World vs Bank

15 October 2007 - Event
15 October 2007
The World Bank Campaign Europe, of which TNI is a member, is preparing a public hearing on the World Bank in co-operation with the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal. It will take place on the 15th of October in The Hague, Netherlands, one week before the Annual Meetings of the World Bank.

Hearing on the World Bank
Venue: Nutshuis, The Hague, The Netherlands

Live streaming at Monday, 15 October, from 9 am - 5 pm


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Monday, 15 October

9.00-09:15 Word of welcome

9.15-09.45 Introduction

Overview of the history of the World Bank with reference to the Peoples' Tribunals on the World Bank in 1988 and 1995 and 2007, and the reasons for this Update Hearing Lidy Nacpil (Jubilee South, Philippines), Antonio Tricarico (CRBM, Italy)

9.45-10.00 Artist presentation Remco de Kluizenaar

10.00-13.00 Testimonies I

Testimonies on the impact of privatisation, liberalisation and fossil fuel project funding with questions from the expert panel and the audience
-Gonzalo Salgado, National Consumer Defence Network, Nicaragua: The liberalisation of electricity services
-Collins Magalasi, Action Aid Malawi: The liberalisation of the cotton sector Temo Tamboura, CAD Mali: World Bank versus food security

13.00-14.00 Lunch (provided by Migrant Women Catering Group)

14.00-16.15 Testimonies II

- Miguel Palacin, CONAI and CONACAMI Peru: Reform of the mining laws in Peru

- Svetlana Anasova, Berezovka Initiative Group, Kazakhstan: The Kashagan Oil Pipeline

- Michael Karikpo, Environmental Rights Action, Friends of the Earth Nigeria: The West African Gas Pipeline

16.30-16.45 Video interview

Video interview with Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation (tbc.)

16.45-17.00 Concluding remarks

Concluding remarks and looking forward by the President of the Expert Panel

17.00-18:30 Reception With drinks, bites and music from SEA

Expert Panel: - Charles Abugre, Development Economist, Ghana
- Francesco Martone, Senator, Italy
- Maartje van Putten, Former member of the World Bank

Inspection Panel
- Marcos Arruda, TNI and PACS, Brazil
- Medha Patkar, Founder of the National Alliance of People's Movements, India

Organised by World Bank Campaign Europe