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TIGRAI GRAND CONFERENCE (TGC) -2019) TENTATIVE PROGRAM

 28thof July-1stof August 2019 Mekelle, Tigrai, Ethiopia

  

“Quo Vadis Tigrai”? (ትግራይ ካበይ ናበይ)

 Towards Building a Sustainable & Knowledge Based Economy and Society in Tigrai”

 

 

 

DETAILED SCHEDULED

                                                                       SUNDAY, 28th JULY 2019 (ሓምለ 21, 2011)

WELCOME CEREMONY

Time Program/ Activity Responsible Body Moderator(s)/Chair(s) Rapporteur(s) Venue
xx:xx Opening Ceremony LOC     MH
xx:xx Welcome to TGC-2019 Local Organizing Committee Chair   //
xx:xx Welcome Speech GSTS Board and Organizing Committee Chair     //
xx:xx Conference Opening Speech Guest of Honor (President of Tigrai National Regional State)     //
xx:xx Program Overview and Expected Outcomes Scientific Committee     //
xx:xx Health Break LOC     //
PLENARY SESSION-I

Governmental, Non-Governmental  and Civil Organizations

MH
xx:xx Endowment Fund for Rehabilitation of Tigrai (EFFORT) EFFORT Delegate(s) TBA-M1 TBA-R1 //
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   TBA-M1 TBA-R1 //
xx:xx Lunch Break LOC     //
xx:xx Interactive Discussion (cont.)   TBA-M1 TBA-R1 //
xx:xx Tigrai Development Association TDA Delegate TBA-M2 TBA-R2 //
xx:xx Relief Society of Tigrai (REST) REST Delegate TBA-M2 TBA-R2 //
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   TBA-M2 TBA-R2 //
PLENARY SESSION-II

Tigrai-Based Universities, Sectoral Institutions and Related Bureaus

MH
xx:xx Mekelle University University President/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Aksum University University President/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Adigrat University University President/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Raya University University President/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Adwa Pan-African University University President/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Tigrai Institute of Policy Studies Institute Head/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Tigrai Science and Technology B. Bureau Head/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Tigrai Statistical Agency Agency Head/Delegate      TBA-M3 TBA-R3 //
xx:xx Interactive Discussion        TBA-M3 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 Security 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 Development, Branding, and Management of Culture and Heritages

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:

Energy and Energy Security

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 Parallel Sessions(cont.) or Core Team Leaders along with Rapporteurs Prepare their Summaries for Plenary Session   Sessions-Ms Sessions-Rs  
                                                                                    WEDNESDAY, 31st JULY  2019 (ሓምለ 24, 2011)                                             
                                                                  PLENARY –III: THEMATIC AREAS DELIBERATIONS MH
xx:xx Health (Services, Education and Technology) Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MA TBA-RA  
xx:xx Education, Quality Assurance, Human and Knowledge Development/Management Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MM TBA-RM  
xx:xx Tourism Development, Branding and Management/Culture and Heritages Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MD TBA-RD  
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   Sessions Ms Sessions Rs  
xx:xx Health Break LOC      
xx:xx Agriculture, Livestock, Food Security and Poverty Reduction Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MB TBA-RB  
xx:xx Landscape Restoration, Natural Resources and Management, Environmental Protection and Climate Adaptation Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MG TBA-RG  
xx:xx Geo-information, Earth Observatory Transformation, Water Resources Development and Management Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MH TBA-RH  
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   Sessions Ms Sessions Rs  
xx:xx Lunch Break LOC      
xx:xx Manufacturing, Industrialization, and Mineral Resources/Business Development, Investment, financing and Entrepreneurship Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MC TBA-RC  
xx:xx Transport, Urban and Regional Planning and Development Thematic Area Chair(s)/Delegate(s)      TBA-MK TBA-RK  
xx:xx Information Communication Technology and Digitalization Thematic Area Chair/Delegate      TBA-MF TBA-RF  
xx:xx Energy and Energy Security Thematic Area Chair/Delegate      TBA-ME TBA-RE  
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   Sessions Ms Sessions Rs  
xx:xx Health Break LOC      
xx:xx Leadership, Governance, Peace, Security and Justice Thematic Area Chair/Delegate      TBA-MJ TBA-RJ  
xx:xx Gender, Youth Development and Vulnerable Populations Thematic Area Chair/Delegate      TBA-ML TBA-RL  
xx:xx Media and Social Transformation Thematic Area Chair/Delegate      TBA-MI TBA-RI  
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   Sessions Ms Sessions Rs  
     THURSDAY, 1st  AUGUST 2019 (ሓምለ 25, 2011)
PLENANRY SESSION-IV:

CURRENT STATE OF THE REGION, NATIONAL, HORN AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

MH
xx:xx Current Developments and the Way Forwards  on  Regional state, Federal, and the Horn of Africa Affairs Tigrai Regional Government TBA-M TBA-R  
xx:xx Perspectives on the state of the Federation, Horn of Africa and the  Global Affairs Invited Speaker

 

TBA-M TBA-R  
 

xx:xx

Reflection on Regional, National, Horn of Africa and International Political Affairs Lead Discussants from Regional Government and  Panelists TBA-M TBA-R  
xx:xx Health Break LOC      
xx:xx Interactive Discussion Chaired by Regional Government TBA-M TBA-R  
xx:xx Lunch Break LOC      
xx:xx Interactive Discussion (co…) Chaired by Regional Government TBA-M TBA-R  
PLENARY SESSION-V:

HARNESSING UNTAPPED DIASPORA RESOURCS/ COMMUNITY: OPPORTUNITIES,CHALLENGES; LEARNED CURVES etc.

MH
xx:xx Economic and Social  Contribution/Development: Remittance, Investment, Innovative Mobilization of Resources, Tourism, etc. Invited speaker-1 TBA-M TBA-R  
xx:xx Knowledge/Capacity Building: Effective Partnership/Networking, Technology/Knowledge Transfer, Research & Development and Mentoring Programs etc. Invited Speaker-2 TBA-M TBA-R  
xx:xx Existing Policies, Reforms, and Structures, Politics etc.: Regional, National/Federal, Diplomacy/Advocacy, Image Building/Branding and International Learned Lessons Keynote Speaker TBA-M TBA-M  
xx:xx Health Break LOC      
xx:xx Reflection on Diaspora Contributions     Keynote Experts/Discussants TBA-M TBA-M  
xx:xx Interactive Discussion   TBA-M TBA-M  
PLENARY SESSION-VI: CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY MH
xx:xx 5 Day Conference Communiqué/Resolution Chief Rapporteur/TBD      
xx:xx Vote of Thanks, Concluding Remarks and Ways Forwards GSTS and Conference Organizing Committee      
xx:xx Ways Forward by the Academia Quadruple Helix Academia Chair/Delegate      
Xx:xx Ways Forward by the Tigrai Institute for Policy Studies Tigrai Institute for Policy Studies      
xx:xx Closing Remark by the Tigrai National Regional Government Guest of Honor (President of National Regional State of Tigrai)      
xx:xx Closing Ceremony LOC      

 

                                                                                                            Annex-I

Acronyms Expanded Description
LOC Local Organizing Committee
MH Martyr´s Hall
TBA To be Assigned/Allocated
TBD To be Determined