The global economy, climate change, infrastructure, the food system – these are just a few of the hot topics that will be addressed in Lima, Peru, in the lead-up to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund the week of Oct. 5.
The annual gathering of ministers from 188 countries takes place just two weeks after a historic vote at the United Nations to adopt Sustainable Development Goals. Government ministers will again discuss the SDGs at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Development Committee of the World Bank Group and IMF.
World Bank Live on Thursday to see actor and social activist Sean Penn weigh in on ways to empower young entrepreneurs. On Tuesday, young musicians from the “Recycled Orchestra” of Paraguay — a performance group made up of kids whose home was a garbage dump — grace the Social Inclusion Wikistage. On Friday, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is joined by Peruvian President Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening to talk about ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and tackling climate change, from today to 2030.Tune into
What are the risks that economic slowdown will reverse the region’s social progress of the recent past? 3-5 p.m. ET/19:00-21:00 GMT #Perspectivas2016
Two hours of creative and inspirational talks, performances, and films on the theme of social inclusion. 6-8 p.m. ET/22:00-00:00 GMT #inclusionmatters
Kim and Ibero-American Secretary General Rebeca Grynspan discuss how to increase equality of opportunity and boost shared prosperity. 11 a.m.-noon ET/15:00-16:00 GMT #EndPoverty
What does it take for a country to play in the major leagues of the global economy? This event looks at the challenges ahead for Peru and other emerging countries. 1:15-2:30 p.m. ET/16:15-17:30 GMT #Peru2016
Kim joins a panel including Lagarde, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, former World Bank Chief Economist Nicholas Stern, and moderated by Martin Wolf. 3-4 p.m. ET/19:00-20:00 GMT
Kim addresses the media. 10:45-11:15 a.m. ET/13:45-14:15 GMT #WBLive
Public sector policymakers and leading infrastructure investors examine how to close the infrastructure financing gap. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET/15:30-16:30 GMT #InfraGap
Global leaders, CEOs, and young entrepreneurs discuss the role of entrepreneurship and youth in spurring development around the world. 3-4:30 p.m. ET/18:00-19:30 GMT #YouthBiz
Hear from celebrated Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, Kim, and others on ways we can shape a climate-smart food system that can feed the world. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. ET/21:30-22:30 GMT #food4all
Kim, Humala, and Lagarde speak at the plenary session of the Annual Meetings. 10-11:30 a.m. ET/13:00-14:30 GMT #WBLive
A panel discusses how to stimulate private investment in clean energy. Noon-1:30 p.m. ET/16:00-17:30 GMT #EndEnergyPoverty
Tune in to a high-stakes discussion on investments that can deliver quality education for all children and youth. 3:30-5 p.m. ET/19:30-21:00 GMT #EducationFirst
Global leaders and influencers look at the partnerships, financing, and citizen action needed to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity, and address climate change. 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET/22:30-23:30 GMT #Todayto2030