Greening the Post-COVID Recovery
Launched in 2O14, Korea Green Innovation Days (KGID) is the World Bank Group’s annual flagship green growth knowledge sharing event organized and funded by the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF).
Once every year, the World Bank’s leading experts in climate change and economic development, together with client country delegations and green growth practitioners from the Republic of Korea and around the world come together at Korea Green Innovation Days to share tangible examples and holistic, innovative approaches to achieving sustainable development.
KGID Korea Green Innovation Days facilitates in-depth discussions on major issues surrounding green growth and long-term climate-smart development, and provides a platform for World Bank staff, client countries and green growth experts to network and exchange technical and operational knowledge.
Learn how Korea, the World Bank and other countries are sharing green growth technical knowledge globally.
Learn about climate-smart and green technologies, policies, and methods from other countries that may support your country’s sustainable development growth plans and actions.
Make new contacts that can help you better implement green growth and climate-smart actions.
Build a global community of experts engaging in dialogue on green innovation and implementation long after the event.
KGID Fall 2021
Korea Green Innovation Days (KGID) Partnership Week 2021,hosted by the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF), was held virtually on September 27-29 | September 28-30, 2021 (KST). The three-day event brought together more than 320 experts from World Bank project teams, knowledge partners in Korea (K-Partners) and client countries in the key sectors of agriculture, energy, environment, digital development, transport, urban development, and water. The participants actively engaged in dialogue and cooperation for post-COVID green growth and Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development (GRID).
This flagship knowledge sharing event organized 22 Breakout Sessions.12 Grant Sessions highlighted 15 newly approved KGGTF grant projects and explored collaborations with knowledge partners in Korea (K-Partners) and around the world. In addition, 6 K-Partner Sessions and 4 WBG Korea Office Sessions facilitated active discussion, knowledge sharing and new partnerships between the World Bank and Korean partners.
Watch Plenary Session of KGID Partnership Week 2021 on YouTube (WBG KGGTF)
Visit Event Website for detailed agendas and session materials.
Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, WBG
Special Representative (Country Manager), WBG Korea Office
Director for Development Finance, MOEF, Korea
Lead Author of IPCC 6th Assessment Report
Kanta Kumari Rigaud
Lead Environmental Specialist, WBG
Hyoung Gun Wang
Senior Economist & KGGTF Program Manager, WBG
Day 1 Plenary Sessions
Richard Damania, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Kwangchul Ji, Director, Development Finance Division, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Korea
Jason Allford, Special Representative, World Bank Group Korea Office, World Bank
Keynote Speech - “IPCC Report Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”
June-Yi Lee, Coordinating Lead Author of WGI Contribution to IPCC 6th Assessment Report
June-Yi Lee, Coordinating Lead Author of WGI Contribution to IPCC 6th Assessment Report
Kanta Kumari Rigaud, Lead Environmental Specialist and Regional Climate Change Coordinator, World Bank
Introduction of 9-Year KGGTF Grants and KGID Partnership Week Sessions
Hyoung Gun Wang, KGGTF Program Manager, World Bank
Days 1–3 Breakout and Parallel Sessions
G1: Leveraging Digital Technologies for Agri-Food System Transformation
- An Agri-tech smart farm pilot for greening growth in Mexico’s post COVID-19 recovery
- Mongolia Smart Agri-food Systems Technical Assistance
G2: Innovative Solutions for Urban Mobility in Central Asia
G3: Decarbonizing freight for a new era of resilient and efficient logistics in India
G4: Energy Transition
- Programmatic Technical Assistance (TA) on Energy Transition in the East Asia and Pacific region
- Supporting Ecuador’s Energy Transition through an Energy Storage Program
- Ukraine energy storage and ancillary services market development support
G5: Inclusive Sanitation for improving Water Quality in Lake Victoria Basin East Africa
G6: Implementing Green Digital Infrastructure Development
G7: Supporting Green and Resilient Urban Development as part of the COVID-19 Recovery in Mexico
G8: Integration of Land Information and Geospatial Systems for Green Economic Recovery in Vietnam
G9: Greening Textile Sector and Industrial Parks in Haiti
G10: Capacity Building and Water Academy-Uzbekistan
G11: Strategic Green Growth Transitions in Bangladesh and Nepal
G12: On-Demand Transit Service to Improve the Accessibility of Vulnerable Populatio in Ulaanbaatar
