Tentative Agenda

Day 1 23 January
08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee Scandic Vulkan Hotel, Conference Centre
09:00-09:15 Welcoming remarks, Assistant Secretary General, Hege Hertzberg, MFA
09:15-11:00 Status report from the MDBs (WB, AfDB, ADB, IDB, EBRD, AIIB)


Presentation by the EDs/representatives, (ca. 10 minutes each); WB, AfDB, ADB, IDB, EBRD, AIIB

Q & A

11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-13:00 Seminar – Part I

“Partnership with multilateral development banks – as seen from the Green Climate Fund”

Introduction by Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Comments by EDs & open discussion

13:00-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:40 Seminar – Part II

“The European Financial Architecture for Development: Fit for purpose?”

Introduction by Ms. Susan Ulbæk (20-25 min.), member of the High-Level Wise Persons Group on the European financial architecture for development.

Comments by Ms. Alexia Latortue (10-15 min.), Managing Director of Corporate Strategy, EBRD

Open discussion


16:00 Transport to the Bentse Bridge – starting point for the cultural outdoor activity
16:30–18:30 Cultural outdoor activity; historical walk along the Aker River, including stop for refreshments

NB! Warm clothing/comfortable footwear


19:30 Aperitif and dinner (20:00) at Nedre Foss Gård. Hosted by Ms. Merete Fjeld Brattested, Director General, Department for UN and Humanitarian Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nedre Foss Gård, Nordre gate 2 (a 5 minutes’ walk from the Scandic Vulkan hotel)


Day 2 24 January
08:30-09:00 Check-out and coffee
09:00-10:30 Individual Bank discussions for WB, AfDB, ADB/AIIB (back-to-back), IDB and EBRD  (individual programs) Please see individual agendas and meeting rooms
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Continued individual bank discussions for WB, AfDB, ADB/AIIB (back-to-back), IDB, and EBRD (individual programs) Group rooms
13:00-14:00 Lunch