The 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group took place April 11-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The spring 2016 Civil Society Policy Forum took place April 11-15.
Panelists: Jackson Shaa (Narasha Community Development Group), Hend Badawy (National Endowment for Democracy), Arzu Geybullayeva (Azeri Journalist), Jeff Thindwa (World Bank Group), Jessica Evans (Human Rights Watch)
Moderated by Dr. Mark P. Lagon, President of Freedom House
Panelists: Abdelmawla Ismail (Egyptian Association for Collective Rights), Mariana González Armijo (Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research), Amy Ekdawi (Bank Information Center), Sumir Lal (World Bank Group)
Moderated by José Rojas, World Bank Executive Director representing Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Spain
Co-sponsored by the Bank Information Center, urgewald, Greenpeace Indonesia and KR Foundation
Panelists: Hassan Zaman (Director for Policy and Quality, World Bank Operations Policy and Country Services), Nick York (Director of Human Development and Economic Management, Independent Evaluation Group), Arif Fiyanto (Head of Climate and Energy Campaign, Greenpeace Indonesia), Korinna Horta (Senior Policy Advisor, urgewald)
Moderator: World Bank Executive Director
Panelists: Moses Ntanga (Executive Director, Joy for Children, Uganda), Elaine Zuckerman (Executive Director, Gender Action), Emmanuel Boulet (Inter-American Development Bank), Maninder Gill (Director for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (SURR) Global Practice, World Bank Group), Elana Berger (Child Rights Program Manager, Bank Information Center)
The full schedule for the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings is available on the Bank’s website.
- Abdelmawla Ismail – Egyptian Association for Collective Rights (Egypt)
- Baher Shawky – Egyptian Center for Civil and Legislative Reform (Egypt)
- Ragia Elgerzawy – Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (Egypt)
- Salma Hussein – Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (Egypt)
- Shymaa Allam – Bank Information Center
- Arif Fiyanto – Greenpeace (Indonesia)
- Houda Belghaji – Association Tunisienne de la Transparence dans l’Energie et les Mines (Tunisia)
- Yamina Thabet – Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities (Tunisia)
- Tamara Adrian – First Transgender Women elected member of the National Assembly of Venezuela
- Andres Rivera – Observatorio de Derechos Humanos y Legislación (Chile)
- Amaranta Gomez – SIPIA Nación Zapoteca (México)
- Ronald Cespedes – Fundación Diversencia Nación Quechua (Bolivia)
- Marco Aurelio Prado – Federal University (Brazil)
- Cesar Gamboa – DAR (Peru)
- Martha Torres – DAR (Peru)
- Mariana Gonzales – FUNDAR (México)
- Vanessa Torres -Ambiente y Sociedad (Colombia)
- Korinna Horta – Urgewald (Germany)
- Christina Beberdick – Urgewald (Germany)
- Knud Voecking – Urgewald (Germany)
- Bimbo Oshobe – Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (Nigeria)
- Jackson Shaa – Narasha Community Development Group (Kenya)
- Déborah Sánchez – MASTA (Honduras)
- Miskitu Asla Takanka – MASTA (Honduras)
- Patrick Kipalu – Forest Peoples Program (DRC)
- Ane Schjolden – Rainforest Foundation Norway (Norway)
What Does Shrinking Space for Civil Society Mean for the Twin Goals?
Bank Information Center organized a session with Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, World Movement for Democracy, International Accountability Project, and Coalition for Human Rights in Development at the World Bank Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum titled “What Does Shrinking Space for Civil Society Mean for the Twin Goals?”. This session drew upon examples of restrictions on citizen voice from Egypt, Azerbaijan, and Kenya and discusses implications of restricted civil society space for the World Bank’s development goals.
Forests at the World Bank Group in a Post-Paris Agreement World
Conservation International & BIC hosted a panel event at the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank 2016 Spring Meetings on the Bank’s role in supporting forest commitments coming out of COP21. The panel includes Bank staff working on forests and climate change; CSO partners from FPP, WRI, CI, and Honduran indigenous organization MASTA; and a Norwegian government representative from NICFI.