Perspectives on global development

International Development Co-operation in OECD Countries: Public Debate, Public Support and Public Opinion - Programme



Thursday, 25 October 2001

8:30 Registration & coffee

9:00 Introductory Remarks: OECD Development Centre; SIDA; Ireland Aid

Session I:International Development Co-operation in OECD Countries: Public Debate, Public Support and Public Opinion - Setting the stage

9:30 Presentations: Michael Edwards, Director, Governance & Civil Society, Ford Foundation - "Building a public constituency for international co-operation" (tbc)
Ian Smillie, International consultant - "Framing the debate"

10:15 Discussants Helen O'Neill, Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland; former President of EADI
Douglas A. Van Belle, East Stroudsburg University, United States

11:00 Coffee and tea
11:30 Open discussion
12:30 Lunch

Session II Trends in Public Opinion in OECD Countries

13:30 Presentations Ida McDonnell, Consultant, OECD Development Centre "Current trends"
Magnus Lijlestrom, Consultant, SIDA - "The Swedish case"

14:00 Discussants Mark Otter, Assistant Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
Henny Helmich, Executive Director, NCDO, the Netherlands

14:20 Open discussion
15:00 Coffee and tea

Session III Winning Public Support For International Development Co-Operation: Best practices

15:15 Presentations Phil Bloomer, Oxfam, UK - "The debt campaign" (tbc)
Amnesty International - "Raising Awareness: Lessons from experience"
SDC, Switzerland - "The Africa Now Campaign"

16:00 Discussants Veena Siddarth, Civil Society Expert, World Bank
Hans Bolscher, General Director, Max Havelaar NL
Office for Development Studies, UNDP

16:30 Open discussion

Friday, 26 October 2001

Session IV Improving Awareness: Which way forward?

9:00 Presentations Eddie O'Loughlin, North-South Centre - Development Education in Europe:
A comparative analysis
World Aware Awardee - "Case study"

9:30 Discussants Doug Bourn, Director, Development Education Association, UK
Development Education Action Group, Dóchas, Ireland

10:15 Open discussion
10:45 Coffee and tea

Session V Conclusions and action plan

11:00 Wrap Up Louk de la Rive Box (tbc)

11:20 Open discussion

12:30 Concluding Remarks Liz O'Donnell, Minister of State, with responsibility for Development and Human Rights, Ireland

Lunch will be offered by the organisers on Thursday, 25th October. Please confirm if you plan to attend


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