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Post-Summit Briefing, Presented by Secretary-General of ASEAN, ASEAN Secretariat

April 9, 2010

Following the conclusion of the 16th ASEAN Summit that took place in Ha Noi on 8-9 April 2010, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN,  presented an overview of the major outcomes from the Summit on 9 April 2010.

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Public Seminar “Green Jobs and the Global Economic Crisis”

To Commemorate World Day of Social Justice

February 22, 2010
3:00 to 5:00pm (Japan Standard Time)


TDLC

February 20th has been designated as a “World Day of Social Justice” by the United Nations, and a variety of events are being held to raise people’s awareness on social justice.

To commemorate the World Day of Social Justice, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Japan and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) are jointly organizing a public seminar on “Green Jobs and the Global Economic Crisis” on February 22.

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

A New Initiative by the World Bank, GDLN and ASEAN

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The East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Asia Pacific and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are pleased to announce a unique program “Catalysts of Change: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia”, offering emerging young leaders in Asia an opportunity to learn from their seniors who laid the foundation for the region’s well renowned economic success. 

To accommodate the busy schedule of these leaders, sessions will be held as confirmed throughout 2008. Young leaders in both the public and private sectors from 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region (Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Singapore, Fiji, PNG, Vietnam, Mongolia, Australia, Thailand, Philippines) will be invited to participate, connecting via videoconference to view a development focused interview with these leaders via the GDLN. Following the interview, participants will have an opportunity engage with the speaker in a question and answer session.

A video archive of all sessions will be made available.

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE:  An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia 3

Session 3: Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung

September 30, 2008 15:00 - 16:30 (Seoul)

Watch an excerpt of the session above. (in English as interpreted from Korean)

Transcript (English, 136 KB)

“I believe in the market economy, but not a breakaway market economy. The government has to play a role in monitoring it”.

Credited with leading his country back to economic health from the brink of bankruptcy 10 years ago, former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung offered his views on the current financial crisis engulfing the United States. With nearly 200 young professionals from 12 Asia Pacific countries tuning in, “the size is different, but the nature is the same” noted Kim, and suggested that the US might find it useful to examine the Korean approach to recovery.

Kim spoke via videoconference from the GDLN affiliate in Seoul, the Korea Development Institute, as the featured speaker for the third session of “Catalysts of Change”. Organized by GDLN Asia Pacific (Global Development Learning Network), ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) and the World Bank, the session was moderated by World Bank Regional Communications Manager Peter Stephens.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

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Today’s Inflation: Global Context and Local Solutions

A New World Bank/GDLN AP Seminar Series

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008



This seminar will be repeated to 2 country groups over 2 days.
See complete listing for locations and times in each country.

imageAs inflation climbs to uncomfortable levels across East Asia, economic managers are faced with a new and traumatizing challenge: How can available management tools be deployed to address today’s inflation? What economic interventions can be used in a complementary manner to mitigate adverse effects on the welfare of low income and other specific groups?

These and other topical questions will be examined in “Today’s Inflation:  Global Context and Local Solutions”, the first in a series of distance learning seminars focusing on Economic Management offered by the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Asia Pacific and organized with the support of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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Are oil prices heading towards $150 or $50?

Oil Price Volatility, Economic Impacts and Risk Management in Asia

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A GDLN Blended Learning Program

What are the implications of high and volatile oil prices on the global economy? What are the policy options?

These issues will be discussed in a timely new GDLN blended learning program “Oil Price Volatility, Economic Impacts and Risk Management in Asia” offered by the TDLC and the World Bank Institute (WBI) in cooperation with the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). The session is based on the Global Finance Forum held in Washington DC in March 2008 organized by WBI and George Washington University.

Government officials, executives, analysts and practitioners in energy-related sectors are invited to the first videoconference session on June 4, 2008 connecting Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta and Washington. This is a fee-based program.

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE:  An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia 2

Session 2: Former Philippines President Fidel Ramos

February 1, 2008

 

 

View the interview above. For the full video including the Q & A, see full story.

Former President of the Republic of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos engaged in a discussion with young leaders from 12 countries in the Asia Pacific region for the second session of “Catalysts of Change: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia”. Speaking via videoconference from the GDLN affiliate in Manila, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Mr. Ramos fielded questions for over 2 hours with humor, sharing anecdotes and wisdom on issues ranging from empowering young people, resolving insurgencies to the future direction of ASEAN. 

imageOf the legendary leaders of Asia, Ramos commented, “They have the gratitude of the people because the record shows they were able to reduce poverty, and they are still doing their best to help. This is the attitude that I have taken as well”. “We may be ex-Prime Minister, ex-President ….but we may be more attractive because now we are ex-rated” he joked.

The interview was conducted by World Bank East Asia and Pacific Communications Manager, Peter Stephens, and the session was webcast (view archive here) live.

 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

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Brick by Brick - The Building of an ASEAN Economic Community

Invitation to ASEAN, AusAid Book Launch Seminar via GDLN Videoconference

December 11, 2007 13:00 - 15:00 (JST)

imageAs ASEAN heads toward the establishment of an Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, a new book “Brick by Brick The Building of an ASEAN Economic Community” which brings together authoritative studies on key issues and challenges will be launched on December 11, 2007 via a videoconference seminar sponsored by The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) and The ASEAN Secretariat.

Brick by Brick Book Launch Program (PDF)

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE:  An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia 1

Session 1: ASEAN Secretary General Ong Keng Yong and World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific James Adams

December 20/21, 2007

Highlights from the interview can be viewed above. For the full video including Q & A, see full story.

Catalysts of Change – An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia” opened on December 20/21, 2007 with an overview of the region’s record given by ASEAN Secretary General Ong Keng Yong and World Bank East Asia Pacific Regional Vice President Jim Adams. The session was moderated by Peter Stephens, World Bank East Asia Pacific Communication Manager.

imageOrganized by the World Bank East Asia Pacific region, ASEAN Secretariat and GDLN Asia Pacific, “Catalysts” is a unique effort to capture the knowledge that senior leaders in the region possess in ways that can inform and guide the leaders of tomorrow. Through videoconference sessions running through 2008, in-depth discussions will be held with leaders that played a central role in this period.

Over 300 young professionals from 12 countries across the Asia Pacific, connecting 19 sites through the GDLN participated and engaged in a Q&A session to analyze and apply lessons learned to their own work today. 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

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Invitation: East Asian Renaissance Roadshow

Seminar at TDLC with Lead Authors of New World Bank Report

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Tokyo time)
@ Tokyo Development Learning Center

The first comprehensive analysis of the region since ”The East Asian Miracle” in 1993, the World Bank will soon launch a new report "An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Economic Growth". Lead authors Dr. Homi Kharas and Dr. Indermit Gill will present their findings at a seminar hosted by the TDLC.

Registeration required. Please see full story.

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