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									          THE 2ND EAST AFRICAN

 Kenyatta International Conference Centre

           29th – 31st July, 2009

THEME: “Invest in EAC, where challenges are

Arrival of Delegates:
      -At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

              DAY ONE (1) TUESDAY, 28TH JULY, 2009

8.00am – 6.00pm    Registration and Media Accreditation continues/Collection of
                   badges at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
7.00pm-9.00pm      Welcome Cocktail
                   Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)

           DAY TWO (2) WEDNESDAY, 29TH JULY, 2009

                       Official Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremony: Mr. Sammy Lui, Senior Deputy Secretary, State

Session 1    Chair: Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Finance, Republic of Kenya
7.00am-9.00am      Arrival of delegates
9.15am-9.30am      All guests seated
9.30am- 9.45am     Heads of State arrive
9.45am-9.50am      Introductory Remarks by Mr. David S. O. Nalo, CBS,
                   Permanent Secretary, Ministry of EAC Affairs, Republic of
9.50am-9.55am      Welcome Remarks by Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, M.P., Deputy
                   Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Republic of Kenya,
                   and chairperson of the Organizing Committee
9.55am-10.15am     Statement by Amb. Juma Mwapachu, Secretary General, East
                   African Community (EAC)
10.15am-10.25am Remarks by the Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers-
                   Hon. Monique Mukaruliza, Minister of East African Affairs,
                   Republic of Rwanda
10.25am-10.35am Remarks by Hon. Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and
                   Industry - Republic of India.
10.35am-10.45am Welcome Remarks by Hon. Amason Jeffah Kingi, M.P.,
                   Minister of East African Community, Republic of Kenya
10.45am-11.00am Opening Address by the Host President: H.E. Mwai Kibaki,
                   CGH, M.P., the President of the Republic of Kenya
11.00am-11.15am Remarks by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the
                   Republic of Uganda
11.15am-11.30am Remarks by H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the
                   Republic of Burundi
11.30am-11.45am Remarks by H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the
                   United Republic of Tanzania

11.45am-12.00      Keynote Address by H.E. Paul Kagame, the President of the
noon               Republic of Rwanda and Chairperson of EAC Heads of State
12:00 noon–        Tea Break and Photograph Session
12:30pm            Press Briefing (Chairperson of EAC Heads of State Summit,
                   Secretary General and Chair of Session 1)
12.30am-12.40pm    Keynote presentations
                   Topic: Achieving Regional Competitiveness
                   Speaker: Mr. Henry Gaperi, MD, Social Security Fund,
12.40pm-1.00pm     Fighting Counterfeits in EAC
                   Speaker: Mr. Omar Issa, C.E.O, Investment Climate Facility
1.00pm-1.20pm      Regional Resource Mobilization and Financing of
                   Infrastructure Development in the EAC
                   Speaker: Mr. Bobby Pitman, President, Africa Development
                   Bank Group (AfDB)
1.20pm - 1.40pm    Emerging Issues by Chair of Session 1

Rapporteur EAC : Mr. Philip Wambugu, Director for Infrastructure, EAC

1.30pm – 2.30pm                          Networking Lunch

Conference Round Table Session One

Chair: Hon. Amos Kimunya, Minister for Trade, Republic of Kenya

Rapporteurs General:
Mr. Alloys Mutabingwa, Deputy Secretary General, EAC - (Planning and
Mr. David S. O. Nalo, CBS, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of EAC, Kenya

2.30pm-3.30pm      Shimba Hills Room
                   Round Table 1:Topic: Investing in Food Security and Export
                   Through Improved Agricultural Practices
                       Hon. Eng. Nderagakura Ferdinand, Minister of
                          Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Burundi
                       Prof. Akello Ogutu, Consultant/Agricultural
                          Economist, University of Nairobi, Kenya
                       Dr. Okosai Opolot, Director Crop Production and
                          Marketing, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries
                          and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda
                   Moderator: Mr. Muhamed S. R. Mamuya, Permanent
                   Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, United Republic of Tanzania
                   Rapporteur GoK: Mr. Peter W. Chacha
                   Rapporteur EAC: Mr. Moses Marwa

