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SADC Africa Day Program on Boosting Intra-African Trade: Agriculture & Food Security Panel

Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:00 - 10:45
Whole program: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Location:
5th Floor Conference Room
Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies (S.A.I.S)
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036
 
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa invite you to attend the Agriculture & Food Security Panel at the:
 

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Event in Commemoration of Africa Day

 

Theme: Boosting Intra-Africa Trade

 

 
Program:
 
8:00am - 8:50am: Registration
 
9:05am - 9:15am: Opening Session – Moderated by His Excellency Alberto Ribeiro, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola and Chair of the SADC Ambassadors accredited to the United States of America
Keynote Address: Moeketsi Majoro, Executive Director, Africa Group I Constituency, IMF
 
9:15am - 9:50am: Panel Discussion 1: Energy and Infrastructure – Moderated by His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States of America
Panel discussants: ESKOM, USTDA, BLACK & Veatch
 
10:00am - 10:45am: Panel Discussion 2: Agriculture and Food Security – Moderated by His Excellency Steve Matenje, Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to the United States of America
Panel discussants: Dyborn Chibonga, CEO, National Association of Smallholder Farmers of Malawi (NASFAM); Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy & Research, Oxfam America; Katrin Kuhlmann, Vice President, TransFarm Africa; Jacob Maaga, CEO, Africa Commodity & Futures Exchange
 
10:50am - 11:25am: Panel Discussion 3: Mining, Beneficiation and Manufacturing – Moderated by Her Excellency Tebelelo Seretse, Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States of America
Panel discussants: James Suzeman, DeBeers, London; Jose Fernandez, US Department of State; and Mark Rubin, Kimberly Process
 
11:30am - 12:05pm: Panel Discussion 4: Tourism and Aviation – Moderated by His Excellency Somduth Soborun, Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius to the United States of America
Panel discussants: Heather Pederson, Director for International Operations, Boeing; Kagnew F. Asfaw, Director for Sales and Services, Americas Ethiopian Airlines
 
12:05pm - 12:15pm: Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
 
12:30pm: Lunch
 
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