Agenda

 

7 December 2010 | 8 December 2010  

Session 1 | Session 2 | Panel 1 | Panel 2 | Panel 3 | Press conference

 

7 December 2010

 

Opening ceremony

 

4.30pm - 5pm: Registration and refreshments

 

5pm - 7.15pm: Opening ceremony

Chairman: Ambassador Chris Kpodo, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana

  • Aims of the Forum, by François-Xavier de Donnea, President of SWAC (10 min)
  • Policy statements by the following:
    • Regional organisations
      • Mr. Ismaïl Binguitcha-Fare, Commissioner for Rural Development, Natural Resources and Environment, UEMOA
      • Mr. Lasanne Kaboré, Director for Multilateral Surveillance, ECOWAS
      • Prof. Alhousseini Bretaudeau, Executive Secretary, CILSS
    • West African ministers responsible for agriculture and food security (40 min)
      • Burkina Faso: Dr. Abdoulaye Combari, Minister for Agriculture
      • Ghana: Hon. Nii Amasah Namoale, Deputy Minister in charge of Fisheries
      • Togo: Mr. Kombaté Dindiogue Konlani, Head of Cabinet, Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
    • Ministers and officials of OECD countries (Belgium, Canada, France) (40min)
  • Welcoming speech by Ambassador Chris Kpodo, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana (10 min)

8 December 2010

 

 Session 1: Establishing regional food stocks: lessons learnt

 

9am - 11am  

 

Chair: Prof. Alhousseini Bretaudeau, Executive Secretary, CILSS

 

Introduction:

Presentations:

 

Discussion and wrap-up (45min)

 

 

Coffee break (20min)

 

Session 2: Obstacles and possible solutions for West Africa

 

11.20am-11.35am

 

Chair: Mr. Ismaïl K. Binguitcha-Fare, Commissioner for Rural Development, Natural Resources & Environment, UEMOA

 

Introduction: Challenges faced by the RESOGEST initiative (French), by Mr. Issa Tankari, OPVN, and Ms. Adeline Borot de Battisti, SWAC (15min)

 

11.35am–1pm

 

Panel 1: Policy coherence and institutional arrangements at the regional and international levels

 

Facilitator: Ms. Sophia Murphy, Institute for Agricultural Trade and Policy (IATP)

 

Panel members:

  • Ministers or Delegates: Dr. Abdoulaye Combari (Burkina Faso); Mr. Nii Namoale (Ghana); Mr. Kombaté Dindiogue Konlani (Togo)
  • Mr. Ousmane Djibo, African Union/New Economic Partnership for African Development (AU/NEPAD) 
  • Ms. Milasoa Cherel-Robson, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

 

Debate

 


2pm–3.30pm

 

Panel 2: Harmonisation and cooperation among national structures responsible for food stocks

 

Facilitator: Charles Tinga Sawadogo, Director General, SONAGESS, Burkina Faso

Panel members:

  • Board and company managers: Mr. Irénée Bio Aboudou (Benin); Mr. Seydou Sadou (Niger); Mr. James Olusegun Oke (Nigeria); Mr. Issa Saye (Senegal); 
  • Mr. Hamidou Konaté, Parliament of Mali;
  • Mr. Haimoude Ould Ahmed Verkane, Mauritania Senate
  • Mr. Salif Diarra, West-African Market Information Network (RESIMAO)
  • Prof. Alhousseini Bretaudeau, Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS)
  • Mr. Ismaïl K. Binguitcha-Fare, Commissioner for Rural Development, Natural Resources & Environment, UEMOA

 

Debate

 

 

3.30pm–5pm

 

Panel 3: What role for the private sector in the constitution and operation of regional food stocks?

 

Facilitator: Mr. Laurent Bossard, SWAC Secretariat

 

Panel members:

  • Mr. Mamadou Cissokho, Network of Farmers' and Agricultural Producers' Organisations of West Africa (ROPPA) > presentation
  • Mr. Imam Hamed, Dawanu market, Nigeria
  • Ms. Rosalie Botti, Network of Economic Operators in the West African Food Industry (ROESAO)
  • Mr. Musa Salah, ECOBANK
  • Mr. André Beaudouin, UPA Développement international (UPA DI) > presentation

 

Debate

 

 

Coffee break (20min)

 

Closing session

 

5.20pm - 6pm

Chair: Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea, SWAC President

  • The main messages from the 2010 SWAC Forum, by Ms. Sophia Murphy (IATP) and Mr. Ousmane Djibo (AU/NEPAD) (15min)
  • The way forward: next steps – ECOWAS/UEMOA/CILSS/ROPPA (15 mn)
  • Closing speech by the Chairman (10min)

 

Press conference

 

6:30pm-7pm


Speakers:

  • Dr. Abdoulaye Combari, Minister for Agriculture, Burkina Faso
  • Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea, Minister, Kingdom of Belgium, SWAC President
  • Prof. Alhousseini Bretaudeau, CILSS Executive Secretary
  • Mr. Bagna Djibo, Executive Secretary, ROPPA 
  • Mr. Mamadou Cissokho, Honorary President, ROPPA
  • Mr. Charles Tinga Sawadogo, Director General, SONAGESS, Burkina Faso