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2008 Annual Meetings

Tuesday, October 7

Is the Concept of Odious Debt Legally and Politically Viable?

Wednesday, October 8

Youth at Annual Meetings 2008: Partners in Development
Orientation Session for CSOs on World Bank Group and IMF


Thursday, October 9

Aid-Scaling up Scenarios: The IMF and the UN MDG Africa Steering Group
Local Development Impact Reporting: Improving IFC and MIGA's Reporting at the Project Level
How the World Bank Group Gauges "Broad Community Support" for Projects
Can "the other Doha" deliver a pro-development agenda? Examining the issues at stake in the upcoming Doha International Conference on Financing for Development
Mitigating the Impacts of the Global Food Crisis - Workshop
IFI Transparency and the Global Transparency Initiative Charter
Political Cafe: Testing the Water: How can the Right to Water and Sanitation Enhance the World Bank’s Policy and Practice in the Sector?
Civil Society Townhall Meeting and Reception

Friday, October 10

CEO Breakfast
Chad – Cameroon Oil & Pipeline Project: What Went Wrong and Where do We go from Here?
Youth Employment: Challenges and Opportunities
Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook in the Face of Food Crises and Global Economic Turmoil
Implementation of the World Bank's Governance and Anticorruption Strategy: Year 1 Progress Report
Reducing Income Inequality: Trade Unions Role and Views of the World Bank
High Quality Aid Post-Accra: Comparing Different Donors

Saturday, October 11

The PRGF/PSI, Fiscal Space and Financing for Development
Tools for Managing Corporate-Community Conflict: Grievance Mechanisms, Participatory Monitoring and Alternative Dispute Resolution
IEO-CSO Dialogue on Evaluation of IMF's Work on Trade
Food Crisis and the Role of the State: Lessons for the World Bank
Mainstreaming Disability in CSO Programs

Monday, October 13

Integrating Climate Change Considerations at the Multilateral Development Banks: Issues and Challenges

Is the Concept of Odious Debt Legally and Politically Viable?
October 7, 2008
Panelists:
  Prof. August Reinisch (University of Vienna), Michael Hofmann (German Executive Director of the World Bank), Dr. Edith Rasell (United Council of Churches), Neil Watkins (Jubilee USA), Doerte Doemeland (World Bank PREM Network), and Maurizio Ragazzi (World Bank Legal Deparment)
 2008 AM Odious Debt 2008 AM Odious Debt

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Orientation Session for CSOs on World Bank Group and IMF
October 8, 2008
Speakers:
   Aaron Rosenberg (IFC),  Jeremy Mark (IMF), John Garrison (WB), Judith Pearce (MIGA), Warren Nyamugasira (African Monitor), Mishka Zaman (Bank Information Center)

 2008 AM Orientation 2008 AM Orientation

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Youth@Annual Meetings 2008:  Partners in Development
October 8, 2008
Sponsors:
The World Bank, Friends of Africa International, The Global Partnership for Youth Investment (World Bank / ImagineNations Group).

 2008 AM Youth Reception 2008 AM Youth Reception

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Aid-Scaling up Scenarios: The IMF and the UN MDG Africa Steering Group
October 9, 2008
Speakers:
Calvin McDonald (IMF), Brett House (UNDP)
 2008 AM Aid Scaling Up Forum 2008 AM Aid Scaling Up Forum

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Local Development Impact Reporting:  Improving IFC and MIGA's Reporting at the Project Level
October 9, 2008
Speakers:
   Meg Taylor, Amar Inamdar, Julia Gallu (CAO)
 2008 AM Local Development Impact Forum 2008 AM Local Development Impact Forum

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How the World Bank Group Gauges "Broad Community Support" for Projects
October 9, 2008
Panelists:
   Robert Chase (World Bank),   Motoko Aizawa (IFC),  Amar Inamdar (CAO) and Keith Slack (Oxfam America)
 2008 AM Community Support 2008 AM Community Support

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Can "the other Doha" deliver a pro-development agenda? Examining the issues at stake in the upcoming Doha International Conference on Financing for Development
October 9, 2008
Speakers:
 Sasja Bokkerink (Oxfam Novib), Jo Marie Griesgraber (New Rules for Global Finance Coalition), Lidy Nacpil (Jubilee South), Jeffrey Lewis (World Bank), Moderator: John Ruthrauff (InterAction)
 2008 AM The Other Doha 2008 AM The Other Doha

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Mitigating the Impacts of the Global Food Crisis on Poor People: Analyses, Experiences and Perspectives of CSOs, IMF, and WBG
October 9, 2008
Panelists:
  Sam Worthington (InterAction) and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (World Bank) – Co-Chairs, P. Chengal Reddy (Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations), Leonid Kozachenko  (Ukranian Agrarian Confederation), Victor Mhoni  (Malawi Civil Society Agriculture Network),  Bhumika Muchhala ( Bank Information Center),  Patricia Alonso-Gamo (IMF), and Mona Sur (World Bank)
 2008 AM Food Workshop 2008 AM Food Workshop

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IFI Transparency and the Global Transparency Initiative Charter
October 9, 2008
Panelists:
Toby McIntosh (Freedominfo.org), Bruce Jenkins (BIC), Bhumika Muchhala (BIC)
 2008 AM IFI Transparency 2008 AM IFI Transparency

