Senior Officials Meeting Agenda Dubai 2016

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Cofee Break  
9:00 - 9:45 Opening Ceremony  
9:45 - 10:15 Break  
10:15 - 13:30

Theme One: Bilateral and Multilateral Government Collaboration to Ensure Lawful, Fair, and Transparent Labor Recruitment Process 

Moderator :  Saudi Arabia


Session I Session I: Examining the Current Recruitment Models in the Asia - GCC Corridors  
Dr. Philip Martin, UC Davis, on Key Arguments presented in the Background Paper Download
Mr. Michael Newson, IOM, on Prevalent Business Models in Recruitment Industry Download
Mr. William Gois, Migrant Forum Asia, on the Role of NGO's in Promoting Fair Practices
Session II Identifying and Assessing Alternative Recruitment Models
Ms. Liberty Casco, POEA, the Philippines on Government-to-Government Models Download
Ms. Gayathri Kalia, Ministry of Rural Affairs, India on Skill Recognition and Certification as a Driver   of Alternative Recruitment Schemes Download
Mr. Nilim Baruah, International Labor Organization, on ILO's Work on Identifying Alternative    Models Download
Mr. Rabea Ataya, Bayt.com, on Leveraging Technology to Promote Responsible and Efficient Labor    Recruitment Download
13:30 - 14:45 Lunch Break  
14:45 - 18:00

Theme Two: Labor Mobility in Destination Labor Markets

Moderator: UAE


Session I Making the Case for Enhanced Labor Mobility and Its Positive Impact on Labor Market Outcomes  
Dr. Yaw Nyarko, New York University - Abu Dhabi, on Key Arguments presented in the Background   Paper Download
Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli, Bahrain Center for Strategic and Geo-Political Studies, on A Perspective on   Labor Mobility in the GCC Download
Mr. Hans Vandeglind, International Labor Organization, on A Labor Rights Perspective Download
Session II Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Labor Mobility  
Mr. Humaid Bin Deemas, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, UAE, on A Proposed    Policy Framework on Mobility Download
* Mr. Selim Edde, SAP, on Leveraging Technology to Enhance Mobility Download
9:00 - 10:15 Reports on Current ADD Joint Initiatives  
1. Progress Report on IOM-Commissioned "Research on the Labor Recruitment Industry between United Arab Emirates, Kerala (India), and Nepal" Download
2. Pre-Departure/Post-Arrival Induction Programs (The Philippines ) Download
3. Pilot Project on Skills Development, Certification, and Recognition (UAE)
10:15 - 11:30 Presentation of new and/or planned initiatives by member governments  
Sharing good practices by countries of origin and destination that could inform future bilateral cooperation  
UAE - Project of Establishing Visa Centers Abroad Download
Saudi Arabia - Labor Program in Saudi Arabia Download
Indonesia - Labor Market Information Network Download
India - A Curtain Raiser on India's National Virtual Employment and Placement Market Place Download
Bangladesh - Major Initiatives on Migration Management and Some Good Practices Download
11:30 - 12:30 Break  
12:30 - 14:30 Deliberations by ADD Senior Officials (*)  
1. Recommendations of new collaborative meeting
2. Recommendations of Senior Officials to the 4th Ministerial Consultation
3. Draft agenda items proposed by Senior Officials for the 4th Ministerial Consultation, November 2016
4. Welcoming the incoming Chair of ADD
14:30 Final ADD Senior Official's meeting Document 

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