TIGRAI GRAND CONFERENCE

(TGC) -2019)

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

28thof July-1stof August 2019

Mekelle, Tigrai, Ethiopia

“Quo Vadis Tigrai”?

(ትግራይ ካበይ ናበይ)

DETAILED SCHEDULED

SUNDAY, 28th JULY 2019 (ሓምለ 21, 2011)

WELCOME CEREMONY

Time Program/ Activity Responsible Body Moderator(s)/Chair(s) Rapporteur(s) Venue

07:30-08:00 Registration // MH

08:00-09:00 Opening Ceremony LOC Dr. Kiros chair (Abel- Master of ceremony)

09:00-09:05 Welcome to TGC-2019 Local Organizing Committee Chair // //

09:05-09:15 Welcome Speech GSTS Board and Organizing Committee Chair // //

09:15-09:30 Conference Opening Speech Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael // //

09:30-09:45 Program Overview and Expected Outcomes Scientific Committee Chair // //

09:45-10:00 Health Break

PLENARY SESSION-I

Governmental, Non-Governmental and Civil Organizations MH

10:00-10:45 Endowment Fund for Rehabilitation of Tigrai (EFFORT) EFFORT Delegate(s) Dr. Guush Berhane

10:45-12:00 Interactive Discussion //

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break // TBA-R1 //

13:30-14:00 Relief Society of Tigrai (REST) REST Delegate Dr Berhanu Gebremedhin

14:00-14:30 Interactive Discussion //

14:30-15:00 Tigrai Development Association TDA Delegate //

15:00-15:30 Interactive Discussion Participants //

15:30-15:45 Health Break LOC //

PLENARY SESSION-II

Tigrai-Based Universities, and Research Institute MH

15:45-16:10 Mekelle University University President/Delegate Prof Mitiku Haile and Dr. Sara Teweldeberhan TBA-R3 //

16:10-16:35 Aksum University University President/Delegate // TBA-R3 //

16:35-16:50 Adigrat University University President/Delegate // TBA-R3 //

16:50-17:15 Raya University University President/Delegate // TBA-R3 //

17:15-17:30 Adwa Pan-African University University President/Delegate TBA-R3 //

17:30-17:45 Tigrai Institute of Policy Studies Institute Head/Delegate // TBA-R3 //

17:45-19:00 Interactive Discussion // TBA-R3 //

MONDAY, 29th JULY 2019 (ሓምለ 22, 2011)

PARALLEL SESSIONS ON THEMATIC “STRATEGIC PROPSALS FOR ACTION-SPAs”

PARALLEL SESSION-A:

Health Sector (Services, Education and Technology) TBD-A

xx:xx GSTS Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator(s) TBA-MA TBA-RA

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Health Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MA TBA-RA

xx:xx Tigrai Health Research Institute Institute Head TBA-MA TBA-RA

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be Identified) TBA-MA TBA-RA

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MA TBA-RA

xx:xx Health Break

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MA TBA-RA

PARALLEL SESSION-B:

Agriculture, Livestock, Food Safety and Poverty Reduction TBD-B

xx:xx GSTS’s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MB TBA-RB

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Agriculture Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MB TBA-RB

xx:xx Tigrai Agricultural Research Institute Institute Head TBA-MB TBA-RB

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be Identified) TBA-MB TBA-RB

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MB TBA-RB

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MB TBA-RB

PARALLEL SESSION-C:

Manufacturing, Industrialization, Mineral Resources/Business Development, Investment, Financing and Entrepreneurship TBD-C

xx:xx GSTS’s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MC TBA-RC

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Urban Development, Industry and Trade Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MC TBA-RC

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Revenue Authority Authority Head TBA-MC TBA-RC

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be Identified) TBA-MC TBA-RC

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MC TBA-RC

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MC TBA-RC

PARALLEL SESSION-D:

Tourism: Governance, Development, and Branding TBD-D

xx:xx GSTS’s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MD TBA-RD

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Culture and Tourism Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MD TBA-RD

xx:xx Tigrai Languages Academy Academy Head TBA-MD TBA-RD

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on GSTS’s “Strategic Proposals for Action” keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MD TBA-RD

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MD TBA-RD

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MD TBA-RD

PARALLEL SESSION-E:

Renewable and Sustainable Energy TBD-E

xx:xx GSTS’s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-ME TBA-RE

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Mines and Energy Agency Agency Head TBA-ME TBA-RE

