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Mediterranean Basin Initiative

Mediterranean Civil Society and Women in Leadership Conference Sarajevo, November 8 - 12, 2013

Mediterranean Women in Leadership Conference

Sarajevo, November 8 – 10, 2013
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agenda

DAY TIME TOPIC VENUE
Friday,
November 8th
6:00 pm

OPENING CEREMONY

Opening:

Welcome:

Greetings:

  • Suad Zeljkovic, Prime Minister, Canton of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Video message:

  • Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Department of State (USA)
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Saturday,
November 09th
9:30 am – 11:00 am

"Women in Politics and Women Role in Bringing Democracies and Peace: 1325"

Chair:

Panelist:

  • Mary Ann Hennessey, Head of Office, Council of Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Nadia ait Zai, Centre d’Information et de Documentation sur les Droits de l’Enfant et de la Femme - CIDDEF (Algeria)
  • Dalia Abd el-Hameed, Gender and Women's Rights Programme Officer at Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights - EIPR (Egypt)
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

"Women in Business: How to Become a CEO; Key to Start Business; How to Achieve Equality at Work"

Chair:

  • Stana Bozovic, Secretary of State, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy of the Republic of Serbia (Serbia)

Panelist:

  • Susan Ness, Senior Fellow, CTR - SAIS (USA)
  • Jovana Trenchevska, Advisor for Gender Equality, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (Macedonia)
  • Anna Radivilova, Foreign Service Officer, Embassy of the United States in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3:00pm – 5:30 pm

"Championing Women Globally: Women in Media - Leadership, Ethics and Professionalism"

Chair:

  • Nada Drobnjak, Head, Parliament Commission for Gender Equality (Montenegro)

Panelist:

Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sunday,
November 10th
9:30 am – 11:00 am

"How to Fight Violence: Bringing Society Together"

Chair:

  • Dubravka Simonovic, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the OSCE , UN and International organizations (Croatia)

Panelist:

Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

"Southeast Europe – Northern Africa: Women Partnership for Change"

Chair:

  • Elena Grozdanova, State Counselor for Equal Opportunities,
    Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (FYROM)

Panelist:

  • Doaa Abdelaal, Board Member, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (Egypt)
  • Intisar Azzuz, Founder/Board Member, Madinaty (Libya)
  • Najla Abbes, Co-Founder, League of Tunisian Women Voters (Tunisia)
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

"Women Entrepreneurship - Success Stories"

Chair:

  • Amna Popovac, Co-founder, Association of Businesswomen in BiH – ONE (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Panelist:

  • Vanessa Noël Brown, Foreign Affairs Officer, Women's Empowerment, U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative, Department of State
  • Marianne Laanatza, Executive Advisor at MENA.SE, (Sweden)
  • Irena Boskovic, Director, Department for Gender Equality, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights (Montenegro)
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina
5:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

Launching Mediterranean Women in Leadership and Civil Society Online Network

Address by Najla Abbes, (Tunisia) elected Chairwomen

Cocktail Reception

Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

 

 

Mediterranean Civil Society Workshop

Sarajevo, 11 - 12 November 2013

Agenda

DAY TIME TOPIC VENUE
Monday,
November 11th
10:00 am

"Democratic Governance and Civil Society"

Chair:

  • Andras Simonyi, Managing director, Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS

Panelist:

Hotel Europe
11:45 am

"Mediterranean Civil Society – Working Together"

Chair:

Panelist:

  • Hela Aloulou, Special advisor to the Minister of the Interior, (Tunisia)
  • Miralem Tursinovic, Director Youth Resource Center Tuzla,
    B&H Coordinator of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures
  • Valery Perry, Chief of Party, Public International Law and Policy Group - PILPG (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Hotel Europe
Tuesday,
November 12th
10:00 am

"Reforms – How To Improve Fiscal and Corporate Governance"

Chair:

Panelist:

Hotel Europe
11:45 am

"Youth Entrepreneurship, U.S., Southeast Europe and North Africa, Building Bright Future Together"

Chair:

Panelist:

  • M'hamed En-Nosse, President, L'Association UNIE pour l'encadrement des enfants et des jeunes (Morocco)
  • Sami Razgallah, Ettokatol Party, Head of Communication, Political Bureau (Tunisia)
  • Dzemal Hodzic, Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Programme Manager for Civil Society, Media, and Labour & Employment
Hotel Europe
1:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Address by Ghazi Ben Ahmed, (Tunisia), elected Chairman

Hotel Europe