jim yong kim

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Jim is president of the world bank.

wef14 on climate change

Speakers: Al Gore, Paul Polman, Bill Gates, Ban Ki-Moon, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Jim Yong Kim, Mishal Husain, Erna Solberg

Jim talked of not have a way to address all sectors at once.. yet..  but did mention what a difference it would make to focus on city change..

what if there is a way 

23 min – no difference between environmental and climate.. – pres of nigeria

24 min – move to solutions.. the african risk capacity – we need to focus on what people are coming up with themselves..

summit in sept – requested by Ban Ki-Moon – secretary general of un

norwegian prime minister – Erna Solberg

39 min – measurable, concrete, ambitious goals.. not political goals that are good to make speeches on with no follow through


41 min – we need to think very creatively – of the countries themselves.. how they can best work themselves..

42:53- identify countries – help them unleash via finances – to Jim – we need to set some goals for what we are going to pledge in sept

46 min – unique opportunity to work together.. (unilever) – we need to break the paradigm of – and

this is a citizens process – we need to enroll the largest amt of citizens as possible.. citizen awesome.. (?)


jim yong kim on syrian refugees

investments in health care – literally pay you back..


let’s try a people experiment

perhaps refugee camps


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Jim Yong Kim MD, PhD, also known as Kim Yong (Hangul: 김용; hanja: 金墉; born December 8, 1959), is a Korean-American physician and anthropologist who has been the 12th President of the World Bank since July 1 2012. He was President of Dartmouth College from 2009 to 2012. He was formerly the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a co-founder and executive director of Partners In Health.

On March 2, 2009, Kim was named as the 17th president of Dartmouth College, a position he formally assumed on July 1, 2009, becoming the first Asian-American president of an Ivy League institution.

On March 23, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would nominate Kim as the next president of the World Bank to replace Robert Zoellick. On April 16, Kim was elected to head the World Bank and took office on July 1.

After a year and a half at the University of Iowa, he transferred toBrown University, where he graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in 1982.

Kim, who is married to Younsook Lim, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Boston,


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more davos interviews.. with Ahmed and Arianna


sept 2015 w/ xiu:

Xiuhtezcatl in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Bhutan and the head of the world bank Jim Yong Kim before the – GEF Investing in our Planet Conference.


ted 2017


the neuronal connections are important, because that is the definition of human capital


We know that we can find those Zipline-type solutions and help the poor leapfrog into a better world,

try this Jim – beyond measuring/monetizing us.. if you want 7 bn to leap.. for (blank)’s sake

hlb that io dance

via 2 convos

as the day [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

25 billion a year

20 million to try this


in Jason Hickel‘s the divide:


imf and world bank promised world that structural adjustment would reduce poverty..  but ended up doing opposite..


protests had little effect.. ultimate targets of rioter’s’ discontent wer suited men shuffling loan papers in washington where the imf and world bank hq sit side by side..  remote an unreachable.. insulated..  invulnerable to any political pressure from below..  and that was precisely how it was mean to work.


under this arrangement no one can sue them (imf and world bank).. many have tried.. all have failed..


a number of world bank and imf insiders have defected and set out to expose misdeed.. joseph stiglitiz.. chief economist of the world bank for 97 to 2000 has written books..


this is why the world bank and the imf are so valued by the us govt and wall street: they are essential to the continuity of the system…

makes sense that all the world bank’s past presidents have been not development experts (as one might expect of an org devoted to development and poverty reduction), but rather us army bosses and wall street execs.. people who have  strategic interest in america’s role in the global econ system..


the us govt’s choice of top brass sends a clear message about the bank’s true aims..  it wasn’t until 2012 that an actual development expert – jim yong kim – was appointed to the top job in an attempt by obama to recup the bank’s reputation