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20 March 2002, Wednesday - Details:

Time Title of Event / Sponsor Location
08:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 18:00
Business forum follow-up. Organised by the FfD Business Interlocutors. Business Area
09:30 - 10:30 Financing water infrastructure: lessons from the Bonn Freshwater Conference. Organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Government.

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister
Michel Camdessus, former Managing director of the IMF.

10:00 - 13:00 The Need for Progressive Taxation Measures. Organised by the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW).
10:00-10:15 Introduction by Chair: Qazi Faruque Ahmed, ICSW President
10:15-10:35 The effects of Tax Havens on Development, the need for international response: Bruno Gurtner, Swiss Coalition of Development NGOs
10:35-10:55 The currency Transaction Tax: Rudy de Meyer, Coalition of the Flemish North South Movement.
10:55-11:15 Latin American Case Studies on Financial Transaction Taxes: Sonia Correa, DAWN
11:15-13:00 Discussion
10:30 - 13:00 Mobilizing and Leveraging Domestic Resources. Sponsored by USAID and the Institute for Liberty and Democracy.

Panel and discussion on effective use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to tap domestic resources
Kent Hill, Assistant Administrator, Europe & Eurasia Bureau, USAID
Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty & Democracy, Peru
Marek Belka, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Poland
J. Andrew Spindler, Executive Directory, Financial Service Volunteer Corps, New York
Mildred Callear, Chief Operating Officer., Small Enterprise Assistance Fund, Washington, D.C.
John Hatch, Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)

* Handout and Event Plan (PDF)

Holiday Inn Acero Room
11:00 - 13:00 Mobilizing capital and new partnerships for development. Co-organised by FES, ICFTU and GTZ. CR.4
11:00 - 13:00 Making the Monterrey Commitments a Reality in the Commonwealth. Organised by the Commonwealth Foundation. CR.6
13:00 -18:00 Symposium on: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for: Innovative Approaches to Public, Private and Civil Society Partnerships. Co-organised by the World Association of Former UN Interns and Fellows, Inc. and  DUXX, Graduate School of Business Leadership.

Opening: Chairpersons:
Dr. Hope P. White-Davis, President of WAFUNIF
Dr. Carlos Mendizabal Perez, Director of Special Projects, Executive Office for Strategic Planning and Regional Development, Office of the President of Mexico
Dr. Sergio Chazaro, President of DUXX Graduate School of Business Leadership
Mr. Desire Karyabwite, IP Coordinator, E-Strategy Unit, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Mr. Federico L. Iglesias Ferrara, Adviser to WAFUNIF
Panel Discussion Moderators:
Professor Ghislain T. J. Joseph, Professor and Director, Tax Managements Programmes, VLEKHO Business School, Brussels, Belgium
Professor Macedonio Alanis, Department of Management Informaiton Systems, Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Dr. Carlo Brumat, Dean of DUXX Graduate School of Business Leadership
Mr. Yehuda Katzman, Managing Director, MultiCenter Ltd.
Mr. Dean W. M. Leslie, J.D., Program Manager and Legal Fellow, WAFUNIF Secretariat

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Auditorium, DUXX Graduate School of Business Leadership, San Pedro Garza Garcia

Note: Bus Departs from CINTERMEX Arcade for Governments and UN Officials at 12:15.

13:15 - 14:45 Investing in health: investing in development. Co-organised by the Government of Mexico and the World Health Organisation.

Dr. Julio Frenk, Minister of Health, Mexico
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General WHO
Professor Jeff Sachs, Chair Commission on Macroeconomics and Health
Ms. Hilde Frafjord Johnson, Minister of International Cooperation, Norway

13:15 - 14:45 Official Development Assistance (ODA): a key to global security. Co-organised by InterAction, Bond, CCIC , Coordination Sud, Coordinadora  and Norwegian Forum.

A ministerial debate on the implementation of the Monterrey consensus on aid volumes.
Ms. Kadi Sesey, Minister of Development and Economic Planning, Sierra Leone
Mr. Andrew Natzios, Director of USAID
Mr. Gus O'Donnell, Deputy Minister, UK Treasury
Ms. Louise Hilditch, Head of EU Policy, ActionAid
Moderated by:
Mr. Alan Beattie, Economics correspondent, Financial Times

* Handout (PDF)

13:15 - 14:45 Outcome of the review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers. Co-organised by the International Monetary Fund  and the World Bank.

Masood Ahmed, Deputy Director, Policy Review Department, IMF
John Page, Director, Poverty Reduction Group, World Bank
Jacques Trigo, Finance Minister, Bolivia,
Eveline Herfkens, Minister of Development Cooperation, the Netherlands
Alan Whaites, Director of International Policy and Advocacy, World Vision

Centro de las Artes (Museum)
13:15 - 14:45 Management and Information Systems (MIS) for Micro Finance Institutions. Organised  by Deutscher Genossenschafts und Raiffeisenverband e.V. in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and GTZ.

Mr. Thorsten Giehler (GTZ)
Mr. Helmut Pabst (DGRV).

13:15 - 14:45 Gender Issues of Financing for Development: Challenges Ahead and at Home. Co-organised by WEDO and UNDP in cooperation with UNIFEM and the Inter-agency Task Force on Gender and FfD.

Panelists include:
Satu Hassi, Minister of Development Cooperation, Finland
Juanita Amatong, Under Secretary of Finance, Philippines
Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, UNIFEM
Zo Ramdriamaro, GERA/Third World Network, Ghana
Maria Floro, American University/UNIFEM, United States
Saraswathi Menon, UNDP Resident Representative, Mongolia
Jocelyn Dow, WEDO President, Guyana

* Handout (PDF)

13:15 - 14:45 Civil Society and Global Finance: Promises and Challenges. Co-organised by UNU and the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.

A debate opened by
Andrew Crockett General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, and by
Laura Frade Rubio, Coordinator, FfD Global Forum and Regional Coordinator, Women´s Eyes on the Multilaterals

* Handout (PDF)

Cineteca I
13:15 - 14:45 Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems. Launch of book organised by UNDP.

Chaired by
Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator, UNDP
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP (Co-Editor)
Carlos Lopes, Acting Director, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP (Co-Editor)
Khalid Malik, Director, Evaluation Office, UNDP (Co-Editor)
Frannie Léautier, Vice President, World Bank Institute, The World Bank (Guest Commentator)

* Handout (PDF)

Cineteca II
15:00 - 17:30 Agriculture: Engine of Productivity.  Sponsored by United States Agency for International Development. (USAID)

Mali: Supporting privatization of food markets
Bangladesh: From food-deficit to food exporter
Macedonia: The Seal of Quality
Costa Rica: Access to assets & diversification
Co-chaired by:
Andrew Natsios, Administrator, USAID
Dr. Ango Abdullahi, Special Advisor to the President of Nigeriaon Food Security

* Handout and schedule (PDF)

Holiday Inn, Acero Room
18:15 - 20:00 Final resolution of the NGO Global Forum on financing the right to sustainable and equitable development. Organised by the Mexican Steering Committee of the Global Forum. CR.8
Cineteca I
18:15 - 20:00 Financing development through Corporate Social Responsibility. Co-organised by ICFTU, FES, WCL, CLC, OMTC. CR.9
Cineteca II
18:15 - 20:00 Development Effectiveness Report. Organised by the World Bank. CR.10
Centro de las Artes

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