Senior Officials' Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka

From : 08 May. 2018 To : 09 May. 2018
Hilton Hotel, Colombo

Agenda

May 08

 

0830: Registration of Delegates

 

0900: Welcoming Address and Presentation of Draft Agenda

 

  • H.E. Wasantha Deshapriya, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Government of Sri Lanka  

 

0930: Business Meeting. Deliberation by Member States only – open to attendance by observer delegations  

 

  • H.E. Wasantha Deshapriya, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Government of Sri Lanka

 

  • Presentation, Discussion, and Adoption of Chair’s Report
  • Discussion of Possible Dates for 5th Ministerial Consultation
  • Overview of new ADD website

 

1100: Break for Refreshments

 

1115: Thematic Session One: Comprehensive Information and Orientation Programming

 

  • Lead Presentation: Roberto Cancel, IOM Regional Office for MENA
  • Discussants:
    • Simone Troller Alderisi, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
    • Dr Omar Al Nuaimi, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Government of UAE
    • Ellene Sana, Center for Migrant Advocacy (Philippines)

 

  • Moderated by Abbas Matooq, Head of International Relations, Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Government of Bahrain

 

1315: Lunch

 

1500: Thematic Session Two: Strengthening Joint COO and COD Government Oversight and Monitoring of Recruitment Practices

 

  • Lead Presentation by Alex Zalami, Senior Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Government of the UAE and (TBD) the Government of the Philippines
  • Discussants:
    • Lara White, IOM Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
    • Ryszard Cholewinski, ILO Regional Office for Arab States
    • William Gois, Migrant Forum in Asia (Philippines)
    • Mark Andrews OBE, Laing O’Rourke

 

  • Moderated by Mohamed Shujayet Ullah, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Government of Bangladesh

 

1700: End of Day. Gala Dinner Hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka. Details TBD. 

 

May 09

 

0900: Thematic Session Three: Certification and Mutual Recognition of Skills

 

  • Progress report, Skills Pilot Project, India-UAE
  • Presentation of the Skills Pilot Project, Pakistan-UAE
  • A model scheme for harmonizing skills ecosystems in a pair of COO / CODs

 

  • Lead Presentation by Professor Yaw Nyarko, NYUAD
  • Discussants:
    • Alex Zalami, Senior Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Government of UAE
    • Government of India (TBC)
    • Max Tunon, ILO New Delhi
    • Anna Platonova, IOM Thailand
    • Margaux Constantin, McKinsey and Co.
    • Laxman Basnet, South Asian Regional Trade Union Council (Nepal)

 

  • Moderated by W.M.V. Wansekara, Additional General Manager, International Affairs, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment

 

1100: Break

 

1115: Thematic Session Four: The Future of Domestic Work in the Gulf

 

  • Lead Presentation by Marie-José Tayah, IDWFED
  • Discussants:
    • Dr Abdulaziz Al Amro, Under Secretary for International Labour Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Social Development,  Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Josephine Amala Valarmathi, National Domestic Workers Movement (India)
    • Dr Sureshkumar Madhusudhanan, General Secretary, Indian Personnel Export Council & Federation of Overseas Recruitment Associations of India
    • Karim Shaheen, The Perfect Help Co, Tadbeer Centre, (UAE)

 

  • Moderated by Jaber Al Ali, Director, International Relations Department, Public Authority for Manpower, Government of Kuwait  

 

1315: Lunch

 

1500: Wrap Up Discussion and Closing Ceremony

 

Submissions by the ADD Secretariat:

 

  • Draft Agenda for 5th Ministerial Consultation
  • Summary of collaborative agenda moving forward
  • Joint Communiqué

 

  • Moderated by H.E. Wasantha Deshapriya, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Government of Sri Lanka  

 

1700: Adjournment  

 

List of Registered Delegations to Date

(As of 03 May)

 

Member State Delegations

 

  • Government of Afghanistan
  • Government of Bahrain
  • Government of Bangladesh
  • Government of India
  • Government of Indonesia
  • Government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Government of Kuwait
  • Government of Nepal
  • Government of Oman
  • Government of Pakistan
  • Government of Philippines
  • Government of Sri Lanka
  • Government of Thailand
  • Government of United Arab Emirates
  • Government of Vietnam

 

Observer State Delegations

 

  • Government of Kenya
  • Government of Uganda
  • Government of Tanzania
  • Government of Switzerland

 

International Organisation Delegations

 

  • Bali Process
  • International Labour Organisation
  • International Organisation of Employers
  • International Organisation for Migration
  • UN Women 
  • World Bank

 

Non-Government Delegations

 

  • Aspiring Minds
  • City and Guilds
  • Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (UAE)
  • Equidem Research and Consulting (Nepal)
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Federation of Overseas Recruitment Associations of India
  • IDWFED
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • McKinsey & Co
  • Migrant Forum in Asia Network
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Pearson Vue
  • Seagull International (India)
  • Tadbeer (UAE)
  • Takamol (KSA)

 



 

 

 

 

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