Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET (15:45 – 17:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank JB1-080 & Online
President Jim Yong Kim and the Global Partners of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, meet to discuss how civil society can help strengthen public institutions for accountability and put citizens at the center of development.
Stella Dawson, Chief Correspondent on Governance and Anti-Corruption at Thomson Reuters will interview Dr. Kim. Join the conversation online or in person.
RSVP by Wednesday May 14 with name and affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org for visitor pass.
About the GPSA Global Partners Forum:
More than 160 Global Partners from civil society, private sector, governments and the donor community gather at the GPSA Global Partners Forum (May 14-15). The Forum serves to recognize, connect, and share knowledge with many relevant actors in the field of Social Accountability.
Date: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET (21:15 – 22:30 GMT orconvert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters (Preston) & Online
The persistent constraints and deprivations that prevent many of the world’s women from achieving their potential have huge consequences for individuals, families, communities, and nations. Expanding women's agency—their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities—is key to improving their lives as well as the world we all share.
-- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Foreword, Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity
A new World Bank report, Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity,
distills vast data and hundreds of studies to cast important new light on the constraints women and girls face worldwide, from epidemic gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from making decisions about their own lives. These constraints are not only fundamentally unjust but economically unwise, slowing efforts to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.
Join us for a discussion about this groundbreaking report, which focuses on freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action.
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, Welcome
Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, Keynote
Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender & Development, World Bank Group, Findings
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, Discussant
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET (16:00 – 16:30 GMT orconvert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters and Online
Tune in as “Millennial” leaders call on young people to help make this generation the first in history to end extreme poverty. This event features the inspiring voices and stories of young leaders taking on critical issues – from entrepreneurship to education to gender equality. It aims at building excitement and support, as well as catalyzing action, around the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.
A new short video by the award-winning writer and director of Love Actually premiered at the event. Watch it below.
View the live tweets below!
How can digital finance, mobile money and innovative financial tools help expand basic services and utilities to poor people? At this event moderated by CGAP CEO Tilman Ehrbeck, innovators from bKash, Airtel Money - Africa and Mobisol will showcase how their businesses are tackling big development challenges. Then, a panel including Walt Macnee, Vice Chairman at MasterCard, and Arjuna Costa, investment partner at the Omidyar Network, will discuss ways these new business models can be scaled to make a real difference in improving the lives of billions worldwide. IFC CEO Jin Yong Cai will offer opening remarks.