Joint Seminar: The Way Forward: Addressing Multiple Crises in an Era of Volatility

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DATE: October 10, 2022

DAY: Monday

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


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The Annual Meetings are taking place as the world grapples with the sharpest slowdown in economic activity in 80 years, rising inflation, a food and energy crisis, the war in Ukraine, the continued negative impact of COVID-19, climate change, and worsening poverty. These compounding crises are threatening livelihoods and taking a toll on the most vulnerable. There is a profound urgency for policymakers, international organizations, and the private sector to take decisive and coordinated action to build resilience in this era of volatility.

Join us on October 10 at 9:00 AM EDT to learn more about these global challenges and how the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group are working to support countries addressing multiple crises

Joint Seminar: The Way Forward: Addressing Multiple Crises in an Era of Volatility


Moderator: Tatiana Mossot

Tatiana Mossot is a Senior Communications Officer with the Communications Department of the IMF. Tatiana is a former broadcast and award-winning journalist. She began her career as a Correspondent for France24 and RFI based in West Africa before hosting live Africa Journal for France 24 and TV5 Monde. For over 15 years she also covered West, Central and Southern Africa for major groups such as BBC and Euronews. As a TV and radio Reporter, she was also at some stage based in Washington, D.C. for VOA (covering the 2016 US Presidential Elections). Tatiana also founded MaMa ProJect, to provide professional journalistic training and mentorship opportunities for female African journalists.

Panelist: David Malpass

David Malpass David Malpass currently serves as President of the World Bank Group. Mr. Malpass previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for the United States. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Malpass was an international economist and founder of a macroeconomics research firm based in New York City. He served as chief economist of Bear Stearns. Previously, Mr. Malpass served as the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Developing Nations and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Economic Affairs. Mr. Malpass earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and his MBA from the University of Denver. He was a CPA and undertook advanced graduate work in international economics at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.

Panelist: Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF since its inception in 1944. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Georgieva was Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank and also served as Interim President for a time. Previously, she served at the European Commission as Vice President for Budget and Human Resources – and as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. She was named “European of the Year” and “Commissioner of the Year” by European Voice for her leadership in the European Union’s humanitarian response to crises.