The World Bank’ mission is driven by two goals – to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity. Its development strategy focuses on three pathways to get there – by promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth, investing in human capital, and fostering resilience to global shocks and threats that can reverse hard-won development gains. The speaker will present a brief history of the World Bank and describe its membership structure, outline pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the international community, and provide concrete examples of success stories and results that are making a dent on poverty. The talk is presented as a “development dialogue” and will feature adequate audience participation.
Sarwat Hussain, an Indian national, is a corporate and strategic communications specialist with wide experience in international development. A 20-plus year veteran of the World Bank, he was most recently Head of Communications in its Agriculture Global Practice. During 2009-2012, he served as Hub Leader based in Pretoria covering World Bank communications in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth for graduate studies and has two degrees from India’s Osmania University. He has keen and abiding interest in the development of Africa’s media sector, and helped launch the African Media Leaders Forum as well as journalism capacity-building public awareness programs on agriculture and food security, global environment and African infrastructure in collaboration with other multilateral institutions and media houses.
The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Boston will speak from Noon to 1 PM and will take questions from audience. The price for the luncheon is $35 for members, $45 for non-members and $27 for full-time students and military personnel in uniform. There is a 15% discount for early registration that ends at noon Friday, September 8. Please make sure your checks arrive prior to this day for headcount of order for meals.
You may pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. For reservations or information, visit our website www.worldaffairstexas.com. To avoid the ticketing fee, and take advantage of the discount, you may send a check to the World Affairs Council of South Texas, 4409 Sue Circle, Corpus Christi, TX 78410. If all else fails, call 361.241.2800.
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