Overview and Agenda – High Level Panels

The High Level Panels were organized to debate and build consensus on specific policy and strategic actions to address main bottlenecks and unresolved challenges in the current approach to the Syria response. The discussions were clustered in the following topics:

  • Changes required to make the international aid architecture fit for resilience;
  • Means to maintain stability and harmony in host communities while ensuring inclusiveness;
  • Effective private sector engagement in the response; and
  • Means to strengthen resilience inside Syria in the context of continuing conflict.

 

DAY 2 – 09 November 2015: RESILIENCE DEVELOPMENT FORUM
08:00 09:00 Registration
OPENING (20 min)
09:00 09:05 Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States
09:05 09:15 Welcoming Remarks by H.E. Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
09:15 09:25 Opening remarks by Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group
09:25 09:35 Opening by H.E. Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Keynote Address
09:35 09:45 Keynote address by Mr. Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
09:45 10:00 Official group picture (Heads of Delegation and High Level Speakers)
High Level Panel Segment
Report back from Day 1 on the Marketplace, Roundtables, and Country Consultations (15 min)
10:00 10:15

Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez, Subregional Development Coordinator (Syria related crisis), UNDP

Mr. Mathieu Rouquette, Representative, Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF)

High Level Panel 1: Building a Resilience Agenda (60 min)
10:15 – 11:15 H.E. Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group
H.E. Tarek Adel, Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs, Egypt
H.E. Jassim Mohammed Ali, Minister for Migration and Displacement Government, Iraq
H.E. Rasheed Derbas, Minister of Social Affairs, Lebanon
H.E. Naci Koru, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

COFFEE BREAK (30 min)
11:15 11:40 Coffee Break and Press Conference
High Level Panel 2: Making Aid Architecture Fit For Resilience (120 min)
Chair: Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
11:40 11:50 Chair’s Introduction
High Level Speakers:
H.E. Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
Mr. Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council
H.E. Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary for International Development Co-operation, Sweden
Mr. Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
Mr. Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Director for the Middle East
Mr. Futoshi Matsumoto, Chargé d’Affaires in the Japanese Embassy in Syria
12:40 13:10 Q&A, Interventions from the Floor
13:10 13:25 Last interventions from speakers
13:25 13:35 Chair’s Summary
High Level Panel 3: Resilience inside Syria (120 min)
Chair: Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator
11:40 11:50 Chair’s Introduction
High Level Speakers:
Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Syria
Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States
Mr. Manuel Etter, Regional Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Mr. Andreas Kamm, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council
Mr. Kevin Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis
Mr. Bruce Aylward, Executive Director a.i., Outbreaks and Health Emergencies and Special Representative of the Director-General for the Ebola Response, WHO
12:40 13:10 Q&A, Interventions from the Floor
13:10 13:25 Last interventions from speakers
13:25 13:35 Chair’s Summary
LUNCH BREAK (80 min)
13:40 15:00 Lunch
High Level Panel 4: Social Stability (120 min)
Chair: Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director UNICEF
15:00 15:10 Chair’s Introduction
High Level Speakers:
H.E. Reem Abou Hassan, Minister of Social Development, Jordan 
Mr. William Swing, Director-General IOM
Ms. Nancy Lindborg, President of the US Institute for Peace
Mr. Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO MercyCorps
Mr. Andreas Gies,  Director General for Development Cooperation, Germany
16:00 16:30 Q&A, Interventions from the Floor
16:30 16:45 Last interventions from Speakers
16:45 16:55 Chair’s Summary
High Level Panel 5: Engaging the Private Sector (120 min)
Chair: Ms. Toni Christiansen, COO of Middle East and North Africa Consultants Association, LLC
15:00 15:05 Chair’s Introduction
High Level Speakers:
Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of TGO and of UN Global Network on Promoting Digital Technologies for Sustainable Urbanization
Mr. Stefan Kapferer, Deputy Secretary General, OECD
Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, WFP
Mr. Yannick Du Pont, Director of SPARK and Co-Chair of the Solutions Alliance Group on Engaging the Private Sector
Ms. Sinikka Antila, Ambassador for Trade and Development, Finland
Mr. Anis Aclimandos, President of AmCham, Egypt
16:00 16:30 Q&A, Interventions from the Floor
16:30 16:45 Last interventions from speakers
16:45 16:55 Chair’s Summary
Closing (20 min)
17:30 17:35 Brief Introduction by Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez, Subregional Development Coordinator (Syria related crisis), UNDP
17:35 17:45 H.E. Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
17:45 17:55 Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator