Events

 

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

21 April 2017

A panel discussion with World Bank Group President on mobilizing the trillions of dollars in private and public investment needed to ensure the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. This high-level event brought together climate change leaders, government ministers, philanthropists, and private sector executives to focus on what’s already happening, how far we have to go and what a climate-resilient, low-carbon future could look like.


Addressing Refugee Crises in Middle-Income Countries: Lessons Learned

Washington 21 April 2017
Middle-income countries currently host roughly 6 million refugees, with over 80% of them in the Middle East and North Africa or in Turkey. But even as they perform this global public good, middle-income host countries struggle to meet the costs associated with an influx of refugees. Live event to discuss how the Global Concessional Financing Facility is helping support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon.


Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

Washington, 18 April 2017
To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic.  Award winners shared their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.


High Level Dialogue - Carbon Pricing: 'Doubling the Wave'

Zurich, 16 January 2017
Heads of state and business leaders have challenged the world to double the coverage of emissions subject to carbon pricing by 2020. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition convenes a high-level dialogue to showcase action and inspire progress. Ghida Fakhry moderates the one-day event, with a leadership conversation with Ben Van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Samir Assaf, CEO, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC; Geraldine Matchett, FCO, Royal DSM.


Human Rights Day 2016
Facebook Live Interview with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein

United Nations, Geneva, 10 December 2016
On Human Rights Day, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launches its 'stand up for someone's rights today' campaign. Ghida Fakhry moderates a Facebook Live event with the High Commissioner and takes questions from participants around the word.