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Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/15:00-16:00 GMT or convert time
Location: Center for Strategic & International Studies

Pandemics pose a serious recurrent threat to global health and economic security.  By World Bank estimates, the annual global cost of a severe pandemic can reach as high as $570 billion (0.7% of global income.) Ebola and now Zika demonstrate the persistent risks to countries which do not possess adequate capacities to prepare and respond to emerging pandemic threats.

Dr. Kim will discuss what additional investments in global health are essential to better protect the world from the spread of pandemics and promote stable economies, including the launch of a Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility in late May at the G7 Summit in Japan.

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Date: Wednesday, June 1 - Thursday, June 2, 2016
Day 1 Time: 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET/13:15-20:30 GMT or convert time
Day 2 Time: 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET/13:15-18:30 GMT or convert time
Location: World Bank HQ & Online

The 2016 Global Leadership Forum will bring about 200 partners, leaders and practitioners from government, private enterprise, academia, civil society, foundations, and other international development organizations working in areas of collaborative leadership.

Through interactions and sharing of experiences with leadership experts, development practitioners, and innovators who have found new ways to unblock challenges, the Forum seeks to create awareness of and build agreement on the importance of exercising leadership in bringing together diverse stakeholders to achieve results. The Forum will also seek to lay the foundation of how partners could work together to pursue the development of leadership interventions and coalitions for better development outcomes.

Day 1

  • Session 1 - 9:15-10:30am - The Practice of Leadership
  • Session 2 - 2:00-3:00pm - How to Break Down Barriers to Policy Implementation?
  • Session 3 - 3:15-4:30pm - Leadership Interventions in Development Projects

Day 2

  • Session 1 - 9:15-10:30am - When Politics gets in the Way of Reform
  • Session 2 - 1:30-2:30pm - Institutional Approaches to Strengthening Leadership Capacity

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J. Stephen Morrison

J. Stephen Morrison is senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of its Global Health Policy Center. Dr. Morrison writes widely, has directed several high-level commissions, and is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy, global health, Africa, and foreign assistance. He served in the Clinton administration, as committee staff in the House of Representatives, and taught for 12 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Ph.D.

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Rakiatou Christelle Kaffa-Jackou

Rakiatou Christelle Kaffa Jackou is Minister for population, Republic of Niger. She studied mathematics and physics at the University of Niamey and obtained a Master in Physics. She attended the Ecole Africaine de la Météorologie et de l'Aviation Civile (EAMAC) in Niamey and graduated with a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées in Engineering. She joined the management team of the airport Niamey and eventually taught for nine years at the EAMAC. Kaffa-Jackou went on to study at Toulouse University and graduated with a PhD.

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Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (JST) / 5:00 - 6:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Tokyo, Japan & Online
日本語: This event will also be streamed in Japanese

Taking the opportunity of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit chaired by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as he addresses the urgent need for universal health coverage (UHC), global health initiatives toward the summit, and future prospects. Discussion highlights will include what the development community can learn from Japan’s success on achieving UHC, the role resilient health systems play in preparing for a pandemic, and the clear economic benefits of investing in global health.

The agenda for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit includes global economy and trade, foreign policy, climate change and energy, sustainable development, health, and women. Global health, among others, has been set as a priority in the World Bank Group, as part of efforts to achieve the twin goals: Eliminating extreme poverty by the year 2030 and promoting shared prosperity. The World Bank Group has worked in partnership with the government of Japan in the area of global health, by cooperating in many ways.

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日時: 2016年5月26日(木)午後2時~午後3時
場所: 政策研究大学院大学(GRIPS)想海樓ホール
東京都港区六本木7-22-1
地下鉄大江戸線・日比谷線六本木駅、千代田線乃木坂駅下車

5月26日~27日、安倍首相が議長となり開催される予定のG7伊勢志摩サミットの主要議題には、世界経済・貿易、政治・外交問題、気候変動・エネルギー、持続可能な開発、保健、女性が挙げられています。世界銀行グループは、2030年までの極度の貧困の撲滅と繁栄の共有の促進という2つの目標を掲げていますが、これらを成し遂げるための最重要課題として、日本政府と協力し、今回のサミットの主要議題にも含まれている国際保健分野において様々な協力を進めてきました。

この度、G7伊勢志摩サミット関連会合に出席するジム・ヨン・キム世界銀行グループ総裁来日の機会を捉え、同サミットに向けた国際保健協力の取り組みや今後の展望を議論する記念イベント「世界銀行総裁と語る:これからの国際保健協力」を開催します。使用言語は英語・日本語(同時通訳付)です。

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Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 2-3 p.m. JST/1-2 a.m. ET/05:00-06:00 GMT or convert time
Location: Tokyo, Japan & Online
日本語: This event will also be streamed in Japanese

Taking the opportunity of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit chaired by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as he addresses the urgent need for universal health coverage (UHC), global health initiatives toward the summit, and future prospects. Discussion highlights will include what the development community can learn from Japan’s success on achieving UHC, the role resilient health systems play in preparing for a pandemic, and the clear economic benefits of investing in global health.

The agenda for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit includes global economy and trade, foreign policy, climate change and energy, sustainable development, health, and women. Global health, among others, has been set as a priority in the World Bank Group, as part of efforts to achieve the twin goals: Eliminating extreme poverty by the year 2030 and promoting shared prosperity. The World Bank Group has worked in partnership with the government of Japan in the area of global health, by cooperating in many ways.

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Follow the event on Twitter with #housing4all

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9-11:30 a.m. ET/13:00-15:30 GMT or convert time
Location: World Bank HQ & Online

Today, 3.5 billion people — half of humanity — live in cities, including 828 million people who live in slums. By 2030 an estimated 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, with 95% of urban expansion predicted to take place in developing countries. What role will housing finance play in harnessing the investment necessary to build the cities and affordable housing needed by 2030 and beyond?

Sustainable Development Goal #11 is to “ensure access for all people to adequate, safe, and affordable housing.” Is this goal realistic and achievable? How can we make it happen? This year’s Global Housing Finance Conference explores ideas on how to get there by 2030.

World Bank Live will stream the welcoming remarks by Sri Mulyani Indrawati, keynote address by Aisa Kacyira, and first session of this two-day conference, which focuses on “Goal 2030 - Adequate, Safe and Affordable Housing” and what needs to happen to make it a reality.

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Rich Braaten

Rich Braaten is the Global Faculty Director for the Crotonville Customer Education at the General Electric Company. Partnering with GE businesses, he delivers Crotonville leadership learning to strategic customers, both at Crotonville and at regional sites. Previously, he was a member of the corporate commercial learning and development organization, where he worked as the Commercial Learning Operations Leader. Prior to joining GE, he spent 20 years with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in both field sales management and Learning and Development. He has a B.S.

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Jean Lipman-Blumen

Jean Lipman-Blumen is the Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior at The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. As co-founding director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership, she has served as assistant director of the National Institute of Education and as special advisor to the Domestic Policy Staff in the White House under President Carter.

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