November 18, 2020
COVID-19 has upended mobility in South Asian cities, disrupting public transport and laying bare poor and unsafe conditions, especially for pedestrians and cyclists.
How can South Asia make its urban mobility sustainable and safer for all, as we move towards a resilient recovery?
Watch our live panel and join the conversation with #RoadSafety.
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December 01, 2020
For this episode of Behind the Mission, we talk to three staff members, each of whom have not only overcome their disabilities, but have flourished in their careers at the World Bank Group. They share their insights and offer tips and advice on careers at the WBG. To post a question or comment, go to the chat box on the right. Feel free to post ahead of the show, which is on Dec. 1, at 11am EST.
We’d also like to invite you to our virtual job fair on Dec. 3, which is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We hope that you can join us at this career fair and learn more about the opportunities to work with us. To learn more, click here.
The Bank Group's recruitment policy is to hire staff of the highest caliber, on as wide a geographical basis as possible, with preference to nationals of WBG member countries or countries of operations.View Event: https://live.worldbank.org/behind-the-mission-inclusion-and-disabilities-world-bank-group%3Fintcid%3DECR_CA_WBLCalendar_EN_EXT World Bank Live [email protected]
December 02, 2020
This event will launch two World Bank reports: Realizing the Future Of Learning: From Learning Poverty To Learning For Everyone, Everywhere and Reimagining Human Connections: Technology and Innovation in Education. The event will present a vision of the schools and learning ‘of tomorrow’ that respond to the new realities post-COVID-19, the investments and policy reforms needed to realize this vision, and a shared understanding of how education technology can help make education systems more equitable, effective and resilient, ensuring that learning happens for everyone, everywhere.View Event: https://live.worldbank.org/realizing-future-learning-today%3Fintcid%3DECR_CA_WBLCalendar_EN_EXT World Bank Live [email protected]
December 03, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected communities around the world, especially vulnerable ones like persons with disabilities. One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Disability prevalence is higher for developing countries, where persons with disabilities are more likely to experience less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates.
As COVID-19 continues to have wide-reaching impacts, one question looms large: how we can address the long-standing systemic inequalities that it has laid bare?
Join us on Dec. 3, 2020, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and hear from disability champions from around the world on this year’s theme: Building Back Better: Towards a More Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID World. The event will feature experts, policymakers, and disability champions, including Judith Heumann from Netflix’s Crip Camp documentary, along with inspiring artists.
Follow the event live at @WBG_Inclusion.View Event: https://live.worldbank.org/international-day-persons-with-disabilities%3Fintcid%3DECR_CA_WBLCalendar_EN_EXT World Bank Live [email protected]
December 08, 2020
With global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows dropping by up to 40 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for enhanced coordination among international financial institutions is now greater than ever. MIGA will host a public event to mark the launch of a new handbook titled ‘Expanding Political Risk Insurance: A Partnership Approach to Grow Private Investment,’ which calls for deepened and systematic collaboration across the development community to advance the role of political risk insurance in unlocking private capital.
The event will showcase principles for collaboration and best practices where coordination has delivered impact on the ground. Join us for a spirited conversation on how we can work together to unlock FDI to developing countries.View Event: https://live.worldbank.org/unlock-FDI%3Fintcid%3DECR_CA_WBLCalendar_EN_EXT World Bank Live [email protected]