"Governance Education is the roadmap for an efficient and successful Pakistan".
   


Pakistan - Norway Forum

GEN First International Conference 2009

on Governance, Sustainable Growth, Peace & Growth
December 13-15, 2009 - Islamabad


Programme - Papers / Session Presentations

(for presentations to download or open the file please click on the name of presenter )
 

Day-1: Sunday, 13th December, 2009

Time

Activity

0900-1000

Registration – Sheesh Mahal-II

INAUGURAL SESSION – Sheesh Mahal-II

1045

Guests to be seated

1100

Arrival of Chief Guest

1100-1105

Recitation of The Holy Quran

1105-1115

Welcome Address & Objectives of the Conference

by Chairman, Annual Conference Sub-committee, Prof. Dr. Saeed Shafqat,

Director, Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG), Forman Christian (College) University, Lahore

1115-1125

Opening Remarks

by Mr. Terje Thodesen, Development Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Islamabad

1125-1140

Opening Remarks

by Dr. Arne Tesli, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Oslo-Norway

1140-1200

Keynote Address by Advisor GINI, Mr. Daniyal Aziz

1200-1330

Lunch

1330-1530

PLENARY SESSION-I: Federalism: Theory, Practice and Challenges – Sheesh Mahal-II

Chair:     Mr. Hamayun Saifullah Khan, MNA & Member, Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms

Panelist:  Dr. Kathleen Lauder, Senior Associate, Institute of Governance, Ottawa, Canada

Speakers:

1330-1355

S. Tanwir H. Naqvi, Founding Chairman, National Reconstruction Bureau, Islamabad: Future of Federalism in Pakistan

 

1355-1420

Prof. Øyvind Østerud, University of Oslo: The Changing Role of the State

 

1420-1435

Remarks by Panelist

1435-1515

Q&A

1515-1530

Closing Remarks of the Chair

1530-1600

Coffee Break

PARALLEL PANELS

1600-1800

Parallel Session-I: Democracy and Security: Learning from the International Experience – Sheesh Mahal-II

Chair:     Senator Dr. Abdul Mallick Baloch, Chairperson, Senate’s Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas

Panelists:

i.         Ms. Åse Grødeland, Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway

ii.        Dr. Shabbir Cheema, Director Asia-Pacific, Governance and Democracy Initiative, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Speakers:

1600-1620

Dr. Khalida Ghaus, Managing Director, Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC), Karachi: Challenges & Responses – Democracy & Security: Pakistan Perspective

 

1620-1640

Prof. Tom Christensen, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo: Comparative Public Sector Reform – Balancing Political Control and Institutional Autonomy

 

1640-1715

Remarks by Panelists

1715-1745

Q&A

1745-1800

Closing Remarks by Chair

1600-1800

Parallel Session-II: Gender Equity & Governance – Sheesh Mahal-I

Chair:        Dr. Masuma Hasan, Former Secretary Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan

Panelist:  Dr. Soofia Mumtaz, Chief of Research, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics), Islamabad 

Speakers:

1600-1620

Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen, Institute of Administrative Science (IAS), Punjab University, Lahore: Gender Equity & Governance in Pakistan

1620-1640

Dr. Stig Jarle Hansen, University of Life Sciences, Norway: Feedback Mechanisms to Change Governance Education Programs

1640-1715

Remarks by Panelist

1715-1745

Q&A

1745-1800

Closing Remarks by Chair

1930-2130

Gala Dinner – Kehkashan Hall

Day-2:  Monday, 14th December, 2009

1100-1300

PLENARY SESSION-II: Decentralization and local Governance – Sheesh Mahal-II

Chair:    Senator Dr. Abdul Mallick Baloch, Chairperson, Senate’s Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas

Panelist: Prof. Dr. Saeed Shafqat, Director, Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG), Forman Christian (College) University, Lahore

Speakers:

1100-1115

Mr. Sarwar Bari, National Coordinator, PATTAN: Socialization of Governance: Pakistan Experience of Local Government System

 

1115- 1130

Dr. Arne Tesli, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Rural and Urban Research (NIBR), Oslo: Norwegian Experiences with Local Government

 

1130-1145

Dr. Shabbir Cheema, Director, Asia-Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii: Decentralizing Governance: Emerging Concepts and Practices

