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Development in a Digital Age: Technology and Innovation in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

October 9, 2013

Location: JB1-080

The event will explore how technology and innovation can be a game changer in the effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Oct. 9, 10:30 am -11:45 am
  • Development in a Digital Age: Technology and Innovation in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

A “fire side chat” discussion will explore how technology and innovation can be a game changer in the effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The panel will discuss how technology innovations impact poverty through direct roles in job creation, skill development, GDP growth, basic services delivery, and the emergence of new services and industries. To broaden the discourse, a global audience will be asked to share their ideas and proposed solutions through an online crowdsourcing campaign on social media.

Watch live: The event will be streamed live to the World Bank ICT site, and archived video will be available after the event.

Speakers include: 
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future
Heidi Hautala, Minister of International Development of Finland
Marne Levine, Facebook Vice President for Global Public Policy 
Richard "Bon" Moya, Under Secretary and Chief Information Officer, Department of Budget and Management, Philippines.
Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President for Change, Knowledge and Learning, World Bank

Moderator:
Chris Vein
, Chief Innovation Officer for Global ICT Development, World Bank

Social media:  Share your ideas for how technology can help end poverty: #thinktech4dev.

Online chat: The conversation starts online and continues Oct. 7-23 at Striking Poverty.