World Bank / IMF 2017

World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings

13-15 October 2017 | Washington DC, USA

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank bring together around 10,000 people - the most senior leaders of the world's governments, along with the private sector, academics and civil society - to follow the work of these two mammoth finance and development bodies.

Two high priorities for the Meetings will include discussing how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and the promotion of global monetary cooperation to secure international financial stability. These will be accompanied by a wide variety of relevant topics; last year's session included seminars addressing corruption from a youth perspective, technology and innovation, inclusive growth, inequality, trade, globalisation, and women's economic empowerment.

Of course, it's only appropriate that our delegates should also see the sights - so as well as the Annual Meetings, they'll visit the Capitol, meet with dignitaries, NGOs, and thinktank experts, and have some free time to explore this powerhouse of a city.


KEY INFO

DEPARTS AKL - 1 October
RETURNS TO AKL - 19 October

TRAINING WEEKEND - 16-17 September

APPLICATIONS DUE - 11 August
$1500 DEPOSIT DUE - 21 August

DELEGATION FEE - $5310


Head Delegate

Rachel Mataira

RACHEL MATAIRA

We're thrilled to have our COP 22 alumna Rachel Mataira leading our delegation to the Annual Meetings.  Rachel has a background in commerce. Innovative and a go-getter, and she continuously seeks opportunities to advance her knowledge of the world around her. She believes sustainable solutions to world problems should contribute equally to economic, environmental and social improvement. Her outlook is that the world’s greatest problems are an opportunity in disguise. She is also involved in the New Zealand tech community, has played competitive sport and was recently awarded runner up in the 2016 New Zealand Top Student Awards in Accounting and Finance.

Delegates

ESETA LE'AU Eseta Le'au is a proud Samoan-Tuvaluan who grew up in Manurewa. She is a recent graduate from the University of Auckland where she studied LLB/BCom majoring in Economics and Marketing. She is passionate about exploring economic development as a tool, empowering our communities to become global leaders in enterprise. Creating a level playing field and inspiring change with integrity, accountability and empathy is what her career is about.

ESETA LE'AU

Eseta Le'au is a proud Samoan-Tuvaluan who grew up in Manurewa. She is a recent graduate from the University of Auckland where she studied LLB/BCom majoring in Economics and Marketing. She is passionate about exploring economic development as a tool, empowering our communities to become global leaders in enterprise. Creating a level playing field and inspiring change with integrity, accountability and empathy is what her career is about.

THOMAS RAWIRI Thomas Rawiri is of New Zealand Maori and Irish decent. Born and raised in a bi-cultural New Zealand Thomas attended total immersion Maori education from pre-school through to college - then attending the University of Auckland, studying an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. Thomas is a young Maori male who has since worked in the agriscience and health sectors supporting young male youths and their experiences with mental health. Thomas is now working for local government working to build community capacity to lead community-led initiatives through an empowered communities approach with the Auckland Council.

THOMAS RAWIRI

Thomas Rawiri is of New Zealand Maori and Irish decent. Born and raised in a bi-cultural New Zealand Thomas attended total immersion Maori education from pre-school through to college - then attending the University of Auckland, studying an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. Thomas is a young Maori male who has since worked in the agriscience and health sectors supporting young male youths and their experiences with mental health. Thomas is now working for local government working to build community capacity to lead community-led initiatives through an empowered communities approach with the Auckland Council.

JANELLE DANIELSON Coming from a multiethnic background, Janelle is proud of her Dutch, Indonesian and Samoan heritage. Having graduated from the University of Auckland with a BCom/LLB in 2015, Janelle currently works in banking as a Finance Analyst. She is passionate about enhancing opportunities for Pacific communities through financial literacy, education and career development. As an active advocate for diversity and inclusion, Janelle regularly represents Pacific and millennial interest groups in diversity forums. She is also a part of the Asia New Zealand Leadership Network, the Human Rights advisor for the SGI Advisory Board and a RYLA alumna.

JANELLE DANIELSON

Coming from a multiethnic background, Janelle is proud of her Dutch, Indonesian and Samoan heritage. Having graduated from the University of Auckland with a BCom/LLB in 2015, Janelle currently works in banking as a Finance Analyst. She is passionate about enhancing opportunities for Pacific communities through financial literacy, education and career development. As an active advocate for diversity and inclusion, Janelle regularly represents Pacific and millennial interest groups in diversity forums. She is also a part of the Asia New Zealand Leadership Network, the Human Rights advisor for the SGI Advisory Board and a RYLA alumna.

BHAVYA DHAR Bhavya is passionate about reducing inequalities and currently works at the South Auckland Social Investment Board as a Business Analyst. Her goal is to be involved with public policy on a global scale to tackle issues such as extreme poverty and health inequalities both between and within countries. Bhavya has a keen interest in the Sustainable Development Goals and how youth can be mobilised to ensure governments honour their commitment. You’ll probably hear Bhavya before you see her as she’s always singing and strongly believes every person has a story to share and a lesson to teach.

BHAVYA DHAR

Bhavya is passionate about reducing inequalities and currently works at the South Auckland Social Investment Board as a Business Analyst. Her goal is to be involved with public policy on a global scale to tackle issues such as extreme poverty and health inequalities both between and within countries. Bhavya has a keen interest in the Sustainable Development Goals and how youth can be mobilised to ensure governments honour their commitment. You’ll probably hear Bhavya before you see her as she’s always singing and strongly believes every person has a story to share and a lesson to teach.

 
LIBBY RAHMAN Libby is very interested in international relations and global politics. She studied economics, finance, political studies at the University of Auckland. Libby has experience in the not-for-profit sector. After completing undergraduate studies, she worked for the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand, an international NGO working in the health sector in Pacific Island countries to provide and strengthen eye care services. Over the last couple of years, Libby has been developing her capabilities in the growing field of Data Science by undertaking Masters level studies. Libby is interested in utilising data and analytics to make a difference in not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

LIBBY RAHMAN

Libby is very interested in international relations and global politics. She studied economics, finance, political studies at the University of Auckland. Libby has experience in the not-for-profit sector. After completing undergraduate studies, she worked for the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand, an international NGO working in the health sector in Pacific Island countries to provide and strengthen eye care services. Over the last couple of years, Libby has been developing her capabilities in the growing field of Data Science by undertaking Masters level studies. Libby is interested in utilising data and analytics to make a difference in not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

SAM YOON Sam's goal to make a change in this world started when he represented 500,000 + young people on the Auckland Mayor’s Youth Advisory Panel and took part in the Office of Ethnic Affairs Young Leader program. From there, using his Law and Economics knowledge he worked with key economic institutions, namely NZIER and the NZ Treasury. In Sam's spare time, he co-founded a social enterprise. Sam is interested in how disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence can shape our economy. 

SAM YOON

Sam's goal to make a change in this world started when he represented 500,000 + young people on the Auckland Mayor’s Youth Advisory Panel and took part in the Office of Ethnic Affairs Young Leader program. From there, using his Law and Economics knowledge he worked with key economic institutions, namely NZIER and the NZ Treasury. In Sam's spare time, he co-founded a social enterprise. Sam is interested in how disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence can shape our economy. 

LIZZY SIMPSON Lizzy is in her final year of studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Development Studies with a minor in Politics at Victoria University of Wellington. She is at present finishing her final semester abroad at American University in Washington D.C. through a university exchange program. Lizzy is passionate about social justice, politics, international affairs, and traveling. She was drawn to applying for the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings with AYLI due to the central role these bodies play in global development policy. The chance to attend these meetings, network with senior leaders and hear the latest strategies and work of the IMF and World Bank seemed like an unmissable and career-enhancing opportunity. The discussions surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals was of particular interest to Lizzy as it is a topic that relates heavily to her studies and passion for global development. Learning first-hand about the World Bank and IMF's approach to the Sustainable Development Goals in an enormously politically-driven and powerful city is what ultimately compelled Lizzy to apply.

LIZZY SIMPSON

Lizzy is in her final year of studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Development Studies with a minor in Politics at Victoria University of Wellington. She is at present finishing her final semester abroad at American University in Washington D.C. through a university exchange program. Lizzy is passionate about social justice, politics, international affairs, and traveling. She was drawn to applying for the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings with AYLI due to the central role these bodies play in global development policy. The chance to attend these meetings, network with senior leaders and hear the latest strategies and work of the IMF and World Bank seemed like an unmissable and career-enhancing opportunity. The discussions surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals was of particular interest to Lizzy as it is a topic that relates heavily to her studies and passion for global development. Learning first-hand about the World Bank and IMF's approach to the Sustainable Development Goals in an enormously politically-driven and powerful city is what ultimately compelled Lizzy to apply.