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Fiji 2019: Seminars

Thursday, 02 May 2019

  • Institutional Event ADB’s Development Effectiveness in 2018

    How is ADB supporting prosperity and unity for the people and economies of Asia and the Pacific? This seminar presented ADB’s 2018 Development Effectiveness Review, which highlights key achievements and challenges in ADB’s operations.

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Westin Senirosi Rua
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  • ADB Seminar Ocean Health: Actions from Source to Sea

    Globally, ocean health has become an urgent priority. This session focused on actions for ocean health and for developing sustainable ocean economies.

    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Sofitel Grand Ballroom 2
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  • Joint Seminar with the International Monetary Fund Is Debt Sustainability a Cause for Concern?

    As the era of abundant global liquidity ends, it is critical to ensure that Asia’s debt level can be sustained. A panel of experts discussed priority actions to ensure that the debt buildup does not jeopardize growth and stability.

    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Sofitel Grand Ballroom 2
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Friday, 03 May 2019

  • Institutional Event Improving Project-Level Grievance Redress Mechanisms and Accountability

    The 2012 ADB Accountability Mechanism Policy requires a joint learning report describing lessons learned relating to complaints about ADB projects and resolution measures. This seminar discussed the experiences of the past 3 years covered in the 2016–2018 accountability mechanism learning report.

    9:00 am to 10:00 am, Westin Senirosi Dua
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  • ADB Seminar Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future in Asia and the Pacific

    The seminar showcased digital solutions for urban development that help optimize urban planning, infrastructure development, and management of urban services.

    9:00 am to 10:30 am, Sofitel Grand Ballroom 2
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  • ADB Seminar and Private Sector Event Renewable Energy Investing in Asia and the Pacific—The Fast-Changing Model

    Despite the best efforts of many ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to accelerate expansion in renewable energy, private investment around the region faces persistent challenges. The seminar surveyed the evolving approaches adopted by sponsors investing in renewable energy projects across ADB’s DMCs.

    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Sofitel Grand Ballroom 2
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  • Institutional Event ADB’s New Procurement Framework and Business Opportunities

    The seminar presented an overview of ADB’s new procurement framework and its implementation status, highlighting changes relevant to the business communities. It was followed by an overview of current and future opportunities for businesses in ADB-financed projects in key sectors.

    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Westin Senirosi Dua
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  • Institutional Event Sink or Sync: Managing Natural Resources and Vulnerability in Asia and the Pacific

    Many of ADB's developing countries face serious environmental concerns. Such development challenges are complex and interlinked, calling for effective collaboration among countries. ADB is uniquely positioned to act as a knowledge broker and play an active role in creating this synergy. This panel discussion showcased ADB’s work in this area and the evidence-based knowledge accumulated by evaluation at ADB.

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Westin Senirosi Dua
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Saturday, 04 May 2019

  • ADB Seminar Trading Up: Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality

    This seminar discussed how international trade can promote inclusive growth and empowerment, and generate decent employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for women. 

    9:00 am to 10:30 am, Sofitel Grand Ballroom 2
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  • Governors' Seminar Role of Tourism for Sustainable Development

    Asia’s policy makers face the challenge of guiding the expansion of tourism in a way that protects the environment—particularly ocean health—and improves the quality of life of local residents. A distinguished panel reflected on their experiences to highlight policy options to ensure a sustainable future for Asia’s tourism.

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Sheraton Ballroom
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