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Brussels, 2 December 2010

European Development Days, 6 and 7 December, Brussels - Programme Highlights

On 6 and 7 December, the 5th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place in the Square meeting Centre, Brussels. The event is organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Belgian Presidency of the European Union. The EDD is a flagship event which showcases the EU's continuing and enduring commitment to development. It brings together current and former Heads of State and Government from Europe, Africa and rest of the world, high-level representatives of governments, international organisations as well as development practitioners, NGOs, media and civil society. The press conference will take place on 7 December 2010 at 13.00 in Square, Brussels.

Background on EDD

European Development Days were launched in 2006 as a vehicle for aid effectiveness and an opportunity to strengthen the European Consensus on development cooperation. The four previous editions have featured 31 Heads of State, 44 Heads of Government or ministers and 6 Nobel Prize winners. The last edition in 2009 in Stockholm attracted a total of 6000 participants.

See also the video "Save the date" http://eudevdays.eu/videos_en.cfm

Current EDD programme

Opening of the EDD

President José Manuel Barroso will deliver a keynote speech at the Opening ceremony. Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will also take part in the ceremony, as well as HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium and Charles Michel, Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation. Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium, Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister of Nepal, Dr Lesley-Anne Knight, European Union Ambassador of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund will also be keynote speakers at the EDD opening ceremony.

Countries participation

The European Union confirms its strong commitment to the EU development policy: Current Heads of State and Government from the following countries have confirmed their participation: Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom; former President of France Jacques Chirac will also attend the event. On the partner countries side, 14 have now confirmed their participation at the highest level. Among them,

  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Tanzania, all represented by the current President.

  • The National Palestinian Authority, Nepal and Zimbabwe, all represented by the Prime Minister.

For full list of confirmed VIPs, see Annex 2

Some key European and international organisations at the EDD:

  • The European Commission with its President, José Manuel Barroso, and three European Commissioners, Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment

  • The European Parliament (EP) with Jerzy Buzek, President, Eva Joly, Chairman of the EP Committee for Development, and several other members of the EP.

  • The European External Action Service with Pierre Vilmont, Secretary General

  • The African Union Commission, with Jean Ping, President

  • The European Investment Bank with Plutarchos Sakellaris, Vice-President

  • The International Monetary Fund with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director

  • The United Nations with Cheick Sidi Diarra, United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries and Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

  • The ACP with Dr.Ibn Chambas, Secretary General

For full list of high level sessions, see Annex 1.

Academics and foundations

  • Recognised academics such as Prof. Paolo Buss, Prof. Paul Collier, Dr. Armando De Negri and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri will participate.

  • Representatives of the Nike and Bill & Melinda Gates foundations have also confirmed their participation.

Awards announcements

The EDD will be accompanied by numerous side-events, and launch of Prizes and reports. A highlight among these will be:

  • The award ceremony of this year's Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize in the Town Hall of Brussels on 6 December with Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. There were more than 1100 entries for this year's competition. The Lorenzo Natali Prize, established by the European Commission, rewards journalists from print and online media, radio and television committed to development, democracy and human rights.

  • The award ceremony of the winners of the Music Against Poverty contest will take place at the EDD on 6 December. This contest is a European music competition that invited young Europeans, aged 15 to 25 years to submit a song on fighting worldwide poverty. More than 200 submissions have been received from the 27 Member States. Two winners were selected: one by a jury of music professionals and the other through online voting. The first prize is a studio recording of the song and the opportunity to perform live at the EDD.

For a list of side events see :

http://eudevdays.eu/download/EDD_2010_Full_Draft_Programme.pdf

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs press conference

Commissioner for Development will meet the press together with Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation Charles Michel on 7 December from 13.00 to 13.30 in the Press Conference Room of the Square-Brussels Meeting Centre.

Closing session

The Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days will take place on 7 December at 17.15 with European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and Yves Leterme, Belgian Prime Minister.

The Development Village:

A Development Village will present more than 100 exhibitors to the visitors and will be open to the public. The exhibition will cover a wide range of stakeholders of the development world, including NGOs, financial and international institutions, partner countries and donors.

For a full list of exhibitors, see

http://www.eudevdays.eu/development_village_en.cfm

Registrations of media

Any media interested to attend the European Development Days can register online at the: http://register.eudevdays.eu/.

In addition, to provide everybody a possibility to follow events and debates, this year the EDD website – www.eudevdays.eu – will provide comprehensive web-based resources.

