Jubilee, IMF and World Bank Events

October 12, 2022 | 8:30–10:00 am ET (12:30–2:00 pm GMT)

Engaging Africa Faith-Based Institutions for Africa's Inclusive Economic Recovery 

Caritas Africa and its partners have mobilized faith-based institutions in Africa to campaign for Africa’s inclusive economic recovery from the multiple crises. The session seeks to raise concerns and facilitate policy dialogue on debt management, concessional financing and equitable deployment of special drawing rights to aid speedy and transformative recovery.

Caritas Africa's Manager for the Africa Inclusive Economic Recovery Campaign, Samuel Zan Akologo, moderates a panel with Frank Schneider, Development Finance Specialist, Development Finance Division, German Ministry of Finance, Most. Rev. Sithembele Anton Sipuka, Bishop of the Diocese of Mthatha, South Africa, and former Vice President, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network, Lucy Esipila, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Caritas Africa, Charles Chilufya, S.J., Rev. Fr., Director, Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa, Andrew John Tiffin, Senior Economist at the African Department, IMF

Sponsors: Caritas Africa, Jubilee USA Network

Location: World Bank "I" Building, Room I 2-220, 1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Registration to the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings will be required to access the premises. No registration is needed to access the livestream, available at: https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2022/06/16/civil-society-policy-forum-annual-meetings-2022#:~:text=Furthermore%2C%20the%20WBG%2DIMF%20Annual,here%20to%20access%20the%20form

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October 14, 2022 | 4:30–6:00 pm ET (8:30–10:00 pm GMT)

International Financial Architecture Reform for a Fair Debt Crisis Resolution

The number of countries struggling with the worst debt crisis in decades is increasing. There is global consensus that the international financial architecture is failing to deliver a timely, fair and comprehensive debt treatment to those countries that need it. However, there is no agreement on the direction that reforms of the financial system and debt architecture should take. The experienced and distinguished panelists will discuss a range of proposals for reform, and how they could and should be delivered. They will also take questions and comments from the floor.

Reuters' Senior Correspondent, Andrea Shalalmoderates a panel with Mathew Martin, Director, Development Finance International, Patricia Miranda, Global Advocacy Director, Latindadd, Guillaume Chabert, Director of the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) of the IMF, Marcello Estevao, Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment at the World Bank

Sponsors: ActionAid International, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development (APMMD), CAFOD, Center for Economic and Social Rights, Christian Aid, Debt Justice Norway, Debt Justice UK, Global Policy Forum, Jubilee USA Network, Norwegian Church Aid, Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (Latindadd), Society for International Development, Third World Network, ESCR-Net, European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD)

Location: IMF HQ2-03B-768B, 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20431

Registration to the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings will be required to access the premises. No registration is needed to access the livestream, available at: https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2022/06/16/civil-society-policy-forum-annual-meetings-2022#:~:text=Furthermore%2C%20the%20WBG%2DIMF%20Annual,here%20to%20access%20the%20form

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October 14, 2022 | 10:00 am–5:15 pm ET 

October 15, 2022 | 9:00 am–12:30 pm ET 

Jubilee USA Interfaith Vigil, Press Conference and Teach-in

Join us on Friday, October 14th for a vigil, teach-in and press conference outside of the IMF, World Bank and G20 Meetings. Hear how religious and community leaders from around the world are working for a Jubilee. On Saturday morning, October 15th, we will bring thousands of paper chains to the IMF calling for debt relief and economic aid.

A full schedule is available here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/imf_world_bank_annual_meeting_mobilization_22

Location: Edward R. Murrow Park

Register by clicking here. If you have any questions feel free to contact [email protected] or anjoulie@jubileeusa.org. To stay up to date on these events, visit our website at: https://www.jubileeusa.org/imf_world_bank_annual_meeting_mobilization_22