55th Annual Meeting: Schedule of Events

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55th ADB Annual Meeting

Positioning Climate Resilient Green Economy for the Post COVID-19 World

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Note: All events are listed in Manila time (GMT+8).



Monday, 26 Sep 2022

  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | ADB Seminar
    Integrating gender equality in building a sustainable future for all
    The transition to green, resilient, net-zero economies has different consequences for men and women. To advance gender equality, it is key to upskill and reskill female workers, as well as tackle barriers keeping them from green jobs. The session explored policies and programs that support women in entering the green economy, and women-led initiatives on climate change.
  • 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | Civil Society Program
    With Oxfam International
    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted profound inequalities both across and within countries. This session presented research on inequality through a multistakeholder panel discussion, focusing on policy response both for short term to address the impact of COVID-19, as well as long-term structural changes needed to address inequality.
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm,
    Online
    Sponsored by PwC
    The session focused on mainstreaming nature-based solutions in critical infrastructure development, navigating the policy, regulatory and financial landscapes to promote such solutions in vulnerable nations, especially the Asia and Pacific region.


Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022

  • 12:30 am to 1:30 am,
    Online
    Virtual | Institutional Event
    Through the Asia Pacific Tax Hub, ADB supports its developing member countries in mobilizing domestic resources for financing the SDGs. This session presented updates on the Tax Hub, followed by a discussion among panelists and event participants on ongoing initiatives to widen the fiscal space and broaden the domestic tax base.
  • 12:30 am to 2:00 am,
    Online
    Virtual | Civil Society Program
    With NGO Forum on ADB
    This roundtable promoted timely, forward-looking debates on the issues of "just transition" and climate financing at the project, programmatic, and policy levels⁠—through the eyes of representatives from civil society groups in South, Southeast, and Central Asia/the Caucasus. A respondent from the ADB Energy Sector Group also joined in the discussion.
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | Civil Society Program
    ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa met with representatives of civil society organizations and nongovernment organizations. His keynote remarks were followed by a question-and-answer session covering topics related to ADB’s support for development across Asia and the Pacific and its continuing engagement with civil society.
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | ADB Seminar
    This seminar aimed to inspire governments to reshape the tourism sector in a way that would be more sustainable and inclusive. It brought together leaders from developing member countries and representatives from the private sector.


Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022

  • 12:00 am to 1:30 am,
    Online
    Virtual | Civil Society Program
    With NGO Forum on ADB
    This session reflected on the policy architecture of ADB's 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement, challenges in its implementation on the ground, and existing limitations.
  • 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | Joint ADB-IMF Seminar
    A panel of top economists discussed the medium- to long-term prospects for developing Asia amidst an evolving global landscape.
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm,
    Online
    Sponsored by NEC
    This seminar focused on the transportation industry’s impact on the environment, and introduce digital transformation (DX) ideas and solutions that can help transform urban transportation.
  • 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | Institutional Event
    This seminar will reflect on the 2021 Development Effectiveness Review, which reports on ADB’s performance in achieving its corporate strategic priorities, its response to clients’ urgent needs amid the pandemic, and support for recovery and the SDGs.


Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | Media Event
    The CNBC Debate considered how economies in Asia and the Pacific could achieve an energy transition that meets rapidly rising demand. What policies and regulatory approaches are required to spur the deployment of renewables and ensure we have an energy transition that works for all?
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm,
    Multi-Function Hall
    In-Person | Governors' Seminar
    This seminar posed three questions to members of ADB’s Board of Governors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Is developing Asia prepared to navigate the many challenges in the global economy and lay a path for economic recovery? What principles can help ensure that both short-term relief measures and broader recovery strategies are sustainable and climate-resilient? What role can ADB and other development partners play in managing current risks and supporting recovery objectives?
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm,
    EDSA Shangri-La Ballroom
    In-Person Event
    By invitation
  • 10:30 pm to 1:30 am,
    Auditorium
    In-Person Event
    During each Business Session of the ADB Annual Meetings, ADB Governors adopt resolutions; take note of and approve documents related to the business, finance, administration, and operations of ADB; and provide guidance and direction to the institution through Governors’ statements.


Friday, 30 Sep 2022

  • 1:30 am to 2:30 am,
    Multi-Function Hall
    In-Person Event
    The 56th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea in 2023.
  • 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm,
    Online
    Virtual | Seminar
    Programmed by Economist Impact
    Financial institutions have a paramount role to play in scaling up investments in climate solutions. They can help provide the financing necessary for the net-zero transition through decarbonization and building climate-resilient economies. This event examined how to finance the transition to net-zero and build resilient economies.
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm,
    Online
    Sponsored by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    This session shared the latest findings from ongoing research in two countries with progressive climate-resilient ambitions—Sri Lanka and Fiji. It brought together green finance policy, financial institutions, and financial instruments on one side, and on the other, industrial and trade policies that can help secure sustainable demand and pathways to greener markets.
  • 10:30 pm to 12:00 am,
    Online
    Virtual | Civil Society Program
    With Plan International
    This session explored how engaging meaningfully with young people could support the advancement of “just transitions” in promoting quality jobs and livelihoods when economies are shifting to climate-friendly, sustainable production.

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