Even distribution of knowledge and capacity for knowledge creation, particularly for children and youths, is becoming increasingly important for a prosperous world. Higher education and appropriate social applications of science and technology are critical in order to build the wealth of nations. Through its programs in Education and Science & Technology, TDLC seeks to contribute for a brighter future.
Responding to increasing global concerns on global warming and climate change we are pleased to announce the third delivery of the blended distance learning course, Science and Policy of Climate Change from September 13 to December 16, 2013.
The World Bank is one of the sponsors of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) to be hosted in the city of Yokohama, Japan in June 2013. With the conference kick-off on the near horizon, the World Bank Tokyo Office, Liberia Office, Commerce and Tourism Section of Himi City, and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center will host a video conference seminar on sustainable fishery and natural resource management on March 27, 2013, connecting Himi City, Tokyo, and Monrovia.
While the Euro debt crisis continues to weaken the global economy, the labor market is making limited progress by remaining at a lower level than before the global economic crisis in 2008. Notwithstanding there is a serious youth employment crisis with nearly 7.5 million youth unemployed worldwide.
Youth employment issues were discussed at the World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings which recently took place in Tokyo. As part of a global employment crisis response, ILO member states also discussed youth employment issues at the 101st session of International Labour Conference in 2012, and a resolution concerning actions to be taken towards youth employment was adopted.
This seminar on global employment crisis welcomes ILO’s Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of Employment Sector and Professor Keijiro Otsuka, a core team member behind “World Development Report 2013: Jobs” as keynote speakers.
Session 3 in the series will focus on offshore marine resources, primarily seabed mineral deposits and fisheries. As technology improves, opportunities for resource harvesting and rents to countries increase, along with social and environmental risks associated with extraction and benefit distribution. Fishing and mineral extraction both present potential sources of sustainable growth for coastal economies. However, managing these offshore resources also poses tremendous governance, environmental, technical and social–economic challenges.
Using examples of innovative initiatives, in particular from the Pacific Islands countries, delivered by experienced professionals in an interactive setting, this session will seek to address these issues.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Green Economy in a Blue World
The World Bank has initiated a special study to develop a forward-looking action plan for transformation to fill the role of a “green bank”. This workshop will reflect the possible future direction for the World Bank in terms of sustainable, green economic development. Over the past 20 years the World Bank has emerged as a global leader and advisor to developing countries on sustainable development. Most recently, the Bank is exploring how it can assist countries to transform to a green economy where the growth of income and jobs, and the reduction of poverty and inequity, are driven by targeted environmental and social investments.
The objective of the workshop will be to gather a variety of inputs on the study questions from the perspectives of those working and making decisions in the world of 2025. We hope to really hear from the participants themselves about their own vision for their city and for cities of the future (hopes), what they expect of their city and cities of the future, and what actions they can take to achieve this vision - as well as what actions can (or can NOT) be taken by foreign development assistance organizations.
University students, graduate school students and professionals under 35 years old (especially with strong interest in future city and urban development and environment policy)