November 13, 2009

  • 8:45 - 10:30  3th Plenary Session (Conference Room 2)

    • Chair: Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Commissioner African Union Commission
    • Presenter: Ernest Ayreetey, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ghana and Brookings Institute
    • Presenter: Njuguna Ndung'u, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
    • Presenter: William Easterly, New Approaches to African Development: The End of Authoritarian Paternalism?  / New York University
    • Discussant: Dr. X.P. Guma, South Africa Reserve Bank
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Session III.2.1  Agricultural Growth Strategies(Conference Room 3)

    • Chair: Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, International Food Policy Research Institute 
    • New incentives for new agricultural technology development in Africa / William Masters,  Purdue University and International Growth Center
    • Climate change and its implications for agricultural strategies in Africa: the case of Ethiopia / Alemu Mekonnen, Addis Ababa University
    • Agricultural technology, rural transportation infrastructure, and economic growth / Douglas Gollin, Williams College and International Growth Center
    • Constraints on agricultural productivity growth: ‘agriculture first’ questioned / Stefan Dercon, Oxford and International Growth Center 
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Session III.2.2  Protecting the Growth Agenda: Macroeconomic Perspectives (Conference Room 5)

    • Chair: John Page, Brookings Institute and International Growth Center
    • Tanzania: / Christopher Adam, Oxford University, UK and International Growth Center; Steve O’Connell, Swarthmore College, USA and International Growth 
    • Ghana / Ernest Ayreetey, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ghana and International Growth Center 
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee Break

  • 16:15 - 18:45 Round Table: Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis - Lessons Learned and the Way Forward  (Conference Room 2) 

    • Moderator: Dr. Ekwow Garbrah, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
    • Adji Oteth Ayassor, Minister of Economy and Finance, Togo
    • Yaw Nyarko, New York University 
    • Pierre Jacquet, Chief Economist, Agence Française de Développement
    • Ambroise Kone, Special Advisor to Governor, BCEAO
    • Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Commissioner African Union Commission
    • Aloysius Uche Ordu, Vice President, African Development Bank
  • 18:15 - 18:45 Closing Session

    • Louis Kasekende, Chief Economist, African Development Bank
    • Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director Trade, Finance and Economic Development Division, Economic Commission for Africa

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