How Can Innovation Scale Up Development? A Dialogue with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
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How Can Innovation Scale Up Development? A Dialogue with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Tokyo Time (2:00 a.m. - 3:15 a.m. ET & (6:00 – 7:15 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Join World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Japanese entrepreneurs for a dialogue on the challenges and solutions for scaling-up social enterprises. Taking part in the discussion will be young entrepreneurs who have been using innovative approaches to try to make a difference in Japan and developing countries. These approaches include improving the education divide between urban and rural areas in Bangladesh through e-learning, disseminating orthopedic solutions are affordable to everyone in need in India, manufacturing high-quality and ethical leather ware to improve the livelihoods for local people in Ethiopia, introducing life-changing simple technologies to connect last mile communities by online innovation marketplace, and creating eye-catching mobile apps by taking advantage of open data.

There is growing recognition that governments or international organizations acting alone cannot eradicate extreme poverty.  There is no single model or entity that can meet the growing demands of poor and under-served populations throughout the world.  The development community needs to learn from innovations in the private sector, international organizations, governments, academic institutions, and civil society groups.

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Read what others are asking
Naoto Kanehira
Hi Friends :-) what are your prospects of bringing your innovations to a game-changing scale, and how could development agencies such as the world bank group be relevant and useful?
What is the first step to take if you would like to start up a social enterprise?
What are the biggest obstacles of scaling up social enterprises? How do you confront resistance or opposition from your family who would like you to find a secure but boring job?
bill nixon
United States
doing a great job ,just keep up the good work
Anuj Bhattachan
When talking of innovation and taking it to communities in low income setting, what is one inspiration that connects and keeps you doing what you intend to or is doing?
Sumit Chakraborty
What are the various processes through which the World Bank promotes innovation in the development sector (governance/energy/infrastructure/urban planning)within the developing world?