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2012 Agenda

Wednesday 27th June, 2012
08.00 onwards

 Registration Opens

Opening of the High- Level Conference *
13.00 - 13:15

Welcome & Introduction 

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan
UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem
Chairman, DP World


KeyNote Address

His Excellency Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
President, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia

13:30 - 14:00

Documentary Premiere:

Piracy: The Human Cost
A new work commissioned by DP World

14.00 - 14.30

Update from International Summits and Initiatives

H.E. Henry Bellingham,MP
Minister for Africa and Counter-Piracy, United Kingdom;
The London Conference on Somalia

H.E. Dr. Augustine Mahiga
Special Representative of the Secretary General, Director of UNPOS
Update on the Current Status of the Roadmap for Somalia

H.E. President Jerry John Rawlings (former)
High Representative of the African Union for Somalia
Update on the African Union and AMISOM in Somalia

H.E. Amb. Alexander Rondos
European Union Special Representative to the Horn of Africa
Update on EU Counter-Piracy Activity

H.E. Staffan de Mistura
Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Italy

H.E. Ambassador Binnur Fertekligil
Deputy Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Istanbul II Conference on Somalia

14.30 - 15.00 Coffee & Tea Break
15.00 - 16.30

Conference Plenary Session:
Counter-Piracy At Sea And On Land : Trends & Developments

Mr Jon Huggins (Moderator)
Director, Oceans Beyond Piracy

H.E. Mr. Hussein Arab Isse
Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia

H.E. Prof Sam Ongeri
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kenya

H.E. Dr Augustine Mahiga
Special Representative of the Secretary of Somalia; Director, United Nations Political Office on Somalia

H.E. Mr Koji Sekimizu
Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization

Mr Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni
President, United Arab Emirates Shipowners Association and Chief Executive Officer, ADNATCO- NGSCO

Thursday 28th June, 2012
08.00 - Onwards Registration (Continued)
09.30 - 12.00

Simultaneous Break Out Sessions
Closed to Press

A. Regional Outlook and Capacity Building

H.E. Major General (Ret) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu Ainnain (Moderator)
Former Commander UAE Airforce; Chairman, Institute for Near East and Gulf Miltary Analysis (INEGMA)

H.E. Abu Bakr Abdullah Al Qirbi
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Yemen (tbc)

Admiral Farah Ahmed Omar
Chief, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia Navy

Mr Jay Bahadur
Journailist and Author

Commodore (Ret) Ranjit Rai
President, Indian Maritime Foundation

10.45 - 11.00

Coffe Break

09.30 - 12.00

B. The Humanitarian Situation in Somalia and Public-Private Responses

H.E. Reem al Hashemy
Minister of State, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Mr Mahboub Maalim
Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Agency for Development (IGAD)

H.E. President Jerry John Rawlings (former)
High Representative of the African Union for Somalia (TBC)

H.E. Binner Fertetligi
Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

H.E. Ahmed Humaid Al Mazrouei
Chairman of Board, Red Crescent Society of the United Arab Emirates

Mr David Rider
Director, Seamen’s Church Institute

Mr Mohammed Sharaf
Group CEO, DP World

Mr Peter Swift
Chairman, Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP)

Representative (tbc)
UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee Break

09.30 - 12.00

C. Industry Codes of Practice and Links to Governmental Initiatives

Mr Chris Hayman (Moderator)
Chairman, Seatrade Global

H.E. Mr Koji Sekimizu
Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization

Mr Ronald Philip
Global Leadreship Fellow & Senior Manager, World Economic Forum

Mr Farid T. Salem
Executive Officer, CMA CGM

Mr Giles Noakes
Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee Break

12.00 - 12.20

Media Briefing Following Morning Proceedings

Dr Theordore Karasik
INEGMA Knowledge Partner

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 17.00

Main Session

Statements by Heads of Delegations
Main Plenary Room
Open to Press

17.00 - 17.30

Wrap-Up Session and Close of High Level Conference
Main Plenary Room
Open to Press


Press Conference

Thursday 28th June, 2012- Open to Press

 Special Discussion Sessions

14.15 - 15.15

Special Discussion Session A

Moderated "Conversation": Reconnecting Somalia to the Region's Maritime Trade
Murjaan Meeting Room

Dr. Charles H. Norchi (Moderator)
Professor of Law and Director, Center for Oceans & Coastal Law

H.E. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah
Vice Chairman, DP World

Mr Jay Bahadur
Managing Editor, Somalia Report

Ms. Annette H. Leijenaar
Division Head, Conflict Management and Peace-building, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria

15.15 -16.45

Special Discussion Session B

Piracy: The Human Cost: Second Screening, and Special Discussion Session
Breakout Session Room Johara 3

Mr David Rider (Moderator)
Director, Seamen’s Church Institute

Mr Roger Middleton
Policy and Advocacy Lead – Somalia, Oxfam Novib (TBC)

Ms Nareman Jawaid
(Daughter of Captain Jawaid, Captain of the MV Albedo, captured by pirates in November 2010 and still in captivity)

* please note there is a pre-conference meeting of Officials only as below
Wednesday 27th June, 2012

Opening of Working Officials Meeting
Closed to Press

Chaired by
H.E. General Faris al Mazrouei
Assistant Minister of Military and Security Affairs, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Presentation and Discussion of UAE and International Counter-Piracy Initiatives
10.00 -11.00

Presentation by the Key International Actors on Current Regional Capacity Building Projects. Update on the Activity of the Trust Fund for Initiatives of States to Counter Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.

Closed to Press

11.00 - 12.00

Discussion of the Conference’s Draft Declaration Statement
Closed to Press

11.45 - 12.45 

Standing Business Lunch


Close of Working Officials Meeting