Day 1
September 01, 2016
Day 2
September 02, 2016
Day 3
September 03, 2016
08:00 AM
Registration
10:00 AM
Welcoming Addresses by the Conference Co-Chairs
  • Hon Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc Duval, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Republic of Mauritius
  • Mr. Jamal Saghir, Senior Regional Adviser, Africa Region, World Bank

 

10:10 AM
Keynote Addresses
  • Hon Premdut Koonjoo, Minister of Ocean Economy, Fisheries, Marine Resources, Shipping and Outer Islands, Republic of Mauritius
  • José Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • E. Komi Sélom Klassou, Prime Minister, Togo
  • The Right Hon Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs, Minister for Rodrigues and National Development Unit, Republic of Mauritius
10:40 AM
Coffee Break and Group Photo
11:00 AM
Special Addresses
  •   Mr. Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank (video)
  •   Mrs. Diana Beaulieu-Milisavljevic, Adviser, Development banks, WACA Coordinator, Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea, France, (reading the address from H.E. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, France, COP21 President)
  •  H.E. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (video)
  • Mrs. Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for  Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, U.S. Department of State (video)
  • Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor and Director, University of Queensland and Coordinating Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (video)
  • Dr. Tyrone Ridgway, Healthy Oceans Program Manager, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
11:45 AM
Session 1: Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Ministerial Panel: “Sustainable Ocean Economy – the Next Development Phase of SIDS?”

  • Hon Marie Roland Alain Wong Yen Cheong, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management & Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Republic of Mauritius
  • H.E. Gilbert François, Minister of Fisheries, Madagascar
  • H.E. Hamad Rashid Mohamed, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries, Zanzibar
  • Mr. Didier Robert, President of Réunion Regional Council
  • H.E. Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States Issues, Seychelles
  • H.E. Cipriano Gomes, Secretary-General of the Ministry of fisheries, Guinea-Bissau: Speech

Moderator: Moderator: Hon. Etienne Sinatambou, Vice Chair of the IUCN Environmental Law Commission and Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Republic of Mauritius, and H.E. Angus Friday, Ambassador of Grenada to the United States and Mexico

01:15 PM
Working Luncheon
  • Hosted by Hon Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc DUVAL, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Republic of Mauritius
02:30 PM
Session 2: Coastal African Countries

Ministerial Panel: “African Coastal States – From Living on the Edge to Harnessing the Power of the Oceans”: Powerpoint

  • Hon Ivan Leslie COLLENDAVELLOO, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • H.E. Nani Chrougha, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Powerpoint
  • H.E. Khaled Fahmy, President of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, and Minister of Environment, Egypt
  • H.E. Agostinho Salvador Mondlane, Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Mozambique: Remarks
  • H.E. André Johnson, Minister of Environment and Forest Resources, Togo
  • Mrs. Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary, shipping and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Kenya: Powerpoint

 Moderators: Mr. Jean Djaya, Mayor and Member of Parliament of Grand-Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire, and Dr. Benoît Bosquet, Practice Manager, Environment and Natural Resources, Africa, World Bank

04:00 PM
Coffee Break
04:15 PM
Session 3: Enabling the Sustainable Ocean Economy (Part One)

Panel 1: On Financing

Presenters:

  • Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Republic of Mauritius
  • Dr. Mark Lundell, Country Director, World Bank: Powerpoint
  • Dr. Raffaello Cervigni, Lead Environmental Economist, Africa, World Bank: Powerpoint

Discussants

  • Mr. Edchilson das Neves Cravide, Director, Geology and Mining, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Mr. Aage Jørgensen, Country Program Manager, Nordic Development Fund: Powerpoint
05:00 PM
Session 3: Enabling the Sustainable Ocean Economy (Part Two)

Panel 2: Spatial Planning and other Enabling Factors

Presenters

  • Dr. Joanna Smith, Marine Spatial Planning Science Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson, Director/Coordinator, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Branch, Division of Environmental Policy and Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Dr. Hamed Said Al-Oufi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Oman
  • Dr. Abdelmalek Faraj, Director General, National Research Institute on the Sea, Morocco: Presentation

 Discussants

  • Mr. Matthieu Discour, Director, Agence Française de Développement
  • Mr. Daniel Pettersson, Section for Global Environment and Climate Change, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Mr. Simon Dent, New Ventures Director, Althelia Ecosphere

 Moderators: Mr. Alex Sienaert, Senior Economist, World Bank, and Dr. Sudesh Lallchand, Chairperson, National Ocean Council

06:30 PM
Adoption of Mauritius Communiqué
  • Hon Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc Duval, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Republic of Mauritius
  • Mr. Jamal Saghir, Senior Regional Adviser, Africa Region, World Bank

Mauritius Communiqué 1 Sept 2016 EN | Mauritius Communiqué 1 Sept 2016 FR

08:00 PM
Dinner

Hosted by Hon Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Republic of Mauritius

09:00 AM
Recap of Day 1

Mr. Jamal Saghir, Senior Regional Adviser, Africa Region, World Bank

09:15 AM
Session 4: Making Climate-smart Ocean Economies Happen: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

Sustainable Investments, and financial and legal instruments to stimulate development of the ocean economy

