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DAY 1   •   26 May 2010

Inaugural Session

Chief Guest:  Sheikh Hasina, MP, Honourable Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Chair: Dr. M. A. Razzaque, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management
9.00–9.55    Arrival and registration
9.00-9.55    Guests take their seats
10.00–10.10    Welcome address by Mr. Barun Dev Mitra, Secretary, Food Division, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (View Presentation)
10.10–10.15    Address: Dr. M. K. Mujeri, Director General, BIDS (View Presentation)
10.15–10.20    Address: Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI (View Presentation)
10.20–10.30    Documentary on food security in Bangladesh
10.30–10.40    Address: Guest of Honour, Dr. David Nabarro, UN Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition (View Presentation)
10.40–10.50    Address: Guest of Honour Mr. Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO (View Presentation)
10.50–11.05    Address: Special Guest Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID (View Presentation)
11.05–11.15    Address: Special Guest Mr. Md. Abdul Latif Biswas, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (View Presentation)
11.15–11.25    Address: Special Guest Begum Matia Chowdhury, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (View Presentation)
11.25–11.45    Address of inauguration by Chief Guest, Sheikh Hasina, MP, Honourable Prime Minister (View Presentation)
11.45–11.55    Address: Chair Dr. M. A. Razzaque, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (View Presentation)
11.55–12.10    Tea break

Technical Session 1: Agricultural Growth, Productivity, and Climate Change
Chair: Mr. C. Q. K. Mustaq Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
Presenters: Dr. M. Asaduzzaman, BIDS; Mr. A. Z. M. Shafiqul Alam, Additional Secretary, PPC, MoA
Discussants: Dr. Mahbub Hossain, Executive Director, BRAC; Dr. M. Zainul Abedin, IRRI; Dr. M. A. Razzaque, Former Vice Chairman, BARC; Dr. Wais Kabir, Executive Vice Chairman, BARC; Dr. Josette Lewis, Office Director, Agriculture, USAID
Rapporteurs: Dr. Suneetha Kadiyala, IFPRI; Dr. Kazi Iqbal, BIDS; Mr. Syed Amdadul Huq, FPMU

12.15–12.30    Address on smallholder agriculture: Guest of Honour Dr. John W. Mellor, Former Director General, IFPRI (View Presentation)
12.30-12.45    Paper presentation: Investing in Crop Agriculture in Bangladesh for Higher Growth and Productivity and Adaptation to Climate Change (View Presentation)
12.45-1.15    Designated discussants
1.15-1.45    Open discussion
1.45-1.55    Closing remarks by the Chair
1.55-2.45    Lunch

Technical Session 1 (continued)
Chair: Mr. C. Q. K. Mustaq Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
Presenters: Dr. Z. Karim, Former Secretary, MoFL; Dr. Khan Shahidul Huque, Director General, BLRI
Discussants: Dr. Nitish Chandra Devnath, Vice Chancellor, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University; Md. Mujibur Rahman, Director General, Department of Fisheries; H.E. Mr. Einar H. Jensen, Ambassador of Denmark
Rapporteurs: Dr. Suneetha Kadiyala, IFPRI; Dr. Kazi Iqbal, BIDS; Mr. Syed Amdadul Huq, FPMU

2.45-3.00    Paper presentation: Development of Fisheries and Livestock Sectors (View Presentation)
3.00-3.20    Designated discussants
3.20-3.50    Open discussion
3.50-4.00    Closing remarks by the Chair
4.00-4.10    Tea break

Technical Session 2: Food Utilization and Nutrition Security
Chair: Mr. Shaikh Altaf Ali, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Presenters: Dr. Binayak Sen, BIDS; Prof. Fatema Parveen Chowdhury, IPHN, MoHFW
Discussants: Dr. Shah Monir Hossain, Director General, Health Services; Dr. Michael Anderson, Director General of Research, Policy, and International Relations, DFID; Dr. S. M. Monowar Hossain, Managing Director, Hortex Foundation; Dr. Matlubur Rahman, Scientist, ISNAR (formerly)
Rapporteurs: Dr. Kazi Iqbal, BIDS; Ms. Ashley St. Thomas, IFPRI; Dr. Lalita Bhattacharjee, FAO-NFPCSP

4.10-4.25    Paper presentation: Food Utilization and Nutrition Security
4.25-4.55    Designated discussants
4.55-5.25    Open discussion
5.25-5.35    Closing remarks by the Chair
7.30-9.00    Welcome Dinner, hosted by Honourable Minister Dr. M. A. Razzaque

