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ECOSOC Face to Face Conversations

  • Tackling corruption through aid and budget transparency
    • -Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Director of the Partnerships Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Moderator;
    • H.E. Nhlanhla Nene Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa;
    • H.E. Mr. Ralph Jooma, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance, Malawi; and
    • Mr. Francesco De Simone, Senior Policy Director -- International Development, Transparency International

  • Food security in Africa - How to build long term resilience?
    • Mr. Patrick Guillaumont, FERDI - Moderator; and
    • H.E. Abdou Karim Meckassoua, Interim Planning Minister, Central African Republic
  • Where do we go from Rio?
    • Mr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy Integration and Analysis Branch, Division on Sustainable Development, DESA-Moderator; and
    • Ms. Joanna Kerr, Chief Executive, ActionAid
  • How can accountability help to deliver on development goals?
    • Mr. Matthew Martin, Director, Debt Relief International - Moderator;
    • Ms. Pitchette Kampeta Sayinzoga, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, Rwanda;
    • Hon. Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh; and
    • Mr. Paul O'Brien, Director, Oxfam America
  • What lies beyond aid?
    • Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD - Moderator;
    • H.E. Oburu Oginga, Assistant Minister for Finance, Kenya;
    • H.E. Nhlanhla Nene Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa; and
    • Mr. Nguyen The Phuong, Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam