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Hong Kong Trade Ministerial Conference Outcomes: Implications for Poverty Reduction in SADC

Date: 6-7 April 2006, Gauteng, South Africa

Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN), Economic Justice Network (EJN)

To what extent are the outcomes of Hong Kong contributing to poverty reduction efforts in SADC?

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Day I : Thursday 6th April 2006
Welcoming ceremony, Chair: Sue Mbaya, Director, SARPN
Aims and Objectives of the Meeting Barbara Kalima Phiri, SARPN
Opening Address Rev Malcolm Damon, Director, EJN
Session 1, Chair: Stephen Muyakwa
An Overview of the Final text of the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial Conference: Politics surrounding the Ministerial Conference/s Dot Keet, AIDC
Analysis of the outcomes of the TRIPS agreement and impact on service delivery - 106Kb ~ 1 min

(View paper - 109Kb ~ 1 min (11 pages))
Collins Magalasi, Action Aid, Malawi
WTO's TRIPs agreement and implications on the fight against poverty - a Southern Africa perspective - 156Kb ~ 1 min

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Dr. Nyasha Madzingira, Safaids
Session 2, Chair: Franscis N'gambi
Analysis of outcomes in NAMA and impact on poverty reduction in the SADC region - 115Kb ~ 1 min

(View paper - 111Kb ~ 1 min (8 pages))
Temwa Gondwe, MEJN Malawi
Malawi's response to the adoption of the Swiss calculation of tariff and impact to the economy - 118Kb ~ 1 min Lloyd Muhara, Vice Chairperson of Malawi Trade Policy National Working Group
Analysis of outcomes in agreements on Agriculture: Demand for flexibility in tariff bindings by developing countries - 30Kb < 1min (5 pages)

(View paper - 61Kb < 1min (5 pages))
Richard Kamidza, ACCORD, Durban
Removal of subsidies on cotton trade and growth of the cotton industry in Africa - 111Kb ~ 1 min Nthando Ndhlovu, ZIMCODD, Zimbabwe
Panel Discussion
Session 3, Chair: Keith Vermulen
Analysis of the outcomes of agreements in GATS: Services - 230Kb ~ 1 min Riaz Tayob, SEATINI, South Africa
Zambia's Response to the outcomes on GATS/Services and implications for poverty reduction - 441Kb ~ 2 min

(View paper - 111Kb ~ 1 min (13 pages))
Stephen Muyakwa, Civil Society Trade Network, Zambia
Session 4, Chair: Malcolm Damon
CSO Mobilisation Strategy: Pre, during and Post Hong Kong - Lessons for the Future Thomas Deve, Mwengo
Summary of Day's Proceedings, Rapporteur: Brendan Vickers, IGD
End of Day I Malcolm Damon, Director EJN

DAY II: Friday 7th April 2006
Session 5, Chair: Lebohang Pekoe
Recap of DAY 1
The Doha Development Package: Did the Hong Kong WTO Conference bring the Doha Round any closer to conclusion?" Robert Wilson,Tralac
Group Work, Group Facilitators
Group Work, Group Facilitators
Report Back from Group Work, Chair: Davie Malungisa
Country strategies Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland
Closing Ceremony Barbara Kalima-Phiri, SARPN

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