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
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