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Manila 2018: Calendar

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018

  • Civil Society Program ADB's Strategy 2030: Emerging Directions For civil society organization (CSO) participants and ADB staff only

    ADB’s Tomoyuki Kimura and Valerie Hill from the Strategy and Policy Department presented the key directions of Strategy 2030 based on the latest draft shared with stakeholders.

    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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Thursday, 03 May 2018

  • ADB Seminar Tapping Technology to Maximize Longevity Dividend in Asia

    This seminar discussed how aging societies can explore and harness the potential of new technology, national policy, and regional collaboration options to reap the benefits of longevity.

    8:30 am to 10:00 am, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Side Event Report Launch: ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook (AREO) 2018

    AMRO produced the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AREO) 2018 focusing on the regional economic prospects, and a thematic study on “Resilience and Growth in a Changing World.”

    9:15 am to 10:00 am, Ballroom A, Marco Polo Hotel
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  • Civil Society Program CSOs and ADB Management Meeting For civil society organization (CSO) participants and ADB staff only

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with civil society organizations and NGOs on 3 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting in Manila, Philippines. More than 200 civil society representatives attended the meeting.

    10:00 am to 11:00 am, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event ADB's Performance in Transition to Strategy 2030: The 2017 Development Effectiveness Review

    This seminar presented the key findings of ADB's institutional report card. Leaders from government and international organizations shared their perspectives on ADB’s approach to performance management, and how ADB can help its member countries make progress towards the SDGs.

    10:00 am to 11:00 am, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • ADB Seminar co-sponsored by IJGlobal Private Sector Participation in Asian Infrastructure Development

    This seminar explored progress and challenges faced by ADB’s developing member countries in accelerating adoption of the public-private partnerships (PPP) modality.

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Side Event: Joint Seminar of AMRO and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Asia’s Emergence in the New World Order: Growth, Integration, and Resilience

    This seminar discussed how economies in the ASEAN+3 region could unleash their growth potential to enhance their productivity and continue with the rapid pace of catch-up over the past few decades.

    10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Ballroom A, Marco Polo Hotel
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  • ADB President's Press Conference

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao addressed the global media on 3 May 2018 at the start of the 51st ADB Annual Meeting in Manila, Philippines.

    11:15 am to 12:00 pm, Briefing Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Lunch for participants 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Cafeteria, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Shrinking Democratic Space in Asia and the Challenge of Ensuring Environmental and Social Safeguards in Large-Scale Infrastructure Civil Society Panel (with NGO Forum on ADB)

    Over 100 participants heard panelists share their thoughts about the shrinking democratic space in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific. This includes laws and policies that tend to restrict the space for communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) to raise concerns about infrastructure development.

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Financing Partners Forum Megatrends in Asia – Where Collective Development Impact Will Be Vital By invitation

    The forum highlighted megatrends in Asia and where collective development impact is vital. A panel talked about the changing priorities of private sector investments, the importance of regional trade and connectivity, and overlooked vulnerabilities in island countries. Speakers from foreign aid agencies, investment and trade agencies, and a developing member country shared their insights on these topics.

    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights Promoting Inclusive Growth through Inter-subregional Cooperation

    The seminar discussed innovative approaches undertaken as part of ADB’s regional cooperation and integration portfolio, particularly relating to the promotion of inter-subregional cooperation within ASEAN “Plus.”

    2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • ADB Seminar Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific

    A seminar titled, “Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific,” gathered policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and development practitioners on 3 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting to discuss challenges and successes experienced by women's entrepreneurship in the Asia and Pacific region. 

    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Lecture Theater 2, ADB HQ
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  • New Opportunities for Regional Cooperation: The Potential for CAREC-BRI Collaboration

    A seminar on "New Opportunities for Regional Cooperation: The Potential for CAREC-BRI Collaboration" on 3 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting explored ways Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program member countries can capitalize on new regional and international development dynamics, including the Belt and Road Initiative.

    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Gymnasium, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights The Future of Energy Systems

    This session discussed the multiple trends that are driving the transformation of global energy systems, including “digitization and electrification of everything,” decentralization, decarbonization, and democratization.

    3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Role of Private Sector and Financial Intermediaries in ADB’s Energy Sector Investments Civil Society Panel (with NGO Forum on ADB)

    The civil society panel discussed how ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) implements and monitors its safeguards compliance and commitment to information disclosure. This session also tackled ways to improve the current implementation of safeguards at the PSOD.

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights Adapting to an Aging Asia: Building Opportunities to Support the Longevity Revolution

    The seminar provided an overview of the impacts of the longevity revolution in Asia. The roundtable tackled investment challenges in the region and the opportunity for ADB to develop innovative responses and share global good practices.

    4:00 pm to 4:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Joint Seminar with the International Monetary Fund and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas New Technologies in Finance: Opportunities and Challenges for Asia

    Potentially game-changing technological advances like distributed ledger technology, blockchains, virtual currencies, machine learning, and big data are a double-edged sword that can deliver large benefits but impose large costs. This seminar reviewed Asia’s recent progress in financial market development, discussed key issues and challenges for Asia stemming from new technologies in finance, and examined policy options for maximizing their benefits while limiting their disadvantages.

