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Civil Society Dialogue Meeting on Gender and the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)

  • Date: 06/12/2006, 9.00-17.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: From 9.00 to 12.00: Charlemagne building, room S1 - rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels; From 14.00 to 17.30: Berlaymont building, Jean Rey room - rue de la Loi 200, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/12/2006 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 06/12/2006, 9.00-17.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: From 9.00 to 12.00: Charlemagne building, room S1 - rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels; From 14.00 to 17.30: Berlaymont building, Jean Rey room - rue de la Loi 200, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/12/2006 12:00

Civil Society Dialogue Meeting on Gender and the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
A Gender Review of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)

Organisers: APRODEV, CSGR Warwick University, IDS, ONE WORLD ACTION, WIDE

Hosted by DG Trade's Civil Society Dialogue

Agenda

9.00 - 12.00 : Morning Session, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Room S1, Brussels

9.00 - 10.30
1. Opening Panel


Chair: Helen O Connell, One World Action

  • Hélène Fiagan, ACP Secretariat
  • Junior Lodge, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM)
  • Brigitte Hofmann, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Luisa Morgantini, Member of the European Parliament
  • Maria Martens, Member of the European Parliament
  • Claude Maerten, DG Trade, European Commission

10.30 - 12.00
2. Making trade work for the poor: can trade promote gender equality and equity?


  • Gender aspects of EPAs, Christabel Phiri, Civil Society Trade Network Zambia
  • Gender and the poultry war in West Africa, Tilder Kumiichi, Global Education and Environment Development Foundation (GEED)/ Association Citoyenne de Défense des Intêrets Collectifs (ACDIC), Cameroon
  • Gender in the horticultural sector in Kenya, Diana Acconcia, DG Trade, European Commission
  • Comprehensive gender review of EPAs, Lebohang Pheko, Gender and Trade Network in Africa (GENTA), South Africa

  • Discussant: Stephanie Barrientos, Institute of Development Studies

14.30-17.30: Afternoon session, Berlaymont, Rue de la Loi 200, Room Jean Rey, Brussels

14.30 - 16.45
3. Tracking women’s rights in trade negotiations: linking economic and social frameworks


  • Ways of getting to grips with the problems by linking the frameworks: an introduction, Catherine Hoskyns, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick
  • Application of the CEDAW framework to the issue of agricultural trade liberalisation and women’s rights, Caroline Dommen, 3D Geneva
  • Using the African Gender and Development Index, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Emelang Leteane, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa
  • Developing Benchmarks on Gender Equity, Karin Ulmer, APRODEV
  • Using the EU Trade Sustainability Impact Assessments, Bénédicte Hermélin, A Solidarity and International Cooperation Association (GRET) (TBC)

  • Response: Damhnait Rumney, Department of Trade and Industry, UK

  • Discussant: San Bilal, European Centre for Development Policy Management
Open discussion

16.45-17.30
4. Conclusions and ways forward


Conclusions:

  • Sarojini Thakur, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Karin Ulmer, APRODEV
Interpretation will be available in English, French and German.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the guidelines here Background document:

Meeting proposal submitted by the above NGOs

About travel expense.

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Ms Susanna Baizou, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Saartje Boutsen, Vredeseilanden
  • Mrs Karin Debroey, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Mrs Eleonore Devaud, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Mrs Susanna Florio, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Jose Luis Gutiérrez-Aranda, Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Mr Mariano Iossa, ActionAid
  • Ms. Monica Therese Jacobsen, Danish 92 Group - Forum for Sustainable Development (funded)
  • Mrs Irina Kireeva, Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • Mr. Jochen Krimphoff, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Ms Kerstin Lanje, German NGO Forum on Environment & Development
  • Ms Elena Lazzarotto, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Mrs. Joyce NAAR, EPA-NIEUWSBRIEF
  • Ms Iphigénie Papaioanou , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Gabriela Quiroga, European farmers (funded)
  • Ms Helena Real, SOLIDAR
  • Mr Stefan Reinhold, CIDSE - International Alliance of Catholic development agencies
  • Mrs Kathrin Renner, Comité Européen de Liaison des Commerces Agricoles et Agro-alimentaires
  • Mrs Franziska Rothe, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Eva Maria Schneider, SOLIDAR
  • Mr Robert Shaw, ActionAid
  • Mme Karine Sohet, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Ms Barbara Specht, WIDE network
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Mr Ward Vanlishout, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Ms Jaana Villberg, WIDE network
  • Mrs Samira Wymeersch, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11