Event type
Side event

Migration and Development 28 Launch Event

October
13
,
2017
Time
12:30-02:00pm
Venue
World Bank MC 4-800
Location
Washinton DC
Event description

In this session, distinguished speakers will share their experiences in dealing with current issues on migration and development, with a particular focus on return migration, a challenging issue globally following the increase in asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. The session will also serve as a launch event for the new Migration and Development Brief which reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, major policy developments, and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for reducing remittance costs and recruitment costs.

Speakers

Chair: Michal Rutkowski, Senior Director and Head of Global Practice, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank

Panelists: Alejandro Celorio, ‎Head of Section, Hispanic and Migration Affairs, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

Laura Frigenti, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Director-General of the Department for Global issues, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany

Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist, Head of the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), World Bank

Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, President, UAE Exchange

Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration

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