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SDGs Forum : Implementing the SDGs Agenda: Action and Impact at the Country Level


12 Dec 2017


1:45 pm - 4:45 pm


Level 1, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

We are already two years into the 15-year Sustainable Development Goals — with a long way to go. Trillions of dollars are needed annually to achieve the 17 wide-reaching goals by 2030. And with hundreds of governments and organisations involved in capturing and reporting data in different ways, how will we know whether we’re making progress?

This half-day forum aims to explore the issues and perspectives as we look into the implementation of the SDG agenda at the local level, and bringing in global perspectives towards the progress of the SDGs.This event is jointly organised by UNDP, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the World Bank Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia.

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations,
and Partnerships is our special guest who will deliver a presentation on the SDGs.

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships. Before joining the World Bank, Mohieldin held numerous senior positions in the government of Egypt, including minister of investment from 2004 until 2010. He also served on several boards of directors, including the Central Bank of Egypt and the banking and corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

He is a professor of economics and finance at Cairo University, an honorary professor at Durham University and a member of the Advisory Board of the Durham Business School. He also held leading positions in national and regional research centers and think tanks. He has authored numerous publications and articles in leading journals in the fields of international finance, economics, and development in English and Arabic. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Warwick, M.Sc. in economic and social policy analysis from the University of York, and B.Sc. in economics, first in the order of merit, from Cairo University.

Please RSVP by sending an email to caroline@asli.com.my