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Political Cafe:  Testing the Water: How can the Right to Water and Sanitation Enhance the World Bank’s Policy and Practice in the Sector?
October 9, 2008
Panelists:
Herman Wijffels (Dutch Executive Director to the World Bank), Hameda Deedat (Umzabalaso We Jubilee), Jamal Saqhir (World Bank), Moderator: Phil Hay (World Bank)
 2008 Anual Meetings Political Cafe 2008 Anual Meetings Political Cafe

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Civil Society Townhall Meeting and Reception
October 9, 2008
Panelists: 
Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Managing Director of the IMF) and Robert B. Zoellick (President of the WBG), Moderator: Ingrid Srinath (Secretary General of CIVICUS)
 2008 AM Townhall 2008 AM Townhall

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CEO Breakfast
October 10, 2008
 2008 AM CEO Breakfast 2008 AM CEO Breakfast

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Chad – Cameroon Oil & Pipeline Project: What Went Wrong and Where do We go from Here?
October 10, 2008
Panelists:
   Korinna Horta (EDF),  Obiageli Ezekwesili (World Bank), Michel Wormser (World Bank), Samuel Nguiffo  (Center for Environment and Development in Cameroon), Delphine Djiraibe (Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights in Chad), Gilbert Maoundondji (GRAMPT Chad), Honore Ndoumbe (Forcarfe Cameroon), Ian Gary (Oxfam America)
 2008 AM Chad Cameroon 2008 AM Chad Cameroon

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Youth Employment:  Challenges and Opportunities
October 10, 2008
Panelists:
  Laura Abrahams Schulz (U.S. Department of State), John Blomquist (World Bank), Branka Minic (Manpower), Michael Hager (EFE), Moderator: Salvatore Nigro (EFE)


 2008 AM Youth Employment 2008 AM Youth Employment

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Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook in the Face of Food Crises and Global Economic Turmoil
October 10, 2008
Speakers:
Andrew Berg, Hans Weisfeld, and Paulo Drummond (IMF)
 2008 AM Sub-Saharan 2008 AM Sub-Saharan

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Implementation of the World Bank's Governance and Anticorruption Strategy:  Year 1 Progress Report
October 10, 2008
Panel I:
Brian Levy (WB/PREM), Jeff Gutman (WB/OPCS), Lee Marler (WB/INT), Oliver Buston (ONE), Moderator: Nancy Boswell (TI/US)
Panel II:   Anupama Jha (TI / India), Robert Chase (WB / SDN), John Roome (WB / SAR), Colin Bruce (WB / AFR), Moderator: Christian Poortman (TI / International)
 2008 AM Governance 2008 AM Governance

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Reducing Income Inequality:  Trade Unions Role and Views of the World Bank
October 10, 2008
Panelists:
Otoo Ishaque (Trade Union Congress of Ghana), Ariel Castro (Trade Union Congress of the Philippines), Ron Blackwell (AFL-CIO), Pierella Paci (World Bank)
 2008 AM Reducing Income Inequality 2008 AM Reducing Income Inequality

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High Quality Aid Post-Accra:  Comparing Different Donors
October 10, 2008
Panelists:
Sasja Bokkerink (Oxfam International), Paul O'Brien (Oxfam America), Kyle Peters (World Bank), Moderator: Merrell Tuck-Primdahl (World Bank)

 2008 AM AID post Accra 2008 AM AID post Accra

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The PRGF/PSI, Fiscal Space and Financing for Development
October 11, 2008
Panelists:
Jan Kees Martijn, and Dan Ghura, (IMF) Daniel Plantz (UN FFd) Vitalice Meja (AFRODAD), Moderator: Bhumika Muchhala (Bank Information Centre)
 2008 AM PRGF PSI Forum 2008 AM PRGF PSI Forum

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Tools for Managing Corporate-Community Conflict:  Grievance Mechanisms, Participatory Monitoring and Alternative Dispute Resolution
October 11, 2008
Speakers:
Meg Taylor, Amar Inamdar, Henrik Linders, Kate Kopischke, David Atkins (CAO)
 2008 AM Tools for Managing Conflict 2008 AM Tools for Managing Conflict

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IEO-CSO Dialogue on Evaluation of IMF's Work on Trade
October 11, 2008
 2008 AM IEO CSO Dialogues 2008 AM IEO CSO Dialogues

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Food Crisis and the Role of the State:  Lessons for the World Bank
October 11, 2008
Panelists
: Aftab Alam (ActionAid International), Victor Mhoni (Civil Society Agriculture Network, Malawi) Carlos Galian (Oxfam International), Steve Suppan (IATP), Christopher Delgado (World Bank), Moderator: Peter O'Driscoll (ActionAid USA )
 2008 AM Food Crisis 2008 AM Food Crisis

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Mainstreaming Disability in CSO Programs
October 11, 2008

Panelists: Venus Ilagan (Rehabilitation International), Maria Reina (GPDD), Charlotte McClain- Nhlapo, Marco Nicoli (World Bank)
 2008 AM Disabilities 2008 AM Disabilities

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Integrating Climate Change Considerations at the Multilateral Development Banks:  Issues and Challenges
October 13, 2008
Panelists:
Samuel Tumiwa (Asian Development Bank), Amal-Lee Amin (Inter American Development Bank), Warren Evans (World Bank, TBC), Jon Sohn (Climate Change Capital), Maria Athena R. Ballesteros (World Resources Institute), Ilana Solomon (Action Aid), Moderator: Bruce Jenkins (Bank Information Center)
 2008 AM Climate Change 2008 AM Climate Change

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