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World Bank - Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Forum

December 12, 2017

World Bank Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)

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  • We are already two years into the 15-year Sustainable Development Goals— with a long way to go. Trillions of dollars are needed annually to achieve the 17 wide-reaching goals by 2030. And with hundreds of governments and organizations involved in capturing and reporting data in different ways, how will we know whether we’re making progress?

    This half-day forum aims to explore the issues and perspectives as we look into the implementation of the SDGs agenda at the local level, and bringing in global perspectives towards the progress of the SDGs. This event is jointly organized by UNDP, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the World Bank Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia.
     

  • 1.45 pmArrival and Registration of Participants
    2.30 pmIntroductory Remarks:
    Tan Sri Dr. Michael Yeoh
    CEO, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)
    2.35 pmOpening Address: Stefan Priesner
    UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia and UNDP Resident Rep for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam
    2.50 pm

    Presentation on WB SDG: Mahmoud Mohieldin
    Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, The World Bank

    Moderator:
    Tan Sri Dr. Michael Yeoh

    CEO, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)

    3.20 pm

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK OF SDG IN MALAYSIA – FACING THE CHALLENGES

    This panel will discuss some of issues of operationalizing the 17 Goals which presents considerable challenges. What are the challenges.

    Panellists:
    Mohamad Razif Hj Abd Mubin
    Director Economic Section of Environment and Natural Resources, Economic Planning Unit (EPU)

    Dr Lin Mui Kiang
    Proham Exco & CSO-SDG Alliance & National SDG Steering Committee, Representative

    Dr Fun Woh Peng
    Senior Fellow, Green Transportation, Green Energy, Carbon Footprint Reduction, The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development

    Tang Men Kon
    Head, Plantation Sustainability & Quality Management, Sime Darby Plantation

    Moderator:
    Faris Hadad- Zervos
    Country Manager, World Bank Representative to Malaysia

    4.40 pmClosing Remarks:
    Faris Hadad-Zervos
    Country Manager, World Bank Representative to Malaysia
    4:45 pm End of Forum/ Refreshments
  • Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

    World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships

    Before joining the World Bank, Mohieldin held numerous senior positions in the government of Egypt, including minister of investment from 2004 until 2010. He also served on several boards of directors, including the Central Bank of Egypt and the banking and corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is a professor of economics and finance at Cairo University, an honorary professor at Durham University and a member of the Advisory Board of the Durham Business School. He also held leading positions in national and regional research centers and think tanks. He has authored numerous publications and articles in leading journals in the fields of international finance, economics, and development in English and Arabic. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Warwick, M.Sc. in economic and social policy analysis from the University of York, and B.Sc. in economics, first in the order of merit, from Cairo University.

Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, 12 December 2017; 1:45- 4:45pm
  • Where: Level 1, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur
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