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Women, Business and the Law: Safeguarding Women’s Economic Opportunity in Times of Crisis
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Women, Business and the Law: Safeguarding Women’s Economic Opportunity in Times of Crisis

March 01, 2021 | 8:30 to 9:30 ET, 13:30 to 14:30 GMT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-01 08:30 2021-03-01 09:30 America/New_York World Bank Live - Women, Business and the Law: Safeguarding Women’s Economic Opportunity in Times of Crisis

No economy can grow to its full potential unless both women and men participate fully. As half the world’s population, women have an equal role in driving economic growth. Yet despite recent progress, women around the globe continue to face laws and regulations that restrict their economic opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges to their health, safety, and economic security. 

The World Bank has stepped up its support to countries as they tackle the unprecedented threats posed by the COVID-19 crisis and is paying special attention to the pandemic's different impact on men and women. By using the findings of the new Women, Business and the Law 2021 study, this event will discuss what can be done to improve women’s economic opportunities and empower them in the world of work and at home, especially in the context of the global pandemic.

Join us for the live conversation on March 1st.
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The Africa Human Capital Plan: Why Investing in Women & Girls Matters Now More Than Ever
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The Africa Human Capital Plan: Why Investing in Women & Girls Matters Now More Than Ever

March 03, 2021 | 7:00 to 8:30 ET, 12:00 to 13:30 GMT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-03 07:00 2021-03-03 08:30 America/New_York World Bank Live - The Africa Human Capital Plan: Why Investing in Women & Girls Matters Now More Than Ever

In Sub-Saharan Africa, evidence shows that investing in women’s and girls’ education, health and economic opportunities is fundamental to realizing the continent’s human capital potential and spurring sustainable economic growth. Over the past few decades, countries in the region have made considerable progress addressing a range of outcomes that are critical for women’s and girls’ empowerment, including legal reforms on the age of marriage and gender-based violence. However, women and girls remain particularly vulnerable by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated existing gender gaps and inequalities. The COVID-19 response must therefore be centered on protecting, preserving and sustaining financial and social investments in women and girls.

As part of the Human Capital Project Global Forum, which brings together government focal points from around the world, this event will highlight testimonies from voices with first-hand experience and expertise on why protecting and advancing women’s and girls’ social and economic empowerment in the immediate and long-term matters now more than ever. Government leaders and development partners will also share lessons learned from previous crisis, efforts to protect investments in human capital, and how they are pursuing this critical development agenda amidst the current crisis.

Join us for the live conversation on March 3rd.
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Corporate Debt in Developing Countries: Managing a Rising Threat to Global Recovery
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Corporate Debt in Developing Countries Series: Managing a Rising Threat to Global Recovery

March 04, 2021 | 10:00 to 11:00 ET, 15:00 to 16:00 GMT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-04 10:00 2021-03-04 11:00 America/New_York World Bank Live - Corporate Debt in Developing Countries Series: Managing a Rising Threat to Global Recovery

The scale and scope of the COVID-19 economic crisis has delivered an unprecedented shock to the global economy with impacts on firms’ credit and the financial sector. This conversation between David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group; Carmen Reinhart, Vice President and World Bank Group Chief Economist; and Raghuram Rajan, Co-Chair of the G30 Working Group on Corporate Sector Revitalization, will examine how prepared emerging markets and developing economies are to handle rising credit default risks and how to better target scarce resources. The discussion will cover the most urgent needs, and which institutions are best placed to take action.

Join us for the live conversation on March 4.
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Corporate Debt in Developing Countries: Preparing for the Worst and Hoping for the Best

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted activity of many companies including those with otherwise healthy businesses. The disruption has affected their ability to service their debts, with growing potential for a wave of credit defaults, insolvencies, bankruptcies and layoffs as the crisis wears on. This World Bank Group's series of public events is intended to improve understanding and explore solutions for heading off this rising threat to economic recovery. We are bringing together public and private sector stakeholders to discuss the state and outlook of firms’ financial health in developing countries and the regulatory regimes affecting the restructuring of private-sector debt for businesses.

