Speaker Biosketches
Keynote address
Panel discussion
updated September 7, 2001

Monday, September 3, 2001

1200-1700 Registration
1900 -   Welcome Reception Hosted by Mayor of Bonn
Bonn Town Hall


Tuesday, September 4, 2001

0730 - 1500    Registration
0845 - 1020   

Welcome And Opening Remarks

  Chair: Geoff Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, International Food Policy Research Institute
H. E. Johannes Rau, President, Federal Republic of Germany
H. E. Apolo Nsibambi, Prime Minister, Republic of Uganda (on behalf of H. E. Yoweri Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda, and Chair of the 2020 Vision Initiative's International Advisory Committee)
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
Bärbel Dieckmann, Lady Mayor of Bonn
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
1020 - 1030   

Food Security In A New Context: The Need For This Conference

  Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute
1030 - 1100   

Food Insecurity: Why Haven't We Solved The Problem?

  Keynote address

How Committed Are We to Ending Hunger?

    Chair: Piet Bukman, President of EuronAid, and former Minister of Development and former Speaker of the Parliament in The Netherlands
Keynote: Sartaj Aziz, Senator and former Agriculture Minister, Finance Minister, and Foreign Minister, Pakistan
1100 - 1130    Keynote address

Successes and Failures in Achieving the Goals of the World Food Summit

    Chair: Michael Rewald, Director, Partnership and Household Livelihood Security Unit, CARE
Keynote: William H. Meyers, Director, Agriculture and Economic Analysis Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
1130 - 1300    Panel discussion

800 Million Still Hungry: Why Have We Made So Little Progress?

1130 - 1215      Chair: Angela Thoko Didiza, Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs, Republic of South Africa
    Volker Hausmann, Secretary General, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
Heinz Imhof, Chairman of the Board, Syngenta
David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
1215 - 1300      Audience Participation
1300 - 1400   


1400 - 1415   

Perspective from the Next Generation

David Dalrymple, Student, U.S.A.
1415 - 1500   

Alternative Futures for Food Security

1415 - 1435    Chair: Manfred Kern, Head of Global Technology Communication, Aventis CropScience
Mark Rosegrant, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
1435 - 1500    Audience Participation

Emerging Forces: From Here To 2020

Demographic, Health, and Nutrition Forces
1500 - 1630    Panel discussion

A World in Flux: Changing Population Profiles and Needs

1500 - 1545      Chair: H.- Jochen de Haas, Head, World Food Security and Rural Development, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
John Bongaarts, Vice President, Policy Research Division, The Population Council
Lawrence Haddad, Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
Dietary Changes:
Susan Horton, Professor of Economics and Chair of Division of Social Sciences, University of Toronto
Gabriel Rugalema, Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations Development programme's Regional Project on HIV and Development Project for Sub-Saharan Africa
1545 - 1630      Audience Participation
Economic Forces
1630 - 1700    Keynote address

What Productive Resources Do the Poor Really Need to Escape Poverty?

    Chair: Christian Friis Bach, Chairman of the Board, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke and Associate Professor of International/Development Economics, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
Keynote: Michael Lipton, Research Professor of Economics, Poverty Research Unit, Sussex University
1700 - 1715    Award Ceremony for Youth Poster and Essay Competitions
1800 - 2130    Riverboat Cruise Reception, jointly hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE)

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

0800 - 1500    Registration
0900 - 0930    Keynote address

Making Globalization Work for Developing Countries: The Role of the World Trade Organization

    Chair: Mahmud Duwayri, Minister of Agriculture, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Keynote: Supachai Panitchpakdi, Designate Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand
0930 - 1100    Panel discussion

Putting Globalization to Work for the Poor

0930 - 1015      Chair: Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International and Economic Relations
Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Robbin Johnson, Senior Vice President, Cargill
Chee Yoke Ling, Legal Advisor, Third World Network
Robert L. Thompson, Director of the Rural Development Department, World Bank
Ango Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the President on Food Security, Nigeria
1015 - 1100      Audience Participation
1100 - 1200    Panel discussion

The Long Arm of Industrialized Countries: How Their Agricultural Policies Affect Food Security

1100 - 1130      Chair: Wen Simei, Professor, Institute of Economic Development, South China Agricultural University, China
Alex McCalla, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Davis
Shishir Priyadarshi, Agriculture Consultant (WTO), South Centre
1130 - 1200      Audience Participation
1200 - 1230    Keynote address

Promoting Broad-Based Economic Growth and Food Security: A View From the European Union

    Chair: Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Keynote: Poul Nielson, European Union Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
1230 - 1330   


Technological and Environmental Forces
1330 - 1430    Panel discussion

The Future of Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: W(h)ither the Small Farm?

