Delegates Speak: Day 3 of ADB's 47th Annual Meeting

Video | 4 May 2014

Delegates attend ADB's 47th Annual Meeting for a range of different reasons. Some delegates talk to ADB about the value of being part of the annual event.

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Title: Delegates Speak: Day 3 of ADB's 47th Annual Meeting

Description: Delegates attend ADB's 47th Annual Meeting for a range of different reasons. Some delegates talk to ADB about the value of being part of the annual event.

Denton Rarawa
Solomon Islands

First, although the distance is far, we have to come to ensure that we get something back to our country.

John Trew
Plan International, USA

We’re seeing much more attention being paid to individual sectors that often go under represented within the banks specifically around the issues of marginalized populations including youth and women.

Min Chang
Korean Institute of Finance

I attended one of the seminars. They teach you about Central Asian countries. It’s very informative. And the panel, they gave us very good ideas. The ways to connect to each other.

Thipphakone Chanthavongsa
Vice Minister of Finance, Lao PDR

There’s a forum that we can say our thoughts and our suggestion to ADB and get more support. And it’s also forum to interact with other member countries. You know, it’s like networking.

Hesham O. Al-Waqayan
Kuwait Fund

As you know, Kuwait is a donor country. And with have many members of ADB, which are our beneficiaries so we are covering almost all Asia. So, we are very much happy when we join this kind of meeting.

Julianne Scenna
World Vision, Australia

To hear that the discussions of economic and finance which somehow have often been framed and being quite zippered from the reality of people’s lives, to hear that theme of inequality coming from very diverse delegates. I think its really encouraging that people are hearing the challenge of that, and really making a call for people to stick up and address that.