity issues.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Ed Crooks
US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times
Christine Lins
Executive Secretary, REN21
Benedito Braga
President, The World Water Council
Michael Liebreich
Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D.
Global Managing Director for Water, The Nature Conservancy

How will we feed 9 billion people by 2050, in the face of environmental challenges? Hear from a high-level expert panel on how a move toward climate-smart agriculture, more integrated landscapes and seascapes, and more sustainable supply chains can help ensure food for the future.

Thomas Silberhorn
Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany
Akinwumi Adesina
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Susan Jackson
President, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
David Beckmann
President, Bread for the World
Howard-Yana Shapiro
Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated

This event will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore effective ways donors and development partners can assist countries in building these systems.

Stela Mocan
Executive Director, eGovernment Center, Moldova
Joseph J. Atick
Chairman, Identity Council International
Edward Omane Boamah
Minister of Communications, Ghana

This panel discussion will explore the emerging importance of global value chains (GVCs) in global trade and the implications of that rise for low-income countries. No longer is trade as simple as manufacturing a product in one country and selling it to another.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Anabel González
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
John G. Rice
Vice Chairman, General Electric Company
Roberto Azevedo
Director-General, World Trade Organization

This event will focus on the links between economic growth, structural transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. Rapid growth in Africa since 1995 has largely been driven by the natural resources and services sectors, whereas the share of agriculture and manufacturing in GDP have fallen. What does this imply for the “quality” of Africa's growth? In particular, what can the data tell us about how growth in different sectors of the economy translates into poverty reduction? Are there implications for growth-promoting policies?

Makhtar Diop
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Francisco Ferreira
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group

The joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee will address the media at the close of the 2014 Annual Meetings.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

The event will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” It aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to explore how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.