On site facilities for media

Access to a camera crew and TV & Radio sets, daily audiovisual summaries, a quote service, web-streaming and many other facilities will be available to facilitate work of journalists and media representatives. A full list of provided service is available in the "Guide for Media" (see the link below).

Useful links:

The EDD web site:

http://eudevdays.eu

The EDD Guide for media:

http://eudevdays.eu/download/EDD_2010_mediaguide.pdf

The EDD programme:

http://eudevdays.eu/download/EDD_2010_Full_Draft_Programme.pdf

Website of the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs:

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-14/piebalgs/index_en.htm

Public programme:

http://eudevdays.eu/download/AGENDA-en_REVIEW.pdf

ANNEX 1

EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS

MONDAY 6

  • OPENING CEREMONY

Gold Hall

9.00 > 10.00

Welcoming words by HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium

Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister of Nepal, Chair of the 49-Nation Least Developed Countries Group at the United Nations

Dr Lesley-Anne Knight, European Union Ambassador of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission

High-level panels

  • THE POST-LISBON LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT AT A CROSSROAD

Gold Hall

10.30 > 12.30

Panelists

  • Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden

  • Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary General, Secretariat of the African,

    Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

  • Eva Joly, President of the Development Committee, European Parliament

  • Louis Michel, Co-Chair, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

  • Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission

  • Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

  • Pierre Vimont, Secretary General, European External Action Service

Discussants

  • Philomena Johnson, Director, Caritas Ghana

  • Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, United Cities

  • and Local Governments – Africa

  • Simon Maxwell, European Development Cooperation Strengthening Programme,

  • Overseas Development Institute

  • Toby Vogel, European Voice

Moderated by Rob Heirbaut, Journalist, VRT

Organised by Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in collaboration with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

  • THE FUTURE OF EU BUDGET SUPPORT

Arc Auditorium

10.30 > 12.30Morning

  • Helen Allotey, Director, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana

  • Charles Goerens, Former Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian

  • Action of Luxembourg, Member of the Development Committee, European Parliament

  • Helen Magombo, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Oxfam International, Malawi

  • Klaus Rudischhauser, Director for General Affairs, Directorate General for Development and Relations with ACP States, European Commission

  • Roger Salhuana, Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Peru

  • Kampeta Sayinzoga, Permanent Secretary & Secretary to Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

  • François Marie Didié Zoundi, Minister for the Budget, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Burkina Faso

Moderated by Femi Oke, Reporter, WNYC Radio

Organised by European Commission

  • DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Copper Hall

10.30 > 12.30

Opening & Introduction

  • Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

  • Eva Joly, President of the Development Committee, European Parliament

In the presence of HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Special Representative

of UNICEF/UNAIDS for “Children and Aids”

Setting the Context

  • Dr Wouter Vandenhole, Professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium

What Makes a Better Development Policy for Children?

Involving Children in Developing Policy Planning: What is Missing?

  • Christopher Grønstad, Vice-President, European Youth Forum

  • Ma-Hawa Ngaima, Speaker of the Liberian Children’s Parliament,

Regional Youth Forum against Violence – West Africa

EU Development Cooperation for Children: What More Do We Need to Do?

  • Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra, Ombudsperson for Children, Former Minister for

Women’s Rights and Family Affairs, Mauritius

  • Patrick Watt, Director of Development Policy, Save the Children, United Kingdom

Closing Remarks

  • Véronique De Keyser, Member of the European Parliament

  • Gay Mitchell, Member of the European Parliament

Moderated by Véronique De Keyser, Member of the European Parliament

Organised by European Parliament

  • AID EFFECTIVENESS – OBJECTIVE KOREA 2011

IS THE EUROPEAN UNION COMMITTED TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN?

Silver Hall

10.30 > 12.30

Introductory Video Message

  • Talaat Abdel-Malek, Co-chair, OECD/DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness

  • Koos Richelle, Director General, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Commission

  • Jorge Balbis, Chairman, Reality of Aid Network, Director, Asociación Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Promoción

  • Corina Creţu, Vice-President, Committee on Development, European Parliament

  • Dr János Hóvári, Deputy State Secretary responsible for Global Affairs, Hungary

  • Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank

  • Oldemiro Marques Balói, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mozambique

Moderated by Koos Richelle, Director General, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Commission

Organised by European Commission

  • Special Address

Gold Hall

12.45 > 13.15

Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of Palestine

Introduced by Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International

Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response

  • NEW POLICY CHALLENGES

Accompanying Policies for ‘Inclusive and Sustainable’ Growth

Gold Hall

14.30 > 16.30

  • Caroline Anstey, Vice-President for External Affairs, The World Bank Group

  • Philomena Johnson, Director, Caritas Ghana

  • Justin Kilcullen, President of CONCORD

  • Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

Lead Discussant

  • Eloise Todd, Director, Brussels Offi ce, ONE

  • Mobilising Additional Resources for Development

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President of the Global Development Programme,

