Don’t miss the lectures by senior management of the World Bank Group!
My name is Hiroshi Naka. I am Professor of the Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo and teach “Operations of the World Bank Group” at GraSPP (Graduate School of Public Policy).
This class consists of 13 lectures, six of which will be taught by senior management of the World Bank Group (WBG). They teach online from Washington DC or Sri Lanka through web (Webex). The six lectures cover development operations in East Asia and South Asia, operations of IFC (International Finance Corporations, a private sector arm of the WBG) and MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, a guarantee provider of the WGB), and operational challenges.
These lectures are not limited to the registered students of GraSPP but are open to any students including undergraduate students of U-Tokyo and other universities. Even students of Kyoto University can access to the lectures. The target audience is those who are interested in working for the World Bank or in the development projects in the future.
If you want to listen to a lecture/lectures, please register at the link below for each lecture.
I hope you will be enjoying the lecture(s). Please don’t miss this precious opportunity for you!
A Webex invitation will be sent to your email account at least one day before the lecture. You can join in Webex lecture by pressing the link in the invitation. If the link does not work, you can get in Webex by typing the meeting ID and password. Please mute your microphone during the lecture. When Q&A starts and if you have a question, write your name in the chat box. When I designate you, please unmute and put on video, and ask your questions after letting your name know the lecturer.
Since the planned lecturers are currently so busy to address issues caused by the COVID-19, please notice that a lecture schedule or a lecturer may change suddenly. When that happens I will let you know by email.
*If you are a GraSPP student and have completed course registration, you don’t need to register these six lectures. All you have to do is just proactively participate in all the lectures and ask your questions.
Lecture 1: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, May 20
“Treasury Operations of the World Bank”
Lecturer: Jorge Familiar Calderon, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/dHFuZfaG4o6WpSA3A
Lecture 2: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 3
“Operations of the World Bank in East Asia and the Pacific”
Lecturer: Manuela V. Ferro, Vice President, East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/68x8zgbXGG6mRAcN7
Lecture 3: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 10
“Operations of IFC”
Lecturer: Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, Vice President, Cross-Cutting Solutions, IFC
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/NHtoQq2ysYXLvcEh6
Lecture 4: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 17
“Operations of the World Bank in South Asia Region”
Lecturer: Hartwig Schafer, Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/eY9eK7h7CLJ7LSH7A
Lecture 5: 18:45 – 20:30, Friday, June 24 (Please be advised that the time of this lecture is not the same as other lectures.)
“Operations of the Country Office for Maldives and Sri Lanka”
Lecturer: Chiyo Kanda, Country Manager, Maldives and Sri Lanka, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/NZRYaHBZeM2L7MAt6
Lecture 6: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, July 8
“Operations of MIGA”
Lecturer: Hiroshi Matano, CEO, MIGA
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/4BVtC3umUwzTZ9ry8
When you enroll, please register your name, affiliation, e-mail address and tell via which university (University of Tokyo or Kyoto University) you know about this lecture series in ‘others’ section of the form.
Contact: Hiroshi Naka, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives,
University of Tokyo (firstname.lastname@example.org）