  • Dr. Mark Lundell, Country Director, World Bank (financial instruments to crowd in private investments and mitigate risks, international practice of the ocean economy, relevant findings from the Systematic Country Diagnostic to enable the development of the ocean economy): Powerpoint
  • Mr. Ken Poonoosamy, Managing Director, Board of Investment of Mauritius (how the government is enabling investments in the ocean economy)
  • Mr. Pierre Ah-Sue, Chairman, Sotravic (Deep Ocean Water Applications)
  • Mr. Shekur Suntah, Director General, Mauritius Ports Authority (how MPA is developing its activities while mitigating and adapting to climate change)
  • Mr. Ravin Dajee, Managing Director, Barclays Bank (the role of international banking to stimulate climate-smart ocean economies)
  • Mr. Asvin Deena, Sr. Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking, Mauritius Commercial Bank (the role of domestic banking to stimulate climate-smart ocean economies)
  • Mr. Jesse Gerstin, Sr. Policy Manager, Clinton Climate Initiative, Clinton Foundation (the role of public-private partnerships for developing sustainable ocean economies, with a focus on the Blue Guardians partnership)
  • Mr. Jim Dali, Head of Technical, Princes Tuna (how Princes Tuna is developing its activities while mitigating and adapting to climate change)
  • Mr. Satyam Ramnauth, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC’s experience in financing and advising climate-smart ocean economies)

Moderators: Mr. Raj Makoond, Chief Executive Officer, Business Mauritius, and Ms. Lucy Holmes, Sr. Programme Manager, International Sustainability Unit

10:30 AM
Coffee Break
10:45 AM
Session 5: Making Climate-smart Ocean Economies Happen: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

Parallel Dialogues

  • Dialogue 1: Tourism, including Îles Vanille (Facilitated by Ms. Eneida Fernandes, Sr. Private Sector Development Specialist/Tourism, and Mr. Kailash Sharma Ramnauth, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation): Ms Eneida Fernandes Powerpoint
  • Dialogue 2: Renewable energy (Facilitated by Mr. Mbuso Gwafila, Sr. Energy Specialist, World Bank, and Dr. Arjoon Suddhoo, Executive Director, Mauritius Research Council)
  • Dialogue 3: Fishing and aquaculture (Facilitated by Mr. Xavier Vincent, Sr. Fisheries Specialist, World Bank, and Ms. Lucy Holmes, Sr. Programme Manager, International Sustainability Unit): Ms. Lucy Holmes Powerpoint
  • Dialogue 4: Science, data and research (Facilitated by Dr. Tyrone Ridgway, Program Manager, University of Queensland, and Mr. Makoto Suwa, Sr. Disaster risk Management Specialist, World Bank, including a video message from Dr. Jane Lubchenco, U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, U.S. Department of State)): Dr. Tyrone Ridgway Presentation
  • Dialogue 5: Ports and logistics (Facilitated by Ms. Noro Rabefaniraka, Sr. Transport Specialist, World Bank, and Mr. Shekur Suntah, Director General, Mauritius Ports Authority): Position Paper_Dialogue 5 (Ports)
  • Dialogue 6: Green and grey infrastructure and policy responses to coastal erosion (Facilitated by Mr. Jean Djaya, Mayor and Member of Parliament of Grand-Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ms. Melissa Landesz, Environmental Specialist, World Bank): Case Study in English and French | Falicitators Note in English and French
01:00 PM
Lunch
02:15 PM
Summaries from Parallel Dialogues in Plenary

The main conclusions of each dialogue are presented by the facilitator(s) in about 5 minutes each

03:00 PM
Session 6: ‘Shark Tank’: Climate-Smart Ocean Economy Projects In Mauritius

Investment Pitches by Public and Private Sponsors and Responses by Experts 

Proposals promoted by the Board of Investment:

  • Mr. Jacques Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Growfish (off-lagoon aquaculture project)
  • Mr. Gavin van der Burgh, Chief Executive Officer, Afritex Ventures (investment in fishing vessels): Powerpoint
  • Mr. Shekur Suntah, Director, Mauritius Port Authority (Petroleum port in Albion): Powerpoint
  • Mr. Soondron, Director, Fisheries, Ministry of Ocean Economy (Maritime surveillance)
  • Dr. Reza Badal, Head of Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius (Spatial planning)

Moderators: H.E. Dr. Angus Friday, Ambassador of Grenada to the United States and Mexico, and Mr. Raju Jaddoo, Chair of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce

Respondents:

  • Mr. Satyam Ramnauth, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation
  • Mr. Abdoulaye Dagamaissa, Office of the Acting Vice President for Sector Operations, African Development Bank
  • Mr. Matthieu Discour, Director, Agence Française de Développement
  • Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson, Director/Coordinator, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Branch, Division of Environmental Policy and Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mr. Aage Jørgensen, Country Program Manager, Nordic Development Fund
  • Mr. Jesse Gerstin, Sr. Policy Manager, Clinton Climate Initiative, Clinton Foundation
  • Dr. Joanna Smith, Marine Spatial Planning Science Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Mr. Kieran Kelleher, Consultant and former PROFISH Manager, World Bank
05:00 PM
Presentation of Conference Co-Chairs’ Summary
  • Hon Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc DUVAL, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Republic of Mauritius
  • Mr. Jamal Saghir, Senior Regional Adviser, Africa Region, World Bank
05:30 PM
Formal Closing Remarks
  • Hon Premdut Koonjoo, Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Republic of Mauritius
09:00 AM
Field Visits (Optional)
  • Aquaculture Farm of Mahebourg
  • Anti-erosion measures at Grand Sable
  • Artisanal fishermen and coastal communities
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