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Luc Lampriere, Director, Oxfam France

  • Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Malawi

  • Bernd Nilles, Secretary General, CIDSE

  • Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

  • Closing Remarks Eva Joly, President of the Development Committee, European Parliament

Moderated by Geoff Meade, European Editor, Press Association

Organised by European Commission, ONE, Oxfam International, CONCORD, CIDSE

  • DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: CLICHÉS, HOPES AND CYNICISM

LESSONS FROM 15 YEARS OF EU SUPPORT

Copper Hall

14.00 > 16.30

  • Thijs Berman, Member of the Development Committee, European Union Chief Observer to Afghanistan and Ethiopia

  • Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

  • Eva Gamboa, National Council of Indigenous Women, Argentina

  • Gérard Latortue, Former Prime Minister of Haiti, Head of OIF Missions to the Ivory Coast, Togo and Gabon

  • Soraya Rahim Sobhrang, Frontline Award 2010 Laureate, Commissioner, Independent Human Rights Commission, Afghanistan

  • Keynote Address Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

Moderated by Tumi Makgabo, Journalist and Producer

Organised by European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

  • AID EFFECTIVENESS FROM A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

Silver Hall

14.30 > 16.30

  • Angelo Baglio, Head of Unit, EuropeAid Cooperation Offi ce, European Commission

  • Olivier Consolo, Director, CONCORD

  • Pierre Karleskind, Vice-President for International Affairs, Brittany Region, France

  • Marc Rimez, Executive Director, Observatory of Decentralised Cooperation –

  • Barcelona Diputacio

  • Pierre Schapira, Deputy-Mayor, Paris, former Member of the European Parliament

  • Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General, Committee of the Regions

  • Nestor Vega, Senior Advisor, United Cities and Local Governments

Moderated by Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments – Africa

Organised by European Platform of Local and Regional Authorities for Development (PLATFORMA), Observatory of Decentralised Cooperation – Barcelona Diputacio

  • GENDER EQUALITY: ESSENTIAL TO COMBATING POVERTY

GIRLS AND BOYS, WOMEN AND MEN, TOGETHER CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Gold Hall

17.00 > 19.00

Keynote Address

  • Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

    How International Partners Complement Country Gender Equality Policies

  • Maria Eitel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nike Foundation

  • Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President of the Global Development Programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom

  • Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues

  • Lead Discussant Doris Ofori, Plan International, Ghana

    Moderated by Dr Robert Glasser, Secretary General, CARE International

    Organised by European Commission, UK Department for International Development, Nike Foundation

  • BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY THROUGH IMPROVED GOVERNANCE

Silver Hall

17.00 > 19.00

  • Caroline Anstey, Vice-President for External Affairs, The World Bank Group

  • Ahmed El Midaoui, President of the Court of Auditors, Morocco

  • Eva Joly, President of the Development Committee, European Parliament

  • Warren Krafchik, Director, International Budget Partnership

  • Goodwell Lungu, Executive Director, Transparency International, Zambia

  • Koos Richelle, Director General, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Commission

Moderated by Mactar Silla, Board Member of Panos West Africa and West Africa Democracy Radio

Organised by European Commission

With the live participation of Pierre Kroll, Cartoonist

  • ENABLING FACTORS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

Copper Hall

17.00 > 19.00

  • Nick Blazquez, Managing Director, Diageo Africa, Chairman, Private Investors for Africa

  • Philippe de Buck, Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE

  • Jyrki Koskelo, Vice-President, Global Industries, International Finance Corporation

  • Manish Pandey, Regional Director, Swisscontact South Asia

  • Lluis Riera Figueras, Director for Development Policy & Thematic Issues, Directorate General for Development and Relations with ACP States, European Commission

  • Plutarchos Sakellaris, Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Moderated by Veronica Pedrosa, Al-Jazeera journalist

Organised by International Finance Corporation, BUSINESSEUROPE, Swisscontact Germany, European Investment Bank, Private Investors for Africa

  • LIGHT COCKTAIL

Delvaux Foyer

Magritte Foyer

Development Village

19.00 > 20.00

  • Music against Poverty – Contest 2010

Live performance of the winners.