Lenana Room
Round Table 2: Topic: Economic Growth and Development
Through Increased Investments in ICT and Business Process
Outsourcing in the EAC.
    Mr. Ambrose Ruyooka - Ag. Commissioner, Ministry
       of ICT, Republic of Uganda
    Mr. Nkubito Bakuramuta – Deputy CEO in charge of
       ICT, Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
    Hon. Dr. Eng. Abdallah Tabu Manirakiza, Minister
       of Planning and Reconstruction, Republic of Burundi
    Mr. Ali Mufuruki, CEO, Infotech, United Republic of
    Mr. Paul Kukubo, CEO, ICT Board, Kenya
Moderator: Dr. Bitange Ndemo, CBS, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Information and Communication, Republic of
Rapporteur GoK: Mr. Robert Bwire
Rapporteur EAC: Eng. Robert Achieng
Aberdares Room
Round Table 3: Topic: Investing in Alternative Sources of
Energy in the EAC Region
    Hon. Dr. Albert Butare –Minister of State In Charge of
       Energy, Republic of Rwanda
    Dr. Frank Sebbowa - Executive Director – Electricity
       Regulatory Authority, Republic of Uganda,
    Eng. Ngosi Mwihava – Assistant Commissioner,
       Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Minerals,
       United Republic of Tanzania
    Hon. Samuel Ndayiragije, Minister of Mines and
       Energy, Republic of Burundi
Moderator: Mr. Kabagambe - Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Republic of
Rapporteur GoK: Ms. Vera Amolo
Rapporteur EAC: Mr. Peter Kinuthia
Taifa Room
Round Table 4: Topic: Experience of Doing Business in EAC
    Mr. Reginald Mengi – Chairman, East African
       Business Council (EABC)
    Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATIA)
    Mr. Ntahe Canesius, BRARUDI
    Experience of a Regional Investor: Kenya Commercial
       Bank (KCB)
    Testimony by a Regional Foreign Investor-
        Mr. Marcos Brandalise, MD, BrazAfric,

                  Moderator: Mr. David S. O. Nalo, CBS, Permanent Secretary,
                  Ministry of East African Community, Republic of Kenya
                  Rapporteur GoK: Mr. Walter Macharia
                  Rapporteur EAC: Mr. Kenneth Bagamuhunda
3.30 - 3.45pm                                Tea Break
                  Reporting on Roundtables Deliberations
3.45- 4.30pm      Roundtables thematic reports to the plenary
                  Chair: Hon. Amos Kimunya, M.P., Minister for Trade,
                  Republic of Kenya
4.30 – 5.15pm     Plenary reactions and day’s reflections by Mr. Alloys
                  Mutabingwa, Deputy Secretary General- (Planning and
                  Infrastructure), Mr. Philip Wambugu, Director for
                  Infrastructure, EAC
5.15 pm           Business to Business Meetings and Exhibitions

           DAY THREE (3) THURSDAY, 30TH JULY, 2009

Plenary Session

   Overview of Investment Opportunities in the EAC Partner States
Chair: Hon. Mohamed Aboud, Deputy Minister of East African Cooperation,
The United Republic of Tanzania

