Monday 28 July

16:00 – 17:00 SESSION 2: Policy framework and institutions for productive capacity building

  • Co-chairs: H.E M. Mohammed Shahriar Alam, M.P, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
  • Key Note Presentation: M. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant-Secretary-General and Director, Africa Bureau, UNDP
  • Presentations: M. Günter Nooke, German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa;Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, Chief of Department, ITU; M. Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD and M. Youba Sokona, South Centre
  • Interactive Dialogue
17:00 – 18:00 SESSION 3: Development of value chains in agriculture, industry and services

  • Co-chairs: Hon. Abrahao Gourgel, Minister of Economy, Angola  and Mrs. Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC
  • Presentations: M. Ayodele Odusola, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP and M. Patrick Kormawa , UNIDO Representative & Director,  Regional office in Nigeria
  • Panellists: Hon. Aziz Mahamat Saleh, Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism Development, Chad and Prof. Stephen Goldson, Strategy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, New Zealand,
  • Interactive Dialogue
18:00 – 19:00 SESSION 4: Energy

  • Co-chairs: Hon. Axel M. Addy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Liberia  and M. Kare Stormark, Deputy Director General, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Key Note Address: Launch of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All for LDCs, M. Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS, /SE4All Advisory Board Member
  • Presentations: Ensuring sustainable energy for all, Hon. Dr. Yinager Dessie Belay, State Minister, Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia; Hon. Prof. Govind Raj Pokharel, Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission, Nepal; M. Lamin Dampha, Director, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, Gambia; M. Daniel Schroth, SE4ALL Africa Hub Coordinator, African Development Bank; and Ms. Tonilyn Lim, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO
  • Interactive Dialogue and closing remarks by the Co-Chairs


 Side events

18:00 – 19:30
  • The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF): a partnership at work for the development of productive capacities in LDCs, examples from the ground and the Benin project-  co-organized by EIF with Government of Benin, UNDP, UNCTAD, UNIDO and ITC