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Learning Forums at the World Bank Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development

April 28, 2017

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The World Bank Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development hosts discussion forums and learning events aimed at deepening analysis and policy debate of key development challenges, particularly related to infrastructure finance and development, urban planning and resilience, connectivity and competitiveness.  We welcome the participation of policy-makers, academia, private sector practitioners, and influencers in civil society, as well as other World Bank country offices, to the discussion.

March – May 2017

 

Event

Speaker

Organization

Topic

Partner Organization

March 1

External event

Stephane Hallegate

Lead Economist, GFDRR

GFDRR

Presentation of ‘Unbreakable’ report

National University of Singapore

March 8

Discussion Forum

Walter Winrow

Head of Infrastructure Finance, Asia Pacific

Moody’s

‘Trends in Infrastructure Finance’

 

March 9

External event

Isabel Chatterton

Manager, IFC Advisory

IFC

3rd Annual Asia Pacific Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum

 

March 22

Discussion Forum

Ahmed Eiweida

Lead Urban Specialist, GP SURR

World Bank – GP SURR

‘China and the World Bank Evolving Partnership on Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism’

 

 

April 4

Discussion Forum

Zakir Hussain

Political Editor, the Straits Times

The Straits Times

‘Regional Political Developments and its Impact on Singapore’

The Straits Times

April 7

 

Discussion Forum

 

Annabella Ng

Government Affairs Manager, Grab

Drew Dara-Abrams Head of mobility products, Mapzen

Dewi Chen

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore

World Bank – GP Transport & ICT

Open Transport Partnership:
Facilitating public-private collaboration for more efficient, effective, and equitable urban mobility

 

 

 

 

April 13

 

External event

 

Sudhir Shetty

Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific

World Bank – EAP VPU

Launch of East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, April 2017 edition

Singapore Management University

April 20

Discussion Forum

Thant Myint-U

Executive Director

Yangon Heritage Trust

Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration in Yangon

 

Yangon Heritage Trust

 

April 25

 

External event

Srividya Jagannathan IFC Global Lead for Lifesciences

IFC

FT Asia Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit

Financial Times

 

April 28

 

External event

Marcus Bartley Johns

Senior Trade Specialist

World Bank – GP T&C

Seminar on De-Globalisation Sentiments and Risks for ASEAN Economies

 

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

 

May 2

 

External event

Augusto Lopez Claros

Director, Global Indicators Group, DEC

World Bank – DEC

Presentation of the Doing Business report

 

National University of Singapore

 

May 3

External event

 

Augusto Lopez Claros

Director, Global Indicators Group, DEC

World Bank – DEC

Discussion of Women, Business, and the Law

 

May 15-16

Multi-Country Learning Event

Multiple speakers

World Bank – GP EEX

‘Renewable Energy Auctions’

 

May 18-19

Learning Event

High-Level Delegation from Bangladesh

Government of Bangladesh

Workshop on Good Practices in Regulatory Reform and Investment Promotion

Government of Bangladesh

May 19-20

External event

(multiple speakers)

World Bank – GP T&C

Third Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development

NUS Business School

May 22

Discussion Forum

Sanchita Das

Senior Fellow

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

The Political Economy of Trade Liberalization

 

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

May 22

Learning Event

Cledan Mandri-Perrott

Head, Infrastructure Finance team

World Bank – PPP CCSA

ALPINE Module 2: Management tools for large infrastructure projects - the case of Mauritius

Singapore Management University

May 23

Discussion Forum

Gerald Paul Ollivier

Lead Transport Specialist

World Bank – GP Transport & ICT

A New Framework for Transit-Oriented Development

 

May 23

Discussion Forum

Yuen Yuen Ang

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

IFC

 

How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

 

 

 

 

May 29-31

 

Learning Event

Multiple speakers

World Bank – GP T&C

Workshop on Trade Information Portals

 

 

May 30

Discussion Forum

Chionh Chye Khye

Senior Fellow

Center for Livable Cities

Policies for Public Housing: The Singapore Experience

Center for Livable Cities

May 31

Discussion Forum

Linda Lim

Professor of Strategy, Stephen M Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 

IFC

Singapore’s Economic Development Story