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-ME TBA-RE

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-ME TBA-RE xx:xx

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-ME TBA-RE

PARALLEL SESSION-F:

Information Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation TBD-F

xx:xx GSTS’s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MF TBA-RF

xx:xx National Regional State ICT Agency Agency Head TBA-MF TBA-RF

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MF TBA-RF

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MF TBA-RF

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MF TBA-RF

PARALLEL SESSION-G:

Landscape Restoration, Natural Resources and Management, Environmental Protection, and Climate Adaptation TBD-G

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MG TBA-RG

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State for Environmental Protection, Land Use and Administration Agency Agency Head TBA-MG TBA-RG

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MG TBA-RG

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MG TBA-RG

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MG TBA-RG

PARALLEL SESSION-H:

Geo-information, Earth Observatory Transformation, and Water Resources Development, and Management TBD-H

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MH TBA-RH

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Water Resource Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MH TBA-RH

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on GSTS’s “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MH TBA-RH

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MH TBA-RH

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MH TBA-RH

PARALLEL SESSION-I:

Media and Social Transformation TBD-I

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MI TBA-RI

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Communication Affairs Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MI TBA-RI

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MI TBA-RI

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MI TBA-RI

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MI TBA-RI

PARALLEL SESSION-J:

Governance, Peace, Security and Justice-GPS-Justice TBD-J

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MJ TBA-RJ

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Security and Administration Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MJ TBA-RJ

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MJ TBA-RJ

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MJ TBA-RJ

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MJ TBA-RJ

PARALLEL SESSION-K:

Transport, Urban and Regional Planning and Development TBD-K

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MK TBA-RK

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Construction, Road and Transport Bureau” Bureau Head TBA-MK TBA-RK

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Institute of Urban Planning Institute Head TBA-MK TBA-RK

xx:xx Health Break

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MK TBA-RK

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MK TBA-RK

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MK TBA-RK

PARALLEL SESSION-L:

Gender, Youth Development, and Vulnerable Population TBD-L

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-ML TBA-RL

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Women Affairs Bureau Bureau Head TBA-ML TBA-RL

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Youth and Sports Bureau Bureau Head TBA-ML TBA-RL

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” Keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-ML TBA-RL

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-ML TBA-RL

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-ML TBA-RL

PARALLEL SESSION-M:

Education, Quality Assurance, Human and Knowledge Development/Management TBD-M

xx:xx GSTS´s Thematic “Strategic Proposals for Action” Team Coordinator (s) TBA-MM TBA-RM

xx:xx Tigrai National Regional State Education Bureau Bureau Head TBA-MM TBA-RM

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Reflection on “Strategic Proposals for Action” keynote Experts/Discussants

(To be identified) TBA-MM TBA-RM

xx:xx Lunch Break

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MM TBA-RM

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive Discussion on “Strategic Proposals for Action” TBA-MM TBA-RM

TUESDAY, 30th JULY 2019 (ሓምለ 23, 2011)

CONTINUED PARALLEL SESSIONS ON THEMATIC STRATEGIC PROPOSALS for ACTIONS MH

xx:xx Interactive discussions of Parallel sessions (cont.) Sessions-Ms Sessions-Rs

xx:xx Health Break LOC

xx:xx Interactive discussions of Parallel sessions (cont.) Sessions-Ms Sessions-Rs

xx:xx Lunch Break LOC

xx:xx Parallel Sessions(cont.) or Core Team Leaders, along Rapporteurs Prepare their Summaries for Plenary Session Sessions-Ms Sessions-Rs

Health Break LOC

XX:XX-16:00 Parallel Sessions(cont.) or Core Team Leaders along with Rapporteurs Prepare their Summaries for Plenary Session Sessions-Ms Sessions-Rs

xx:xx Planting Indigenous Trees LOC + Land Restoration Thematic Area TBD

TUESDAY, 30th JULY 2019 (ሓምለ 23, 2011)

EXTRAORDINARY PLENARY SESSION (Current political Affairs)

16:30-17:00 Dr. Mehari Taddle Maru

17:00-17:30 Expert Discussants Dr. Menberetsehai Tadesse

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA TBA

17:30-20:00 Interactive Discussion All Participants // //

WEDNESDAY, 31st JULY 2019 (ሓምለ 24, 2011)

PLENARY –III: THEMATIC AREAS DELIBERATIONS MH

08:00-08:15 Health (Services, Education and Technology) Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) Prof Solomon Tesfaye TBA-RA

