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Disrupting Development through Science, Technology and Innovation

December 14, 2017


Organized by University of Tokyo and World Bank Group

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    The appropriate use of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) has potential to dramatically accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Bank Group twin goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity. At the same time, new technologies also present challenges for existing industries and labor markets. How is technology disrupting industries and creating new growth pathways? What are the world’s and Japan’s historical experiences in adapting to technological changes, and what in our experiences today are different from or similar to the past? What are the roles of governments, private sector and academia? Taking advantage of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s visit to Tokyo, World Bank Group and University of Tokyo co-organized a forum “Disrupting Development through Science, Technology and Innovation”.



    Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo
    Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
    Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

    Talk Session

    Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
    Hiroko Kuniya, TV News Anchor




  • DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:15pm-2:45pm (JST)
  • VENUE: Fukutake Learning Theater, Fukutake Hall B2, University of Tokyo Hongo Campus, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650