World Bank ABCDE Conference, Amsterdam, May 23-24 (ABCDE 2005)
|Event Date/Time: May 23, 2005||End Date/Time: May 24, 2005|
|Registration Date: Apr 23, 2005|
ABCDE is one of the world’s best known series of conferences on development, first organized in Washington DC in 1988. Each year the ABCDE brings together the world’s leading policy-makers, academics, civil society representatives, journalists and students, fostering dialogue and contributing new knowledge on development issues.
ABCDE 2005 in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, May 23-24, 2005) will be the first global ABCDE held in Europe. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Development Cooperation and the Ministry of Finance of The Netherlands have agreed to co-organize the conference with The World Bank.
The theme of the conference will be "Securing Development in an Unstable World". As in previous years, the conference will feature outstanding policy makers and development experts from all over the world, including: Agnes van Ardenne (Minister for Development Cooperation, the Netherlands), François Bourguignon (World Bank Chief Economist), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Minister of Finance, Nigeria), Ernesto Zedillo (Former President, Mexico), James D. Wolfensohn (President, World Bank) and others.
Participants are encouraged to apply via the ABCDE 2005 website. The deadline for applications is April 23, 2005.
The organizers also offer a limited number of Support Grants for participants coming from and based in developing or transition countries. Researchers, journalists, NGO representatives and students alike are invited to apply for the grant via the ABCDE website.