DAY 2   •   27 May 2010

Technical Session 3: Income Growth, Safety Nets, and Public Food Distribution
Chair: Mr. M. Syeduzzaman, Former Finance Minister
Presenters: Dr. Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI; Dr. Quazi Shahabuddin, BIDS
Discussants: Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF; Dr. Ciro Fiorillo, Chief Technical Advisor, FAO-NFPCSP; Mr. Ahmad Hossain Khan, Director General, Food; Mr. Kenro Oshidari, Regional Director for Asia, WFP
Rapporteurs: Dr. Manzur Hossain, BIDS; Ms. Ashley St. Thomas, IFPRI; Mr. Mostafa Faruq Al Banna, FPMU

9.00-9.15    Address on poverty and hunger in a globalized world: Guest of Honour Dr. Martin Ravallion, Development Research Group, World Bank
9.15-9.30    Paper presentation: Income Growth, Safety Nets, and Public Food Distribution (View Presentation)
9.30-9.55    Designated discussants
9.55–10.25    Open discussion
10.25–10.35    Closing remarks by the Chair
10.35–10.50    Tea break

Technical Session 4: Agricultural Marketing, Price Stabilization, Value Chain, and Global/Regional Trade
Chair: Dr. A. M. M. Shawkat Ali, Former Advisor, Caretaker Government
Presenters: Dr. Bart Minten, IFPRI; Dr. K. A. S. Murshid, BIDS
Discussants: Dr. Abul Barakat, Professor, Dhaka University; Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, CPD; Mr. Annisul Huq, President, FBCCI; Dr. Nazmul Islam, Chairman, BADC; Mr. Takashi Matsuo, Director, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Social Services Division, South Asia Department, ADB
Rapporteurs: Dr. Manzur Hossain, BIDS; Ms. Ashley St. Thomas, IFPRI; Mr. Naser Farid, FPMU

10.55-11.10    Address on markets, optimal food grain stocks and trade: Guest of Honour Prof. C. Peter Timmer, Harvard University
11.10-11.25    Paper presentation: Agricultural Marketing, Price Stabilization, Value Chain, and Global/Regional Trade (View Presentation)
11.25-12.05    Designated discussants
12.05-12.35    Open discussion
12.35-12.45    Closing remarks by the Chair
12.45-1.45    Lunch

Technical Session 5: Cross-Cutting Issues: Gender and Governance
Chair: Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Presenters: Dr. Regina Birner, IFPRI; Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, BIDS
Discussants: Dr. Abdul Bayes, Former Vice Chancellor, Jahangirnagar University; Mr. Sayeed Ali, Director General, Department of Agricultural Extension; Mr. Milko van Gool, Head of Co-operation, EU Delegation to Bangladesh; Dr. Rezaul Karim Talukder, Advisor, NFPCSP
Rapporteurs: Ms. Ashley St. Thomas, IFPRI; Dr. Manzur Hossain, BIDS, Mr. Feroz Al Mahmud, FPMU

1.45-2.00    Paper presentation: Cross-Cutting Issues: Gender and Governance
2.00-2.25    Designated discussants
2.25-2.55    Open discussion
2.55-3.05    Closing remarks by the Chair
3.05-3.20    Tea break

Technical Session 6: Draft Bangladesh Country Investment Plan
Chief Guest: Dr. Moshiur Rahman, Advisor to the Honourable Prime Minister
Chair: Mr. M. Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Secretary, Economic Relation Divison
Presenter: Dr. Benoist Veillerette, FAO
Discussants: Dr. Sattar Mandol, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University; Dr. Shamsul Alam, General Economic Division; Dr. Simeon Ehui, Sector Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development, South Asia Region, World Bank
Rapporteurs: Dr. Manzur Hossain, BIDS; Ashley St. Thomas, IFPRI; Dr. Marie Jo A. Cortijo, FAO-NFPCSP

3.20-3.35    Paper presentation: Draft Bangladesh Country Investment Plan: A Road Map for Investment in Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition
3.35-3.55    Designated discussants
3.55-4.15    Open discussion
4.15-4.25    Observations by the Chief Guest
4.25-4.30    Closing remarks by the Chair

Closing Session
Chief Guest: Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Finance
Chair: Dr. M. A. Razzaque, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management

4.30-4.45    Presentation of draft summary report by FPMU, IFPRI, and BIDS
4.45-5.05    Participant feedback
5.05-5.10    Address: Guest of Honour, Mr. Ad Spijkers, FAO Representative
5.10-5.20    Address: Guest of Honour, Mr. James F. Moriarty, United States Ambassador
5.20-5.30    Address: Chief Guest Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Finance
5.30-5.40    Closing remarks by the chair
5.45-6.15    Press briefing by Honourable Minister Dr. M. A. Razzaque