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Public Forum
African Development in the 21st Century

Friday, 16 October 1998
The United Nations University Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
International Conference Hall


(9:30-10:45) Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech:

Opening Remarks:J.A. van Ginkel, Rector,
The United Nations University (UNU)
Opening Remarks:Delphin Rwegasira, Executive Director,
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Keynote Speech:Cassim Chilumpha, Minister of Finance,
Republic of Malawi
(10:45-12:00) Panel 1. African Development in the 21st Century

Presentation:Delphin Rwegasira, Executive Director, AERC
Panel:Lekoma Mothibatsela, Office of the President, Botswana, Woldu Gabre Michael, African Development Bank, Uzo Mokwunye, UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU/INRA), Nguyuru Lipumba, Policy Adviser, Ruth Kagia, World Bank
(12:00-12:30) Floor Discussion and Responses

(12:30-14:30) Lunch

(14:30-15:45) Panel 2. Globalization and Africa

Presentation:Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana
Panel:Sukehiro Hasegawa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Sam Wangwe, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF); Machiko Nissanke, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
(15:45-16:45) Panel 3. The State in Africa
Presentation:Thandika Mkandawire, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Pane l:Achille Mbembe, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Shigeo Katsu, World Bank; Beatrice Weder, University of Basel
(16:45-17:15) Floor Discussion and Responses

(17:15-17:20) Closing
Closing Remarks: J.A. van Ginkel, UNU Rector

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