An exciting line-up of leaders and decision-makers from client countries, public and private organizations from Korea, such as the MOSF and LX and technical specialists from the World Bank including Chief Economist for Sustainable Development, Marianne Fay, will take the stage for 3 days of dynamic presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops to exchange first-hand experiences. They will share lessons learned and discuss future directions.
This year’s event will put the spotlight on the World Bank and KGGTF’s Africa portfolio, highlighting such green growth examples as the innovative capacity building program for green cities initiated by Addis Ababa; the use of emerging technologies such as electric unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to advance mapping, flood response and environmental management in Tanzania; and the development of monitoring and surveillance systems to help West African coastal communities grow green economies, improve the health of fish stocks and improve safety at sea.
It will also showcase action taken and progress made in other parts of the world such as Kosovo and Kolkata, which are, with support from the World Bank, investing to facilitate economic activity in a sustainable way and demonstrating long-term green growth in action.
Please join us in Dar es Salaam, April 4 – 7, 2017 to learn from the experiences of fellow experts and leaders from many countries applying innovative green growth solutions to diverse challenges across multiple sectors. This fantastic opportunity will promote collaboration and a spirit of community and knowledge sharing around the continent to support investment in development that is respectful to the health of its people and environment, while boosting trade and employment, and driving economic growth.
The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the Republic of Korea, established in 2011 to support client countries as they shift to a green development path. Both partners share a common goal to reduce poverty and promote shared economic prosperity in an environmentally responsible and socially inclusive way.
The Trust Fund finances on-the-ground programs as well as knowledge exchange activities, and to date has funded 101 programs worldwide. Based on strong performance, as well as increasing demand for collaborative development implementation programs, the fund was replenished at the end of 2015, growing from US$40 million to US$88 million to fund programs through 2021.