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ANNOTATED AGENDA:      February 15    *     February 16
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Monday, February 15
Inaugural Session
09:30-10:30 Inaugural Session: (Chief Guest: Hon’ble Prime Minister)
09:30 Arrival of the Hon’ble Prime Minister
09:32 Recitation from the Holy Quran
09:35 Welcome remarks by Mr. M. Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Secretary, ERD & Co-Chair, Local Consultative Group
09:40 Welcome remarks by Mr. Chris Austin, Country Director, the UK Department for International Development & Co-Chair, Local Consultative Group
09:45  Introductory statements by representatives of development partners
  - Mr. Kazuo Sunaga, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation  
      Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  - Mr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Director General, South Asia Regional   
      Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)†
- Ms. Isabel Guerrero, Vice-President, South Asia Region, World Bank.  
10:00 Address by H.E Mr. Abul Maal A Muhith, MP, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of Bangladesh
10:10 Inaugural address by H.E Sheikh Hasina, MP, Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh
10:25 Opening of the “Development Fair” by the Hon’ble Prime Minister
11:00-13:30 Business Session-I;  Development Strategies, Governance and Human Development
  The main objective of this session is for the Government of Bangladesh to share its development vision, strategy, priorities and discuss with development partners on how to work together to make the vision into real development outcomes.
11:00 Presentation on the Vision 2021 and National Strategy for Accelerated Poverty Reduction-II as well as governance and human development by Professor Dr. Shamsul Alam, Member, General Economics Division, Planning Commission.
11:25 Comments by designated discussant, Dr. Sadiq Ahmed, Vice Chairman, Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh
11:32 Comments from development partners:
- Ms. Renata Desallien, UN Resident Coordinator†
- Mr. Dirk Meganck, Director Asia and Central Asia, European Union
11:45 Floor discussion on the Development Strategies.
12:05 Floor discussion on Governance
12:25 Floor discussion on Human Development
12:45 Response from the presenter
12:55 Remarks by the Guests of Honour
- Dr. Masihur Rahman, Hon’ble Economic Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister   
- Air Vice Marshal(Retd.) A K Khandker, BU, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Planning†† ††††
13:05 Final comments from the development partners:†
Ms. Ellen Goldstein, Country Director, World Bank
13:15 Concluding remarks by the Chair (Hon’ble Minister for Finance)
13:30 End of session
14:30-16:00 Business Session-II; Energy and Power
  The main objective of this session is for Government of Bangladesh to share its strategy, reforms and priorities in the energy and power sector and discuss with development partners how to work together to realise the plans.
14:30 Presentation on the strategy, priorities and next steps for the energy and power sector by Mr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
14:50 Comments by designated discussant, Dr. Ijaz Hossain, Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
14:55 Comments from development partners:
 Mr Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Director General South Asia Region, ADB
15:00 Floor discussion
15:30 Response from the presenter
15:35 Remarks by the Guests of Honour
- Dr. Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB, Hon’ble Adviser to the  Prime Minister on  Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
- Brigadier General (Retd.) Muhammad Enamul Huq, MP, Hon'ble State† Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources
15:45 Final comments from the development partners:
H.E. Mr Holger Michael, Ambassador, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany
15:50 Concluding remarks by the Chair (Hon’ble Minister for Finance)
16:00 End of Session
16:15-17:45 Business Session-III; Agriculture, Food Security and Water Resources
  The main objective of this session is for Government of Bangladesh to share its strategy, reforms and priorities in the agriculture, food security and water resources sectors and discuss with development partners how to work together to realise the plans.
16:15 Presentation on the strategy, priorities and next steps for agriculture, food security and water resource management by Mr. C Q K Mustaq Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.
16:35 Comments from by designated discussant,
 Dr. Mahabub Hossain††Executive Director, BRAC
16:40 Comments from development partners:
 Mr. Ad Spijkers, Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization
16:45 Floor discussion
17:15 Response from the presenter
17:20 Remarks by the Guests of Honour
- Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management.
- Begum Matia Chowdhury, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Agriculture
17:30 Final comments from the development partners:
H. E. Mr. James Moriaty, Ambassador of the United States
17:35 Concluding remarks by the Chair (Hon’ble Minister for Finance)
17:45 End of session
17:45-19:30 Visit “Development Fair”-  A “Bangladeshi Mela” demonstrating various ongoing development activities and partnerships in Bangladesh.
19:30-21:30 Dinner, followed by cultural programme
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Tuesday, February 16
09:00– 10:15 Business Session-IV: Environment and Climate Change
  The objective for this session is for the Government of Bangladesh to share its strategies, reforms and priorities in the area of environment and climate change and discuss with development partners how to work together to realise the plans.
09:00 Presentation on the strategy, priorities and next steps on environment and climate change by Dr. Mihir Kanti Majumder, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests.
09:15 Comments by designated discussant,
Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, President, Bangladesh Economic Association
09:20 Comments from development partners:
Mr. Jim Drummond, Director South Asia, DFID/UK
09:25 Floor discussion
09:45 Response from the presenter
09:50 Remarks by the Guests of Honour
-  Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, Hon’ble State Minister for Environment and Forests
- Mr. Ramesh Chandra Sen, MP,  Hon’ble Minister for Water  Resources
10:00 Final comments from the development partners:
H.E. Mr. Einar Hebogard Jensen,  Ambassador of Denmark
10:05 Concluding remarks by the Chair (Hon’ble Minister for Finance)
10:15 End of session
10:15 – 11:30 Business Session-V: Transport and Communications
  The objective for this session is for the Government of Bangladesh to share its strategies, reforms and priorities in the transport and communications sectors and discuss with development partners how to work together to realise the plans.
10:15 Presentation on the strategy, priorities and next steps on transport and communications by Mr. Md. Mozammel Haque Khan, Secretary, Roads and Railway Division
10:35 Comments by designated discussant, Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University.
10:40 Comments from development partners:
†H.E. Mr. Tamotsu Shinotsuka, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan
10:45 Floor discussion
11:05 Response from the presenter
11:10 Remarks by the Guest of Honour
Syed Abul Hossain, MP, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Communications
11:15 Final comments from the development partners:
Mr Paul Heytens, Country Director, Asian Development Bank
11:20 Concluding remarks by the Chair (Hon’ble Minister for Finance)
11:30 End of session
11:45 – 12:45 Business Session-VI: Digital Bangladesh and ICT Development
  The objective for this session is for the Government of Bangladesh to share its strategies, reforms and priorities on “Digital Bangladesh” and the ICT sector and discuss with development partners how to work together to realise the plans.
11:45 Presentation on the strategy, priorities and next steps on achieving Digital Bangladesh and ICT Development by Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Principal Secretary, Prime Minister's Office.
12:00 Comments by designated discussant, Mr. Anir Chowdhury, Policy Adviser, Access to Information Programme Project, PMO
12:05 Comments from development partners:
Mr. Stefan Priesner, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme  
12:10 Floor discussion
12:25 Response from the presenter
12:30 Remarks by the Guest of Honour
Architect Yeafesh Osman, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology
12:35 Final comments from the development partners:
Mr Milko van Gool, Head of Cooperation, European Union
12:40 Concluding remarks by the Chair (Hon’ble Minister for Finance)
12:45 End of session
12:45-13:30 Summing-up and Next Steps:
  The objective of this session is for the Government of Bangladesh to present its ideas for implementing the strategy and sector plans in close collaboration with the development partners as well as to build consensus on key issues.
14:30-15:30 Press Briefing by the Hon’ble Finance Minister
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