Don’t miss the lectures by senior management of the World Bank Group!
My name is Hiroshi Naka. I am a Professor at 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 the World Bank Group (WBG) senior management. They teach online from Washington DC or Sri Lanka through the web (Webex). The six lectures cover the World Bank‘s 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 the lectures. The target audience is those who are interested in working for the World Bank or in 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 enjoy 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 into Webex by typing the meeting ID and password. Please put off the video and mute the 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 so busy addressing various issues, 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 for these six lectures. All you have to do is just proactively participate in all the lectures and ask your questions.
Lecture 1: 18:45 pm – 20:30 pm, Friday, May 19. Only this one will start at 18:45.
“Operations of the World Bank in Sri Lanka”
Lecturer: Chiyo Kanda, Country Manager, Maldives and Sri Lanka, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/ZMJZZcSTGzoFCSy2A
Lecture 2：8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 2
“Challenges the World Bank Should Address“
Lecturer: Axel van Trotsenburg, Senior Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/g9yUGBe1VKXHU23n9
Lecture 3: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 9
“Treasury Operations of the World Bank”
Lecturer: Jorge Familiar Calderon, Vice President and Treasurer, Treasury, World Bank
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/ECsakLn3CzU8yAQo7
Lecture 4: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 16
“Operations of IFC”
Lecturer: Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, Vice President, Cross-Cutting Solutions, IFC
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/WYpxH7Y1yJqC6Ctv6
Lecture 5: 8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 23
“Operations of MIGA”
Lecturer: Hiroshi Matano, CEO, MIGA
Open the link to register: https://forms.gle/SfAH9DtZcBwk5u6m9
Lecture 6：8:30 am – 10:15 am, Friday, June 30 or July 7
“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 for June 30:
Open the link to register for July 7:
- The date will be decide soon. Please register for both dates as long as your schedule allows. Please be advised that the theme and the lecturer may change. When changes are made I will inform you of them and check if you are still interested in the new theme and lecturer.
When you enroll, please register your name, affiliation, and e-mail address, and tell via which route (University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, or other route (please specify)) you know about this lecture series in the ‘others’ section of the form.
Contact: Hiroshi Naka, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives,
University of Tokyo (firstname.lastname@example.org）