Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety

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Attached a picture of Ousmane Dione and Nathan together with the Prime Ministers Phuc of Vietnam and Rutte of the Netherlands this Monday at the Catshuis (local equivalent of the White House) in The Hague, signing a trilateral MoU regarding collaboration on food safety. A spin-off under the WBG-NL Food for All Partnership. Great work by the Country Office and the Dutch Embassy Hanoi.

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MIGA – event: Presentation

MIGA a member of the World Bank Group came to the Netherlands the 21st of June to miga.pnggive a presentation about their activities. MIGA contributes to the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity by facilitating private investment into developing member countries and supporting projects that bring broad developmental impact. MIGA-supported investments help bring jobs, innovation, technology, and skills transfer.

MIGA Presentation FY17

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Follow up: Webinar on “How to Complain?”

Thursday June 8, 2017 from 08:00am – 10:00am Washington, DC , the World Bank held a indexPrivate Sector Webinar on “How to Complain”.

We attended the webinar and have included the Complaint Webinar PowerPoint Presentation and the Complaint guidance document.

Description

The 2016 Procurement Framework has enhanced the mechanism for handling of procurement-related complaints. The enhancements are aimed at providing fair, timely and meaningful relief to complainants while avoiding undue delays and disruptions to project implementation.

 

The webinar was conducted by the following staff:

  • Diomedes Berroa, Lead Specialist
  • Belita Manka, Senior Counsel Registration.

Everest Energy at the SEforALL Forum in NYC

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Everest Energy shared its exciting new approach to increase the use of Renewable Energy in developing countries with global leaders at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum. The theme of the Forum was “Going Further, Faster – Together” and it was structured as a marketplace of ideas to broker new partnerships, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and realizing Sustainable Development Goal 7. With its new financing tools and its recently launched partnership in East Africa, Everest Energy has a role to play.

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The Future of Climate Finance – Find Out What’s Happening at “Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week”

STORY HIGHLIGHTSInnovate4Climate

  • The first “Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week” will take place at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, from May 22 to 25
  • For the first time, high-level government representatives and leaders from finance and business will meet to discuss the shape of the next generation of climate finance
  • The event has been organized with the support of the governments of Spain and Germany, and with the collaboration of FIRA Barcelona, the World Bank Group, IETA and Climate Action

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WBG Course: From Climate Science to Action

The World Bank Group | Coursera

About this course: Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without climate action, decades of sustainable development is at risk, thus making this a ‘make or break’ point in time. Showcasing the most recent scientific evidence, explaining the different regional impacts and divulging climate action strategies, along with interactive tools such as a Carbon Footprint Tracker and (I) NDC Platform, this MOOC provides some opportunities, where you can take action on climate change.

Start date : 8 May – Register

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Online: Saturday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.

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State of the Africa Region

Follow the event on Twitter with #AfricaSOR

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am ET/ 14:00 – 15:30 GMT
Location: JB-1080, World Bank

Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth

Follow the event on Twitter with #InvestInNutrition

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm ET / 16:00 – 17:15 GMT
Location: MC Atrium, World Bank

Online: Friday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.

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Cities are Where the Future is Being Built

Follow the event on Twitter with #Cities4Dev

Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am ET/ 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility

Follow the event on Twitter with #Dev4Peace

Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm ET/15:00 – 16:15 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

 

Boosting Revenues, Driving Development: Why Taxes Are Critical for Growth

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time:1:00 pm – 2:00 pm/ 17:00 – 18:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

 

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

Follow the event on Twitter with #Invest4Climate

Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm/ 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

Online: Thursday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.

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2017 Spring Meetings Opening Press Conference: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

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Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am ET/ 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
Location: International Monetary Fund & Online

Unleashing Productivity – The Key to Sustaining Inclusive Growth

Follow the event on Twitter with #Productivity4Growth

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am ET/ 13:30 – 15:00 GMT
Location: JB-1-080

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