Agenda, 9 December 2009


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  8:15 - 8:45

Introduction by Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea, SWAC/OECd President

Mr. Charles Michel, Belgian Minister for Development Co-operation
(nature of intervention to be confirmed)


  Respecting human rights in land acquisition negotiations


  8:45 - 9:00

How to apply the 11 principles on the right to food in relation to large-scale land acquisition?

> by Prof. Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food


  9:00 - 9:15

What is the scope and the rationale of these principles in the land and land law reforms negotiation process in Burkina Faso? (French)

> by Mr. Mahamoudou Kiemtoré, Member of the interministerial Commition in charge of proofreading legal texts of the agrian and land reform (RAF) in Burkina Faso


  9:15 - 9:30

What leverage do have West Africa's regional institutions to better integrate human rights in negotiations on West African land investments?

> by Mr. Moussa Djiré, Legal expert, Faculty of Economics and Law at the University of Bamako

  9:30 - 10:00


Debate facilitated by Prof. Olivier de Schutter


 10:00 - 10:15

Promote responsible foreign investment in agriculture across the developing world

> by H.E. Yukiko Nakagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Mali

  10:15 - 10:45


Debate facilitated by Prof. Olivier de Schutter



   Coffee break


  Positionning of West African farmers

  11:00 - 11:45

Round table panelists include representatives from:

  • the Network of Farmer Organisations and Agricultural Producers of West Africa (ROPPA);
  • the All Farmers Association of Nigeria;
  • the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and West African agricultural producers' organisations (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali et Niger) > SNV presentation (French)
  11:45 - 12:30

Debate facilitated by Mr. Laurent Bossard, SWAC/OECD Director a. i. and Mr. Michael Taylor, International Land Coalition (ILC)


   Lunch break


Reconciling development and investment
 14:15 - 14:30 Mali Biocarburant's policy on energy production cultures (French)

> by M. Hugo Verkuijl, CEO Mali Biocarburant

 14:30 - 14:45



  14:45 - 15:00

Biofuel Africa ltd.'s position

> by Mr. Steinar Kolnes, CEO and Director, Biofuel Africa ltd, Ghana


Foreign direct investments in agricultural land in Mali
> by Dr. Godihald Mushinzimana, « Programme d'Appui aux Collectivités Territoriales » (PACT), GTZ office, Mali

 15:00 - 15:30

Roundtable with parliamentarians to provide information on ogoing actions and actions to be taken to promote responsible investment in West African land.



   Coffee break


Towards a regional roadmap for West Africa

  16:45 - 18:00


Debate facilitated by Mr. François Xavier de Donnea, SWAC/OECD President with the participation of regional/continental institutions (AU, CILSS, ECOWAS, NEPAD and UEMOA)








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