Programme

The conference languages are English and French. Simultaneous translation English-French-English will be provided during plenary sessions. For side events and bilateral meetings, delegations are responsible for organizing interpretation.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Conference moderator: Nkechi Madubuko

TimeSessionSpeakers
07:30 – 08:30
Registration 
08:30 – 09:45Key messages from
Civil Society consultations
Representatives of civil society from the Lake Chad Region
09:45 – 10:15Tea & Coffee Break 
10:15 – 11:15High Level Opening of the Conference Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, UN
Laouan Magagi, Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management, Niger
Hissein Tahir Souguimi, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Development Planning, Chad
Félix Mbayu, Minister Delegate, Ministry of External Relations, Cameroon
Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
11:15 – 12:00I. High-level panel on humanitarian assistance and protection of civiliansMark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, UN (Moderator)
Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Norway
Laouan Magagi, Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management, Niger
Liz Ahuha, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Nigeria/Lake Chad crisis, UNHCR
Peter Egwudah, Programme Coordinator, CISCOPE, Nigeria
Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC
From the floor: Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, EU

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch

12:30 – 13:10 Side Event: Protection from Gender Based Violence in Emergencies: Launch of the Call to Action Road Map for the North East of Nigeria

TimeSessionSpeakers
13:15 – 14:00II. High-level panel on crisis prevention and stabilizationAngel Losada, Special Representative for the
Sahel, EU (Moderator)
Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, Nigeria
Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, Deputy Special
Representative of the Secretary-General for the
Sahel and West Africa, UN
Mamman Nuhu, Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission
Philipp Ackermann, Director-General, Federal
Foreign Office, Germany
Marthe Wandou, Coordinator, ALDEPA, Cameroon
14:00 – 14:45III. High-level panel on building resilience for sustainable developmentAchim Steiner, UNDP Administrator (Moderator)
Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and Planning, Nigeria
Günter Nooke, Commissioner for Africa, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development,
Germany
Félix Mbayu, Minister Delegate, Ministry of External Relations, Cameroon
Elisabeth Huybens, Country Director for Lake Chad Region, World Bank
Pierre Valiquette, Country Director, Care
International Chad
14:45 – 15:00Tea & Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:45Delegations’ statements
15:45 – 16:30Regional cross-border cooperation: Interventions of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Governors from the regionAllegra Baiocchi, UN RC/HC, Cameroon
(Moderator)
Mamman Nuhu, Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission
Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, Nigeria
Abali Salah Mahamat, Governor of Lac Chad
Province, Chad
Midjiyawa Bakary, Governor of the Extreme North Region, Cameroon
Mahamadou Bakabe, Governor of Diffa, Niger
16:30 – 18:00Delegations’ statements
18:00 – 18:15Wrap-up of Day 1Philipp Ackermann, Director-General, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

18:45 – 20:30 Evening reception for conference participants and other guests

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

TimeSessionSpeakers
07:30 – 08:30Registration
08:30 – 09:30Civil Society-Led Segment I: Addressing needs from a humanitarian and development perspectiveManisha Thomas (Moderator)
Hauwa Bah Abubakar, Yobe CSO Network,
Nigeria
Hussaini Abdu, INGO Representative Nigeria, Country Director Plan International Nigeria
Edward Kallon, UN RC/HC, Nigeria
Liz Ahuha, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Nigeria/Lake Chad crisis, UNHCR
Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, Expert (IRD/CEPED/ Prio)
Representative of affected country or donor (tbc)
09:30 – 10:00Tea & Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:30Special event:
50 years of humanitarian assistance in the Federal Foreign Office
Susanne Koelbl, Der Spiegel (Moderator)
Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC
Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, UN
Bärbel Dieckmann, President, Welthungerhilfe
11:30 – 13:00Civil Society-Led Segment II: People-centred stabilization and a way forward for the Lake Chad regionManisha Thomas (Moderator)
Rüdiger König, Director-General, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Bintou Djibo, UN RC/HC, Niger
Marthe Wandou, Coordinator, ALDEPA,
Cameroon
Father John Bakeni, Caritas Maiduguri, Nigeria
Pierre Valiquette, Country Director, Care
International, Chad
Father Atta Barkindo, Expert, Kukah Center, Nigeria

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

TimeSessionSpeakers
14:30 – 16:00Strategies for strengthening collaboration between affected countries and key stakeholdersFatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Regional Director, IFRC (Moderator)
Allegra Baiocchi, UN RC/HC, Cameroon
Alhousseini Ahmidou, President, SONAH, Niger (tbc)
Hissein Tahir Souguimi, State Secretary Ministry of Economy and Development Planning, Chad (tbc)
Jennifer Jalovec, Director INGO Forum, Nigeria
Leni Stenseth, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
16:00 – 16:30Closing session & Presentation of outcome statementRepresentatives of the Conference Co-Hosts