Follow the event on Twitter with #D4climate

Date: Tuesday, May 24 & Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Day 1 Time: 9:30am – 4:45pm (CEST) / 03:30am - 10:45am (ET) or convert time
Day 2 Time: 1:30pm – 4:45pm (CEST) / 07:30am - 10:45am (ET) or convert time
Location: Hofburg Conference Center, Vienna, Austria & Online

This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.

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Follow the event on Twitter with #WBLive

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 16:30 - 17:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: MC-13-121, World Bank Group HQ & Online

For very different reasons, Greece and Iceland had major financial crises in the past ten years. The contrasts in origins of the crises, and in reform measures taken, provide important lessons for future crisis stricken countries and for the international community.

About DEC Lectures

The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) launched its lecture series in April 2005 to bring distinguished academics to the Bank to present and discuss new knowledge on development. The purpose of the Lecture Series is to introduce ideas on cutting edge research, challenge and contribute to the Bank's intellectual climate, and reexamine current development theories and practices. The Lectures revisit issues of long-standing concern and explore emerging issues that promise to be central to future development discourse. The Lecture Series reflects DEC’s commitment to intellectual leadership and openness in embracing future challenges to reduce poverty.

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Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (ET) / 13:00 - 15:15 (GMT) or convert time
Location: MC-2-800, World Bank Group HQ & Online

It is estimated that by 2040, Africa will have a larger workforce than China or India, requiring targeted enterprise growth in areas that can enhance food supply, healthcare services, and educational solutions including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Africa’s growth is at a positive turning point which provides a valuable opportunity to consider not only how to sustain growth, but also how to make it inclusive across all sectors of society. Sustainable growth will be determined by how stakeholders work together across socioeconomic, gender, youth, sector, and educations lines to make sure opportunities become available for everyone. This dialogue will be an opportunity to continue the conversation, encourage the interaction and collaboration that will be essential for finding solutions.

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Elron Awase

Born and raised in Namibia, Elron is an engineer and entrepreneur specializing in the country's energy sector. Elron was part of the strategic and technical team that help with the restructuring of the electricity industry in Namibia and the formation of first privately operates distribution and supply company. He served as part of the Executive team's General Manager of Commercial Services during the transition period of the Regional Electricity Distribution and Supply company.

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Roland Fomundam

Roland Fomundam, founder and CEO of Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) is a seasoned social entrepreneur. Over the past eight years, he devoted his time to finding lasting solutions to tackle challenges facing Africa’s agricultural communities that make up ‘65 percent of Africa’s labor force and account for 32 percent of gross domestic product’ (FAO).

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Stephane le Bouder

Stephane Le Bouder is a director at AFIG Funds. Prior to joining AFIG Funds, Stephane served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the US Treasury Department Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington DC. A political appointee, he worked with senior Treasury and White House officials to advance the Obama Administration’s international financial and development agenda in Congress. Prior to that, he worked for the US Congress as Staff Director for the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade.

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Amina Gerba

Mrs. Amina Gerba is the Founder and President of Afrique Expansion, Inc. Based in Montreal, Canada, her firm is a world-class international business development consultancy, strategic communications, and media relations practice—dedicated to promotion closer commercial relations between North America and the emerging markets of Africa; to advance trade, investment, and economic development opportunities and partnerships across the Atlantic; in addition to promoting a more positive image of the continent.

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Obi Anusiem

Obi Anusiem is an entrepreneurial and result-oriented professional with experiences in roles that have covered Engineering, Finance, Product Development and Internet Technology. He is the founder and CEO of NGEX, a marketing solutions company, based in Silicon Valley that offers technology based products and services for businesses and organizations that want to reach and engage with consumers and businesses in Nigeria and the Nigerian Diaspora.

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Angelle Kwemo

Ms. Kwemo is Managing Director and CEO of Rimsom Strategies, a firm that provides government relations, international trade advisory and strategic advice to multi-dimensional entities, allowing them to compete globally and build inroads into the United States, Africa and other emerging markets. A native of Cameroon, she started her career in France at Bestaux Law firm. In Douala, Cameron, she served as the Chief of the Maritime Claims and Disputes Department, and later as the General Counsel for Bollore Technology Group and Geodis Overseas. She worked for seven years in the U.S.

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Parth Shri Tewari

Parth S. Tewari has worked in the Public, Private and Social sectors at the World Bank Group, McKinsey & Co., Inc. and TechnoServe, Inc. At the World Bank, he focuses on Micro Small and Medium Enterprise development and Technology Enabled Services. He has worked in over 30 countries especially in Asia and the Middle East. He co-authored the highly referenced McKinsey Quarterly article "Brains Abroad," on leveraging expatriate talent for home countries, which was especially leveraged by many stakeholder in countries such as Korea, the United States and India.

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