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Day 2

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Women's Economic Empowerment Event:
Mobilizing Markets and COmmitments to Gender Equality in the Indian Ocean Rim
Savoy Spa & Resort, Mahé Island, Republic of Seychelles
24-25 August 2015


Day 2
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 

Time Event
09:00 - 09:15 Recap of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2 - Master of Ceremonies
09:15 - 10:15 Panel Discussion: Creating an Enabling Environment for Women's Economic Empowerment

This session explores the role of government in creating an enabling environment for
business and investment that advances women's economic empowerment. 

Moderated by Ms Penny Belmont, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Small Enterprise & Promotion Agency (SEnPA)

Mrs Jane Njoroge, General Manager, Technical Services Public Procurement Oversight Authority, Kenya

Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller, Deputy Executive Director, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Mr Jealous Chirove, Chief Technical Advisor, International Labour Organization, Kenya

Ms Preeti Sudan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, India

Ms Sitti Djaouharia Chihabiddine, CEO, VANIACOM.Sarl, Comoros

Questions and Answers from participants 
10:15 - 11:00 Trade Facilitation session led by the International Trade Centre (ITC)

Mr Miguel Camacho, Program Advisor, Women and Trade, ITC

Ms Cynthia Balogh, National Programme Manager, Austrade 
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Women Mean Business

A program of the Australian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Indian Ocean
Region promoting women's economic empowerment.

Presentations by

Ms Imogen Reid, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr Troy Roderick, Head of Diversity, Telstra

Dr Suryani Sidik Motik, Vice-Chair Corporate Social Responsibility of KADIN,
Executive Director WEConnect and Chair of the Indonesian Indigenous Entrepreneurs Assocition 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch - Grand Savoy Restaurant
13:30 - 14:30

Panel Discussion: Effective Strategies for Supporting Women's Economic Empowerment on 
the Continuum of Informal to Formal Work

Moderated by Mrs Juliette Sicobo-Azais, Secretary General, Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ms Elaine Jones, Director, Global Trade Programme, WEIGO, UK

Ms Mariette Correa, Senior Program Co-ordinator, International Collective in Support of Fish Workers, India

Ms Shanaaz Preena, Director Women Go Beyond/Womens' Advocacy, MAS Holdings, Sri Lanka

Mr Ziyanda Ndamse, Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa

Questions and Answers from participants 

14:30 - 15:15

Interactive Dialogue on Mahé Consensus

Moderated by Ms Meg Jones

Sharing of good practice in key areas identified in Mahé Consensus 

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30

Roadmap to Implementation of Mahé Consensus

Moderated by Ms Meg Jones and Mr Graham Anderson 

16:30 - 17:00

Closing Session

Master of Ceremonies

H.E. Ms Susan Coles, Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles

Mr Graham Anderson on behalf of H.E. Ambassador K V Bhagirath, Secretary General, IORA