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WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER

  • King Fahd Palace Hotel Pointe des Almadies, Dakar 8181 Dakar Senegal (map)

08.30-09.00              Recap Day 2 with specific emphasis on analysis of recommendations on way forward

09.00 - 11.00           Session 8: Translating our commitments into action: Connecting national, regional and global efforts to monitor our progress
Chair: Mrs Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, AU Goodwill Ambassador on Ending Child Marriage

Methodology: Several country delegations share their commitments and how they will translate them into action, followed by reflections of regional and continental bodies on existing mechanisms for regional and continental follow-up

11.00– 11.30              COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 13.00            Session 9: Translating commitments into action: Promising and innovative Partnerships
Chair: Mr. Amador Sanchez Rico, Deputy Head of Division – Human Rights/Global 1, European External Action Service, European Union
Speakers:

  • Mrs. Nancy Smyth, Director General, Social Development, of Canada on the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage
  • M. Karim Zina, Director General for the Promotion of Family and Gender from Burkina Faso on the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage (TBC)
  • Mrs. Haoua Diarra Bagayogo, Coordinator, National Civil Society Network on Ending Child Marriage from Mali on Civil Society Partnership

13.00 – 14.30              LUNCH

14.30-15.30                Way Forward: Key Actions Going Forward  

Outcome Document is distributed and read in plenary by Dean of Ministers present

15.30-16.00               COFFEE BREAK

16.00 – 17.00            Closing Ceremony

  • Remarks by Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang on behalf of CSO from the Regional Coalition on Ending Child Marriage
  • Remarks by Mr. Mabingue Ngom on behalf of UN Agencies from the Regional Coalition on Ending Child Marriage
  • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Kees van Baar, Ambassador for Human Rights, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Remarks by Mrs. Mariama Cissé, Secretary to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, representing the African Union Commission
  • Closing Speech by H.E. Mrs Rahmatoulaye Gueye Diop, Minister for Good Governance and Child Protection of Senegal
Earlier Event: October 24
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER