SANEM-North America Discussion Forum 2017

SANEM-North America Discussion Forum 2017

“South Asia at a Development Cross-roads”

Date: June 12, 2017
Venue: The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA.

Target Audience: Academicians, Policy Advocates, Researchers, Students from South Asian countries currently studying at North American Universities, Past SAESM participants.

South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), a leading think-tank of South Asia, is proud to announce that “SANEM-North America Discussion Forum 2017″ will be jointly organized by SANEM and the World Bank group on June 12, 2017 at the World Bank premises in Washington, D.C., USA. This unique event is going to work as a communication hub and a platform for academicians, researchers, policy advocates and young aspiring economists to initiate a strong network among them. Through this event, SANEM is going to officially set its footprint on the North American region for the very first time. The core objective of this event is also to promote quality economic research among academicians, policy advocates, researchers, students and young aspiring economists living in the North American region as well as in other parts of the globe.

The daylong program will be divided into four sessions. The sessions are as follows:

09.00am: Registration
09.15am: Welcome and inauguration
09.30am-11.00am: Session 1: Challenges of growth acceleration and growth maintenance in South Asia
11.00am-11.15am: Tea break
11.15am-12.45pm: Session 2: Emerging challenges of regional integration in South Asia
12.45pm-01.45pm: Lunch break
01.45pm-03.15pm: Session 3: Are South Asian countries ready to meet the targets of SDGs by 2030?
03.15pm -03.30pm: Tea break
03.30pm-05.00pm: Session 4: Making the best use of demographic dividend in South Asia (a SAESM session)
05.00pm: Closing

In each session, there will be a lead presentation followed by panel and open discussions. Along with the other three sessions, there will be a special session for the South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM) alumni, who are currently residing in North America. This session is going to be a unique opportunity for the young economists to share their thoughts on contemporary economic issues.

The tentative agenda of the program can be found here.

To participate in the discussion forum please fill up the form.

** There is no registration fee for participation. The organizers will provide lunch and refreshments during the conference. The participants are requested to take care of their travel and accommodation.