Thursday 31 July 2014

10:00 – 11:30 Session 9: Means of Implementation (ODA and Debt)

  • Chair: M. Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS
  • Presentation: M. Simon Scott, Head of the Statistics and Development Finance Division, OECD
  • Panellists: H.E Jeroen van Roodenburg, Ambassador Private Sector & International Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, M. Boulel Touré, Senior Economist, The World Bank, Dr. Arjun Karki, LDC Watch
  • Interactive Dialogue
11:30 – 13:00 Session 10: Means of Implementation (Other traditional and new and innovative sources of development finance)

  • Co-chairs: Hon. Matia Kasaija, Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda and Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, EIF
  • Presentation: M. Lamin Manneh, Resident coordinator in Rwanda, UNDP
  • Panellists: Hon.  Axel M. Addy, Minister of Commerce  and Industry, Liberia, M. Makarimi Adechoubou , Head of Regional Office for East and Southern Africa, UNCDF, Mrs. Wongani Grace Nkhoma Taulo, Open Society Initiative Southern Africa,  M. Ihsan Solmaz, Vice President of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation, Turkey, and Dr. Eric ADJA, Acting Director General, IMRO-LDCs
  • Interactive Dialogue
15:00 – 16:30 Session 11: Means of Implementation (Trade and Commodities)

  • Co-chairs: Hon.  Maatia Toafa, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Tuvalu
  • Presentation: M. Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
  • Panellist:  Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping , Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission
  • Interactive Dialogue
16:30-17:30 Break
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Session and Adoption of the Outcome Document of the Conference

  • Chair: H.E Prof. Nassirou Bako Arifari, Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Integration, Francophonie, and Beninese Abroad of Benin
  • Reflexions on the Conference and Way Forward, Dr. Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Former Prime Minister, Haiti
  • Action on the Outcome Document of the Conference
  • Remarks by M. Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS
  • Remarks by Hon.  Maatia Toafa, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Tuvalu
  • Closing Remarks by H.E Prof. Nassirou Bako Arifari, Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Integration, Francophonie, and Beninese Abroad of Benin

Side events

8:30 – 10:00
  • A side event on the Graduation Prospects– UNDESA (LAGUNA 1)
  • Diaspora and Migrants Remittances as a potential of additional resources for the LDCs–  IMRO/OITFM, the World Diaspora Fund (WDF), Espace Afrique International, the African Diaspora Council (ADC), in partnership with the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency and Benin (LAGUNA 2
13:30 – 15:00  

  • New measures for external development finance in a Post-2015 world–OECD (LAGUNA 1)
  • Enabling forests to score sustainable development goals for LDCs– IIED (LAGUNA 2)
  • Building Productive Capacity for Resilience—UNCDF (Salle Bleue)