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DAY 1 – 10 July 2013 starting at 15:00
Opening Statements
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

I. Aid-for-Trade at work

DAY 2 – 11 July 2013 starting at 10:00

II. AfT processes in the SPECA region: Country reports

  • Tajikistan
    - Mr. Sharif Rahimzoda, Minister, Ministry of Economic Development
  • Azerbaijan
    - Mr. Kanan Vakilov, Chief Advisor, Division of Cooperation with International Economic Organizations, Ministry of Economic Development
    - Mr. Rashad Rasullu, Secretary General of Azerbaijan-Turkey, Business Association (ATIB)
  • Kazakhstan
    - Mr. Khakim Sabirov, Customs Expert, Chambers of Commerce, ATAMAKEH
  • Kyrgyzstan
    - Mr. Urmat Takirov, Expert, Trade information exchange, Single Window
    - Ms. Gulnara Uskenbaeva, Director, Suppliers Association
  • Turkmenistan

III. Improving national competitiveness

  • Linking land-locked countries to markets
    Mr. Jens Hügel, Head - Sustainable Development, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • Accelerating innovation by leveraging international standards
    Ms. Lorenza Jachia, Secretary, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization, UNECE
  • The green economy: assessing risks and opportunities
    Mr. Giles Chappell, Trade and Environment Expert, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

IV. Increasing the contribution of agri-food sector to food security

  • The state of food insecurity in Central Asia
    Ms. Ekaterina Krivonos, Economic Affairs Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • What can governments do to connect agri-food producers to global supply chains? The case of the Commonwealth of Independent States
    Ms. Maria-Teresa Pisani, Project Officer, Global Trade Solutions Section, UNECE
  • Overcoming regulatory and procedural barriers to trade in agri-food: the experience of the European Union
    Mr. Bruno Prepin, Vice Chair, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
  • Reaching out to small farmers
    Ms. Roza Choibaeva, Programme and Policy Analyst, UNDP, Kyrgyzstan
  • Internal barriers on trade: impact on agri-food value chains and food security - lessons from Moldova’s experience
    Mr. Alex Oprunenco, Policy Specialist / Programme Manager, Policy Unit / Poverty Reduction, UNDP Moldova

V. Closing remarks