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Events and Noteworthy Links

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

  • November 27-28, 2007: MENA-OECD Investment Ministerial Meeting and Business Forum. Cairo , Egypt . Organized by OECD in cooperation with the Ministry of Investment of Egypt and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). patrice.dubus@oecd.org and www.oecd.org/mena

  • November 29, 2007: Governance for Development (GfD) Steering Group Meeting at Ministerial Level. Cairo , Egypt . Organized by UNDP-OECD, in cooperation with the Ministry of State for Administrative Development of Egypt. Arkan.El-Seblani@undp.org and www.undp-pogar.org

  • December 13, 2007: Corporate Governance in Business Associations. Beirut, Lebanon. Organized by the LTA, in cooperation with the Lebanon Corporate Governance Task Force (LCGTF), the Lebanese Businessmen Association (RDCL) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). info@transparency-lebanon.org and www.transparency-lebanon.org

  • January 24-25, 2008: Integrity and Trust in Government: Santiago, Chile. Global Forum organized by the Directorate for Public Governance & Territorial Development, OECD. gov.contact@oecd.org and www.oecd.org

  • January 28-29, 2008: Anti-Corruption: Minimizing your Company's Risk in an Era of Increased International Law Enforcement: Frankfurt, Germany. Conference which addresses how to build a value-based anti-corruption programme. List of speakers includes Dr. Hans-Peter Bauer, Board member of the Basel Institute on Governance. sales@c5-online.com and www.c5-online.com/anticorruption.

  • January 28-February 1, 2008: 2nd Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption:  Bali International Convention Center, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.   www.csp2indonesia.org

  • February 3rd, 2008: Strategy Meeting with Corporate Governance Steering Committee of Bahrain: Manama, Bahrain. Facilitated by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). Hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. mkortbawi@cipe.org and www.cipe.org

  • February 3-5, 2008: Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy: Mina A'Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. Organized by the WCO and Dubai Customs, convened by Interpol, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) through its BASCAP Initiative, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Security Management Association (ISMA). jerome.auchere@iccwbo.org and www.ccapcongress.net

  • February 6th, 2008: Conference on "Building a Corporate Governance Framework for Yemen" with key stakeholders from the public and private sector: Sana'a, Yemen. Organized by the Yemen Businessmen Club (YBC) and CIPE in cooperation with the Hawkamah Institute and the Global Corporate Governance Forum. mkortbawi@cipe.org and www.cipe.org

  • February 10th, 2008: Training Workshop for members of a New Corporate Governance Task Force: Sana'a, Yemen. Organized by the Yemen Businessmen Club (YBC) and CIPE in cooperation with the Global Corporate Governance Forum. mkortbawi@cipe.org and www.cipe.org.

  • February 14-15, 2008: Regional Capacity Building Seminar on the Practice of Human Resource Management in OECD Countries: Challenges and Lessons Learnt: Tunis, Tunisia. Organized by the Good Governance for Development in Arab Countries Initiative, OECD. carlos.conde@oecd.org and www.oecd.org  

  • February 16th, 2008: Workshop: "Building Corporate Governance Taskforces in Oman:" Oman. CIPE is collaborating with the Lebanese Transparency Association to develop the workshop which will include stakeholders from the public, private, civil society, and academic sectors. mkortbawi@cipe.org and www.cipe.org.

  • February 19-21, 2008: Corporate Governance Summit: Ensuring Transparency & Sustainability in Fast Growing Financial Markets: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai, UAE. enquiry@iqpc.ae and www.iqpcevents.com

  • February 29, 2008: Journée OHADA et la lutte contre la corruption.  Basel, Switzerland. Organized by the Basel Institute on Governance, Direction du développement et de la coopération (DDC) SWISSCHAM-AFRICA, and Université de Bâle. t.vogl@swisscham-africa.ch and www.baselgovernance.org


  • March 5, 2008: First Global Network Meeting on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Assets: Paris, France.   Taking place at the new OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The main focus of this meeting will be to review a draft of the Implementation guide for Transparency and Accountability in State Ownership, developed by the OECD Working Group on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State Owned Assets. mathilde.mesnard@oecd.org and www.oecd.org


  • March 5-7, 2008: Fraud & Corruption Summit 2008: 'The Polar Star'/Polstjärnan: Stockholm, Sweden. Chaired by Graham Joscelyne, Managing Director of Joscelyne & Associates, Inc. & Chairman, Audit Committee for the UN World Food Programme, Former Auditor General, World Bank Group (U.S). mis@mistieurope.com and www.mistieurope.com/fraud

  • March 8-11, 2008: Director Development Programme for Omani Listed Companies: Muscat, Oman. A Development Programme aimed to develop a new cadre of practitioners and Corporate Governance experts that would help to lead the way towards a greater Corporate Governance in the region's board rooms. info@hawkamah.org and www.hawkamah.org