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6th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Women Financing a Resilient Asia 
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6th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Women Financing a Resilient Asia

March 7th, 2021 | 21:00 ET / 02:00 GMT
March 8th, 2021 | 10:00 SGT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-07 21:00 2021-03-07 22:00 America/New_York World Bank Live - 6th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Women Financing a Resilient Asia

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is hosting its 6th Annual Gender Leadership Award, titled ‘Women Financing a Resilient Asia.’ The Award recognizes a leader who has a proven track record of seeking to further the cause of women’s advancement and gender equality while contributing to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

MIGA is delighted to recognize Audra Low, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Clifford Capital as this years’ awardee. Ms. Low has shown her commitment to furthering gender equality in the workplace, particularly in front line roles/functions where women’s representation has historically been lacking. Ms. Low’s efforts set an example for women in the finance sector, who have been significantly underrepresented in executive positions, representing less than 2% of bank CEOs and holding less than 20% of board seats of banks worldwide.

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) was created in 1988 as a member of the World Bank Group to promote foreign direct investment in emerging economies by helping mitigate the risks of restrictions on currency conversion and transfer, breach of contract by governments, expropriation, and war & civil disturbance; and offering credit enhancement to private investors and lenders. Since its creation, MIGA has issued over US$59 billion in guarantees across 118 developing countries.

PROGRAM - 6th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: 

  • Welcome and opening remarks
  • ​Keynote address 
  • Award presentation 
  • MIGA Gender Leadership Award video
  • Acceptance speech 
  • Panel discussion 
  • ​Closing  
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Behind the Mission: Race and Gender at the World Bank Group
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Behind the Mission: Race and Gender at the World Bank Group

March 09, 2021 | 11:00 to 12:00 ET, 16:00 to 17:00 GMT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-09 11:00 2021-03-09 12:00 America/New_York World Bank Live - Behind the Mission: Race and Gender at the World Bank Group

To commemorate International Women’s Day ​and affirm the World Bank Group’s strong commitment ​to continuously foster gender equity and eradicate racism not only within the Bank Group but also in its client countries, this episode of Behind the Mission series will feature Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel, Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, and Chair of the World Bank Group Taskforce on Racism.

Join us on Tuesday, March 9, at 11 am EST to hear Okoro's insights on the intersectionality of race and gender, as well as her experiences and advice on having a career in international development. 

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Digital Agriculture: New Frontiers for the Food System
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Digital Agriculture: New Frontiers for the Food System

March 17, 2021 | 10:00 to 11:30 ET, 14:00 to 15:30 GMT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-17 09:00 2021-03-17 10:30 America/New_York World Bank Live - Digital Agriculture: New Frontiers for the Food System

Rising food insecurity and malnutrition, combined with high food loss and waste, agricultural pollution and persistent poverty, show that the world’s food system is not fit for purpose—and COVID-19 has only worsened existing fault lines in the food and agriculture sector. The ongoing digital revolution could be transformative for food and agriculture, and create more efficient, equitable, and environmentally sustainable ways to feed the world.

Tune in to Digital Agriculture: New Frontiers for the Food System, a dynamic event with food tech innovators and leaders from the private and public sector who will explore the transformational potential of digital agriculture to feed the world in a way that delivers healthier people, healthier economies and a healthier planet.

Join us for the live conversation on March 17th.
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Panelists:

Host:

  • Femi Oke, international journalist, writer and moderator
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Cities and Equity – Righting the Wronged
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Cities and Equity – Righting the Wronged

February 22, 2021 | 7:15 to 8:30 ET, 12:15 to 13:30 GMT

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Resilient Recovery Series: How Can We Turn Climate Goals into Climate Action?
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Resilient Recovery Series: How Can We Turn Climate Goals into Climate Action?

February 18, 2021 | 11:00 to 12:00 ET, 16:00 to 17:00 GMT

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Live Interview Series

April 21, 2020
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May 08, 2020
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December 22, 2020
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2020 Annual Meetings

Oct 13 | 12pm ET | 16:00 GMT
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Oct 14 | 12pm ET 16:00 GMT
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Oct 15 | 12pm ET | 16:00 GMT
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Oct 16 | 10am ET / 14:00 GMT
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Oct 17 | 10am ET | 14:00 GMT
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October 05, 2020 | 8:00 ET, 12:00 GMT
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