The panels included the following titles:
Wednesday, 30st of October - 16.30 - 18.15
PROMOTING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES YOUTH AND EMPLOYMENT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.
Brief: Globalization has undoubtedly led to economic growth and brought many other benefits. However, these benefits are not always shared equally across all countries and groups. There is now an increased international acknowledgment of the need to step up efforts to promote employment through development cooperation.
The aim of this panel is to trigger a broader debate with governments, private sector, development partners, communities, CSO on how best to promote employment through development policies within the overall framework of decent work.
.Zohra Khan, UN Women
.José Ribeiro, ILO Brazil
.Alain Chatry - Representative of LEDA Lebanon
.Eduardo Pereyra, Uruguay Labour Ministry
.Ana Lucia Reis, mayor, Cobija, Bolivia
.Marta Mauleon, United Nations Volunteers - UNV
.Nfoumou Mouangue, General Direction of Cooperation. Ministry Economy of Planning and Territorial Management of Cameroon
Thursday, 31st of October – 11.10 – 12.50
LED - A POST CONFLICT / CONFLICT PREVENTION PERSPECTIVE
Brief: This panel aims to provide an overview of the experiences and challenges associated with local economic development, local governance, and decentralization policies within contexts of peace building, state building and post conflict recovery. It will underline that harnessing the potential of local economic development in sensitive and volatile peace building processes requires addressing a series of significant challenges and in particular recognizing the dynamics of each conflict along with the concomitant power struggles involved.
.Alfredo Lazarte, ILO / CRISIS director
.Azmi Thassim, former president of Hambantota Chamber of Commerce District (Sri Lanka)
.Christel Alvergne, UNCDF
.Alain Chatry – North LEDA Lebanon
.Maria Lizarazo, UNDP Colombia
.Alvaro Obando, director, LEDA Nariño, Colombia