  • March 11-12, 2008: Seminar on Corporate Governance Issues in Islamic Finance. Bahrian. Hosted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and jointly organized by the World Bank and the Global Corporate Governance Forum, the seminar aims to highlight various corporate governance issues relevant to Islamic financial services industry & share insights into several initiatives that have been carried out by the IFSB in promoting good governance practices. puteri@ifsb.org and www.ifc.org

  • March 16-17, 2008: An Introduction to Board and Corporate Governance: Amman, Jordan. In conjunction with the International Financial Centre (IFC), and initiated by the Hawkamah Institute of Directors (HIOD), aimed to train current and potential directors in the region for the challenges of good corporate governance. info@hawkamah.org and www.hawkamah.org

  • March 16-18, 2008: The 19th Annual Gulf Regional Audit Conference. Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sheikh Maktoum Hall. Dubai, UAE. Hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors - UAE Chapter, with chief guest H.E Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy. andrea@orangerie.ae and www.iiadubai.org

  • March 18-20, 2008: Corporate Governance and Responsibility Forum: Kuwait. www.cgrforum.com

  • March 19-20, 2008: Director Development Programme: Practical Tools for Strategic Guidance and Managerial Oversight.  Dubai, UAE. info@hawkamah.org and www.hawkamah.org

  • March 26, 2008: L'institute Arabe des Chefs d'Enterprise (IACE) Focus Group # 9, Enhancing Corporate Governance in Family-Owned Enterprises. Tunis, Tunisia. Address different areas of corporate governance. mkortbawi@cipe.org and www.cipe.org  

  • March 28-29, 2008: International Conference on e-Administration: Bangkok, Thailand. Will cover topics related to e-governance and administrative issues. Hosted by International Business Academics Consortium (IBAC), Knowledge Association of Taiwan (KAT), and Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy. twhung@mail.usc.edu.tw and www.e-case.org





  • May 2008: Leadership Programme in Global Governance for Senior Government Officials from Algeria. Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the CASIN Programme for Government, Governance and Leadership. os@casin.ch and www.casin.ch



  • May 25-26, 2008: 3rd Annual Middle East Money Laundering Forum. Bahrain (TBA) Detailing a comprehensive outlook towards updating AML frameworks of the future, as well as a full spectrum of money laundering techniques across all financial and non-financial industries. bernadinem@marcusevanskl.com and www.marcusevans.com

  • May 26-29, 2008: GCC Fraud Summit, 2008: Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Center in partnership with Fraud Watch and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. enquiry@iqpc.ae and www.fraudsummitme.com

  • June 2008: Professional Programme in Global Governance for Junior Diplomats from Algeria: Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the CASIN Programme for Government, Governance, and Leadership. os@casin.ch and www.casin.ch

  • June 5-6, 2008: Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Strategies. Brussels, Belgium. Mitigate potential risks through strong programmes, promote good governance to avoid non-compliance and extra financial burden. elisabethm@marcusevanscz.com and www.marcusevans.com

  • June 17-18, 2008: CIVICUS Participatory Governance Conference. Glasgow, Scotland. Primary target participants will include leading practitioners from both civil society and government who are actively involved in promoting citizen participation in government processes. info@civicus.org and www.civicus.org

  • June 23-25, 2008: Governance and Risk Management in the Public Sector: The Hyatt, Rosebank, South Africa. Exploring a range of topics related to governance in the public sector. www.iir-training.co.za

  • June 24-28, 2008: Global Governance for Sustainable Development: The Need for Policy Coherence and New Partnerships: 12th EADI General Conference: Geneva, Switzerland. Will present development experts and their associates in the developing regions on dramatic global challenges and on possible policy options or governance models to meet these challenges. Hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. gc2008@eadi.org and www.eadi.oorg

  • June 30-July 9, 2008: CEU Summer University Course on "Integrity Reform - Strategies and Approaches:" Budapest, Hungary. Addresses critically the challenges of integrity reforms and strategic corruption control. varghak@ceu.hu and www.sun.ceu.hu

  • October 30-November 2, 2008: 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC): Athens, Greece. Will survey the role of corruption and governance in social, political, economic, and environmental spheres. iacc@transparency.org, info@13iacc.org

  • Fall 2008: Capacity Building Programme for Algerian Magistrates & Justice Professionals: Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the CASIN Programme on Government, Governance and Leadership. More details to come. os@casin.ch and www.casin.ch

 

 

 

 

NOTEWORTHY LINKS

 

World Bank MENA Governance Website

http://www.worldbank.org/mena/governance

World Bank General Governance Website:

http://www.worldbank.org/governance

Egypt’s Government Services Portal:

http://www.misr.gov.eg/english/default.asp

Egypt’s Ministry of Investment website

http://www.investment.gov.eg/Moi_Portal

GAFI’s website:

http://www.gafinet.org/index.htm

 

 




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