TUESDAY 7

  • CREATING A GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY WORTHY OF THE NAME

Silver Hall

10.00 > 12.00

Panelists

  • David Chiriboga, Minister of Health, Ecuador

  • Eric Goosby, Global AIDS Coordinator, United States Prof. David Mphande, Minister of Health, Malawi

  • Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

Discussants

  • Dr Armando De Negri, Federal University Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • John Tedstrom, President and Chief Executive Offi cer of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Closing Remarks

Dr Carissa F. Etienne, Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services, World Health Organization

Moderated by Prof. Paulo Buss, Director, Centre for Global Health, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Organised by European Commission

  • SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES MOTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Copper Hall

10.00 > 12.00

  • Dr Thomas Duve, Director of the Africa Department, KfW Entwicklungsbank

  • Aziz Mebarek, Executive Director, Tuninvest, Tunisia

  • Grace Mueni Nyaa, Managing Director, Kyome Fresh Company Limited, Kenya

  • Laurent Demey, Deputy Director General, PROPARCO, Groupe Agence Française de Développement

  • Anthony Smith, Director, Europe and Development Relations, Department for

  • International Development, United Kingdom

  • Jan Ten Bloemendal, Head of Unit, Quality of Operations for Business, Trade and Regional Integration, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Commission

Moderated by Amobé Mévégué, Radio France Internationale

Organised by Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation, European Development Finance Institutions

  • THE FIGHT AGAINST FAKE MEDICINE

Opening ceremony

Gold Hall

10.00 > 10.45

  • Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso

  • Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

  • Louis Michel, Co-Chair, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

  • Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin

  • THE FIGHT AGAINST FAKE MEDICINE

REPORT ON THE STATE OF GOVERNANCE AND OF ACCESS TO QUALITY MEDICINE

Gold Hall

10.45 > 12.15

  • Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary General, Secretariat of the African,

    Caribbean and Pacifi c Group of States

  • Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament

  • Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

  • Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

  • Didier Mercier, Deputy Director General, Agence Française de Développement

  • Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chair Person, African Union Commission

    Moderated by Jean-Michel Séverino, President, French Water Partnership

  • COMMISSIONER ANDRIS PIEBALGS PRESS CONFERENCE

Press conference room

13.00-13.30

Commissioner for Development will meet the press together with Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation Charles Michel;

  • THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES OF THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

Gold Hall

14.00 > 16.00

Panelists

  • Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso

  • Charles Michel, Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium

  • Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister of Nepal, Chair of the 49-Nation Least Developed Countries Group at the United Nations

  • Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin

Discussants

  • Demba Moussa Dembélé, Director, Forum Africain des Alternatives

  • Cheick Sidi Diarra, United Nations High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

  • Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

  • Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

  • Arjun Kumar Karki, International Coordinator, International Least Developed Countries Watch

Moderated by Peter Moors, Director General, Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs, Belgium

  • NATURAL RESOURCE CHARTER

Silver Hall

14.00 > 16.00

  • Ingrid Fiskaa, State Secretary for International Development, Norway

  • Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

  • Amara Konneh, Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Liberia

  • Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission

  • Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment

Moderated by Prof. Paul Collier, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK

Organised by Revenue Watch Institute

  • THE ENERGY EVOLUTION

MOBILISING ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNT IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA

Copper Hall

14.00 > 16.00

Welcome by Dirk Elsen, Chief Executive, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Opening Address

Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

Keynote Address

  • Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania Increasing Access to Sustainable Energy

  • Hela Cheikhrouhou, Director of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, African Development Bank

  • John Kamau Maina, Executive Coordinator, Sustainable Community Development Services, Kenya

  • Saroj Rai, Executive Director, Biogas Sector Partnership, Nepal

    Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Overcoming Energy Poverty

  • Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

  • Girts Valdis Kristovskis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia

  • Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

Closing Remarks

Dr Bernd Eisenblätter, Chair of the Managing Directors, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit

Moderated by Conny Czymoch, Journalist and Host of “Phoenix – The day”GmbH

Organised by European Commission, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GTZ)

  • SPECIAL ADDRESS

Gold Hall

16.30 > 17.00

Jacques Chirac, Former President of France

Introduced by Charles Michel, Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium

  • CLOSING CEREMONY

Gold Hall

17.15 > 18.15

  • Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development

  • Henri de Raincourt, Minister for Cooperation, France

  • Krzysztof Stanowski, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

  • Charles Michel, Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium

ANNEX 2

LIST OF CONFIRMED EDD VIPS

EUROPEAN UNION

Prince Philippe of Belgium

Princess Mathilde of Belgium

José-Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission

Dragoljuba Benčina, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden

Jacques CHIRAC, Former President of France

Fokion Fotiadis, Director General for Development, European Commission

Ingrid Fiskaa, State Secretary for International Development, Norway

Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response

Dr János Hóvári, Deputy State Secretary responsible for Global Affairs, Hungary

Krzysztof STANOWSKI, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Girts Valdis Kristovskis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia

