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

08.30 - 09.30              Session 4: Summary of key actions/recommendations from concurrent sessions of Day 1  
Chair: Mrs Diana Ofwona, UNWomen Regional Director for West and Central Africa

Presentations by co-chairs of 4 concurrent sessions and remarks by H.E. Mrs Aline Gisele Pana, Minister for the Promotion of Women, Family and Child Protection of Central African Republic and H.E. Mrs Rahmatoulaye Gueye Diop, Minister for Good Governance and Child Protection of Senegal

09.30 – 11.00              Session 5: Keys to developing and implementing country-wide approaches for ending child marriage
Chair: Mrs Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, AU Goodwill Ambassador on Ending Child Marriage

  • National Strategy and Action Plan to prevent and eliminate child marriage by H.E. Mrs Yvette Dembele, Associate Minister and Secretary of State for Women, National Solidarity and Family from Burkina Faso
  • National Strategic Framework to ensure a multi sectoral response to child marriage by Hon. Otiko Afisah Djabah, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana
  • National Campaign to engage young people and their communities by Mr. Jonas Kindafodji, Coordinator, Plateforme Synergie d’Action des OSC de Jeunes pour la Campagne Tolerance Zero of Benin
  • Lessons learned from national strategies around the world by Mrs. Lakshmi Sundaram, Executive Director, Girls Not Brides

11.00 – 11.30     COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 13.00     Session 6: Aligning the national momentum with the regional, continental and global frameworks     
Chair: H.R.H. Princess Mabel van Oranje, Chair of the Board, Girls Not Brides

  • The ECOWAS Strategic Framework for Strengthening National Child Protection Systems to prevent and respond to Violence, Abuse and Exploitation against Children in West Africa by H.E. Mrs Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Commissioner for Gender and Social Affairs

  • ECCAS efforts to bridge national and continental frameworks by Mrs. Isabelle Boukinda, ECCAS Director for Gender

  • The AU relevant frameworks to end child marriage by Mrs. Mariama Cissé, Secretary to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, African Union Commission

  • Putting child marriage at the heart of national SDG Accountability Framework by Mrs Hadiza Aminu Dorayi, Technical Assistant on SDGs, Office of the Vice President of Nigeria

13.00 –14.30              LUNCH

14.30-16.00               Session 7: Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Taking stock and defining a common vision of what it will take to end child marriage in the West and Central Africa 
Co-moderated by Mr. Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA Regional Director and H.E. Mrs Diaby Mariama Sylla, Minister for Social Action, the Promotion of Women and Childhood of Guinea
Panel discussants: Hon. Senator Aicha Jummai Alhassan, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Development (Nigeria), Mrs Elisabeth Kade, Hon. Minister for Women, Early Childhood Protection and Solidarity (Chad), Emir Boubacari Dicko (Burkina Faso), Mrs. Marie-Christine Bocoum, Special Rapporteur (African Union), Mr. Gerard Howe, Deputy Director for Inclusive Societies (DfID), Mr. Yao Dogbe Coordinator of the National Civil Society Coalition on Ending Child Marriage (Togo), Youth Representative

16.00 – 16.30      COFFEE BREAK


Earlier Event: October 23
Later Event: October 25