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Key Tweets from Global Development Panel at World Economic Forum

Yesterday’s Global Development Outlook panel at the World Economic Forum included William H. Gates III, David Cameron, Ban Ki-moon, Paul Polman, Helene D. Gayle, H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame.

You can watch the full panel on the World Economic Forum web site.

We tweeted throughout the panel and also kept up with tweets from the #wefdevoutlook hashtag. Here are some that caught our attention.

Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum
Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum | Copyright: World Economic Forum

Here are our tweets during the panel.

Photo: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Copyright: World Economic Forum

What We’re Looking for from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The annual World Economic Forum annual meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland and kicks off on January 23 and continues through the 27th.  The theme of the annual meeting is “resilient dynamism” signalling that in this interconnected world there is much to do, but there are strong minds and steadfast organizations and businesses willing to make change.

There are a few key meetings and discussions that we will take a close look a including:

  • The State of the World: A Strategic Assessment (Thurs 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM CMT) Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab
    Governments worldwide remain in a weakened condition in one of the most uncertain and fragile periods in recent memory. How can nations restore their legitimacy and effectiveness in the current global context?
  • The Global Development Outlook (Thurs 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM CMT) William H. Gates III, David Cameron, Ban Ki-moon, Paul Polman, Helene D. Gayle, H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    With the Millennium Development Goals expiring in 2015, what should be at the top of the next development agenda?
  • Women in Economic Decision-making (Fri 25, 2013 at 11 AM CMT)  Kevin Kelly, Sheryl Sandberg, Lubna S. Olayanm,Viviane Reding, Drew Gilpin Faust, Christine Lagarde, Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Chaired by: Herminia Ibarra How can gender gaps be closed at the highest levels of economic decision-making?

You can follow the annual meeting at www.weforum.org

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