The World Bank Africa Knowledge Fest
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The World Bank Africa Knowledge Fest

The World Bank Africa Knowledge Fest

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The World Bank Headquarters

1818 H Street, NW Washington

JDW Atrium & Preston Auditorium

Washington, DC 20433

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Discussions, debates, and a live musical performance

Event hosted by the World Bank Africa Region

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Unleashing transformational change across the African continent starts with reliable data and evidence-based knowledge that can inform and empower policy makers and the private sector. This February 22nd, the World Bank Africa Region will host the first-ever Africa Knowledge Fest to explore with our experts the most recent, relevant knowledge products and celebrate some of the most dynamic thinkers on Africa’s development today.

Please join us for this important learning event and enjoy a live musical performance by celebrated jazz bassist Richard Bona. (Program below)

If you wish to participate and would like further details, please contact: Africateam@worldbank.org

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Program (Program subject to change)

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Registration (Preston Auditorium)

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Opening ceremony: Sharing evidence and analysis to empower Africa now (Preston Auditorium)

MC : Haleh Bridi, Director, Partnerships and Communications, Africa Region.

  • Keynote Address – Knowledge for Africa’s Development
    Jan Walliser, World Bank Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions

  • The beat of drums herald the start of the Africa Knowledge Fest, with master storyteller Baba Jamal evoking the wisdom of African oral traditions.

  • Africa Knowledge Fest: Sharing Evidence and Analysis to Empower Africa Now
    Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa Region

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Network, Browse, and Meet the Authors (Atrium)

MC: Cesar Calderon, Lead Economist, Africa Chief Economist Office, World Bank

    • Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World – Presenter Somik V. Lall
      Author: Somik V. Lall

    • Reaping Richer Returns: Public Spending Priorities for African Agriculture Productivity GrowthPresenter: Aparajita Goyal
      Authors: Aparajita Goyal, John Nash

    • Mining in Africa: Are Local Communities Better Off?Presenter: Punam Chuhan-Pole
      Authors: Punam Chuhan-Pole, Andrew L. Dabalen, and Bryan Christopher Land

    • Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience Presenter: Michael Morris
      Authors: Raffaello Cervigni, Michael ; Morris

    • Poverty in a Raising AfricaPresenter: Andrew Dabalen
      Authors: Kathleen Beegle, Luc Christiaensen, Andrew Dabalen, Isis
      Gaddis


11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion: The Future of Global Trade and the Impact on Africa (Preston)

  • Panelists:

- Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa Region

- Aaditya Mattoo, World Bank Research Manager for Trade

- Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Advisor to the President of Uganda

  • Discussants:

- Liu Yong, Chief Economist for the Chinese Development Bank


12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch & Music by Richard Bona (Atrium)

  • Panelists:

- Irene Pritzker, President, IDP Foundation
- Reshma Patel, Executive Director, Impact Network
- Katie Malouf Bous, Policy Advisor, Oxfam International
- Prachi Srivastava, Associate Professor, Western University

  • Moderator : David Evans, Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Debate Smackdown: “Help or Hindrance: Are low-cost private schools helping achieve quality education for all in Africa? ” (Preston)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Africa Knowledge Fest “Impact Award” (Preston)

Moderator : Albert Zeufack, Chief Economist, Africa Region

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Happy Hour and Music by Richard Bona (Atrium)



Date and time

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST


Location

The World Bank Headquarters

1818 H Street, NW Washington

JDW Atrium & Preston Auditorium

DC 20433 USA



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