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“Transport Development and Trade Facilitation” Event: Program and Presentations

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9:30 amWelcome coffee
10:00-11:00 amIntroductory Remarks 

Zoubida Allaoua, World Bank SDN Director for Strategy and Operations
H.E. Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-Generaland High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries (view presentation)
H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Permanent Representative of Mission of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the United Nations and Chairman of the Group of LLDCs (view presentation)
11:00-11:45 amHow we got here 

Marc Juhel , Sector Manager, Transport, World Bank (view presentation)
Mona Haddad, Sector Manager, Trade, World Bank
Sandagdorj Erdenebileg, Chief, Policy Development, Coordination and Reporting Service, OHRLLS (view presentation)
11:45 am-12:30 pmEconomics of Landlockedness : Issues and Remedies

Jean-François Arvis
, World Bank (view presentation)
Charles Schlumberger, World Bank: Focus on the Role of Air Transport Services (view presentation)
12:30-1:00 pmConnecting Africa: Corridors Across Borders

 Policy Reform, Road Networks and Border Management - the World Bank’s contribution
Olivier Hartmann (Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist, PRMTR) (view presentation)

Dominique Njinkeu (Program Coordinator, Trade Facilitation Facility)
1 :00-2 :00 pmLunch
2:00-2:45 pm The Agreement on Trans-African Highway Network
Gladys Mutangadura (OHRLLS) (view presentation)

 Railways in Sub-Saharan Africa - an effective regional integration tool?
Pierre Pozzo di Borgo, IFC (view presentation)

 Strengthening the Capacity of Road Transport Providers in Transit and Landlocked Countries-a private sector initiative
Olga Frolova, Head of external relations, Permanent Delegation of the International Road Transport Union in New York (view presentation)
2:45-3:25 pmThe Tools: from Diagnostic to Implementation

Charles Kunaka
, World Bank (view presentation)
Virginia Tanase, World Bank (view presentation)
Alina Antoci, IFC (view presentation)
3:25-3:40 pmCoffee Break
3:40-4:10 pmSub-regional case: Central Asia, focus on the Kyrgyz Republic

Cordula Rastogi, World Bank (view presentation and watch related video: In the Kyrgyz Republic, A New Road Ties Trade and Towns Together)
Mr. Kubanychbek Mamaev, IPIG Director, Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic (view presentation)
4:10-4:30 pmCountry Case : Nepal

Diep Nguyen-van Houtte, World Bank (view presentation and watch related video: Improving Trade in Nepal is a Long Road)
 4:30-5:00 pmThe way forward: conclusions and recommendations

Marc Juhel, Sector Manager, Transport (view presentation)
USG Gyan Chandra ACHARYA
Jeffrey D. Lewis, Director, PREM

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Last updated: 2013-06-13

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