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Spring Meetings 2021: World Bank Group Events' Live Updates

From April 5 to 11, watch our events online & engage with top development experts.

10:00 AM ET: Welcome to the second day of our live program!

Today, we’ll take you to hear leaders from government, the private sector and civil society—as well as youth aspiring to finance their future from across the world—as they share their concerns and ideas on what can be done to resolve debt quickly and ensure a green, resilient and inclusive recovery.  

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #Debt4Dev 

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9:10 AM ET: Today’s topic: Economic Recovery — Toward a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Future

Today, our program will focus on economic recovery through three broad lenses:  

  • Sustainability: How can we make this a green recovery and rebuild economic systems to better use resources and create a climate-friendly future?  

  • Resilience and Innovation: How can firms reinvent themselves to create more jobs, and how can governments find new ways to transform the crisis into an opportunity for growth? How can youth avoid the risk of a “lost generation”?  

  • Inclusion: How can policy makers ensure that everyone benefits from the recovery and inequality is not worsened? This includes attention to the ways the pandemic has disproportionately affected women and girls. 

 

9:00 AM ET: Join us for a day full of activities!

Our Spring Meetings public events kick off today, and our online platforms are lit with activities! Grab your phone, tablet or computer and tag along: 

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Speakers

David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

President, World Bank Group

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Vice President and World Bank Group Chief Economist

Vice President and World Bank Group Chief Economist

John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Managing Director of Operations, World Bank

Executive Director, UNICEF

Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

Director-General, World Health Organization

Portrait of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Director General, World Trade Organization

Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Duke of Cambridge

United Kingdom  Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the Children

Chief Executive, Save the Children

Julie Monaco, Managing Director, Citi

Managing Director, Citi

Karim El Aynaoui, President, Policy Center for the New South

President, Policy Center for the New South

Ajaita Shah, Founder/CEO of Frontier Markets and the President of Frontier Innovations Foundation

Founder/CEO of Frontier Markets and the President of Frontier Innovations Foundation

Lindsay Coates, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, Managing Director

BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, Managing Director

Vongsey Vissoth, Cambodia’s Permanent Secretary of State

Cambodia’s Permanent Secretary of State

Somi Kakoma, 2021 Grammy-nominated Vocalist, Composer, and Writer

2021 Grammy-nominated Vocalist, Composer, and Writer

K.Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation

President of the African Center for Economic Transformation

Shemara Wikramanayake, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group

Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group

Malik Amin Aslam, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Pakistan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Pakistan

Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy

CEO of SEforALL and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All

Lucy Heintz, Partner and Energy Fund Manager, Actis

Partner and Energy Fund Manager, Actis

Gloria Hutt, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Chile

Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Chile

Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Arabic Republic of Egypt

Minister of Environment, Arabic Republic of Egypt

Brian Arbogast, Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair, EAT

Founder and Executive Chair, EAT

Sulton Rakhimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving Aral Sea (EC IFAS)

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving Aral Sea (EC IFAS)

Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Alok Sharma, COP26 President

COP26 President

Ahmed Badr, Founder of Narratio, Connect4Climate Youth Ambassador

Founder of Narratio, Connect4Climate Youth Ambassador

Makhtar Diop, Managing Director and Executive Vice President, IFC

Managing Director and Executive Vice President, IFC

Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Esperanza Martinez, Head of COVID-19 Crisis Management, ‎International Committee of the Red Cross

Head of COVID-19 Crisis Management, ‎International Committee of the Red Cross

Gro H. Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway; Former Director-General, World Health Organization

Former Prime Minister of Norway; Former Director-General, World Health Organization

Gwen Hines, Executive Director of Global Programmes, Save the Children UK

Executive Director of Global Programmes, Save the Children UK

Petit Tonton, artist

Artist

Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

Gonzalo Hernandez Licona

Director of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network

Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive for Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group

Chief Executive for Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group

Richard Hatchett, CEO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

CEO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

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