Democracy That Delivers

Program

Harnessing 21st Century Solutions: A Focus on Women. Little Rock, Arkansas. United States. 17-18 December 2012

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

Monday, December 17th

Tuesday, December 18th

 


  

 

Monday 17 December

   

1.15-2.30PM

 
 
Inaugural Lunch
Theme: Women in Art and Media

Heifer International, Jo Luck Global Impact Room 

 

Moderator:

  • Mark Muller, Founding Director, Beyond Borders Foundation

Welcome:  

  • Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock 
  • Jorge Fernando Quiroga, Vicepresident of the Club de Madrid. President of Bolivia (2001-2002)

Facilitator

  • Maya Harris, Vicepresident of the Democracy, Rights and Justice Program, Ford Foundation

Speakers:

  • Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media
  • Manal Al Dowanyan, Artist, Saudi Arabia

Please visit Manal Al Dowanyan's art exhibition of her work "I AM" at the Clinton Center



3.00-3.30 PM

 
 Opening Session

Clinton Center, Great Hall

  • Stephanie S. Street, Executive Director, William J. Clinton Foundation
  • Jerry JonesSenior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Acxiom 
  • Hillary R. Clinton (via video), US Secretary of State
  • Bill Clinton, President of the United States (1992-2000), Honorary Chair of the Club de Madrid (introduced by Wim Kok)
  • Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1994-2002), President of the Club de Madrid


3.30-4.30 PM
 
 Opening Session: Framing the Debate

Clinton Center, Great Hall

Facilitator:

  • Stephen Sackur, Correspondent, BBC
Speakers:
  • Michelle Bachelet, Director of UN Women. President of Chile (2006-2010). Member of the Club de Madrid
  • Roza Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011). Member of the Club de Madrid
  • Felipe González, President of the Government of Spain (1982-1996). Member of the Club de Madrid
  • Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique (1986-2005). Member of the Club de Madrid


4.45 - 6.15 PM
 
Breakout Sessions Track I: Political Empowerment
   

1. Secrets to Securing Equality in the Board Room and Beyond?

 Clinton Center, Great Hall C

2. Harnessing Technology for Political Empowerment: the 2.0 Challenge

School of Public Service, Classroom 1

3. Are peace and security processes sufficiently inclusive to be considered socially just and effective?

School of Public Service, Classroom 2

Facilitator:

Theo Sowa, Interim Chief Executive Officer, African Women's Development Fund

Initiators:

Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister of Norway (1997-2000; 2001-2005)

Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile (2000-2006)

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, President of the Goverment of Spain (2004-2012)

Speakers:

Laura Liswood, Secretary General Council of Woman Leaders and Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development, World Bank

Irene Natividad,  Chair, Corporate Women Directors International

 Facilitator:

Lili Fournier, Producer, Director and Host. Quest Specials for the PBS

 

Initiators:

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007)

Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)

Speakers

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC

Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, US State Department

Franck McCosker,Worldwide General Manager, International Organizations, Microsoft Corporation

 

 

Facilitator:

Ambassador Swanee Hunt,Chair Hunt Alternatives Fund. Former US Ambassador to Austria

Initiators:

Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia (1998-2002)

Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)

Speakers:

Vice Admiral Carol Pottenger, Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development at NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, VA 

Kamilia Kuku, G40 Representative, NuWEDA, Sudan

Zainab Bangura, UNSRSG on Sexual Violence

 

 

  

7:30-9.00 PM  
 
Official Conference Dinner hosted by Governor of Arkansas, Mike Beebe

Governor's Mansion

Master of Ceremonies

  • Jerry Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Acxiom

Welcoming Words:

  • Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas
  • Mary Robinson, President of the Republic of  Ireland  (1990-1997)

Dinner Talk: Arkansas.

  • Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO, Heifer International
  

   


               

 

   Tuesday 18 December

    
9.00-10.30  
Breakout Sessions II: Economic Empowerment
     

 

4.  Creating a 21stcentury work-life balance.

School of Public Service, Classroom 1

 

Facilitator:

Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative

Initiators:

John Bruton, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland (1994 – 1997)

Speakers:

Video from Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Nada al-Nashif, Regional Director ILO Office for Arab States 

Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, US Agency for International Development

Cecilia López Montaño, President and Founder, Centro Internacional de Pensamiento Económico y Social (CISOE) 

 

 

5. How can societies ensure women’s rights to access and control of natural resources?

Clinton Center, Great Hall

Facilitator:

Richenda Van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Energy and Climate, Energy Access Initiative, United Nations Foundation (UNF)

Initiators:

Mary Robinson, President of the Republic of Ireland (1990-1997)

Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Prime Minister of Sudan (1966-1967; 1986-1989)

Speakers:

Video from Rajendra Pachauri, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Jamie Bechtel, Co-Founder and CEO New Course

Alimata Traore, President, COFERSA (New Field Foundation)

Katherine Lucey, Founder and CEO, Solar Sisters

 

 

6.  Sharing responsibilities in the fight against trafficking of women

 

School of Public Service. Classroom 2

Facilitator:

Jackie K. Weatherspoon, Former Member New Hampshire House of Representatives 

Initiators:

Kim Campbell, Prime Minister of Canada (1993)

Tarja Halonen, President of Finland (2000-2012)

Speakers:

Luca Dall'Oglio Chief of Mission International Organization for Migration (IOM) Washington DC


Ruth Ojiambo, Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exhange (ISIS-WICCE) Uganda  


Carol Kidu, Former Member of Parliament and Former Minister for Community Development, Papua New Guinea 

 

   

11.00-1.00 PM  
Bringing it all Together:

Clinton Center, Great Hall 

 

Facilitator:

  • Stephen Sackur, Correspondent, BBC

Keynote

  • John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

Speakers:

  • Sylvia BurwellPresident, The Walmart Foundation 
  • Bineta Diop, Director and Founder, Femmes Africa  Solidarité (FAS) (Ghana)
  • Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
  • Adimaimalaga Tafuna'I, Executive Director, Woman in Busines Development Inc (Samoa)
  • Melane Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large, Global Women's Issues, U.S. State Department
    

1.00-2.30 PM
 
 
Lunch

Heifer International, Jo Luck Global Impact Room

Theme: "Women in the MENA Region: Towards a New Social Contract"

Facilitator

  • Nada al-Nashif, Regional Director ILO Office for Arab States

Speakers

  • Muna AbuSulayman, Partner, Directions Consultancy LLC, Effective Strategic Philanthropy and CSR. MBC Co-host Lalam Nouam, Partner Glowork, Women Employment Opportunities. (Saudi Arabia)
  • Rahma Fathalla, Egytian Democratic Labour Congress
  • Lina Hundaileh, Owner, Al-Zaytouni Company (Jordan)
    

3.30-4.30 PM  
Bringing it all Together:

Clinton Center, Great Hall

Facilitator:

  • Stephen Sackur, Correspondent, BBC

Speakers:

  • Sylvia Burwell, President, The Walmart Foundation 
  • Bineta Diop, Director and Founder, Femmes Africa  Solidarité (FAS) (Ghana)
  • Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
  • Adimaimalaga Tafuna'I, Executive Director, Woman in Busines Development Inc (Samoa)
  • Melane Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large, Global Women's Issues, U.S. State Department
    

3.15–4.30        PM

 

 
 
Closing & Award Giving Ceremony

Clinton Center, Great Hall

Facilitator:

  • Bill Clinton, Honorary President of the Club de Madrid, President of the United States of America (1992-2000)

Speakers:  

  • Tawakel Karman, Co-founder of Women Journalists without Chains (WJWC), Nobel Peace Price Laureate 2011
  • Kim Campbell, Prime Minister of Canada (1993)
  • Carol Kidu, Former Member of Parliament and Former Minister for Community Development, Papua New Guinea

Award presented to Leila Jannah by:

  • Bill Clinton, Honorary President of the Club de Madrid, President of the United States of America (1992-2000)
  • Leila Janah, CEO and Founder of Samasource
    


 

 


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