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									                            University of London
                     Institute of Commonwealth Studies


International Workshop: ‘‘The impact of transnational non-governmental public
       actors (NGPAs) on policy processes and policy outcomes: translating
       advocacy into sustainable policy engagement'’

                         11th – 12th September 2007

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Tuesday September 11th

9.30 – 10.00       Session 1: Welcome and Overview
                   Richard Crook (ICwS): Purpose of the Workshop and review of
                   the project. What have we learnt about the effectiveness of
                   North-South NGPA action in influencing policy-making and
                   policy- implementation?

10.00 – 11.00      Session 2: Influencing policy at the Commonwealth and
                   global levels I

                   The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and ‘Para 55’
                   Commonwealth HIV/AIDS campaign

                   Panel: Richard Bourne (researcher); representatives of
                   Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Delhi and Ghana
11.00 – 11.30      Coffee Break
11.30 –13.00       Session 3: Influencing policy at the Commonwealth and
                   global levels II

                   The ‘Make Trade Fair’ Campaign: OXFAM’s experience of
                   working with Southern NGPAs in the agriculture and garment
                   industries of South/ South East Asia

                   Panel: Jeff Atkinson (OXFAM Australia—ESRC Practitioner
                   Fellow ); Martin Scurrah (OXFAM America); Richard Bourne,
                   (researcher) ; representative of DFID Policy Division
13.00-14.00        lunch.
14.00 – 15.30      Session 4: Influencing policy at the Commonwealth and
                   global levels III

                   The Kimberley Process and Partnership Africa-Canada (PAC);
                   the Small Island Developing States Network

                   Panel: Tim Shaw (researcher); representative of PAC;
                   representative of SIDSNet
15.30 – 16.00      Tea break
16.00 – 17.30       Session 5: Influencing national governments I : changing the
                    law

                    The Pakistan Anti-Tobacco Campaign; Sisters in Islam
                    (Malaysia)

                 Panel: Richard Bourne (researcher); Nazila Ghanea-Hercock
                 (researcher); representative of PATC; representative of SII
Wednesday September 12th

9.30 – 11.00        Session 6: Influencing national governments II :
                    development and good governance

                    India: PRIA in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh; Ghana:
                    Center for Democratic Development (CDD), Integrated Social
                    Development Centre (ISODEC) and GAPVOD (Ghana
                    Association of Private Voluntary Organisations for
                    Development).

                    Panel: James Manor (researcher); representative of Samarthan,
                    Madhya Pradesh; representative CDD Ghana; representative of
                    CHRI, Ghana; representative of CEPRESE Ghana;
                    representative of Self Employed Womens Association, India ;
                    representative of DFID India
11.00 – 11.30       Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00       Session 7: Influencing national governments III :
                    development and good governance

                    Land issues and post- conflict justice in Rwanda: the cases of
                    LandNET and Penal Reform International’s local customary
                    justice (gaccaca) programme

                    Panel: Paul Gready (researcher); representative of TROCAIRE
                    Rwanda; representative of Rwanda Institute for Sustainable
                    Development
13.00 – 14.00       Lunch
14.00 – 15.30       Session 8: Influencing local governments: transnational
                    community associations

                    Ghana: ‘Hometown’ Associations with London branches; India
                    (Kerala): CommunityAssociations with London branches

                    Panel: Richard Crook (researcher); representatives of La
                    Mansaamo Kpee, Accra, Ghana; Peki Union, Peki Ghana ;
                    representative of CEPRESE Ghana;representative of DFID
                    Migration Team; representative Kerala tbc
15.30 – 16.00       Teabreak
16.00 – 17.00       Roundtable: More effective policy influencing : policy and
                    practice lessons for NGPAs with South – North linkages

								
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