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


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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.

Join the Conversation

October 08, 2013

Dear Chairman of The World Bank
I am want to tell you the you are doing the best for the World,
like President Barack Obama, your friend, who was with you at
Harvard University.
You went to America at 5 years old, and now you are American.
President Barack Obama, who is the only one in the world,
Nobel Peace Prize, the firs year of his presidency, appointed
you as Chairman, because, he is man who want justice and peace.
Emegent countries wanted your job title, but from Bretton Woods in 1944, the Chairman is american. You are the firs one born asian, latin american or african.
It means that President Barack Obama is a man who want to ear people, who want the best for the world.
All people of the world need to listen to him.
Or, to try to know him, and not to criticize for all the time.
People of of the world, are now with a man doing well, et the world bank.
I wish the best for Annual Meetings, for all countries of the world(President Barack Obama's speech in Berlin june 2008)
Dear Chairman
Mr Kim,
I wish the best for you and your team.
Consultant Senior Manager
Expert in economy, finance and management
former Chief Financial Officer
former Editor in Chief and Chairman of a weekly newspaper
126, Av Clemeanceau
1070 Brussels, Belguim

Deepnarayan Choubey
October 09, 2013

Great Global Meeting for World Good development . Thanks to all .

Akpene Sunu
October 07, 2013

Poverty can be eliminated if we allow local and the poor to be part of economic development. Locals should be in control of supply chain of most businesses. Example oil, mining, agriculture etc.
This could be achieved through an active agenda of local capacity building. Then wealth would be effectively distributed and poverty will be chased to the bush.
This is my strong opinion. Thank you. Further comments are welcomed.
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Carla Diez
October 03, 2013

Climate change is affected by the presidential decisions made in some developing countries without the general consensus of the population. For instance yesterday a reform on the use of soil of and other time protected area as a national park, has been changed to a protected area with the purpose of selling it to constructors and urban developers which will destroy one of the must important green areas in Estado de Toluca, Mexico. See note in Spanish at: http://www.animalpolitico.com/2013/10/epn-cancela-proteccion-al-nevado-…

felix stanley .c.
October 06, 2013

I have so much interest in helping my people! Please how do I work with you people, my people really need help to be self employed because of the poverty rate here in my country.

Maria Helena Maldonado
October 06, 2013

Please remember this African Proverb
"A hungry stomach has no ears"
The end of poverty is possible. This is my recepie.
Nutrition ➡️ Healthcare➡️Education➡️Work= PEACE=End of Poverty

October 06, 2013

Great wish you all the success