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Korea Innovation 2020: Green Innovation - Circular Economy and Disruptive Technologies for Agriculture

"The circular economy is a new way to design, produce, and consume within the context of finite resources"

Circular Economy: Evidence shows that the world’s current production patterns are unsustainable. Humanity must stop overexploiting natural resources to create manufactured goods that eventually end up in a landfill, putting an enormous toll on our p... view more

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Opening Remarks by Richard Damania, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, World Bank

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Part 1 - WBG and Korean Counterpart Partnership Highlight: MOU/SOI Signing Ceremony: Remarks by Karin Kemper, Global Director for the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy GP, World Bank and Byeong-Am Choi, Deputy Minister, Korea Forest Service

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Part 2 - WBG and Korean Counterpart Partnership Highlight: MOU/SOI Signing Ceremony

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Part 3 - WBG and Korean Counterpart Partnership Highlight: MOU/SOI Signing Ceremony: Remarks by Dr. Byung Mun Kang, Executive Director, Agricultural Infrastructure Development and Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agri & Food Global Practice, WB

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Major Policies for Circular Economy in Korea and Global Cooperation Approach for Environmental Industry   

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What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 by Silpa Kaza, Urban Development Specialist, World Bank

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Marine Plastics and the Circular Economy, World Bank’s Approach by Delphine Arri, Senior Environmental Engineer, World Bank

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KEITI’s Approach for Research and Development of Solid Waste Management and CE Related Technologies in Myanmar by YaeChan Joung, Associate Researcher, KEITI

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Case Study: Circular Economy and Solid Waste Management in Cambodia – Working Together with Korea

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Forest and Circular Economy, World Bank’s Approach by Paola Agostini, Lead Environmental Specialist, World Bank

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Q&A: What are the lessons learned from experiences in Cambodia and Myanmar? To what extent does the notion of packaging things as Circular Economy help or does this act as a hindrance to the client that does not understand what it is? 

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Opening Remarks on WB’s Work on Agriculture Using Disruptive Technology by Holger A. Kray, Agriculture Practice Manager, World Bank

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Korea Rural Community Corporation's (KRC) Case - Indonesia Jakarta Integrated Coastal Development Project

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Scaling-Up Digitally Enabled Disruptive Technologies in Africa: Million Farmer Platform by Parmesh Shah, Lead Rural Development Specialist, World Bank

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Rural Development Administration’s (RDA's) Case - Global Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building by Suk Young Hong, Director, Soil and Fertilizer Division, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, RDA

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Use of disruptive technology in the Livestock Industry by Franck Berthe, Senior Livestock Specialist, World Bank 

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EPIS' (Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ) Work in Promoting Smart Agriculture in Developing Countries

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Investment Planning for Climate-Smart Technologies in Agriculture by Nkulumo Zinyengere, Young Professional, Agriculture, World Bank

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Q & A - Part 1: How can we create an on-site connection to have a technical knowledge exchange between the World Bank and Korea? How can the World Bank attract the attention of the decision-makers in client countries to expose them to the success stories and innovative projects on the ground?

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Q & A - Part 2: How do you get young people excited about agriculture? How can we apply the lessons from the collaboration with Korea on innovative technology in forests and landscape restoration to Central Asia?

About the Presenters

Eun Joo Allison Yi

Partnership Program Coordinator and Technical Advisor for the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund

World Bank Group

Eun Joo Allison Yi serves as the Partnership Program Coordinator and Technical Advisor for the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund at the World Bank Group. Before joining the Bank, she lived in Norway and Russia, where she specialized in climate, energy, and environmental issues.  She studied Biology at Stony Brook University, New York, and holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

 

Richard Damania

Global Lead Economist, Water Practice

World Bank Group

Richard Damania is the Global Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Water Practice. He leads the Practice’s work on analytical, advisory, and the operational engagements related to the role of water and the economy. Prior to this he was the Lead Economist of the Africa Sustainable Development Department with responsibility for infrastructure, environment and social issues. In this capacity he led the analytical program and was responsible for quality control. He has also served as Lead Economist in the South Asia and Latin America and Caribbean Regions of the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank he was Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide in Australia.  He has published extensively with over 100 papers that span matters ranging from Natural Resources, Infrastructure Economics, Climate Change and the Economics of Regulation. He has held numerous advisory positions in government and international organizations and serves on the Editorial Board of several prestigious academic journals.

Karin Erika Kemper

Global Director for the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice

World Bank Group

Karin Kemper is a Global Director for the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice at the World Bank. She has served in a range of functions at the World Bank, including most recently as the Senior Regional Advisor in the Office of the Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region, covering a wide range of topics from sustainable development to infrastructure and natural resources management. Earlier, she was the Director of Climate Policy and Finance and she also held management positions in environment and water resources management in South Asia and the Latin America and Caribbean Regions. An institutional economist, she has published extensively on the economics of water resources management and has led studies on natural resources and environmental management worldwide. Dr. Kemper is a German national and holds a Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Studies and a B.Sc. in International Business Administration and Economics from Linköping University in Sweden.​

Byeong-Am Choi

Deputy Minister

Korea Forest Service

Byeong-Am Choi is a forestry expert been working in Korea Forest Service (KFS) for more than 27 years. He holds a Master of Ecological Economics, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds and Master of Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, Inha University. He had worked for Planning and Coordination, Forest Welfare, Forest Protection, and Forest Use Bureaus. 

