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.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
Director, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization
Director-General, European and International Employment and Social Policies, Germany
Chief Leadership Officer, Accenture
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
Turkey Program Manager, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Program & Ozyegin University
Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
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.
What can Latin American countries do to reduce inequalities and increase opportunities for the most vulnerable citizens? How can these countries promote economic growth that guarantees universal access to quality public services?
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.
Senior Director, Governance, World Bank Group
U.N. Envoy for Youth
Former Social Media Chief Content Officer, Indian National Congress Party
Youth Advisor, Plan International
Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Civil Society Adviser, World Bank Group
Chair, Youth Summit 2014
Co-Founder, Transparency International
Youth Activist, Restless Development
The Youth Congress of Kenya
International food prices just hit a four-year low… so why should we worry about a food price crisis? Join José Cuesta, author of the Food Price Watch report, for a truly global chat on why now is the ideal moment to prepare for the next food price crisis.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will speak at Howard University on Oct. 1 about how the Bank and other institutions can help boost shared prosperity and reduce inequality around the world.
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.
Senior Director, Education, World Bank Group
Minister of Higher Education and Research, Republic of Senegal
Executive VP, AIMS-NEI
Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft
Lead Economist, Education in Africa, World Bank Group
This event invites Professor Jeffrey Sachs to share his views on lessons from the MDGs and how they could help countries be better prepared to face the implementation challenges for the SDGs early on.
Director, Earth Institute / Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
Chief Economist & Manager, Research Department, IADB
Special Envoy for the President, World Bank Group
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Over the past thirty years, natural disasters have caused an estimated US $3.8 trillion in total reported losses. The frequency and intensity of these disasters has increased with the rise of climate change, urbanization and population growth.
Join us for the opening plenary for the #2014WRC - Wed 9:30am ET to kick off 3 days on #ResilientRecovery.
CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, India
General Counsel and Chief International Officer, American Red Cross
Author, Journalist (Moderator)
This session explores the public-private partnerships, technological innovations, and financing tools that are transforming energy, transport, and digital infrastructure in Africa.