Marie-Josée JACOBS, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg

Yves LETERME, Prime Minister of Belgium

Charles MICHEL, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium

Andrew MITCHELL, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom

Peter MOORS, Director General for Cooperation and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

Andris PIEBALGS, European Commissioner for Development

Janez POTOčNIK, European Commissioner for Environment

Henri de RAINCOURT, Minister for Cooperation, France

Koos Richelle, Director General, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Commission

Plutarchos Sakellaris, Vice-President, European Investment Bank

ACADEMICS

Professor Paulo BUSS, Director, FIOCRUZ Centre for Global Health

Professor Paul COLLIER, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University

Dr Armando DE NEGRI FILHO, Professor, Federal University Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

PARTNER COUNTRIES

Dr Amina Benkhadra, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco

David Chiriboga, Minister of Health, Ecuador

Blaise COMPAORE, President of Burkina Faso

Salam FAYYAD, Prime Minister of the National Palestinian Authority

Paul KAGAME, President of Rwanda

Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE, President of Tanzania

Amara Konneh, Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Liberia

Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister of Nepal

Mohammed Sidik Mia, Minister of Transport and Public Infrastructure, Malawi

Oldemiro Marques BalÓi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mozambique

Prof. David Mphande, Minister of Health, Malawi

Prof. Arther Peter Mutharika, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Malawi

James TIMBA, Minister of State, Zimbabwe

Nelson Chamisa, Minister of ICTs, Zimbabwe

Abbie Marambika Shawa, Minister of Development Planning and Cooperation, Malawi

Morgan TSVANGIRAI, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin

BUSINESS

Nick Blazquez, Managing Director, Diageo Africa and Chairman of the Private Investors for Africa

Philippe de BUCK, Secretary General of BusinessEurope

Aziz Mebarek, Executive Director, Tuninvest, Tunisia

Grace Mueni Nyaa, Managing Director, Kyome Fresh Company Limited, Kenya

John Tedstrom, President and CEO of the Global Business Council on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FOUNDATIONS

Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder of the Ibrahim Foundation

Maria EiteL, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nike Foundation

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President of the Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Giles MerritT, Secretary General of Friends of Europe

PARLIAMENTARIANS

Thijs BERMAN, Member of the European Parliament

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Michael Cashman, Member of the European Parliament

Corina CREŢU, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Development, European Parliament

Ricardo CORTÉS LASTRA, Member of the European Parliament

Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament

Santiago Fisas Ayxelas, Member of the European Parliament

Charles Goerens, Member of the European Parliament

Enrique GUERRERO, Member of the European Parliament

Fiona HALL, Member of the European Parliament

Eva Joly, President of the Development Committee, European Parliament

Franziska Keller, Member of the European Parliament

Louis MICHEL, Co-President of the ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly

Gay MITCHEL, Member of the European Parliament

Maurice ponga, Member of the European Parliament

Alf SVENSSON, Member of the European Parliament

Britta Thomsen, Member of the European Parliament

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS

Justin Kilcullen, President, Concord

Dr Robert GLASSER, Secretary General, Care International

Dr Lesley-Anne Knight, Secretary General, Caritas Internationalis

Bernd Nilles, Secretary-General, CIDSE

DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

Laurent Demey, Deputy Director General, PROPARCO, Groupe Agence Française de Développement

Dr Bernd Eisenblätter, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit

Dirk Elsen, Chief Executive, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Dov ZERAH, Director General, Agence Française de Développement

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

Caroline ANSTEY, Vice-President for External Relations, The World Bank

Dr Carissa F. Etienne, Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services, World Health Organisation

Helen Evans, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance

Filippo GRANDI, Commissioner General, UNRWA

Eric Goosby, Global AIDS Coordinator, United States

Rebeca GRYNSPAN, Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Dr Mohamed IBN CHAMBAS, Secretary General, ACP Secretariat

Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Jyrki Koskelo, Vice President Global Industries, International Finance Corporation

David MORRISON, Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Erastus MWENCHA, Deputy Chairperson, Commission of the African Union

Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Cheick Sidi Diarra, United Nations High Representative for Least Developed Countries

Dominique STRAUSS-KAHN, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador for Global Women's Issues


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