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DRAFT PROGRAMME

GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA SUMMIT, 23-25 MAY 2012

 Wednesday, 23 May 2012 

09:00 
:   Ministers depart for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation by luxury coaches
Address
: OR Tambo Building
460 Soutspansberg Road
Rietondale, Pretoria
:  
10:00-10:30
: Arrival and conducted to the Plenary
10:30-11:40 
: African Diaspora Ministerial Meeting: Opening Ceremony
Session 1
: Chaired by Mr Nassiru BAKO ARIFARI, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, African Integration and Francophone and Beninese
Diasporas, Republic of Benin and Chairperson of the Executive Council of the African Union

  Order of Proceedings:     

  • Minister Nassiru BAKO ARIFARI announces the commencement of the meeting (10 mins)
  • Welcome  Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa (10 mins)
  • Statement by  Dr Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (10 mins)
  •    Statement by Ms Valerie Leslyn Odle: Representative of the Executive Secretary of the CARICOM (5 mins)
  • Message  by the Representative of the Pan-African Parliament (5 mins)
  • Message by the USA National African Council of Mayors (5 mins)
  • Message from the Representative of the Global African Diaspora Pre-Summit

 Process (10 mins)

  • Opening statement  by Minister Nassiru BAKO ARIFARI (10 mins)

In Attendance: (1+4)

11:40-12:10  
: Coffee/Tea Break
12:00-14:00
: African Diaspora Ministerial Meeting continues: Closed Session
Session 2
: Chaired by Minister Nassiru BAKO ARIFARI
10:00-10:30
:

Order of Proceedings

  • Presentation of the Draft  Declaration of the Global African Diaspora

Summit including the Programme of Action, Implementation Plan and Legacy Projects by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

  • Discussion 
  • Adoption of the Global African Diaspora Summit Agenda
  • Closing Remarks by  (Tbc)

    In Attendance: (1+2)

14:00-14:20  
: Media Briefing by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister Nassiru BAKO ARIFARI, Dr Jean Ping and Ms Valerie Leslyn Odle
14:25
: Ministers are conducted to the Lunch Venue
14:30- 15:45 
: Lunch
15:45-17:50
:

Bilateral Consultations

17:50
  Ministers are conducted to the Reception Area

 

GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA SUMMIT, SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE

 Friday, 25 May 2012

09:00-09:30  
: Members of the Delegation arrive at the Sandton Convention Centre and are conducted to the Plenary
09:30 
: President Jacob Zuma arrives at the Sandton Convention Centre and is conducted to the Holding Room, Level 5
09:35-:09:45 
: Arrival and received by President Jacob Zuma
09:55  
:

Heads of State/Government, Eminent Persons and Special Guests are conducted to the Plenary

10:00-11:00 
: Opening Ceremony of the Global African Diaspora Summit
  : Session 1: Chaired by Dr Boni Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin and Chairperson of the African Union

Theme: “Africa and Her Diaspora, A shared Past, Present and Future”

                           Order of Proceedings:     

  • President Boni Yayi announces the commencement of the Summit
  • The Anthem of the African Union is played
  • Welcome remarks by President Jacob Zuma
  • Remarks by Dr Jean Ping
  • Remarks by an Eminent Person of the African Diaspora (Tbc)
  • Remarks by Prof W Roseval Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname to the Republic of South Africa: representing the Chairperson of the CARICOM
  • Remarks by Mr Esteban Lazo, Vice President of the Republic of Cuba
  • Remarks by H.E. Ms Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • Remarks by President Boni Yayi

In Attendance: (1+4)

Media in attendance

11:00-11:30     Coffee/Tea break and photo opportunity

11:30-13:00    Global African Diaspora Summit continues: (Closed Session)

                        Session 2: Chaired by President Boni Yayi

                        Order of Proceedings:        

  • Presentation of the Ministerial Report including details of the Legacy Projects by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
  • Discussion
13:00 – 13:20
: Adoption of the Summit  Declaration and Legacy Projects
13:20 – 13:40 
: Closing Ceremony of the Global African Diaspora Summit
Order of Proceedings
   
  • Closing remarks by President Jacob Zuma
  • Closing Remarks by President Boni Yayi
:

Media in attendance for closing remarks

13:40 -14:000 
: Media Briefing by President Jacob Zuma, President Boni Yayi; Representative of the Chairperson of CARICOM and Dr Jean Ping
14:00
: Heads of State/Government and Eminent Persons are conducted to the Dining Hall
14:15-15:30
  Lunch

In Attendance: (1+4)

15:35-16:00 
: Bilateral Consultations
16:30
: Heads of State/Government and Eminent Persons are conducted to the Hall
16:45  
: Concluding Concert in Celebration of Africa Day
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