Speeches | 18 June 2010

Conference Agenda- Advancing Innovative Development and Aid Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals

 

Advancing innovative development and

aid strategies in the Asia-Pacific:

Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals

 

Wednesday, 16 June to Friday, 18 June 2010

in Sydney, Australia

  • Danielle Cave

 

Advancing innovative development and

aid strategies in the Asia-Pacific:

Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals

 

Wednesday, 16 June to Friday, 18 June 2010

in Sydney, Australia

  • Danielle Cave
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Executive Summary

 


Advancing innovative development and

aid strategies in the Asia-Pacific:

Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals

 

Wednesday, 16 June to Friday, 18 June 2010

in Sydney, Australia

 

 

Wednesday, 16 June

1900-2100

Opening Reception

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Sheraton on the Park, Times on the Park Room, Level 1

 

Thursday, 17 June

0800-0830

Registration

Sheraton on the Park, Grand Ballroom, Level 2

0830-0840

Welcome and Overview

Dr Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy

0840-0845

Welcome to Country Ceremony

0845-0900

Opening Address

Miss Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

[By video-conference from New York]

0900-1015

Session 1:     Millennium Development Goals & sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific

 

Chair:                Mr Peter Baxter, Director-General, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

 

Speaker:           Ms Carol Bellamy, Chair, Education for All/Fast Track Initiative

 

Speaker:           Dr Jeni Klugman, Director of UN Human Development Report, United Nations Development Programme

 

Speaker:           Mr Vikram Nehru, Director, Poverty Reduction, Economic Management and Financial Sector Development and Regional Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

 

Speaker:           Ms Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador for the MDGs in the Asia Pacific 2003-2007

1015-1045

Morning Tea, Sheraton on the Park, Grand Ballroom Lobby, Level 2

 


 


1045-1200

Session 2:     Asian perspectives on development

 

Chair:                Mr Vijay Mahajan, Founder and Chairman, BASIX

 

Speaker:           Mr Xianbin Yao, Director-General, Regional and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank

 

Speaker:           Professor Abhijit Sen, Member Planning Commission, Government of India

 

Speaker:           Dr Matthew Clarke, Director of International & Community Development Program, Deakin University

 

Speaker:           Professor Solita Collas-Monsod, Professorial Lecturer, Development Economics, University of Philippines

1200-1315

Buffet Lunch, Sheraton on the Park, Grand Ballroom Lobby, Level 2

1315-1430

Session 3:     Pacific Island perspectives on development

 

Chair:                Mr Jack de Groot, Chief Executive Officer, Caritas Australia

 

Speaker:           Mr Feleti Teo, Deputy Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

 

Speaker:           The Hon. Powes Parkop, Governor of Port Moresby

 

Speaker:           Ms Emele Duituturaga, Interim Executive Director, The Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organisations

 

Speaker:           The Hon. Misa Telefoni Retzlaff, Deputy Prime Minister, Samoa

1430-1530

Parallel Panel:  Innovative strategies in advancing development

Each parallel panel to be led by 2-3 experts (outlined below) who will lead their panel and then conduct a 10-15 minute report-back to the conference

·   Women’s education and health

   [Breakout Room – Hyde Park Room, Level 2]

·   Food security and sustainable development

   [Breakout Room – Phillip Room, Level 2]

·   Micro-finance and technology

   [Breakout Room – Beaumont, Level 1]

1530-1600

Afternoon Tea – served in the Parallel Panel rooms

1600-1700

Session 4:        Report-Back from Parallel Panels

 

Chair:                Ms Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador for the MDGs in the Asia Pacific 2003-2007 (TBC)

 

·   Women’s education and health

Ms Carol Bellamy, Chair, Education for All/Fast Track Initiative

The Hon. Dame Carol Kidu DBE MP, Minister for Community Development and Women, Government of Papua New Guinea

·   Food security and sustainable development

Dr Glenn Denning, Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Dr Siosiua Halavatau, Participatory Extension Officer/Crop Production Coordinator/Advisor Secretariat of the Pacific Community

·   Micro-finance and technology

Mr David Roodman, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Development

Ms Vijayalakshmi Das, CEO of Friends of Women's World Banking, India

1700

Close Day 1

 

Friday, 18 June

0900-1015

Session 5:     Relationships between donors and developing country partners

 

Chair:                The Hon. Dame Carol Kidu DBE MP, Minister for Community Development and Women, Government of Papua New Guinea

 

Speaker:           Mr David Roodman, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Development

 

Speaker:           Mr David Ferguson, Director of Development Commons, USAID

 

Speaker:           Ms Marjolaine Nicod, Senior Policy Advisor on Aid Effectiveness, OECD

 

Speaker:           The Hon. Bob McMullan MP, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, Australian Government

1015-1045

Morning Tea, Sheraton on the Park, Grand Ballroom Lobby, Level 2

1045-1200

Session 6:     New development partners – private sector,
philanthropy and new funding models

 

Chair:                Mr Mark Ingram, Chief Executive Officer, Business for Millennium Development 

 

Speaker:           Professor Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

 

Speaker:           Mr Frank O’Carroll, Business Development Director, Digicel Group

 

Speaker:           Ms Clair Deevy, Regional Director Community Affairs Asia, Microsoft Corporation

 

Speaker:           Mr Dennis Whittle, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, GlobalGiving

1200-1245

Buffet Lunch, Sheraton on the Park, Grand Ballroom Lobby, Level 2

1245-1345

Public Discussion: Impact of aid on development

Sheraton on the Park, Hyde Park Room, Level 2

1400-1530

Session 7:        Going forward – accelerating progress on sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals

 

Chair:                Ms Wendy McCarthy AO, Chair of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund

 

Speaker:           Mr Vijay Mahajan, Founder and Chairman, BASIX

 

Speaker:           Dr Mark Suzman, Acting President of Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Speaker:           Mr Minar Pimple, Regional Director, UN Millennium Campaign, Asia and the Pacific

1530-1600

Afternoon Tea, Sheraton on the Park, Grand Ballroom Lobby, Level 2

1600-1645

Conclusion

Dr Alison Evans, Director, Overseas Development Institute

Dr Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy

1645

Close

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                Supported by the Australian Government, AusAID