Spring Meeting Presentation
Digital innovation is creating unprecedented opportunities for Africa to grow its economy, create jobs, and transform people’s lives. With the aim to digitally connect every individual, business and government in Africa by 2030, the African Union, with the support of the World Bank Group, has embarked on an ambitious journey—a “moonshot” that will help countries accelerate progress, bring high-speed connectivity to all, and lay the foundations for a vibrant digital economy. This April, African leaders and influencers will come together to discuss practical ways of bringing the moonshot vision to life and building an inclusive digital future all across the continent. Watch live, share your ideas, and be part of the conversation!
When Cecilia Rodriguez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, eight years ago, she had a major revelation. She realized that what she was promoting as director of a primary health care facility in Chile was very different than what she actually needed as a patient.
In response, she founded the nonprofit Fundación Me Muevo with her sister, who also has rheumatoid arthritis, to support people affected by the chronic condition. She also became a patient advocate — Me Muevo is part of a growing movement of patient-led organizations in Chile. “Health care systems tend to be geared towards treating acute illnesses and are rarely organized to help patients with lifelong diseases,” Cecilia says. “We called the NGO Me Muevo (‘I move’) because we learned that with this condition you have to keep your body moving, but also because ‘I move’ means ‘I take action.’”
The Institute for Future of Living (previously GSC3) signed a partnership agreement with the World Bank in India on May 24, 2018. The goal of this partnership is to create a strong partnership to support global Smart City development in conjunction with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The agreement will become activated in the coming months in close collaboration with Dutch businesses and government.
Please see the video with Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte.
IDA Works for Everyone: Climate Change!
If we don’t act now, climate change could push 100 million more people into poverty by 2030. Find out what IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, is doing to protect the planet and protect the poor
. #IDAWorks Link
Learn more about IDA and what it accomplishes here.
Follow the event on Twitter with #TodayTo2030
Join the Live Stream October 9
President, Peru: Ollanta Humala
Secretary-General, United Nations : Ban Ki-moon
UK Secretary of State for International Development: Justine Greening
President, World Bank Group: Jim Yong Kim
Managing Director, International Monetary Fun: Christine Lagarde
International Journalist: Femi Oke – Moderator
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015