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Date: Monday, May 2, 2017
Time: 8:45 am - 9:15 am PT/ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm ET/ 15:45 - 16:15 GMT
Location: Los Angeles

2017-05-02 15:45 2017-05-02 16:15 UTC Expanding Opportunity for Prosperity: A conversation with Michael Milken and Jim Yong Kim Expanding Opportunity for Prosperity: A conversation with Michael Milken and Jim Yong Kim http://live.worldbank.org/conversation-with-jyk-and-milken Washington DC The World bank live@worldbank.org


Watch live as Philanthropist Michael Milken and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim discuss how to expand opportunity for prosperity to everyone in a one-on-one conversation at the Milken Institute Global Conference, "Building Meaningful Lives."

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Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ET / 16:30 - 18:00 GMT
Location: MC 2-800, WBG Headquarters

2017-05-01 16:30 2017-05-01 18:00 UTC Virunga National Park: An Engine for Green Growth in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo Virunga National Park: An Engine for Green Growth in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo http://live.worldbank.org/virunga-national-park Washington DC The World bank live@worldbank.org


Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, faces some of the toughest development challenges anywhere. Africa’s oldest national park – Virunga – is located there, within one day’s walk for four million people. As documented in the award-winning film, Virunga has had to tackle extraordinary challenges posed by refugees, militias, corruption, and poverty. Yet emerging from those challenges, the park is becoming an engine for green growth that is transforming the region by providing access to energy, investing in roads and infrastructure, and creating jobs and income opportunities.

The plans for the future are ambitious. Virunga SARL, an Independent Power Producer, produces 12MW of hydropower today and has plans to reach 100 MW. If you are interested in rural energy, fragility, post conflict issues, governance, conservation, or forestry, you will enjoy this talk with Cosma Wilungula, Director General of the ICCN and Emmanuel de Mérode, Director of the Virunga National Park.

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The World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources team recently produced a video series to tell the story of forest communities in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, and the Republic of Congo. These videos project hope for the future.

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Emmanuel de Mérode

Emmanuel de Mérode - Anthropologist, conservationist, pilot, Emmanuel worked to control the bushmeat trade and protect endangered wildlife in Central and Eastern Africa. His main focus has been support for African wildlife rangers in remote and difficult national parks and reserves. His work was primarily in the parks of eastern DRC, working to sustain the national parks through the DRC’s 15-year civil war.

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Cosma Wilungula

Cosma Wilungula has been the Director General of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), a semi-government authority in charge of the management of the protected areas in the DRC, since 2005. He is also a professor at the University of Kinshasa and a reverend with the English evangelical church. Previously, he was the President of the Board of Directors of the Ashanti Gold Kilo Corporation, one of DRC’s biggest mining companies and suppliers of pure gold.

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Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET / 16:00 - 17:15 GMT
Location: MC Atrium, World Bank


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At the Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth event, co-hosted by the World Bank and DFID, a panel of ministers and global leaders laid out how their countries and organizations plan to take action to scale-up action on nutrition...Read More

Nutrition is a key driver of development, serving as a foundation for healthy individuals and societies. Investing in nutrition yields permanent and inalienable benefits, with at least a $10 return on investment for every dollar spent. However malnutrition still affects one in three people globally, including the 156 million children worldwide who are stunted.

As a follow up to the October 2016 Human Capital Summit, join us for a panel discussion, co-hosted by the World Bank Group and Department for International Development, United Kingdom, on the importance of nutrition as an investment to unlock human capital and economic prosperity. This high-level event, part of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings 2017, will serve as another collective step forward as we work together to mobilize political commitment, results, and financing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ending all forms of malnutrition by 2030.





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Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am ET/ 14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Location: JB-1080, World Bank

2017-04-22 14:00 2017-04-22 15:30 UTC State of the Africa Region State of the Africa Region http://live.worldbank.org/state-of-africa-2017 Washington DC The World bank live@worldbank.org


The State of the Africa Region seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the main trends shaping economic development in the region. The seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa amid a weak and volatile regional and global economic environment. A special focus will be on investing in Africa in uncertain times, outlining national and regional policies and possible coordination mechanisms with the international development community to boost and sustain quality investment in the continent.

The State of the Africa Region presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, including high-level policy makers and private sector operators from Africa. The panel discussion will be an opportunity to highlight the need for leveraging private sector investment to help fill Africa’s infrastructure gap as well as showcase early successes in this regard. It will also call attention to the opportunities that Africa offers to new investors.



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日期:2017年4月21日,星期五
时间:美国东部时间下午3:00 - 4:00/格林尼治标准时间19:00 - 20:00
地点:世界银行普雷斯顿厅 / 在线


与世界银行集团行长金墉一起参加关于动员上万亿美元公共和私营部门投资、确保全球实现巴黎协定目标的专题讨论。这场高级别活动汇集了气候变化领袖、政府部长级官员、慈善家和私营部门高管,他们将重点讨论气候融资的现状和挑战以及具有气候韧性的低碳未来的图景。

 

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm/ 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank


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Pointing to the urgency of expanding global action on climate change, a panel of leaders at the Spring Meetings discussed the challenge of mobilizing financing for climate action, and the opportunities ahead...Read More

Join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in a panel discussion on mobilizing the trillions of dollars in private and public investment needed to ensure the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. This high-level event brings together climate change leaders, government ministers, philanthropists, and private sector executives to focus on what’s already happening, how far we have to go and what a climate-resilient, low-carbon future could look like. 

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