Ministry for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Programme 2007


Bonn Conference on International Development Policy 2007
The Millenium Development Goals - A Special Challenge for Africa and International Development Policy
5th-6th November, 2007
Venue: Post Tower Deutsche Post World Net AG, Bonn


The conference is chaired by Inka Schneider, ARD/NDR

Monday, 5th November 2007

From 08:30 
Registration and welcome coffee

10:00  
Welcome Address
Dr. Monika Wulf-Mathies, Director Deutsche Post World Net AG, Germany

10:05  
Written Greeting Address of the Federal President of the Republic of Germany Prof Dr. Horst Köhler
presented by Armin Laschet, Minister for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

10.10  
Opening speech
Armin Laschet, Minister for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

10:30  
Keynote Address
The Future of Africa in Light of Economic Progress and Extreme Poverty - Are the MDGs still Attainable?
Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and NEPAD of the Republic of Ghana

Civil Society Commentary
Maria da Graca Samo, Women's Forum, Mozambique

11:30  
Coffee break

12:00  
Keynote Speech "Migration and Development"
Migration in an Interconnected World - Contribution or Obstacle to the MDGs?
Professor Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Rita Süssmuth, Former President of the German Bundestag and Member of the Global Commission on International Migration, Germany

12:30  
Keynote Speech "Climate Change, Energy and Development"
Marjory-Anne Bromhead, Sector Manager "Environment and Natural Resources", The World Bank

13.00 -14.45
Lunch Buffet


CEREMONIAL ACT on the new partnership between Ghana and North Rhine-Westphalia

14.45  
Music

15:00  
Address by the State Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers

15:15  
Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and NEPAD of the Republic of Ghana
Akwasi Osei-Adjei

15:30
Address by the Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana
H.E. Peter Cardinal Kodwo Appiah Turkson

15:45
Signing of the Partnership Agreement between Ghana and North Rhine-Westphalia by
Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, Premier of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and NEPAD of the Republic of Ghana


16:00  
Subsequent transition to the Parallel Panel Sessions

16:30  
Parallel Panels

Panel 1: Migration and Development
Professor Dr. Thomas Faist, University of Bielefeld / Centre on Migration, Citizenship and Development, Germany
Armin Laschet, Minister for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ndioro Ndiaye, Deputy Director General, International Organisation of Migration (IOM), Switzerland
Ababacar Seck, Director of the Department of "Africa & France" PECHER AG / Chairman of "Afrikanischer Dachverband Nordrhein-Westfalen" (African Umbrella Organization), Germany
Professor Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Rita Süssmuth, Former President of the German Bundestag and Member of the Global Commission on International Migration, Germany

Chair: Mariam Lau, Chief Correspondent "Die Welt"


Panel 2: Climate Change, Energy and Development
Marjory-Anne Bromhead, Sector Manager "Environment and Natural Resources", The World Bank
June Budhooram, Manager, Financial and Technical Support for Developing Countries, Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC
Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha, Senior Researcher, Climate Change Unit, Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources, Sudan
Professor Dr. Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute GDI / Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Germany
Dr. Christian Ruck, Member of Parliament, Spokesman on Development Cooperation of the CSU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Germany
Bernd Wolff, Manager Photovoltaics, Energiebau Solarstromsysteme GmbH, Germany

Chair: Petra Künkel, Collective Leadership Institute

approx. 18:15  End of Panel Sessions

19:00  
Reception hosted by Deutsche Welle, the City of Bonn and the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia at the Deutsche Welle Reception Hall
Welcome Address by the Director-General of Deutsche Welle Erik Bettermann
Welcome Address by the Mayor of Bonn Bärbel Dieckmann



Tuesday, 6th November 2007

PLENARY SESSION

09:00  
Video Impressions and Results of the First Conference Day

09:10  
Keynote Speech "Good Governance in Africa"
Dr. Francis Appiah, Executive Secretary, National African Peer Review Mechanism - Governing Council, Laureate of the German Africa Award 2007, Ghana

09:40  
Keynote Speech "Economy and Development"
Johannes-Jürgen Bernsen, Member of the Board of Management, German Investment and Development Company (DEG) / KfW banking group

Subsequent transition to the Panel Sessions

10:30  
Parallel Panels

Panel 3: Good Governance in Africa
Dr. Tadjudeen Abdul-Raheem, Coordinator for Africa, UN-Millennium Development Goals Campaign, Kenya
Dr. Francis Appiah, Executive Secretary, National African Peer Review Mechanism - Governing Council, Laureate of the German Africa Award 2007, Ghana
Erik Bettermann, Director-General of Deutsche Welle, Germany
Professor Dr. Peter Eigen, Chairman of the International Board, Extractive Industries Transparency
Initiative / Founder of Transparency International, Germany
Dr. Bernd Eisenblätter, Managing Director, Gesellschaft für die technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Germany
Maria da Graca Samo, Women's Forum, Mozambique

Chair: Jule Reimer, Deutschlandfunk


Panel 4: Economy and Development
Jacques Bimai, Chief Executive Officer of SITRAFER S.A. / Int. InfraBau GmbH & Co. KG, Cameroon
Winnie Kathurima Imanyara, Change and Corporate Affairs Director, Equity Bank, Kenya
Dr. Manfred Konukiewitz, Deputy Head of Department, Global and Sectoral Policies / Cooperation with the Business Sector, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Dr. Claudia Warning, Chairperson of the board of VENRO (Association of German development non-governmental organisations) and Member of the Executive Board of the Church Development Service EED, Germany
Dr. Claudia Wörmann, Director General of the Developmental Policy Forum of German Business AGE / Head of Department for Foreign Economic Policy, Trade and Development Policy of the Federation of German Industries BDI, Germany
Dr. Monika Wulf-Mathies, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Sustainability, Deutsche Post World Net AG, Germany

Chair: Petra Pinzler, Die Zeit


PLENARY SESSION

PERSPECTIVES

12:30  
Germany – Partner for a Strong Africa
Karin Kortmann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Member of the Bundestag, Germany

12:50  
Perspectives for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa
Dr. Tadjudeen Abdul-Raheem, Coordinator for Africa, UN-Millennium Development Goals Campaign, Kenya

13:10  
Concluding Remarks
Armin Laschet, Minister for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Approx. 13:20 
End of Conference / Snack


Programme of the Bonn Conference 2007