Webinar Recap WBG/IMF Spring Meetings

Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet

#GreenRecoveryWBG

Everyone should be able to live a sustainable life on a healthy planet. But the last six years have been the hottest on record. Record-breaking wildfires, droughts, floods and hurricanes have taken lives, damaged homes, hospitals and businesses. Meanwhile, COVID-19 took a heavy health and economic toll and pushed millions into extreme poverty.

COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries is critical to protecting lives, building human capital, and stimulating economic recovery. The current crisis is exacerbating inequalities throughout the world and, without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further.This event begins with voices of youth from around the world reflecting on the impact of the pandemic and their hopes for a speedy recovery with a return to school, friends, and family.World Bank Group President David Malpass then describes what vaccines mean for the world, what needs to be done to accelerate production and ensure safe and effective distribution to developing countries, and the importance of collaboration amongst all stakeholders for a sustainable and inclusive recovery

 

Webinar April 9th – COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries

Working toward a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery

At the close of the 2021 Spring Meetings, the Development Committee stressed that strong international coordination is urgently needed to contain the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, resume progress toward development goals, and lay the groundwork for green, resilient, and inclusive development.

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Webinar April 9th – COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries

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The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries is critical to protecting lives, building human capital, and stimulating economic recovery. The current crisis is exacerbating inequalities throughout the world and, without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further. Ensuring developing countries can access, as well as safely distribute vaccines, calls for strong partnership and cooperation at the national, regional & global levels. This event will explore:  

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Calling all innovators with sustainable cooling solutions!

IFC’s award-winning match-making program, TechEmerge, has launched its new unnamedSustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia) to drive innovation in climate-smart, energy-efficient cooling technologies, products, and services, where it’s needed most. Phase one focuses on Latin American cities, specifically those in Mexico and Colombia, and will match innovators from across the world with leading local companies and municipalities to pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Click here to respond to our open call. Applications close September 18, 2020.

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Join the Webinar

Learn about the benefits of joining the Tech Emerge Sustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia), how to apply to our open call, our match-making process, market opportunities, pilot funding, and the valuable support participants receive from our panel of respected industry advisors. We have two timeslots designed to make it easy for you to participate, no matter where you are located.

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August 18, 2020
11:00 AM -12:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

August 19, 2020
9:00 PM -10:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

Calling all innovators with sustainable cooling solutions!

IFC’s award-winning match-making program, TechEmerge, has launched its new unnamedSustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia) to drive innovation in climate-smart, energy-efficient cooling technologies, products, and services, where it’s needed most. Phase one focuses on Latin American cities, specifically those in Mexico and Colombia, and will match innovators from across the world with leading local companies and municipalities to pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Click here to respond to our open call. Applications close September 18, 2020.

APPLY NOW

Join the Webinar

Learn about the benefits of joining the Tech Emerge Sustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia), how to apply to our open call, our match-making process, market opportunities, pilot funding, and the valuable support participants receive from our panel of respected industry advisors. We have two timeslots designed to make it easy for you to participate, no matter where you are located.

unname

August 18, 2020
11:00 AM -12:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

August 19, 2020
9:00 PM -10:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

Calling all innovators with sustainable cooling solutions!

IFC’s award-winning match-making program, TechEmerge, has launched its new unnamedSustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia) to drive innovation in climate-smart, energy-efficient cooling technologies, products, and services, where it’s needed most. Phase one focuses on Latin American cities, specifically those in Mexico and Colombia, and will match innovators from across the world with leading local companies and municipalities to pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Click here to respond to our open call. Applications close September 18, 2020.

APPLY NOW

Join the Webinar

Learn about the benefits of joining the Tech Emerge Sustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia), how to apply to our open call, our match-making process, market opportunities, pilot funding, and the valuable support participants receive from our panel of respected industry advisors. We have two timeslots designed to make it easy for you to participate, no matter where you are located.

unname

August 18, 2020
11:00 AM -12:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

August 19, 2020
9:00 PM -10:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

New seminar on Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)

As part of the implementation of the World Bank’s new Procurement Framework, the i-love-procurement2Bank is hosting a series of seminars for the private sector. These focus on the practical implementation of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, the new procurement documents, and enhanced procurement processes. A schedule of the seminars will be posted on the World Bank website soon.

Topic: Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)
By popular demand, the Bank is repeating the first seminar (delivered in December 2016). This focuses on the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs). This seminar is being offered on two separate dates.

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New Procurement Framework Webinar on December 8th!

On December 8, 2016 in Washington DC, as part of the implantation of the World Bank’s world-bank-webinar-new-procurement-frameworkNew Procurement Framework, the Bank is hosting a workshop on the World Bank’s Procurement Framework and the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs).  This workshop will be the first in a series of events to update the private sector.  The event will focus on the key regulatory changes and how the SPDs have been developed.  Subsequent events are planned to be held in 2017 in different parts of the world reflecting demand.

This workshop will be run in person and simultaneously through an online platform (webinar) so that as many people can take part as possible and anywhere in the world.  As such, to cater for time differences this first event will commence at 8am EST.  There are 120 webinar participation places available, and 30 places for physical attendance in D.C.  See below for registration details.

Objectives
The objectives of the workshop/webinar are to:

  1. Provide attendees with an understanding of how the SPDs have been developed
  2. Inform attendees on the new Request for Proposal SPDs for goods, works and non-consulting services
  3. Provide information on the key regulatory changes, and how these have been reflected in the SPDs, including:
    • Eligibility;
    • Performance Based Specifications;
    • Value for Money and Rated Criteria;
    • New Request for Proposal SPDs and Initial Selection;
    • Best and Final Offer (BAFO) and Negotiations;
    • Sustainable Procurement;
    • Abnormally Low Tenders;
    • Most Advantageous Bid/Proposal;
    • Notification of Intention to Award;
    • Standstill Period, Debriefs and Complaints; and
    • Value Engineering.

Format
The webinar is a World Bank facilitated event delivered by key members of OPCS procurement.
Chris Browne                    –              Chief Procurement Officer
Enzo de Laurentiis          –              Manager – Procurement
Tesfaalem Iyesus            –              Lead Procurement Specialist
Diomedes Berroa            –              Lead Procurement Specialist

Registration
Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  To register, please email your interest by Friday December 2, 2016 stating if you would like to attend in person or via the online platform (webinar) to:

Nancy Bikondo-Omosa –              nbikondo@workbank.org
Barnaby Wiles                  –              bwiles@worldbank.org

Confirmation of registration will be issued on Monday 5, December at which time the location of the event and webinar log on details will be provided.  Please note that only one log will be provided to each company or organization due to the limited numbers.

Once all the places have been allocated, other interested parties will be added to a list for the next workshop.

Videos:Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016

We hope you were able to folow the events LIVE but if not we have the video. The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”