CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Forum on Strengthening Capacities of Public Administration in Island States August 31, 2018
The Forum on Strengthening Capacities of Public Administration in Island States: Equipping Public Institutions, Strengthening Resilience and Building Effective Partnerships for Implementing the 2030 Agenda concluded on August 24 after four days of interactive sessions, applied exercises, site visits and country presentations. 
 
 
 
Programme and Presentations
 
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21 August
Time Agenda Item
09:30-10:15
Opening Remarks
  • Hon. Sandith Samarasinghe, Monitoring Member of Parliament and Minister Delegate, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Terence Jones, UN Resident Coordinator, a.i.
  • Mr. Chae Gun Chung, Head, Project Office on Governance, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, UN DESA 
  • Mr. Animesh Kumar, Deputy Head, Regional Office for Asia Pacific, UNISDR
10:30-12:30
SESSION 1 – Strategic Planning for an Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Transformation
  • Mr. Chae Gun Chung, UN DESA 
  • Mr. Animesh Kumar, UNISDR 
  Strategic Planning for a Sustainable and Resilient Society from an Island Perspective - National Cases
  • Dr. Sugath Yalegama, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Wildlife, and Regional Development, Sri Lanka 
  • Mr. Nazir Soobratty, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mauritius 
  • Mr. Meleti Bainimarama, Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management, Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development,  Fiji 
  • Ms. Helen Maiche Public Sector Reforms, Department of Public Administration, Office of the President, Seychelles 
  Regional Voices in Implementing Global Frameworks
  • Ms. Teea Tira, Coordinator, Strategic Program for Climate Resilience, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 
  • Ms. Gina Bonne,  Head of Mission, Indian Ocean Commission 
13:30-15:00 Session 2 - Addressing Institutional Gaps for SDG and the Sendai Framework Implementation
  • Ms. Sara Castro-Hallgren, Programme Expert, An Overview of Institutional Capacity Needs for the SDGs, UN DESA 
  • Ms. Ana Thorlund, Gap and Strengths Analysis for Achieving Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (GETI), UNISDR 
15:30-17:30
Session 3 - Planning for Inclusive Governance Mechanisms that Drive Resilience
3.1 Engaging Civil Society Leaders in the SDGs
  • Dr. Sugath Yalegama, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife and Regional Development, Sri Lanka 
3.2 Empowering Women for Building Resilience
  • Ms. Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu, National Consultant, Disaster Recovery and Resilience Building, UNDP Sri Lanka 
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22 August
09:00-10:30
Session 4 - Monitoring, Review and Follow-up in the Context of the SDGs and the Sendai Framework Targets
  • Ms. Sara Castro-Hallgren, Programme Expert, UN DESA 
  • Dr. Sugath Yalegama, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Sri Lanka 
  • Mr. Animesh Kumar, Deputy Head, UNISDR ROAP and Ms. Ana Thorlund, UNISDR 
  • Mr. Animesh Kumar, Deputy Head, UNISDR ROAP 
11:00-12:00
Session 5 - Strategizing on Means of Implementation (MoI) for Resilience in SIDS
  • Ms. Teea Tira Coordinator, Strategic Program for Climate Resilience Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 
  • Ms. Gina Bonne, Head of Mission, Indian Ocean Commission 
  • Ms. Helen Maiche, Public Sector Reforms, Department of Public Administration, Office of the President, Seychelles 
  • Ms. Ana Thorlund, UNISDR 
13:30-15:00
Session 6.1 - Transformation towards a Sustainable and Resilient Society - ICT Innovations for Disaster Risk Management
  • Mr. Justin Lee, Senior Manager (Strategic Planning & International), Government Technology Agency, Singapore 
  • Ms. Sara Castro-Hallgren, UN DESA 
  • Ms. Moana Fakava-Kioa, Senior Assistant Secretary for Disaster Risk Management, National Emergency Management Office, Tonga 
15:30-17:00 Session 6.2 - Transformation towards a Sustainable and Resilient Society – Implementing ICT Innovations in Practice
  • Ms. Sara Castro-Hallgren, UN DESA and Ms. Ana Thorlund, UNISDR 
Day 4 - Friday, 24 August
09:00-10:30 Session 9 - Financing Resilience: Building Resilience for Climate-related Disasters
  • Ms. Teea Tira, Coordinator, Strategic Program for Climate Resilience, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 
  • Ms. Gina Bonne, Head of Mission, Indian Ocean Commission 
  • Mr. Ranga Pallewala, CEO, Janathakshan 
10:45-12:00
Session 10 - Financing Resilience through National Budgets and Mechanisms
  • Ms. Shiranthi Ratnayake, Deputy Director General of National Planning Department, Sri Lanka 
  • Mr. Ahmed Husain, Head of Executive Office National Committee for Disaster Management, Ministry of Interior, Bahrain 
  • Ms. Raatu Aretaake, Senior Sector Economist - Outer Islands, Social, and Environment, National Economic Planning Office, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Kiribati 
13:30-14:50 Session 11 - Exploring Trends and Cases of Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Resilience
  • Mr. Meleti Bainimarama, Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management, Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, Fiji 
  • Mr. Ahmed Husain, Head of Executive Office National Committee for Disaster Management, Ministry of Interior, Bahrain 
  • Mr. J. A. D. Siriwardena, Assistant General Manager, National Insurance Trust Fund, Sri Lanka 
15:00-16:00 Session 12 – The Partnership Marketplace:
Action Planning on Opportunities for South-South Cooperation and SDG Co-Implementation in the Context of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
16:00-17:00 Closing Remarks
 
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