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Tue, Apr 28


World Responsible Leaders Dialogue- Beyond COVID19

World Responsible Leaders Dialogue- Beyond COVID19 Host: Xiaochen Zhang, President, FinTech4Good Dr. Annalisa Primi, Head of Structural Policies and Innovation at the OECD Development Centre David Nabarro, ED, 4SD, Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19

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World Responsible Leaders Dialogue- Beyond COVID19
World Responsible Leaders Dialogue- Beyond COVID19

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

About The Event

FinTech4Good and World Digital Economy Organization jointly organize a World Responsible Leaders Dialogue series. In this episode, we will discuss the following question:

What will be the long term impact of COVID19 on international development?

Host: Xiaochen Zhang, President, FinTech4Good, UNESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council.  Listed as one of the Top 100 BlockchainInfluencers by Lattice80, Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy to introduce the most disruptive technological innovations in frontier markets. FinTech4Good was awarded the Best FinTechImpact Investing Network 2019 by Wealth & Finance International. As a trusted figure in the digital economy and blockchain, he addressed 100+high-level international forums as a keynote speaker and produced the blockchain and Fintech shows with 500K+ followers. 


Dr. Annalisa Primi is Head of Structural Policies and Innovation at the OECD Development Centre (Paris, France). She leads the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on GVCs, Production Transformation and Development. Previously she worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Santiago, Chile). She holds a PhD in Economics (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands) and a degree in Economics (University of Roma2, Italy). She has a record of publications on industrial and innovation policies (e.g. “The Return of Industrial Policies: (what) can Africa learn from Latin America” in Noman and Stiglitz (eds.), 2015, Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa, Oxford University Press).

David Nabarro is the Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London and supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Switzerland based social enterprise 4SD. From March 2020, David is appointed Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19. He secured his medical qualification in 1974 and has worked in over 50 countries – in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities, and in United Nations programs.

David worked for the British government in the 1990s as head of Health and Population and director for Human Development in the UK Department for International Development. From 1999 to 2017 he held leadership roles in the UN system on disease outbreaks and health issues, food insecurity and nutrition, climate change and sustainable development. In October 2018, David received the World Food Prize together with Lawrence Haddad for their leadership in raising the profile and building coalitions for action for better nutrition across the Sustainable Development Goals. 

FinTech4Good (FT4G) is a global network that connects start-ups, technologists, industry leaders and public sectors in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, to bring fintech and blockchain technology applications to frontier markets.

The World Digital Economy Council mobilizes resources and brings together global leaders to provide thought leadership and implement powerful initiatives in advancing global digital transformation.

The Digital Finance Advisory Group (DF17) is a group of experts and leaders in blockchain, fintech, AI, and international development who share the same vision in scaling exemplary initiatives to realize the true potential of digital financing for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different countries. The China Digital Finance Advisory Group (CDF17) is the first country-level effort of the DF17. CDF17 members not only have deep knowledge of digital financing for sustainable development goals, but also are willing to put their knowledge and expertise in supporting the related international process on the 2030 Agenda.  

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