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Phillips in Washington DC for global leadership forum

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:54 AM
Phillips, Jamaica’s former finance minister, will make his presentation during the first plenary session on Wednesday, June 1 on the topic, “Challenges in Exercising Leadership for Sustainable Development.‎ 

Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips is in Washington DC in the United States to participate in the World Bank-organised Global Leadership Forum from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday 3. 

The event is being held at the Preston Auditorium of the World Bank Group Headquarters. 

The 2016 Global Leadership Forum brings together about 200 partners, leaders and practitioners from government, private enterprise, academia, and civil society including, foundations, and international development organizations working in areas of collaborative leadership.

‎Phillips, Jamaica’s former finance minister, will make his presentation during the first plenary session on Wednesday, June 1 on the topic, “Challenges in Exercising Leadership for Sustainable Development.‎ 

The session will be moderated by the World Bank Group’s Acting Vice President for Leadership, Learning and Development, Abha Joshi-Ghani. ‎

The World Bank says the objective of the session is to hear from leaders in government and public life their successes and challenges in exercising leadership and how they have managed to build consensus and coalitions around difficult development challenges.‎

Other presenters for this session are: Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cape Verde, Christina Duarte; Deputy Director General for Committees’ Affairs and Head of Public Policies of the Republic of Iraq, Ahmed Muhsin Al-Zubaidi; and Senior Director Climate Change Cross-Cutting Solutions Area of the World Bank Group, John Roome.‎‎