Agenda - Towards a new growth strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia

Agenda | New Government Complex, Lusaka, Zambia | 21 - 22 May 2012

Towards a new growth strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia

New Government Complex

Lusaka, May 21-22, 2012

Day 1

0830

Registration

Opening session

0900-1030

Opening statements:

IMF (10 minutes)

ILO (10 minutes)

International Trade Union Confederation (10 minutes)

International Organization of Employers(10 minutes)

Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Labour, Hon. Fackson Shamenda

His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia or Vice President

Setting the stage

1100-1230

Zambia in the post crisis era: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learnt (Mr. Alexander B. Chikwanda, Minister of Finance) or Vice Minister

Inclusive growth in Zambia: Results from the Living Condition Surveys (IMF)

1230-1400

Lunch Break

Employment Creation Issues

1400-1545

Presentation by Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Labour, Hon. Fackson Shamenda

Growth, Employment, Decent Work and Development (ILO)

1545 - 1600

Tea/Coffee Break

1600 - 1800

Presentation by Zambia Confederation of Trade Unions, Federation of Free Trade Unions of Zambia/ITUC

Presentation by Zambia Federation of Employers/IOE

Day 2

 

0900-1045

Ensuring an Inclusive, Job-rich, and Poverty Reducing Growth Process (EAZ)

Comparative Case Studies on Achieving Inclusive Growth in Resource Rich Countries (IMF)

1045 - 1100

Tea/Coffee Break

1100–1230

Youth Employment Issues (Youth NGO)

Broadening dialogue, and modernizing Zambia’s labour market and employment relations systems (Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Labour and NEDLAC)

1230 - 1400

Lunch Break

Final Observations

1400- 1500

ZCTU/FFTUZ (10 minutes)

Zambia Federation of Employers (10 minutes)

IMF (10 minutes)

ILO (10 minutes)

GRZ (10 minutes)

 

Conclusions and Way Forward

1530 -1600

Moderator

1630 - 1700

Press conference-GRZ, IMF, ILO

Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes unless otherwise noted. Typical 90 minute session would include 2 presentations followed by general discussion.

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