 

1145-1200

Dr. Kathleen Lauder, Senior Associate, Institute on Governance, Ottawa, Canada: Building a Citizen Government Partnership at the Local Level: Lessons from Experience

 

1200-1215

Remarks by Panelist

1215-1245

Q&A

1245-1300

Closing Remarks by Chair

1300-1400

Lunch

PARALLEL PANELS

1400-1600

Parallel Session-III: Sustainable Governance Strategies to Counter Terrorism –

Sheesh Mahal-I

Chair:      Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani, Governor NWFP

Panelist:   Mr. Rashid Ahmed, Secretary, Establishment Department, NWFP, Peshawar

Speakers:

1400-1425

Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain, Professor & Chairman, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University: Governance, Civil Society & Strategies for Countering Terrorism: Challenges & Lessons of Pakistan

 

1425-1450

Ms. Åse Grødeland, Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway - International Comparative Approach to the Examination of Corruption

 

1450-1500

Remarks by Panelist

1500-1540

Q&A

1540-1600

Closing Remarks by Chair

1400-1600

Parallel Session-IV: Poverty Alleviation and Governance – Sheesh Mahal-I

Chair:   Dr. Khalida Ghaus, Managing Director, Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC), Karachi

Speakers:

1400-1425

Dr. Akmal Hussain, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore: A Policy Framework for Growth Through Poverty Reduction

 

1425-1450

Dr. Arne Tesli, Senior Researcher, Dr. Arne Tesli, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, (NIBR), Oslo-Norway: Poverty Alleviation and Governance

 

1450-1510

Remarks by Panelists

1510-1540

Q&A

1540-1600

Closing Remarks by Chair

1600-1615

Coffee Break

1615-1830

PLENARY SESSION-III: Governance Education Baseline Research Outcomes –

Sheesh Mahal-II

Chair:     Prof. Dr. Sohail H. Naqvi, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad

Panelist:  Prof. Dr. Belal A. Khan, Vice Chancellor, Islamia University of Bahawalpur

1615-1725

Speakers: (10 Minutes Presentation by each Speaker)

 

i.       Dr. Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Director, Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS), Punjab University, Lahore: Governance Programs

ii.      Mr. Rahim-ul-Haque, Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG), FC College, Lahore: TNA of Masters Programs

iii.     Mr. Ijaz Hussain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Beaconhouse National University Lahore: TNA of Bachelors Programs

iv.    Dr. S. Shabib-ul-Hasan, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi: TNA of Public Colleges Programs

v.     Dr. Nadia Saleem, Associate Professor (Economics Department), FC College University, Lahore: Current State of Executive Education Courses and Programs

vi.    Mr. Inaam-ul-Haque, Innovative Development Strategies (IDS), Islamabad: Current State of User Needs Profile of Executive Education on Governance

vii.   Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Director Research, Institute of Public Policy (IPP), Beaconhouse National University Lahore: Governance Indicators

1725-1750

Remarks by Panelists

1750-1815

Q&A

1815-1830

Closing Remarks of the Chair

Day-3:  Tuesday, 15th December, 2009

Governance Education Network  Steering Committee Annual Meeting

(GEN Members only) – Sheesh Mahal-I

1000-1115

Review Progress of Program Components/Approval of Policy Framework for Development of Governance Programs

1115-1200

Approval of Work Plan for 2010

1200-1225

Coffee Break

CONCLUDING SESSION Sheesh Mahal-II

1230-1240

Guests to be Seated

1240-1250

Arrival of Chief Guest

1250-1255

Recitation of The Holy Quran

1255-1300

Welcome Address by Chairman, Annual Conference Sub-committee

1300-1315

Closing Keynote by Advisor GINI

1315-1330

Presentation of Conference Recommendations by Conference Secretary

1330-1400

Closing Address by Mr. Kiramatullah Khan, Speaker Provincial Assembly, NWFP, Peshawar

1400-1545

Lunch / Dispersal Conference Delegates

EXPERTS’ CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP – Sheesh Mahal-I

(On Special Invitation)

Proceedings of the Workshop

1545-1800

Development of Governance related Programs / Faculty Capacity Building Programs

1800-1845

Development of Executive Education Programs / Courses