Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty



15-18 February 2005

15 February
10.00-12.00 IFAD's action plan for the Tsunami response   Room C
13.00-15.30

Integrating Indigenous Peoples Perspectives on Development to reach the MDGs

  Room C
15.30-18.30

Seminar on Farmers Organizations, Policies and Markets

  Room A
 
16 February
Morning (10.00-13.00)
10.00-13.00 Opening session   Plenary Hall
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

Appointment of the President
Candidates:
Indonesia - Jannes Hutagalung
Sweden - Lennart Båge

   
 
Afternoon (15.00-19.00)
15.00-16.30 Agenda items
General Statements
  Plenary Hall
Round-tables

16.30-19.00

Achieving the Millennium Development Goal of Halving Poverty by 2015: Sharing Experiences between Asia and the Pacific and Western and Central Africa
Asia and the Pacific - Powerpoint presentation:
Arabic | English | French | Spanish
Discussion paper
Western and Central Africa - Powerpoint presentation:
Arabic | English | French | Spanish
  Room C
16.30-19.00 National strategies for rural poverty reduction: A comparison of experiences
Powerpoint presentation:
Arabic | English | French | Spanish
  Room A
16.30-19.00

Rural poverty reduction is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

  Aula Magna
19.30 GC reception    
 
17 February
Morning (9.30-13.00)
9.30-11.00. Agenda items
General Statements
  Plenary Hall
11.00-13.00 Panel discussion: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Rural investment and enabling policy
Arabic | English | French | Spanish
  Plenary Hall
13.15 Lunch for all heads of delegation    
 
Afternoon (15.00-18.00)
15.00-18.00 Finalization of agenda items
General Statements
  Plenary Hall
  Closing Statement by Her Excellency Nobuko Matsubara, Vice-Chairperson of the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Governing Council of IFAD
Arabic | English | French | Spanish
   
19.00-20.00 Cultural event: Concert with ARWAK   Aula Magna
       
18 February
10.00-13.00

First Session of the Seventh Replenishment of IFAD's Resources

  Room A
       

The following briefings will be offered on both Wednesday, 16 February and Thursday, 17 February for the distinguished delegates.

14.30-14.50 IFAD's Response to Tsuanmi   Aula Magna
14.50-15.20 In the Wake of War   Aula Magna
15.20-15.30 IFAD's New Headquarters   Aula Magna
15.30-15.50 Rural Poverty Portal   Aula Magna
15.50-16.10 Belgian Survival Fund Joint Programme   Aula Magna
16.10-16.40 Organic Agriculture   Aula Magna
16.40-17.00 Land and Governance   Aula Magna

The Daily Journal of the 28th session of the Governing Council of IFAD thanks IPS/TerraViva for their cooperation in producing the journal