Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward

High level meeting, 22 September 2008

 

Africa's Development Needs

Side Events

Time & Location

Event

Main Organizers

Participants

8:00-9:45am
Location: International Peace Institute

Detailed programme

CRIME AS AN IMPEDIMENT TO SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

  • Providing the links between Development and the Rule of Law, and sharing best practices from the region

 

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), International Peace Institute (IPI)

[Focal point:Simone Monasebian,monasebian@un.org
212-963-5631

Senior Member of the AU, Permanent Representatives to the UN

10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Conf. Room 7

Detailed programme

YOUTH: DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Explore how to promote youth empowerment and engagement in order to address Africa’s development needs

UNFPA, ILO, UNOSDP, IOM, ECA

 

[Focal point: Obi Emekekwue, emekekwue@unfpa.org,
212 297 5173]

Government Representatives, NGOs, CSOs, UN Agencies

10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Conf. Room 8

Detailed programme

THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE IN AFRICA

  • Health for all in Africa: Combating AIDs, TB, malaria, maternal and infant mortality
  • Water and Sanitation

UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN-HABITAT, WHO, UNAIDS, INTRACEN, UNECA, OSAA, AU

 

[Focal Point: Akinyele Dairo, dairo@unfpa.org,
212-297-5162]

Government Representatives, Civil Society, UN Agencies

10:00am- 1:00pm
Location: Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium

Detailed programme

MICROCREDIT, MICROFINANCE, INCLUSIVE FINANCE: BUILDING SUCCESS FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR POVERTY ERADICATION IN AFRICA

  • Good practices and successful experiences in Africa towards building inclusive financial sectors

UNCDF, the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN, UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Finance

 

 

[Focal point: Monica Gaba, monica.gaba@uncdf.org,
212 906 6181]

Government Representatives, NGOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

12:00-2:45pm
Location: Delegates Dining Rooms, 5, 6, 7, 8

Detailed programme

ACCELERATING POVERTY REDUCTION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH : TRANSFORMING AFRICAN COUNTRIES INTO TIGER ECONOMIES

  • Lessons learnt from Asian tiger economies
  • How international cooperation can facilitate growth in Africa
  • Economic growth vs. environmental protection

UNIDO, UNCTAD, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

 

 

 

 

[Focal point: Graham Clough,cloughg@un.org, 212 963 6885

Government Representatives, NGOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

1:15- 2:45pm
Location: Delegates Dining Room

Detailed programme

TRANSFORMING THE CLIMATE FOR BUSINESS TO ACCELERATE PRIVATE SECTOR-LED GROWTH AND PROGRESS TOWARDS THE MDGs

  • Highlight good practices and experiences in Africa of building policy and regulatory frameworks that contribute to growth and poverty reduction

UN Office for Partnerships, The LTB Foundation, Business Action for Africa, and Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN in cooperation with the Commonwealth Business Council, The Corporate Council on Africa, Africa Investor, and the Public-Private Alliance Foundation.

[Focal point:
William Kennedy, kennedyw@un.org,
212963-6438]

Government Representatives, NGOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

1:15-2:45pm
Location: Conf.  Room 7

Detailed programme

 

LAUNCH OF: AFRICA ATLAS OF OUR CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

  • Atlas highlights important environmental issues of all African countries, progress towards MDG7 and provides evidence of local changes

UNEP

 

 

[Focal point : James Sniffen, sniffenj@un.org,
212 963 8094]

Government Representatives, NGOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

1:15-2:45pm
Location: Conf.  Room 8

Detailed programme

THE MDG AFRICA STEERING GROUP AND THE GLENEAGLES SCENARIOS APPROACH FOR SCALING UP ODA

  • Presentations on experiences in developing a “Gleneagles” scenario to mobilize and deliver more effective, predictable and coordinated scaled-up resources for accelerated progress toward the MDGs

UNDP/MDG, two member states, World Bank, IMF, EC, AfDB and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

 

[Focal point: Brett House, brett.house@undp.org,
646 379 9841; boubou.camara@undp.org]

Government  Representatives, NGOs, UN Agencies, WB and IMF

2:00 pm-4:30pm
Location: Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium

Detailed programme

 

STRENGTHENING AFRICAN PRIVATE SECTOR COMPETITIVENESS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

  • How the donor community, governments and international organisations can collaborate better to enhance the competitiveness and growth of African private sector enterprises.
  • How private sector development can foster both economic and human development.
  • Recommendations on how to encourage the promotion of partnerships between the public and the private sector.