8.45am-9.00am       Delegates seated by 8.45am
9.00am-9.20am       Address on “EAC Region as a Profitable Investment Area”
                    Mr. Vimal Shah, C.E.O, BIDCO
                    Topic 1: Overview of Investment Opportunities in the EAC
                    Partner States
9.20am-9.40am           Extractive Industries: Prof. Maggie Kigozi, Executive
                           Director Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Republic
                           of Uganda.
9.40am-10.00am          Tourism: Mr. Emmanuel Ole Naiko, Executive
                           Director, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), United
                           Republic of Tanzania
10.00am-10.20am         Finance: Ms. Clare Akamanzi, Deputy CEO in charge
                           of Business Operations and Services, Rwanda
                           Development Board (RDB), Republic of Rwanda
10.20- 10.45am                                Tea Break
10.45am-11.05am         Infrastructure: Mr. Philip Wambugu, Director,
                           Infrastructure, EAC
11.05am-11.25am         Reflections by an Undersea Cable Investor:
                           Mr. Brian Herlihy President Seacom
11.25am-11.40am     Topic 2: Investing in Value Addition in the SME Sector for
                    Regional Competitiveness
                    Presenter: Ms. Susan Kikwai, OGW, Managing Director,
                    Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), Republic of Kenya
                   Rapporteur GoK: Ms. Brenda Isabelle Mbai
                   Rapporteur EAC: Eng. Hosea Nyangweso
11.40am–12.00 noon Topic 3: Impact of Climate Change on Investment in the EAC
                   Presenter: Mrs. Odette Kayitesi, - Director, Food Security
                   Project and Programme in CEPGL
12.00 noon -1.00pm                            Q&A
1.00pm – 2.00pm                         Networking Lunch

Conference Round Table Session Two
Chair: Hon. Hafsa Mossi, Minister of EAC Affairs, Republic of Burundi
2.00pm-3.00pm       Taifa Room
                    Topic 4: Role of the Media in Promoting Investment in the
                    EAC Regional Integration Agenda
                         Mr. Onyango Obbo, Daily Nation-Kenya
                         Mr. Jerry Okungu-Media Consultant, Public
                    Moderator: Mr. Tom Mshindi, MD, The Daily Monitor
                    Newspaper, Republic of Uganda
                    Rapporteur GoK: Mr. Edward Owango
                    Rapporteur EAC: Mr. Owora Othieno
                    Aberdares Room
                    Topic 5: How Prepared is the EAC to Deal with Global
                    Economic Meltdown?
                         Mr. James Gatera, MD, Bank of Kigali, Rwanda
                         Prof. Njuguna Ndungu, Governor, Central Bank of
                         Prof. Godfrey Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor
                           Bank of Uganda
                         Prof. Benno Ndulu, Governor, Bank of Tanzania
                    Moderator: Mr. Joseph Kinyua, CBS, Permanent
                    Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry
                    of Finance
                    Rapporteur GoK: Mr. Edward Awango
                    Rapporteur EAC: Mr. David Sajjabi
                    Shimba Hills Room
                    Topic 6: Developing Strategy to Attract Investors to Public-
                    Private Partnerships (PPPs) in EAC
                         Mr. James Gachui, Chairman, Transcentury Group
                         Mr. Lutaf Kassam, Group MD, Industrial Promotion
                           Services (IPS)
                         Dr. Kevin Kariuki, Head of Infrastructure, IPS
                         AfDB Experts
                    Moderator: Mr. Antoine Ruvebana, Permanent Secretary,
                    Ministry of Trade and Industry, Republic of Rwanda
                     Rapporteur GoK: Mr. Benedict Musengele
                     Rapporteur EAC: Dr. Caleb Weggoro
3.00pm-3.30pm        Emerging Issues of the round tables in Plenary
3.30pm-4.30pm        Summary Recommendations by Rapporteurs General:
                     Mr. Alloys Mutabingwa, and Mr. David S. O. Nalo, CBS
4.30pm-4.45 pm       Conference report Adoption/Resolutions/Communique Read
                     by Amb. Juma V. Mwapachu, Secretary General, EAC
4.45pm-5.15pm        Closing Ceremony Performed by Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo
                     Odinga, Prime Minister, Republic of Kenya
7.00pm                                       Gala Dinner

                DAY FOUR (4) FRIDAY, 31ST JULY, 2009

9.00 am            Individual business meetings
                   Organized Tours

  1. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  2. Sameer Africa Limited
  3. Bank of Kigali
  4. ZAIN
  5. Kenya Data Network (KDN)
  6. Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)
  7. EAC Secretariat
  8. Government of Kenya


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