K1: Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC)
- Collaboration, Integration and Scaling-Up to Enhance Food Systems in the Developing World
K2: Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC)
- Introduction to Korea Expressway Corporation’s Green Projects
K3: Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)
- How to respond to extreme weather and climate change for sustainable development
K4: Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
- Introduction to KEPCO’s Overseas Projects
K5: Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) |
- Introduction to Projects under KIAT-WB Collaboration
K6: Korea National Railway (KNR)
- Railway in Korea and overseas Project of Korea National Railway
WBG Korea Office Sessions
W1: Plastics and Innovation, ENB Team (Invitation Only)
W2: Smart and Green Cities in the East Asia and Pacific region, URL Team
W3: Land and Property Valuation in ASEAN countries, URL Team
W4: Energy Transition Grant Session (merged with G4 session), EEX Team
KGID Partnership Week 2021 At A Glance
June-Yi Lee, Coordinating Lead Author of WGI Contribution to IPCC 6th Assessment Report and Associate Professor of Pusan National University
Hyoung Gun Wang, Program Manager of the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund(KGGTF), Sustainable Development Chief Economist Unit, World Bank
KGID Spring 2021
Korea Green Innovation Days (KGID 2021) focuses on the pressing challenge of the World Bank’s Build Back Better strategy and incorporates the innovative approach taken by Korea through its Green New Deal and Digital New Deal. With Greening the Post-COVID Recovery as this year’s theme, the virtual platform will introduce the transformative post COVID-19 strategies, initiatives and projects, highlight the substantial impact made by the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, and provide in-depth discussions about future areas of collaboration between innovative Korean institutions and the World Bank Group.
We are especially excited to introduce a new breakout session format for Day Two of the event that provides an opportunity for many Korean institutions and agencies, valued partners to KGGTF, to highlight their green growth activities and best practices and explore new areas of cooperation with the World Bank.
The Republic of Korea is a global leader in green growth policies, technologies, and solutions to address climate change. Join us to learn how Korean technologies and solutions are being deployed, connect with experts, and discuss potential opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
DAY 1 April 22, 9:00 KST (April 21, 20:00 EDT)
Welcome from the World Bank and Korea's Ministry of Economy and Finance
Richard Damania, Chief Economist for Sustainable Development, WBG
"Greening the Post COVID Recovery"
Introduction to KGGTF:
Mainstreaming Green Growth in Action
"Stories from the Field":
Green Growth Results and Impact on the Ground
DAY 2 April 23, 9:00 KST (April 22, 20:00 EDT)
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: DEEP DIVE WITH K-PARTNERS
Parallel Breakout Sessions (K-Partners):
1. KMI (ENB-Marine)
2. SLC (ENB-SWM)
3. KFS (ENB-Forest)
4. KEITI (ENB-Water)
5. K-water (Water)
6. KIAT (EEX)
7. LH (URL)
8. KRIHS (URL)
9. RDA (AGF)
10. KRC (AGF)
11. NIA (DD)
12. KOTI (TRS)
13. SMG (Smart City)
KGGTF Year 9 Call for Proposals
Introduction to the World Bank Organizations, Projects and Procurement
KGID Spring 2021 At A Glance
Juergen Voegele, VP for Sustainable Development WBG, and Taesik Yoon, Deputy Minister MOEF
Richard Damania, Chief Economist, WBG
Hyungna Oh, Professor, Kyung Hee University
Hyoung Gun Wang, Senior Economist & KGGTF Program Manager
Grant Success Stories
KGID Past Events
Seoul, South Korea. KGID 2019 provided attendees the opportunity to examine the transformational power of green growth with conference sessions that focus on case studies, tangible results and data from World Bank Korea Green Growth Trust Fund projects.
Seoul, South Korea. With green growth informing World Bank and country projects in a variety of sectors around the globe, KGID 2O18 focused shared learnings of how green growth frameworks can transform challenging development scenarios into opportunities to stimulate economic growth, improve quality of life and build shared economic prosperity.
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The Fourth Annual KGID Korea Green Innovation Days provided attendees with strategies to develop integrated, multi-sector solutions to use green growth to fuel sustainable development, including sessions on green investment, e-mobility, and technology and governance as catalysts for green growth.
Seoul, Republic Of Korea. KGID Korea Green Innovation Days 2O16 focused on Korea, client countries, and the World Bank are sharing green growth technical knowledge globally and featured sessions on climate-smart technologies and policies.