Investment for Development Research Square

A meeting place for policy-oriented academic research
in partnership with AIB, Graduate Institute-CFD, CEPR, NYU, UNU-WIDER
Session Type
Investment Village
Session Themes
Academic Track
Room number
Investment Village
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Background Documents
20 October 2023
09:00 - 10:45 Abu Dhabi

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. It provides a platform for discussions and exchange of ideas between policymakers, academia, business representatives and professionals from diverse backgrounds. The platform offers a unique opportunity to understand current policy, industry and academic thinking in relation to the role of international investment and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


09:00 - 09:45 Fireside Chat on Investment and COP28

09:45 - 10:00 Video

10:00 - 10:45 Fireside Chat on FDI and Women Empowerement 


Associate Professor, Chair -Office of Research, Head - Centre for Supply Chain Excellence, Middlesex University Dubai
Program Leader, UN Global Compact Network UAE
Coordinator, Gender in Employment Group (EMP/GENDER), Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch (EMPLAB), International Labour Office (ILO)
elea Professor of Social Innovation and Dean, IMD EMBA program