Sunday, 31 August 2014

12:00 SESSION 7 — FINANCING AND SUPPORT MEASURES FOR SUSTAINABLE PRIVATE SECTOR IN SIDS

This session will focus on cross cutting themes that need to be addressed to create conducive conditions for SIDS private sector growth and competitiveness such as public finance, PPPs and governance.

Introduction by the Moderator, Mr. Gyan Acharya; Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

• Mr. Erik Solheim, Chairman, OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

• Dr. Andrea Iffl and, Regional Director at Pacifi c Liaison and Coordination Offi ce, Asian Development Bank

• Ms. Margaret Fruean A/CEO Registries of Companies & Investment Promotion ,Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, SAMOA

• Mr. Antony Bensteeve Langston General Manager Credit Corporation (SI) Limited Solomon Islands

• Mr. Klaus J Stunzner Jnr, President of Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO)

• Mr. Reuben Summerlin, PFIP Project Manager and Regional Adviser, Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme

• Dr. Prakash Deenapanray, CEO of Eco Living In Action Limited (ELIA Ltd), Mauritius

• Mr. Gavin Murray, Regional Manager, International Finance Corporation, (IFC)

• H.E. Fatumanava Dr. Pa’olelei Luteru, Ambassador of Samoa to the European Union

• Dr. Justine Ram, Director of Economics, Caribbean Development Bank

Interactive Dialogue

13:50 GROUP PHOTO OF HIGH LEVEL PARTICIPANTS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL

14:00 SESSION 8 — HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE

An interactive session will consider how to create the right environment for a sustainable SIDS private sector. Political leaders, business leaders and other stakeholders will share experiences and consider the creation of a SIDS Global Business Network. This session will culminate with a Co-Chairs Summary that will also take into account partnerships announced on Day 1.

• Welcoming remarks by Mr. Gyan Acharya, Under-Secretary-General andHigh Representative, UN-OHRLLS

• Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the  Independent State of Samoa

• Keynote address by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

• Remarks by H.E. Mr. Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, European Commission

• Remarks by H.E. Ms. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia

• Video message by Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group

• Interactive dialogue with political, business, UN system and IGO leaders. Co-chaired by H.E. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa and Mr. Denis O’Brien, Chairman, Digicel Group

• Presentation of elements of the Co-Chairs Summary by H.E. Mr. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi and Mr. Denis O’Brien

• Closing Remarks by Mr. Gyan Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS

16:00 EVENT CONCLUDES