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Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 11 am ET / 13:30 - 15:00 GMT
Location: MC 2-800, WBG Headquarters

2017-06-27 13:30 2017-06-27 15:00 UTC At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage http://live.worldbank.org/economic-impacts-of-child-marriage Washington DC The World bank live@worldbank.org

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. But what are the economic impacts of child marriage? Join the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank to discuss the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage.

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Seema Jalan

Seema Jalan is the Executive Director of the Universal Access Project at the United Nations Foundation, a multi-stakeholder initiative of foundations and NGOs working to strengthen U.S. leadership on international family planning and reproductive health.


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Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 9-10 a.m. ET/13:00-14:00 GMT
Location: Online

Would you like to have a real impact on poverty reduction, have a global career and a global reach, work with a truly diverse group, work in teams to bring sustainable solutions to our clients, and work in a place of excellence?

If so, consider joining the World Bank Group through the Young Professionals Program (YPP). This program is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

On June 22nd, join us for a Facebook Live with World Bank Group representatives from Human Resources as well as Young Professionals in the program will take your questions live.

Visit this link on Facebook to sign up for a reminder when the event goes live!

About the program

For more than 53 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group. To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program.

• Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
• Be born on or after October 1, 1985
• A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
• Fluency in English
• Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required
• Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others
• At least three years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level.

We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage qualified women and men with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since its inception, the YP program has hired over 1,800 people who hold or have held positions ranging from entry-level to vice presidents and managing directors. It is a unique opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank's operations and policies.

For more information and to apply, visit the YPP website and submit your application between June 14 and July 28, 2017.

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Tourism Knowledge Exchange 2017: Delivering on Inclusion Through Tourism

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Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET / 14:00 - 17:00 GMT
Location:1850 I Street NW. Room I2-250

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On June 21st, Airbnb, Chemonics International, George Washington University, the Government of Jamaica, Harvard University, the World Bank Group, the World Economic Forum and UNWTO will come together for a dynamic event highlighting the latest innovations in sustainable tourism development. Join key players in the industry to discuss the integration of women in tourism, models of tourism value chain linkages, how data informs tourism decisions, and other enablers of sustainable tourism destination development and competitiveness.

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World Refugee Day 2017

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Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6pm ET / 20:30 - 22:00 GMT
Location: World Bank Headquarters, Atrium

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On June 20, 2017, the World Bank Africa Region will organize a debate and photo journalism exhibit, to shine a light on the impact of forced displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa. This event strives to raise awareness to the plight of African communities affected by forced displacement. The program will take a provocative approach and look at refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as economic actors —rather than victims. The debate, moderated by Yinka Adegoke, Africa editor for Quartz, will focus on what the world can learn from Africa’s approach to forced displacement. High profile speakers, former refugees and development experts will discuss lessons learned from Africa, talk about changing mindsets about refugees and IDPs, and challenge current development approaches to displacement. Special guests include World Poetry Slam Champion Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese American poet originally from Darfur, who will perform at the event.

“Faces of Resilience”: a photo journalism exhibit featuring the work of award-winning photographer and World Bank Lead Economist Dorte Verner, will also be organized. Dorte Verner recently travelled to Uganda, Kenya and Niger —three countries hosting a massive number of refugees and IDPs with very limited resources— to document, through photographs and narratives, the challenges faced by refugees and host communities with a focus on resilience and food security.

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David O'Keefe

David O'Keefe is Country Manager - Brazil of LUCA Data-Driven Decisions, Telefonica's Big Data unit. Telefonica LUCA has already carried out projects for clients including the World Bank, the cities of São Luis do Maranhão, Guarujá and others in Brazil , Transport for London, Highways England, Barcelona, Valencia, the Secretary of Tourism of Espirito Santo, as well as companies such as Starbucks, Nike, Unilever and Santander.


Pabsy Pabalan

Michelle, or Pabsy, is an Online Communications Officer for the World Bank. With over ten years of video and digital communications experience, she currently hosts, PabsyLive, an online video series which aims to encourage international interest of youth in the World Bank’s commitment to lift people out of extreme poverty. She has spoken to world leaders and experts such as World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim; father of microfinance, Muhammad Yunus; and world-renowned statistician, Hans Rosling. Pabsy is the account manager for the Bank's coporate YouTube channel.


Ibrahim Osta

An international tourism expert, Ibrahim Osta is currently chief of party for USAID’s Jordan Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project and on the Panel of International Tourism Advisors for the U.N. World Tourism Organization. He has led USAID tourism development projects in Jordan since 2005. As the chief of party for the Jordan Tourism Development Project and its successor projects, Mr. Osta managed a wide portfolio of initiatives aimed at enhancing tourism in Jordan.


Honourable Edmund Bartlett, C.D., M.P.

Recognized for his wide-ranging expertise and accomplishments in the political arena, Honourable Edmund Bartlett has given over thirty-five years of service to Jamaica, working both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. Mr. Bartlett was first appointed Minister of Tourism in 2007, serving until December 2011. Prior to this appointment, he already had a solid track record of service as an outstanding legislator in central government in both Chambers of Parliament.