Byung Mun Kang

Executive Director

Agricultural Infrastructure Development

Byung Mun Kang has worked for Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) in the offices of water resources planning, rural development, disaster management, and maintenance, in Gyeongnan and Changnyeong regional offices. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Social welfare.

Martien van Nieuwkoop

Director, Agriculture Global Practice

World Bank Group

As a Director in the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice, Martien provides leadership and global oversight to the agriculture sector dialogue, portfolio management, and partnership relationships, covering a wide range of issues, including food security and food safety; agricultural productivity and competitiveness; agribusiness and post-harvest value-addition; and climate resilient agriculture.  Prior to his current position, he has held numerous managerial and leadership positions covering the Bank’s engagement on agriculture in Africa, Latin-America and South Asia.  Martien is a Dutch national, who holds post-graduate degrees in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and in Business Administration from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, USA.

Silpa Kaza

Urban Development Specialist

World Bank Group

Silpa Kaza is an Urban Development Specialist in the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice where she focuses primarily on solid waste management and low-carbon planning in cities worldwide. She has worked on waste management in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, and the Latin America and Caribbean region. Silpa developed and managed CURB, a climate action planning tool for cities. Prior to the World Bank, Silpa worked on waste management and environmental issues in the private and social sectors in New York City and India. She also modeled domestic health care policies in preparation for the Affordable Care Act at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Silpa holds degrees in public administration, economics, and mechanical engineering from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively. Her most recent publications include What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050, Sustainable Financing and Policy Models for Municipal Composting, and Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies.

Delphine Arri

Senior Environmental Engineer

World Bank Group

 

Holger A. Kray

Practice Manager for Agriculture and Food Security

World Bank Group

Dr. Holger A. Kray is Practice Manager for Agriculture and Food Security in the World Bank’s Africa Sustainable Development Group, in addition to which he also coordinates economic and other policy work related to sustainable development in the region. Holger is an agricultural economist with expertise in agricultural policy and rural strategy reform, climate-smart and sustainable agriculture and public sector management. He has extensive working experience across Africa, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining the World Bank, he worked as Senior Financial Sector Consultant for an international management consulting firm, mainly in the areas of change management and institutional reforms, and led a consulting firm working with international organizations such as the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), European Commission (EC) and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kiel University, Germany.

Parmesh Shah

Lead Rural Development Specialist

World Bank Group

Parmesh Shah currently leads the rural livelihood and development cluster in South Asia region of the World Bank and is involved in designing and supporting a number of rural poverty reduction projects. His current areas of interest are economic and social organizations and networks of the poor, demand side approaches to governance, making markets and public services work for the poor and public private and people partnerships for rural poverty reduction. He has worked for the last twenty seven years for governments, civil society organizations, foundations and other bilateral and multilateral development organizations in Asia and Africa regions in the areas of community driven development, participatory approaches, institutional change and natural resources management.

Suk Young Hong

Director

Soil and Fertilizer Division, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences

 Rural Development Administration 

Suk Young Hong is responsible for soil and fertilizer management, and she was responsible for research on remote sensing in agricultural application and establishment of soil & environment information system and digital soil mapping. She holds Ph.D and M.S. in Agronomy.

Franck Berthe

Senior Livestock Specialist

World Bank Group

Franck Berthe is Senior Livestock Specialist in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank and coordinator of the Livestock Global Alliance since March 2016. The Alliance brings together the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the International Research Institute on Livestock (ILRI/CGIAR), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Bank, five global public institutions committed for safer, fairer and more sustainable livestock. Franck was previously Head of the Animal and Plant Health Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) based in Parma, Italy. His core activity was to assess animal and plant production systems and practices with respect to primary production, ecosystems and public health. Franck’s job was to provide scientific advice to the EU risk managers and decision makers on a wide range of risks at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. Prior to coming to Italy in 2007, Franck was Associate Professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI) and Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Health Sciences, exploring host pathogens relations in their environment. From 1994 to 2004, Franck has led active research in aquatic animal health at the French institute for the exploitation of the sea (IFREMER) in France and overseas territories. Franck is Vice-President of the Biological Standards Commission of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He has served on OIE specialized Commissions since 1996. A native of France, Franck received a doctorate of veterinary medicine, and a PhD degree in molecular parasitology. He has a diploma in bacteriology from the Pasteur Institute.

Dr. Paola Agostini

Lead Environmental Economist, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice

World Bank Group

Dr. Paola Agostini is a Lead Environmental Economist in the World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice. She is currently the Global Lead for Resilient Landscapes for the World Bank, looking at projects and programs that try to improve the connectivity of  Protected Areas, forests, agroforestry, Rangeland and agriculture land for the increase of productivity, communities resilience and production of ecosystem services. Paola Agostini also coordinates TerrAfrica, a regional partnership program in over 26 Sub-Saharan countries that promotes Sustainable Land and Water Management to help reduce poverty, improve livelihoods, and encourage resilient landscape development. Paola Agostini also coordinates the multisectorial REDD+ Program in Africa (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the Forest Investment Program and the BioCarbon Fund. Paola Agostini is the coordinator for the GEF Program in Latin America and Africa, overseeing a portfolio of over 100 projects dealing with Climate Change, Biodiversity, Land Degradation, Chemicals and International Waters. Paola Agostini holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California San Diego, and a Master of Art in Economic and Social Sciences from Universita Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

YaeChan JOUNG

Associate Researcher / KEITI

Nkulumo Zinyengere

Young Professional, Agriculture
World Bank Group

 

Maurice Rawlins

Natural Resource Management Specialist 

World Bank Group