Accra, Ghana

4 – 5 September 2007
 
 
4 SEPTEMBER
 

Opening Session
08:30 – 09:00
Registration/Coffee
 
09:00 – 10:00
     
       
      
Opening Session –
 
Welcome Address:
 
Mr. Daouda Touré
UN Resident Coordinator
 
Ms. Harriet Schmidt
UN-OHRLLS
 
Statement:
 
Mr. Gilbert Houngbo
Director, Regional Bureau for Africa
 
Keynote Address:
 
Name
Minister of Finance, Government of Ghana
 
10:00 – 10:15
Tea/Coffee break
Session I – Setting the Stage
 
 
Chair/Facilitator:
Mr. Gilbert Houngbo
 
10:15 – 10:30
Overview and Expected Outcomes
Arun Kashyap, UNDP
 
10:30 – 10:45
Structure of Migration & Remittances in Africa: Issues and Opportunities
(TBD)
 
10:45 – 11:15
Remittances and Development: Linkage and Possible Strategy
(TBD)
 
11:15 – 11:45
Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 4 SEPTEMBER
 
Session II – Strengthening Capacities, institutions and policies
 
 
 
11:45 – 12:00
 
 
 
Diaspora and Home Town Associations as transnational communities of Development: Building Capacity and Trust
Chukwe Emeka Chikezie, AFFORD
 
12:00 – 12:15
 
Building Multi-stakeholder and South South Partnerships
TBD
 
12:15 – 12:30
Coherent policies to link remittances and development: Making co-development work
TBD
 
12:30 – 13:30
Discussion
 
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
 
Session III – Country Experiences
 
 
Break-out Sessions
(Topics will be specified based on the outcome of national consultations)
 
14:30 – 15:45
 
 
 
(Tea/coffee will be served during this session)
Group I: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco, Senegal
Plenary Hall
 
Group II: Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda
Conference Room 1
 
Group III: Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania
Conference Room 2
 
 
 
Chair/Facilitator:
TBD
 
15:45 – 16:30
Report to Plenary
 
16:30 – 17:30
Comments by Experts, followed by Open Floor Discussion
 
Experts:
TBD
 
17:30 – 18:00
Discussion
 
19:00 – 21:00
Cocktail Reception
 
 


5 SEPTEMBER
 
Session IV
08:30 – 09:00
Tea/Coffee
 
09:00 – 09:15
Summary – Day 1
 
09:15 – 11:15
Panel on Private Sector and Public Private Partnerships
Central Banks/Private sector institutions:
TBD
 
11:15 – 11:45
Tea/Coffee
 
Session V
 
 
11:45 – 13:30
UN Agencies/International Agencies/Bilateral Agencies
TBD
 
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
 
14:30 – 16:00
Next Steps
 
16:00 – 16:30
Closing Remarks by:
 
-          Government of Ghana
-          UNDP Ghana
-          UNDP Regional Bureau