08:15-08:30 Education, Quality Assurance, Human and Knowledge Development/Management Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) // TBA-RM

08:30-08:45 Tourism Development, Branding and Management/Culture and Heritages Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) // TBA-RD

08:45-9:30 Interactive Discussion // Sessions Rs

9:30-9:45 Health Break LOC

9:45-10:00 Agriculture, Livestock, Food Security and Poverty Reduction Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) Dr Berhe Gebreegziabher TBA-RB

10:00-10:15 Landscape Restoration, Natural Resources and Management, Environmental Protection and Climate Adaptation Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) // TBA-RG

10:15-10:30 Geo-information, Earth Observatory Transformation, Water Resources Development and Management Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) // TBA-RH

10:30-11:15 Interactive Discussion // Sessions Rs

11:15-11:30 Manufacturing, Industrialization, and Mineral Resources/Business Development, Investment, financing and Entrepreneurship Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) Dr. Kidanemariam Berhe TBA-RC

11:30-11:45 Transport, Urban and Regional Planning and Development Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s) // TBA-RK

11:45-13:15 Lunch Break LOC

13:15-13:30 Information Communication Technology and Digitalization Thematic Area Chair/Delegate // TBA-RF

13:30-13:45 Energy and Energy Security Thematic Area Chair/Delegate // TBA-RE

13:45-14:30 Interactive Discussion // Sessions Rs

14:30-14:45 Health Break LOC

14:45-15:00 Leadership, Governance, Peace, Security and Justice Thematic Area Chair/Delegate Dr. Hansa Reda TBA-RJ

15:00-15:15 Gender, Youth Development and Vulnerable Populations Thematic Area Chair/Delegate // TBA-RL

15:15-15:30 Media and Social Transformation Thematic Area Chair/Delegate // TBA-RI

15:30-16:15 Interactive Discussion // Sessions Rs

THURSDAY, 1st AUGUST 2019 (ሓምለ 25, 2011)

Time Program/ Activity Presenter/Speaker Moderator(s)/Chair(s) Rapporteur(s) Venue

PLENARY SESSION

CURRENT STATE OF THE REGION, and NATIONAL AFFAIRS

07:20-08:00 Reception

08:00-08:30 Opening ceremony Bahli Committee –

08:30-08:40 Conference Opening Committee

08:40-09:40 Current situation on federal and regional situations Mr. Alem Gebrewahid Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael

09:40-10:40 Interactive Discussion Participants //

10:40-11:00 Health Break

11:00-12:00 Continued interactive discussion //

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

PLENARY SESSION

INVESTMENT; HARNESSING and ENGAGING DIASPORA COMMUNITY: OPPORTUNITIES,CHALLENGES; and LEARNED LESSONS MH

13:00-13:50 Investment opportunities Dr. Abraham Tekeste

Mrs. Fetlework Gebre-egziabher

13:50-14:50 Interactive Discussion Participants //

14:50-15:20 Engaging Diaspora for the development of Tigrai: A strategy Framework Aklilu HailemiChael Prof. Kindeya Gebrehiwot

15:20-15:35 Role of diaspora in Economic and Social Development of Tigrai Mr. Makonen Tesfay

//

15:35-15:50 Leveraging Diasporic Tigreans for Technology Transfer, Capacity Building and Effective Institutional Partnership Dr. Tesfachew Taferre

or

Dr. Gebrekidan Gebresilassie //

15:50-16:10 Health break

16:10-17:30 Interactive Discussion

PLENARY SESSION

CONFERENCE SUMMARY DELIVERABLES AND CLOSING REMARKS

17:30-17:45 Summary of key conference deliverables (Outcomes) TBA (Presenter to be decided by during the congress) Dr. Kiros Guesh

17:45-17:50 Ways Forward by the Academia Quadruple Helix Prof Kindeya Gebrehiwot //

17:50-17:55 Ways Forward by the Tigrai Institute for Policy Studies Dr. Fiseha Haftetsion

17:55-18:10 Day Conference Communiqué/Resolution Dr. Kelali Adhana/Mr. Abel Guesh //

18.10-18:20 Vote of Thanks, Concluding Remarks and Ways Forward GSTS and Conference Organizing Committee chair //

18:20-18:40 Closing Remark by the Tigrai National Regional Government Guest of Honor //

18:45- Closing Ceremony LOC

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