 

International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC)
World Bank, UN Global Compact

[Focal point: Yuvan A. Beejadhur, ybeejadhur@worldbank.org
212- 355-6114;
Ashish Shah, shah@intracen.org,
41-22-730-0351]

Government Representatives, NGOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

3:00-5:30pm
Location: Conf. Room 8

Detailed programme

GOVERNANCE CHALLENGE IN AFRICA

  • Democratic governance; state and non-state capacity
  • Impacts of the APRM
  • Equality, Opportunity and the Rule of Law

UNU, OSAA, UN-HABITAT, ECA, UNIFEM, UNODC, IPU

 

[Focal point : Jin Zhang, jin@ony.unu.edu,
212 963 6387 ; Katrin Toomel, toomel@un.org]

Government Representatives, UN Agencies, NGOs, Private Sector,

 

3:00-5:30pm
Location: Conf. Room 2

Detailed programme

A RESPONSE TO THE WORLD FOOD CRISIS : SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

  • Considers key elements of a possible plan to enhance agricultural productivity, raise incomes, reduce hunger and improve nutrition in Africa

FAO, IFAD, WFP, Permanent Mission of the republic of Malawi to the UN, UNDP, Earth Institute at Columbia University, UN-NGLS, UNAIDS, WB, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

[Focal point: Themba N. Masuku, masuku@un.org, 212 963 6319
Sharon Brennen-Haylock, brennen-haylock@un.org, 212 963 0977]

Government Representatives, UN Agencies, NGOs, CSOs and Private Sector

3:00-6:00pm
Location: Conf. Room 3

Detailed programme

 

AFRICA WOMEN FORUM

  • Accountability to commitments made regarding gender equality and women’s rights in Africa
  • Measures to address the needs of the poor most marginalized and excluded women
  • Roles of various stakeholders in promoting women leadership and engendering local development plans

UNIFEM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNV, ECA, ITC, UNCTAD/WTO, OSAA,
Co-Hosts: Rwanda, Iceland, African Union, European Commission

 

 

 

[Focal point : Micheline Ravololonarisoa, micheline.ravololonarisoa@unifem.org 212 906 5025]

Government Representatives, NGOs CSOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

3:00-5:30pm
Location: Conf.  Room 9

Detailed programme

AFRICA’S VULNERABILITY: THE ENERGY CRISIS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Implications on achievement of MDGs and sustainable growth
  • How to ensure environmental and sustainable energy production and consumption

ECA, UNIDO, UNEP, FAO, UNHCR

 

 

[Focal point : Amr Nour, nour@un.org 212-963-5565
Daniela Simioni, simioni@un.org,
 917-367-2003]

Government Representatives, NGOs, Private Sector, UN Agencies

3:00- 5:30pm
Location: Conf. Room C

Detailed programme

MIGRATION, POPULATION DISPLACEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

  • Explore potential contribution of migrants to the development of the countries of origin and destination
  • Identify how solutions for internally displaced persons can be connected to sustainable development efforts

IOM, ECA, UNDP, UNHCR

 

 

 

 

[Focal point: Amy Muedin, AMUEDIN@iom.int,
 212-681-7000 Ext. 212]

Government Representatives, UN Agencies, NGOs

3:00- 6:30pm
Location: Japan Society

Detailed programme

CONFRONTING THE DISEASE OF POVERTY TO MEET THE MDGs: “DIGITAL HEALTH AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT” INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE

  • How to engage the health, technology and development communities on common goals in order to provide a common language to address challenges and progress

UN Office for Partnerships, UN “Health 8” partners, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Commonwealth Business Council, African Business Roundtable, International Business Leaders Forum, Business Action for Africa, Oxford Health Alliance, The Rockefeller Foundation

 

[Focal point: Denis Gilhooly, gilhooly@un.org]

Government Representatives, UN Agencies, NGOs, Private Sector

Office of the Special Adviser on Africa

Contact: Juliet Wasswa-Mugambwa, OSAA, Tel: 212-963-9576, E-mail: wasswa-mugambwa@un.org