Investment Promotion Executive luncheon (by invitation only)

in partnership with WAIPA
Session Type
Session Themes
Investment Promotion
Room number
Conference A
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17 October 2023
12:30 - 14:30 Abu Dhabi

Sustainable Development Goal 4 – quality education for all – requires most of all public investment, but there is a role for private sector, including international, investment and potentially for public-private partnerships. Key targets of SDG 4 that could partly be achieved through international investment include those related to advanced education and specialized schools such as research and training centers as well as executive and industry-specific training. Internationally financed projects and foreign direct investment could complement national education development programmes.

The IPA Executive Luncheon will feature a presentation by a prominent figure in the investment promotion community who will reflect on strategies and policies for the promotion of investment aimed at supporting the development of a competitive education system.


Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD and Lead, UNCTAD World Investment Forum
Chief Executive Office, Invest Barbados
Professor of Technology and International Development, Oxford University