Overview and Agenda – Roundtable Discussions

Topical Roundtable Discussions were hosted by a number of leading UN agencies and partners debating priority challenging topics related to resilience building in the context of the Syria crisis, including, UNICEF’s No Lost Generation initiative, resilience of municipal services, and sustainable livelihoods and employment.

DAY 1 – 08 November 2015: RESILIENCE AND INNOVATION MARKETPLACE
08:00  09:00  Registration
Opening of the Innovation and Resilience Marketplace (60 min)
09:00 09:10 Opening remarks by Government of Jordan Representative
09:10 09:20 Opening remarks by Ms. Sophie de Caen, Deputy Regional Director for Arab States – UNDP
09:20 09:30 Opening remarks by Mr. Mathieu Rouquette, Representative of Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF)
09:30 10:00 Opening speakers browse the marketplace, visit booths, accompanied by the press
Roundtable 1: No Lost Generation (110 min)                                                                                                                                        Lead Agency: UNICEF
10:00 10:05 Introduction by the Moderator: Mr. Peter Salama – UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
10:05 10:55

Interventions from Speakers

Dr. Khawla Abu Haija,  Managing Director of Education, Ministry of Education, Jordan

Ms. Dina Craissati – Regional Education Adviser, UNICEF MENA Regional Office, Jordan

Mr. Fehmi Rachid Karami – Senior Advisor to Minister of Social Affairs on Women and Children’s Rights and Child Protection

Ms. Chiara Ceriotti – Thematic Advisor for Child Protection, Middle East, Save the Children, Sweden

Ms. Sukru Cansizoglu – Regional Protection Coordinator, UNHCR

Ms. Deema Bibi – CEO of INJAZ

Ms. Jane MacNail – Director of No Lost Generation programmes, MercyCorps

10:55 11:25 Q & A, Interventions from the Floor
11:25 11:40 Final Inputs from Speakers
11:40 11:50 Summary by the Moderator
Roundtable 2: Building Resilience for Women and Girls: Gender-Sensitive Capacities to Ensure Inclusive Resilience Building (110 min)                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lead Agencies: UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women
10:00 10:05

Introduction by the Moderators:

Mr. Yannick Glemarec – Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women

Ms. Sophie de Caen, Deputy Regional Director for Arab States, UNDP

10:05 10:55

Interventions from Speakers

H.E. Mervat Tallawy – General Director, Arab Women Organization

H.E. Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh – Assistant Secretary-General, League of Arab States

Dr. Mohammed Abed-Ahad – UNFPA Regional Director for Arab States

Ms. Hibaaq Osman – Director of Karama, Global Dignity Fund, and Think Tank of Arab Women

Ms. Inas Mekkawy – Director of the Women Department of the League of Arab States

Ms. Burcu Kugu – Support to Life

10:55 11:25 Q & A, Interventions from the Floor
11:25 11:40 Final Inputs from Speakers
11:40 11:50 Summary by the Moderator
LUNCH BREAK (60 min)
12:00 13:00 Buffet open
Roundtable 3: The Role of Municipalities in Building the Resilience of Communities Affected by Crisis: Enhancing the Capacities of Local Players to Address Risks and Vulnerabilities (110 min)                                                                                   Lead Agencies: UNDP, UN HABITAT
13:00 13:05 Introduction by the Moderator: Mr. Szilard Fricska, UN-Habitat Country Representative, Syria  
13:05 13:55

Interventions from Speakers

Mr. Dyfed Aubrey – Regional Director for Arab States, UN-HABITAT

Mr. Luca Renda – Country Director, UNDP Lebanon

Mr. George Antoun – Mercy Corps’ Country Director, Lebanon

Mr. Mohammed al Khaldi – Mayor of Sabha, Government of Jordan

Ms. Suheir Ghali – National Coordinator Host Communities Support Project, Ministry of Social Affairs in Lebanon

Mr. Walid Al Otoum – Secretary General, Ministry of Municipal Affairs in Jordan

Mr. Olivier Boudart – Programme Manager for rural development, Local Governance and Recovery – EU Delegation to Jordan

13:55 14:25 Q & A, Interventions from the Floor
14:25 14:40 Final Inputs from Speakers
14:40 14:50 Summary by the Moderator
Roundtable 4: The Solution for the Regional Crisis Needs a Resilience Solution in Iraq Lead Agency: UN Iraq
13:00 13:05 Introduction by the Moderator: Ms. Lise Grande Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, and Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq
13:05 13:55

Interventions from Speakers

H.E. Jasem Mohammed Ali – Minister for Migration and Displacement, Iraq

H.E. Dr. Ali Sinidi – Minister of Planning, Kurdish Regional Government

Ms. Intisar Al Mayali, Member of Iraqi Women League

Dr. Adam Abdelmoula – UNDP Country Director for Iraq

Ms. Kristin Smart – Representative of the Danish Refugee Council

13:55 14:25 Q & A, Interventions from the Floor
14:25 14:40 Final Inputs from Speakers
14:40 14:50 Summary by the Moderator
Roundtable 5: Building Resilience in the Context of the Syria Crisis: Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security in Crisis Affected Communities                                                                                                                                                       Lead Agencies: FAO, ILO, WFP
15:00 15:05 Introduction by the Moderator: Ms. Rula Amin – Journalist
15:05 15:55

Interventions from Speakers

H.E. Nidal Qatamin – Minister of Labour, Jordan

Mr. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed – Assistant Director General / Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

Mr. Frank Hagemann – Regional Director, a.i., ILO Regional Office for Arab States

Mr. Carlo Scaramella – Deputy Regional Director, WFP Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe

Mr. Gaetan Ducroux – Desk Office for Syria, Head of Unit, Middle East, DG NEAR, European Commission

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

15:55 16:25 Q & A, Interventions from the Floor
16:25 16:40 Final Inputs from Speakers
16:40 16:50 Summary by the Moderator
Roundtable 6: Migration and Displacement: Opportunities for Strengthening Resilience Lead Agencies: UNHCR, UNDP
15:00 15:05

Introduction by the Moderators:

Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu – Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Crisis Response Unit, UNDP

Mr. Amin Awad – Director of the Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator for Syria

15:05 15:55

Interventions from Speakers

Mr. Michael Callan- Director of Development, Middle East and North Africa, Embassy of Canada

Mr. Louis Hoffmann – Head of Transition and Recovery Division, International Organization for Migration

Dr. Erica Harper – Executive Director, West Asia and North Africa Institute

Ms. Annabella Skof – Socio-Economic Recovery Expert, ILO

Ms. Irena Vojackova-Sollorano – United Nations Resident Coordinator in Serbia

Mr. Carsten Hansen, Regional Director, Norwegian Refugee Council

15:55 16:25 Q & A, Interventions from the Floor
16:25 16:40 Final Inputs from Speakers
16:40 16:50 Summary by the Moderator
Briefing on Country Consultations: Inputs for a Resilience Agenda (90 min)
UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators and National Counterparts reporting jointly:
17:00 17:10 Introduction by Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez – UNDP Subregional Development Coordinator (Syria related crisis)
17:10 17:20 Egypt
17:20 17:30 Iraq
17:30 17:40 Jordan
17:40 17:50 Lebanon
17:50 18:00 Turkey
18:00 18:10 UN Resident Coordinator, Syria
18:10 18:20 Q & A
18:20  18:30 Summary by Moderator
Resilience Development Forum Reception hosted by the Government of Jordan and the United Nations Development Programme
20:00

Reception by:

H.E. Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan

Ms. Helen Clark – UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group

Welcome from: Government Representation of Jordan