World Investment Forum 2023, Abu Dhabi. Image: Larry Williams / Unsplash

UNU-WIDER at the World Investment Forum 2023

16-20 October 2023, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UNU-WIDER at the World Investment Forum 2023

UNU-WIDER's research and capacity development initiatives are presented at the 8th World Investment Forum, which takes place on 16-20 October 2023 in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Some of the sessions will be livestreamed, join here.

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The Academic Track of the World Investment Forum aims to bridge the gap between academia, policy and business. UNU-WIDER is one of the six academic institutions partnering in the organization of the Academic Track.

UNU-WIDER research is presented in the following sessions:

Opening of the Academic Track, 16 October at 13:45-15:15 (UTC+4)

UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen is one of the speakers at the research policy dialogue of the Academic Track opening.

Fireside Chat on Investment in Sustainable Development: Closing Gaps, 18 October at 14:00-15:00

Kunal Sen and Professor Roberta Rabellotti from the University of Pavia discuss the achievement of the UN Agenda 2030 on this Fireside Chat at the Investment for Development Research Square.

Academic Track Session III, 18 October at 15:00-18:00

UNU-WIDER alumnus Mark Akrofi presents at the Academic Track session III.

Investment for Development Research Square, 16-20 October

The Investment for Development Research Square, organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, New York University - Abu Dhabi, Middlesex University - Dubai, Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Academy of International Business, is located in the Investment Village of the World Investment Forum 2023. The Square provides a platform for discussions and features exhibition booths.

UNU-WIDER's exhibition booth displays information on the Domestic Revenue Mobilization programme, World Income Inequality Database, results of the UNU-WIDER work programme 2019-2023 and a collection of videos related to our research and capacity development inititatives.

About the conference

The World Investment Forum, organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges, facilitating multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. The Forum offers an opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics.

More information on the conference website.