Disrupting Development through Science, Technology and Innovation

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Geneva, Switzerland

An event on 'Disrupting development through science, technology and innovation' will be held on 28 March 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is part of the 'Financing for development in action' series launched by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the World Bank Group Geneva.

Discussions will revolve around the following questions:

  • How is technology disrupting industries and creating new growth pathways?
  • What are the world’s historical experiences in adapting to technological changes, and in what ways are our experiences today different from or similar to the past?
  • What are the roles of governments, private sector and academia?​

Participants will include: Shaolin Yang, Managing Director, World Bank; Chaesub Lee, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, International Telecommunications Union (ITU); Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum (WEF); Sonja Betschart, Co-Founder WeRobotics; Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform; and Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics, Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, The Graduate Institute Geneva.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

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