Mainstage speakers include representatives from top-notch institutions such as LinkedIn, Oxford University, Financial Times, Brookings Institution — in addition to influencers Bill Gates and Jeff Weiner.
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Here's a rundown of some of the events that we'll be live-streaming on World Bank Live:
Investing in PeopleJoin Bill Gates, Jim Yong Kim, Penny Mordaunt, and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands as they discuss the urgent issues that must be addressed to secure a strong foundation for human capital.
SECURING THE FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN CAPITAL
April 18, 2018 | 16:00 to 17:00 ET, 20:00 to 21:00 GMT | #InvestInPeople
TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE
April 20, 2018 | 16:00 to 17:30 ET, 20:00 to 21:30 GMT | #HealthforAll
BUILDING HUMAN CAPITAL
April 21, 2018 | 10:00 to 11:00 ET, 14:00 to 15:00 GMT | #InvestInPeople
Empowering WomenJoin our CEO Kristalina Georgieva, Canadian Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, First female Mayor of Baghdad Thikra Alwash and other senior officials and entrepreneurs such as Wafaa Alashwali and Didi Chuxing.
INNOVATIONS IN ADDRESSING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
April 17, 2018 | 16:00 to 17:00 ET, 20:00 to 21:00 GMT | #GBVsolutions
EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR PEACE
April 19, 2018 | 11:00 to 12:00 ET, 15:00 to 16:00 GMT | #EmpowerWomen
THE POWER OF ONLINE FINANCE AND MARKET PLATFORMS
April 19, 2018 | 16:00 to 17:00 ET, 20:00 to 21:00 GMT | #EmpowerWomen, #IFCMarkets and #WeFi
Dev for PeaceSpeakers in the below events can’t agree more and have some solutions knowledge to share.
ROUNDTABLE ON STATE FRAGILITY AND DEVELOPMENT
April 18, 2018 | 10:00 to 11:00 ET, 14:00 to 15:00 GMT | #StateFragility
THE SECURITY-DEVELOPMENT NEXUS
April 20, 2018 | 14:30 to 15:30 ET, 18:30 to 19:30 GMT | #dev4peace
Listen to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and other thought-leaders discuss how this can be achieved.
Power of Tech
DIGITAL ECONOMY FOR AFRICA
April 19, 2018 | 11:00 to 12:30 ET, 15:00 to 16:30 GMT | #DigitalAfrica
SDGS AND BIG DATA
April 19, 2018 | 14:30 to 16:00 ET, 18:30 to 20:00 GMT | #SDGbigdata
MOVING FROM FINANCIAL ACCESS TO INCLUSION: LEVERAGING THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY
April 20, 2018 | 11:00 to 12:30 ET, 15:00 to 16:30 GMT | #FinAccess2020
Promoting Growth and Role of Private SectorJoin the World Bank Group and diverse panels of speakers from the development, government, banking, and business worlds as they explore Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) and discuss opportunities to scale-up investments and innovation.
FRONTIERS IN ANTICORRUPTION
April 18, 2018 | 11:00 to 12:00 ET, 15:00 to 16:00 GMT | #EndCorruption
THIRTY YEARS OF MIGA
April 19, 2018 | 16:30 to 17:30 ET, 20:30 to 21:30 GMT | #MIGA30
DEBT AND GROWTH: A BALANCING ACT?
April 20, 2018 | 9:30 to 11:00 ET, 13:30 to 15:00 GMT | #Debt4Dev
FINANCING THE FUTURE OF FOOD
April 21, 2018 | 12:30 to 13:30 ET, 16:30 to 17:30 GMT | #Fin4Dev
Can’t-miss other events!Of course, there are many other panel discussions, on-topic sessions, and inspiring keynotes. Click here to get the full calendar of the events. Don’t forget to get an email reminder or add the event you’re interested in to your calendar. You can also subscribe to our Global Newsletter for development news, blogs and data about our work around the world.
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