1330 - 1400      Chair: Peter Hazell, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
Sub-Saharan Africa:
Dunstan Spencer, Managing Director of Dunstan Spencer and Associates, Sierra Leone
South Asia:
Ashok Gulati, Director of the Markets and Structural Studies Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, and member of Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, India
1400 - 1430      Audience Participation
1430 - 1500    Keynote address

Turning Up the Heat: How Will Agriculture Weather Global Climate Change?

    Chair: Pedro Sanchez, Director General, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry
Keynote: Martin L. Parry, Director, Jackson Environment Institute, University of East Anglia
1500 - 1700    Panel discussion

Complementary Technologies, One Goal: Approaches to Sustainable Food Production

1500 - 1600      Chair: Klaus Ammann, Director, Botanical Garden, University of Bern
Agroecological Approaches:
Jules Pretty, Professor, Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex
Agroecological Approaches:
Manuel de Jesús Reyes, Farmer, Honduras
Conventional Approaches:
Prabhu Pingali, Director of the Economics program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Conventional Approaches:
K. Rajarathinavelu, Farmer, Allivaram Village, Tamil Nadu, India
Biotechnological Approaches:
Jennifer Thomson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Cape Town
1600 - 1700      Audience Participation
1700 - 1730    Keynote address

Troubled Water, Water Troubles: Overcoming an Important Constraint to Food Security

    Chair: Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chairperson, Global Water Partnership
Keynote: Frank Rijsberman, Director General, International Water Management Institute
Sociopolitical Forces
1730 - 1800    Keynote address

Food Insecurity -- A Symptom of Poverty

    Chair: Courage Quashigah, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
Keynote: Clare Short, MP and Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom

Thursday, September 6, 2001

0800 - 1500    Registration
0900 - 1030    Panel discussion

Empowering Low-Income Women

0900 - 0945      Chair: Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Elizabeth King, Lead Economist, World Bank
Agricultural programs:
Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda
Property Rights:
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
0945 - 1030      Audience Participation
1030 - 1200    Panel discussion

Governance and Food Security: Acting in the Public Interest?

1030 - 1115      Chair: Solita Monsod, former Minister of Economic Planning of the Philippines and Chair of the Philippine Human Development Network
Conflict and Food Security:
Philippe Guiton, Africa Relief Manager, World Vision
Right to Food:
Charlotte V. McClain, Commissioner - Economic and Social Rights, South African Human Rights Commission
Tunku Abdul Aziz, Vice-Chairman, Transparency International
1115 - 1200      Audience Participation

Sustainable Food Security For All: Realizing The Vision

1200 - 1230    Keynote address

The Roles and Responsibilities of Industrialized Countries in Assuring Sustainable Food Security

    Chair: Grace Akello, Minister of State for Entandikwa, Republic of Uganda
Keynote: Uschi Eid, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
1230 - 1330   


1330 - 1530    Panel discussion

Setting the Priorities for Action

1330 - 1430      Chair: Keith Bezanson, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Introduction: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute
Ian Johnson, Chair, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and Vice President, World Bank
Stewart Wallis, International Director, Oxfam GB
Mercy Karanja, Chief Executive, Kenya National Farmers Union
Klaus Leisinger, Executive Director, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
1430 - 1530      Audience Participation
1530 - 1730    Panel discussion

Whose Responsibility Is It To End Hunger?

1530 - 1630      Chair: Joachim von Braun, Director of the Centre for Development Research, ZEF-Bonn
Introduction: Robert Paarlberg, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Klemens van de Sand, Assistant President, Project Management Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Julian Gonsalves, Former Vice President for program, International Institute for Rural Reconstruction
Usha Barwale Zehr, Joint Director of Research, Mahyco (Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co., Ltd.)
Harris Mule, Executive Director, Top Investment and Management Services, and former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Kenya
1630 - 1730      Audience Participation
1730 - 1745   

Concluding Remarks

  Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
  To promote dialogue and debate, half of each panel session will be reserved for discussion with the conference participants.
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