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First India- Africa Strategic Dialogue

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  • November 24, 2011 to November 25, 2011
    Conference

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    Programme

    November 24, 2011, Thursday

    0945h-1015h: Registration

    1015h-1045h: Inaugural Session
    1015h-1025h: Welcome Remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Lal Bahadur Shastri Chair, IDSA
    1025h-1040h: Inaugural Address by Shri M Ganapathi, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs
    1040h-1045h: Vote of Thanks by Ms Ruchita Beri, Senior Research Associate, IDSA
    1045h-1115h: High Tea

    1115h-1245h: Session 1: Global Strategic Issues

    Chair: Shri Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, MEA
    Speakers:
    Prof Abednego Edho Ekoko, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
    Dr Arvind Gupta, Lal Bahadur Shastri Chair, IDSA

    Discussion/Q&A

    1245h-1400h: Lunch

    1400h-1545h: Session 2: Regional Issues - UN Peacekeeping and Prospects of Conflict Resolution
    Chair: Shri HHS Vishwanathan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
    Speakers:
    Mr Festus K Aubyn, Senior Research Fellow, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Center (KAIPTC), Ghana
    Gen (Retd) Satish Nambiar, Distinguished Fellow, IDSA
    Discussion/Q&A

    1545h-1600h: Tea

    1600h-1730h: Session 3: Regional Issues - Piracy
    Chair: Vice Admiral (Retd) Pradeep Kaushiva, Director, National Maritime Foundation
    Speakers:
    Mr Richard Barno, Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor, IGAD Capacity Building Program Against Terrorism (ICPAT), Ethiopia
    Cdr S S Parmar, Research Fellow, IDSA
    Discussion/Q&A

    November 25, 2011, Friday

    0930h- 1100h: Session 4: Bilateral Issues - Economic
    Chair: Ambassador V B Soni, Chairman, Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    Speakers:
    Ms Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa
    Dr Sachin Chaturvedi, Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
    Discussion/Q&A

    1100h-1115h: Tea

    1115h-1300h: Session 5: Bilateral Issues - Security
    Chair: Ambassador R Rajagopalan, Member, Executive Council, IDSA
    Speakers:
    Prof Paul Musili Wambua, University of Nairobi School of Law
    Ms Ruchita Beri, Senior Research Associate, IDSA Discussion/Q&A

    1300h-1400h: Lunch

    1400h-1530h: Session 6: Bilateral Issues - Diaspora
    Chair: Shri J C Sharma, Former Secretary, MEA
    Speakers:
    Prof Phillip O Nyinguro, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Prof Sanjukta Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
    Discussion/Q&A

    1530h-1545h: Tea

    1545h-1730h: Panel Discussion: India-Africa Strategic Partnership: Way Forward
    Chair: Shri Vivek Katju, Former Secretary, MEA
    Speakers:
    Ms Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa
    Prof Abednego Edho Ekoko, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
    Shri HHS Vishvanathan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
    Prof S N Malakar, Chairperson, Centre for African Studies, JNU
    Ms Ruchita Beri, Senior Research Associate, IDSA
    Discussion/Q&A

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