    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Lecture Theater 2, ADB HQ
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  • Side Event Bridging the Gap for Inclusive Development ADB–Japan Scholarship Program 30th Anniversary Seminar

    The seminar reflected on the achievements of ADB–JSP, shared experiences and insights by selected alumni and current scholars, and discussed the importance of ADB-JSP for inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific, and its future direction.

    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights The Future of Skills and Jobs

    The seminar discussed the future of jobs and skills in light of the rapid developments in technologies, urbanization, and labor mobility. Latest research and good practices on future of jobs and skills, labor market scanning, education technology, entrepreneurship, and the role of higher education institutions were highlighted.

    5:00 pm to 5:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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Friday, 04 May 2018

  • Side Event High-level Dialogue on More Quality Jobs in Asia and the Pacific: Investing for a Just Transition?

    The high-level dialogue discussed whether investments in Asia and the Pacific are moving into a model that maximizes decent job creation and employability, social inclusion, and poverty eradication for sustainable growth. Panelists talked about what can we do as partners in development to accelerate our big ambitions for the region.

    8:30 am to 10:00 am, Lecture Theater 1. ADB HQ
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  • Host Country Event Past, Present, and Future of the World Economy

    Featuring distinguished speakers, the Manila 2018 host country event looked back to the past with a new understanding, examined the relevance of key structures of the present global financial system, and explored how multilateral institutions and governments can adapt by harnessing opportunities while navigating the hazards of a digital future.

    8:30 am to 11:30 am, Gymnasium, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event Unleashing Asia's Capital in the Age of Choice

    Mobilizing private sources of capital is of great importance to developing countries and their strategic development partners. This seminar discussed the increasing role of multilateral development banks in leveraging finance and expertise from the private sector.

    9:00 am to 10:00 am, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Localizing the Open Government Partnership: Pushing the Boundaries of Local Governance Learning with Partners (Caucus of Development NGO Networks [CODE-NGO])

    This session recognized the growing role of CSO engagement with governments to strengthen the implementation of the OGP across national and subnational levels. It featured successful open governance and transparency initiatives and discussed key implementation stumbling blocks and building blocks encountered.

    9:30 am to 11:00 am, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • CNBC Debate Technology for Change

    Investment in Asia’s infrastructure is a lot more than just roads, bridges, and dams. What investment is needed to make innovation the engine of economic growth? These questions were discussed during the CNBC Debate.

    10:20 am to 11:20 am, Briefing Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • GGGI Side Event Green Growth and Regional Cooperation

    This knowledge sharing event of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) focused on opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming green growth, such as enabling policies to mobilize green investments, address poverty, and ensure sustainability while promoting economic cooperation among countries through regional cooperation.

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Lunch for participants 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Cafeteria, ADB HQ
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  • Governors' Seminar Technological Change, Globalization, and Jobs in Asia

    The Governors’ Seminar on 4 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting focused on how new technologies and globalization affect the prospects for job creation in developing Asia and their policy implications.

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Gymnasium, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Community-Centered Conservation: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Sustainable Development Learning with Partners (Conservation International)

    This session tackled how biodiversity conservation in socio-ecological land and seascapes and applying multi-sector management approaches help advance inclusive development in Southeast Asia.

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event Transparency and Stakeholders' Engagement in Compliance Review

    The event articulated the views of the panelists on how to be a more transparent organization with transparent processes, and how to actively engage various stakeholders, such as the government and private sector borrowers, ADB staff and Management, and the affected persons through the NGOs/CSOs.

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event Rule of Law for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: ADB’s Law and Policy Reform Program at Work

    ADB’s Law and Policy Reform (LPR) Program, managed by the Office of the General Counsel, has engaged in strengthening the rule of law in developing member countries in the Asia and Pacific region through projects on legal, regulatory, and judicial reforms since 1995. The seminar presented the program's five principal areas of work, and a high-level panel will highlight achievements of the program.

    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program The Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in Helping Reduce Poverty in Asia and the Pacific Learning with Partners (Asian Farmers' Association, AgriTerra, and AsiaDHRRA)

    The session discussed initiatives and approaches to supporting and strengthening agricultural cooperatives, including the importance of lobby and advocacy by farmers organizations to help improve the enabling environment for cooperatives business.

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Host Country Event Future Host Country Event - Fiji 2019

    As the future host country, Fiji brought together an event that showcased the unique blend of cultures throughout Fiji, through arts, rituals, and culinary delights.

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Gymnasium, ADB HQ
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  • ADB Seminar Strengthening Climate and Disaster Resilience: Investing in Community-led Solutions

    At this seminar, panelists shared concrete evidence of community-led solutions in strengthening resilience, and exchanged good practices on how such solutions can be scaled up through large-scale government investments.

    4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • ADB President's Reception 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Cafeteria and Courtyard, ADB HQ
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Saturday, 05 May 2018

  • Opening Session of the Board of Governors 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Isla and Palawan Ballrooms, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
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  • Lunch for participants 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Lobby Lounge, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel and Cafeteria, ADB HQ
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  • Business Session 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Auditorium, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Decent Work to Link People and Economies toward Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Asia and the Pacific Civil Society Panel (with International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific, Building and Woodworkers International – Asia Pacific, Public Services International Asia-Pacific, NGO Forum on ADB)

    Trade Union and civil society organization (CSO) representatives joined in a vibrant discussion on issues related to decent work in ADB-assisted projects

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Host Country Dinner By invitation 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Isla Ballroom, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
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