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2013 Annual Meetings Guide to Webcast Events – What’s On?

2013 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings

The global economy, climate change, and a new World Bank Group strategy to tackle extreme poverty will be hot topics next week. That’s when nearly 10,000 delegates, journalists and civil society representatives gather at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. But you don’t have to be in Washington to take in 38 World Bank Group events that will be webcast Oct. 8-12.  Several will be live-blogged or live-tweeted in multiple languages. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter with #wblive and other hashtags connected to events. We’ve compiled a sampling of events and hashtags below.  Check out the full schedule or download the first-ever Annual Meetings app for Apple devices and Android smartphones.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
The Economic Case for Climate Action
Webcast and Live Blog
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector discuss low-carbon, climate-resilient development.
In Arabic, English, French and Spanish
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive
Wednesday, Oct. 9
The End of Poverty. Really?
Webcast and Live Blog
9-10 a.m. ET
Can the world end extreme poverty in a generation? CNN’s Richard Quest tackles this critical question in a live-streamed interview with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
In Arabic, English, French and Spanish
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive.

From Poverty to Prosperity
12-1:30 p.m. ET
What kinds of policies can boost incomes for the bottom 40% of people? A panel moderated by Financial Times Editor Martin Wolf looks at paths to shared prosperity.
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive

Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity
Webcast and Live Blog
2-3 p.m. ET
This round-table discussion brings together policy makers, activists, academics, and World Bank managers for a discourse about what inclusion means in the context of development, why it matters, and what can we do to achieve it.
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive and  #inclusionmatters

Innovation in Systems: The Art and Science of Change, with President Jim Kim and Dr Atul Gawande
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m ET 
World Bank Group President Kim and renowned surgeon, thinker and writer Dr. Atul Gawande will share insights on what it takes to drive organizational change and deliver better services to World Bank Group clients and partners. Moderated by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive.

Thursday, Oct. 10
2013 Annual Meetings Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
8:45-9:30 a.m. ET
In Arabic, English, French and Spanish
Follow the press briefing live on Twitter with  #wblive &  #wbatgwu.

The Rise of the Middle Class and the Service Delivery Gap in Latin America and the Caribbean
10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
This event, organized jointly by the World Bank Group and the global Spanish newspaper El País, brings together heads of state, ministers, and experts to debate the issue.
In English and Spanish
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive.

Boosting Shared Prosperity by Getting to Youth Employment Solutions (YES)
2-3:30 p.m. ET
How can young people find productive jobs? A panel of experts from the public and private sectors, civil society, and the World Bank Group launch a collaboration and open dialogue on how to fill the gaps in knowledge, tools, and actions for youth employment solutions.
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive.
Friday, Oct. 11
2013 Annual Meetings Plenary
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim reports on the Bank Group’s progress and plans for next year during the October 11 plenary session of the Annual Meetings in Washington DC.
Follow the event live on Twitter with #wblive

Blessing or Curse? Making Earth's Riches Work for Poor and Fragile Countries
Webcast and Live Blog
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
A high-level panel of industry and transparency experts and representatives of resource-rich nations grapples with the challenges that will define poverty or prosperity.

Tackling Gender-Based Violence After 2015
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
This high-level moderated armchair discussion will explore why gender, specifically gender-based violence, should be a standalone goal in the post-2015 framework.

A Conversation with Malala Yousafzai
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani school girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Talliban, joins World Bank President Kim on International Day of the Girl to speak about her passionate fight for girls’ education. Malala is the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize; the winner will be announced Oct. 11.
Have a question for Malala? Ask now.
Follow the event live on Twitter with #IDG2013 & #askMalala
Igniting Innovation in Financial Access
2-3:30 p.m. ET
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and banking CEOs discuss how to increase financial inclusion at this event in partnership with the World Economic Forum.
Follow the Event Live on Twitter with #wblive & #igniteFI2013.
What Will It Take to Achieve Both Healthy Children and Healthy Economies?
2:30-4 p.m. ET
This World Bank-USAID forum brings together senior officials from the Bank and U.S. government and Hans Rosling, Founder of Gapminder Foundation.
Join the conversation at @worldbankhealth and  @USAIDGH or follow  #wblive.
Saturday, Oct. 12
2013 Annual Meetings Development Committee Press Briefing
5:30-6:15 p.m. ET
The World Bank Group Development Committee will address the media at the close of the 2013 Annual Meetings.
Follow the event live on Twitter with  #wblive &  #wbatgwu.


Donna Barne

Corporate Writer, World Bank

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