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Law, Justice and Development Week 2020 - Legal Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 16-19, 2020

Virtual

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    8:00 am - 9:00 am ET

    Justice Accelerators Programme: Youth, Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation to Promote the Rule of Law

    Speakers

    • Gilberto Duarte, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    • Yane Frenski, Consultant, Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    • Dagen Valentine, American Councils Representative
    • Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova, Trainer/Mentor of Teams in Kyrgyzstan
    • Trainer/Mentor of Teams in Armenia

    Moderator

    • Eileen Brewer, Director, Takween Accelerator, Iraq

    10:00 am - 11:30 am ET | By Invitation Only

    Shaken and Stirred: Blended Finance in the Wake of COVID-19

    Speakers

    • Flavia Rosembuj, Global Lead for Blended Finance, Climate Business and Trust Funds, International Finance Corporation
    • Duncan Kiara, Chief Counsel, Development Finance, World Bank 
    • Kate Harrington, Chief Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    Exposure Notification Systems: A Privacy smart response to COVID-19

    (Link to World Bank Live with more information on session coming soon!)

    Opening Remarks

    • Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, and Vice President, Compliance, World Bank

    Speakers

    • Keith Enright, Chief Privacy Officer, Google
    • Kalinda Raina, Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, LinkedIn
    • Todd Mckinnon, CEO, Co-Founder, Okta
    • Jane Horvath, Senior Direction of Global Privacy Law and Policy, Apple Inc.

    Moderator

    • Tami Dokken, Chief Data Privacy Officer, World Bank

     

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    9:00 am - 10:00 am ET

    Sovereign Debt and COVID-19 | By Invitation Only

    Session Information Coming Soon!

    9:00 am - 10:00 am ET

    Opportunities for the Energy Transition and for the Fight Against Energy Poverty after COVID-19

    Speakers

    • Leonardo Sempertegui, General Legal Counsel, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • Hafida Lahiouel, Director of Legal Affairs, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    • Helene Bertaud, Lead Counsel, World Bank
    • David Estrada, Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Nuro

    Moderator

    • Markus Pohlmann, Senior Counsel, Environmental and International Law, World Bank

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

    COVID-19 and Human Rights: Impacts and Lessons Learned

    Speakers

    • François Croquette, Ambassador for Human Rights
    • Paul-Joël Kamtchang, Executive Secretary, Adisi-Cameroun
    • Joelle Grogan, Middlesex University

    Moderators

    • Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, co-chair working group
    • Jan Wouters, co-chair working group

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Legal, Policy, and Institutional Solutions for Food and Human Insecurity: Female-Owned SMEs, Fragile Regions, and COVID-19

    Speakers

    • Esther Dassanou, Head, the AFAWA Programme, African Development Bank
    • Dorte Verner, Lead Agriculture Economist, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank
    • Frank Samolis, Partner and CoChair, Trade and Business Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

    Moderator

    • Valentina Okaru-Bisant, CEO, Afrocosmo Development Impact, LLC

     

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    Gender and COVID-19

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    8:00 am - 9:30 am ET

    Urgency of Online Courts for Commercial Disputes

    (Link to World Bank Live with more information on session coming soon!)

    Speakers

    • Richard Susskind, President, Society of Computers and Law, United Kingdom
    • Olena Kibenko, Judge of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court, Ukraine 
    • Klaus Decker, Chair Justice and Development Community of Practice, World Bank

    Moderators

    • Michael Strauss, General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    • Veronica Bradautanu, Principal Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    Public Healthcare Procurement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Reconcile Urgency with Integrity? 

    (Link to World Bank Live with more information on session coming soon!)

    Speakers

    • Roberto Chieppa, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy
    • Ana Cristina Calderon Ramirez, Sector Specialist, Public Procurement, Inter-American Development Bank
    • Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Procurement, World Bank
    • Paulo Magina, Head, Public Procurement, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
    • Sean Darby, Senior Project Officer, Transparency International’s Health Initiative

    Moderator

    • Enrico Canzio, Chief Counsel and Member of the Procurement Complaints Committee, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Insolvency and COVID-19

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    9:00 am - 10:00 am ET

    Review of Legal Experiences and Global Best Practices of COVID-19

    Speakers

    • Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, World Bank
    • Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Singapore
    • Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean, The George Washington University Law School
    • Alberto Rodriguez, Director, Strategy and Operations, Human Development Practice Group, World Bank

    Moderator

    • Vikram Raghavan, Lead Counsel, Legal Vice Presidency, World Bank 

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET | 90-minute Roundtable in French

    Access to Justice in Times of Health Crisis — An Opportunity to Innovate 

    Keynote Speakers

    • Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice
    • Emmanuel Sibidi Darankoum, Permanent Secretary, Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa

    Speakers

    • Coco Kayudi, President, Kinshasa/Matete Bar Association 
    • Christiane Feral-Schuhl, President, French National Bar Council
    • Régine Dooh Collins, President, National Chamber of Notaries of Cameroon
    • Lionel Galliez, Vice-President, International Union of Notaries
    • Alain Ngongang, President, African Union of Bailiffs and Judicial Officers
    • Patrick Sannino, President, European Bailiff’s Foundation

    Moderator

    • Anne-Charlotte Gros, Executive Director, Civil Law Foundation

    Closing Remarks

    • Klaus Decker, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank

    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm ET

    SIDE EVENT | Law Societies Compact and Forum for SDG16 | By Invitation Only

    Speakers

    • Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, World Bank
    • David Greene, President, Law Society for England and Wales
    • Penelope Warne, Board Member, Law Society of England and Wales
    • Christiane Feral-Schul, President, French Bar Association
    • Olivier Cousi, Batonnier, Paris Bar

     

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

    Access to Justice and Technology: A People-Centered Approach 

    Speakers

    • Haerang Lee, Judge, South Korea District Court
    • Margaret Hagan, Director, Stanford University, The Legal Design Lab 
    • Rebecca Sandefur, Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation

    Moderator

    • Francesca Daverio, Co-Task Team Leader, Access to Justice and Technology project, World Bank

Details

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: November 16-19, 2020
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