“Vulnerability Exposed” Micro-Documentary Film Contest 7

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:00:00 GMT

In August 2008, the Social Development Department of the World Bank launched a world-wide micro-documentary film contest on the social aspects of climate change. The goal of this initiative was to inspire people around the world to communicate how climate change was affecting their lives and livelihoods.

The Special Film Screening and Award Ceremony will provide an exciting opportunity for the winning filmmakers to showcase their films to the wider public.

Opening Remarks:
  • Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Keynote Address:
  • His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Maldives

Cocktail Reception will immediately follow the Award Ceremony.

If you wish to attend the Film Screening and Award Ceremony, You MUST RSVP by sending an email to Megumi Makisaka (mmakisaka@worldbank.org) by Noon on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Please be advised, you must present a valid ID when entering the building.

If you will be attending the film screening and award ceremony, you may enter through the main entrance where H St. and Pennsylvania Ave. meet, between 18th and 19th Streets NW.

Location: World Bank Headquarters, MC2-800
1818 H Street NW

Communicating the Social Dimensions of Climate Change 2

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:00:00 GMT

This afternoon seminar tied to the Social Dimensions of Climate Change Film Contest will examine, through lively discussion, various opportunities for and challenges of effectively communicating climate change from the perspectives of a varied panel of film-makers, journalists, academics and World Bank Group staff. Box lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you wish to attend the Seminar, You MUST RSVP by sending an email to Megumi Makisaka (mmakisaka@worldbank.org) by Noon on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Please be advised, you must present a valid ID when entering the building.

If attending the seminar please use the Visitor’s Entrance at 18th Street NW, between Pennsylvania Ave. and G St. NW.

Location: World Bank Headquarters, MC2-800
1818 H Street NW