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Aug 10, 2022
AGENDA - DAY 1 - August 10, 2022

05:00 - 06:00

Inaugural Session

Welcome Remarks: Terri Chapman
Co-chair, Kigali Global Dialogue Program Manager for Economic Development, ORF America
Opening Remarks: Samir Saran
Chair, Kigali Global Dialogue President, Observer Research Foundation
Opening Address: Hon. Mohamed Nasheed
Speaker of the Parliament and former President of the Maldives, Maldives
Inaugural Address: Dr. Vincent Biruta
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rwanda

06:00 - 06:45

Kilimanjaro Hall

Room to Grow: New Templates of Development

Developing countries have been disproportionately harmed by climate change while bearing little responsibility for carbon emissions. They seek a pathway for their futures that combines decarbonisation and development – but that will require commitments of finance and technology.

  • How can policies and actions in high-income countries change to ease the green transition in emerging economies? What is preventing capital from flowing where it is needed most urgently?
  • What local reforms are most pressing for countries to receive capital and investments more easily?
  • How can commitments by the private sector be leveraged better, and how can companies be compelled to place more emphasis on the green over profit?
  • Without effective multilateral action, can plurilateral organisations such as the Commonwealth incubate new and effective international frameworks?
Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation, India
Hon. Mohamed Nasheed
Speaker of the Parliament and former President of the Maldives, Maldives
Usta Kaitesi
CEO, Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), Rwanda
Rolande Pryce
Country Manager, World Bank, Rwanda
Anna Wilson
Development Director, British High Commission, Rwanda

06:45 - 08:00

Dinner in Malaika Garden


08:00 - 09:15

Kilimanjaro Hall

Late Night Session Over Drinks Out of Catastrophe: Building Resilient Health Systems

While the pandemic response in many parts of Africa was swift and effective compared to the rest of the world, fighting COVID-19 often came at the expense of other health priorities such as cancer screening and routine immunisation. As countries recover from the pandemic, they must rethink many fundamental assumptions embedded in healthcare system design and urgently address cumulative health crises.

  • In the wake of one of the most catastrophic pandemics in human history, what additional meaning has 'resilience' taken on? Where do the most critical gaps in resilience lie?
  • What emerging and legacy health risks pose the most complex and urgent challenges for healthcare systems? Will domestic healthcare strategies suffice, or will new transnational healthcare systems be required?
  • What lessons from the pandemic can African countries share with the world?
Sarah Andries
Senior Director, Global Health Strategies (GHS), Kenya
Desta Lakew
Desta Lakew, Group Director of Partnerships & External Affairs, Amref Health Africa, Kenya
Bvudzai Magadzire
Alternate Board Member rep. CSO Constituency, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, South Africa
Vaibhav Gupta
Public Policy, Advocacy, and Fundraising Lead, B Medical Systems, United Arab Emirates
Claude Muvunyi
Director General, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Rwanda

09:15 - 10:00

Drinks on the Kilimanjaro Terrace