Law, Justice and Development Week (LJD Week) is an annual event organized by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank in collaboration with the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, an international knowledge exchange platform of over 170 partners engaged in legal aspects of development. The conference draws over 1,000 participants and convenes a broad community of development professionals who use law and justice tools to battle poverty and boost shared prosperity.
LJD Week attendees include:
- General Counsel and legal staff of International Financial Institutions (IFIs);
- Partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development;
- Government officials from developed and developing countries;
- Development practitioners, lawyers and judges;
- Legal scholars, professors and students; and,
- Civil society representatives.
See the full program on the World Bank website here.
Climate Change Days
Monday and Tuesday, December 5-6
The theme for the first two days of the conference is Law, Climate Change and Development. Sessions will be organized into two parallel tracks, one emphasizing legal issues arising in adaptation to the changes shaping our global climate, and the other on issues around mitigation to climate impacts. Within the two streams, sessions will address both specific and cross-cutting issues.
Wednesday, December 7
The third day of the conference will focus on legal issues relevant to IFIs involved in global development. The program features two parallel session streams: CoFinancing with Climate Funds, which explores approaches to financing climate change mitigation and adaptation and Hot Topics for IFIs, including refugees and forced displacement, private sector development and leveraging concessional finance, developments in procurement, governance and institutions, and other topics. IFI Day LAW, JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT WEEK 2016 2 also includes networking opportunities for leaders through the General Counsel Roundtable. Exciting new networking opportunities this year include roundtables for Deputy General Counsel and Chief and Assistant General Counsel, and a networking event to connect all IFI lawyers.
Global Forum Day Thursday
The fourth day will be dedicated to the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, featuring a plenary meeting of the Steering Committee, as well as meetings and events organized by Thematic Working Groups and Communities of Practice, on activities, deliverables and a wide variety of development topics relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals.
World Bank Group Day Friday
The last day of the conference will be reserved for lawyers working in the World Bank Group, providing a unique annual opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences on issues of specific interest to the World Bank, IFC, MIGA and ICSID. Evening receptions will offer an opportunity to network with global experts and colleagues.