Events

Azerbaijan Human Capital Forum

December 19-21, 2018

Baku, Azerbaijan

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The Government of Azerbaijan and the World Bank Group are organizing a three-day Human Capital Forum in Baku on 19-21 December 2018, which comprises a series of high-level presentations and discussions around the role of human capital in Azerbaijan’s economic growth and competitiveness.

  • Azerbaijan's national development strategy aims to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and gas revenues, and strengthen its resilience to external shocks through investments in diversified human capital, physical infrastructure and stronger institutions. Enhanced investment in people is crucial for Azerbaijan to ensure economic growth and competitiveness, achieve sustainable poverty reduction, and improve all of its citizen's lives.

    The confluence of rapid technical change and globalization mean that Azerbaijan must prioritize human capital as a key strategy for economic competitiveness and growth. As the need to engage in the global knowledge economy becomes increasingly vital to Azerbaijan, its investments in human capital will foster the ability to collaborate and compete with other nations within the region, and around the world.

    This three-day Human Capital Forum brings together a wide range of high-level policy makers and experts to discuss how best to support the Government of Azerbaijan in accelerating investments in its people.

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    DAY 1: Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

    09:00 – 09:30

    Press Conference; Registration of Participants

     

     

    09:30 – 10:00

    Opening Remarks

    Mr. Sahil Babayev, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

    Mr. Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Country Manager for Azerbaijan, World Bank Group

     

    10:00 – 12:00

    2019 World Development Report: The Changing Nature of Work

    Chair and Presenter: Mr. Cem Mete, Practice Manager, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Panelists: Mr. Sahil Babayev, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population, Azerbaijan Mr. Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Tax, Mr. Kestutis Jankauskas, Head of EU delegation, Mrs. Maleyka Abbaszadeh, Chairperson of the State Examination Center of Azerbaijan

     

    12:00 – 13:00

    WBG Analytical Work on Social Protection and Jobs:

    Moderator: Mr. Cem Mete, Practice Manager, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Azerbaijan Employment Note

    Presenter: Mr. Lire Ersado, Program Leader, World Bank Group

     

    13:00

    Lunch and End of Day 1

     


    DAY 2: Thursday, 20 December, 2018

    09:00 – 09:30

     

    Registration of Participants

     

     

    09:30 – 10:00

     

     

    Opening Remarks:

    Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Education

    Mr. Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Country Manager for Azerbaijan, World Bank Group

     

    10:00 – 12:00

     

     

     

     

     

    2018  World Development Report: Learning to Realize Education’s

    Promise

    Chair and Presenter: Mr. Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Panelists: Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Education, Azerbaijan; Mr.William Gill, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires; Mr. Edward Carwardine, UNICEF Country Coordinator; Mr. Fariz Ismailzade, Vice Rector of ADA, Mrs. Maleyka Abbaszadeh, Chairperson of the State Examination Center of Azerbaijan, Mr. Cem Mete Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice Manager, Europe &Central Asia

     

    12:00 – 13:00

     

     

     

     

    WBG Analytical Work on Education:   

    Moderator: Mr. Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Higher Education and Innovation Policy Note

    Presenter: Ms. Katia Marina Herrera Sosa, Senior Economist / Ms. Iwona Borowik, Consultant, Azerbaijan Education team, World Bank Group

     

    13:00

    Lunch

     

     

    DAY 3: Friday, 21 December, 2018

    09:00 – 09:30

     

    Registration of Participants

     

     

    09:30 – 10:00

     

     

    Opening Remarks:

    Mrs. Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs

    Mr. Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Country Manager for Azerbaijan, World Bank Group

     

    10:00 – 10:30

     

     

    The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

    Moderator: Mr. Cem Mete, Practice Manager, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Presenter: Mr. Lire Ersado, Program Leader, World Bank Group

     

    10:30 – 12:00

     

     

     

     

    The Human Capital Index /Human Capital Project

    Chair and Presenter: Mr. Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Panelists: Mrs. Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, Mrs. Zakiya Mustafayeva, Head of Apparatus, MOH, Mr. Zaur Aliyev, State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance, Dr. Hande Harmanci, WHO Representative, Mr. Garay Garaybayli, Rector of Azerbaijan Medical University, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator.

     

    12:00 – 13:00

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WBG Analytical Work on Human Development:

    Moderator: Mr. Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Health Insurance Financing

    Presenter: Mr. Volkan Cetinkaya, Senior Economist / Ms. Iryna Postolovska, Economist, Azerbaijan Health team, World Bank Group

     Systems Approach to Better Education Results (SABER) – Early   Childhood Education

    Presenter: Ms. Katia Marina Herrera Sosa, Senior Economist, Azerbaijan Education team, World Bank Group

     

    13:00 – 13:30

     

     

    Call for Action and Wrap up of the Forum

    Government of Azerbaijan

    World Bank Group

     

    13:30

    Lunch and closing of the Azerbaijan Human Capital Forum.