The World Bank Institute launched an “e-Institute” in July 2011 which is designed to support self-motivated learners to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skill-sets, and share knowledge through on-line learning communities.
New courses on cross-cutting themes will featured regularly in addition to monthly webinars and other free resources.
The Global Water Forum, established in 2010 as an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), works with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), to provide expertise in capacity building and knowledge transfer in water economics and governance, and to develop an understanding of the value of water and across different uses.
As part of this broader collaboration Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC) has provided its connectivity services for a series of video lectures to leading academics in the water sector at the Australian National University (ANU), which connected to water practitioners in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and India in November 2011.
Some of the lectures are now available online: Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) lecture series
The World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region hosted the WBEAP/GDLN Global 4 Dimensions Water Cycle Management Seminar in collaboration with the Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration, WB TDLC and the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). The seminar connected the capital cities of China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Vietnam, Laos and Japan, and three different venues from the Philippines via videoconference.
A briefing on the Asia Pacific Water Forum, established in September, and the First Asia Pacific Water Summit scheduled to take place in Oita in December 2007 was conducted for Embassy officials in Tokyo at the TDLC on November 14, 2006.
The new President of the Japan Water Forum (JWF), APWF and Chair of the Summit, former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, called for a “one for all, all for one” approach to resolving water issues.
“Challenges and Future Perspectives of Water Resources Management: Cases from Middle East/North Africa and Asia”was the theme of a World Bank Public Seminar held on June 27, 2006, allowing Bank experts to present their findings to specialists in the field from government, development agencies, the private sector and NGOs. Organized by the World Bank Tokyo Office and Japan Water Forum, the seminar connected Tokyo, Cairo and Beijing via the GDLN to incorporate various perspectives, including comments from Dr.Mahmoud A. Abu-Zeid, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation.
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The Tokyo Development Learning Center was honored to host the second meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation on December 9 and 10.