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.
With half of Africa’s population under 25 years old, youth are a critical component of the continent’s development agenda. This event provides a global platform for development experts and young people to explore detailed solutions to development challenges, such as youth employment.
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Senior Director, Education, World Bank Group
Republic of Cameroon Ambassador to the United States
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0 Foundation
On July 24, top education officials from Latin America and international experts will discuss this crucial issue in a global conversation around the launch of the study Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Os professores têm o poder de mudar o futuro dos jovens na América Latina e no resto do mundo. Esse fato vem ganhando cada vez mais importância, pois o mercado de trabalho do século 21 exige formação de altíssima qualidade para que se possa competir em uma economia globalizada.
Presidente del Grupo Banco Mundial
Vicepresidente del Banco Mundial, América Latina y el Caribe
Pesquisador sênior do Instituto Hoover da Universidade de Stanford
Economista-chefe na área de educação, Banco Mundial para a América Latina e o Caribe
The story of Open Data is rapidly moving beyond transparency and accountability to measurable economic growth and prosperity. How much of this opportunity can be seized by developing and transition countries to boost growth and share prosperity? What interventions are needed by governments - and by the World Bank - to stimulate and support the realization of the economic benefits of Open Data for everyone? Why does Open Data matter to someone who does not have a toilet? How can World Bank projects be “turbocharged” with Open Data?
Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, creating and sustaining economic growth remains one of the most significant policy challenges in the U.S. and internationally. In his talk, Jason Furman will outline the key steps in the U.S. growth strategy and consider what he describes as “the ultimate test of economic performance” — ensuring that the benefits of growth are broadly shared.
Why do so few say "I love my job"? Imagine a world where everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued all day, and returns home fulfilled. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments where people naturally work together to do remarkable things. When leaders neglect the environment in which people work, politics, silos, cynicism and self-interest prevail. Simon explains how to create an environment where people can work as they were designed - together.
Well-known Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf will talk about the major emerging trends and threats about the Internet that will dramatically shape the global economy, followed by a townhall style conversation with World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu and an opportunity for Q&A.
Founder, CEO and Chief Designer of andu amet Ltd.
Associate Researcher, Sony Computer Science laboratories & CEO of Xiborg
Project Manager, Kopernik
Founder, e-Education Project
President, jig.jp co., ltd.
Senior Commentator, NHK World TV