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Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development

16 and 17 April 2014

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Overview

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) a member of Qatar Foundation, is organizing a conference on “Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development’’ to be held on the 16th and 17th April 2014 in Doha /Qatar, as part of the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, 2014.

The conference is taking place in response to several United Nations’ General Assembly and Economic and Social Council resolutions on the follow-up to the International Year of the Family (IYF), 1994.

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Speakers

All names are listed in alphabetical order ‘Last name, First name'

Agenda

16 April 2014

08:30-09:00
Registration
09:00-09:30
OPENING
09:30-10:30
PLENARY SESSION I: FAMILIES MATTER

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Saleh Mubarak Al-Khulaifi
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Qatar
H.E. Mr. Vincent Meriton
Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports, Seychelles
H.E. YB Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia
Dr. Tuve Martin Hugo Skånberg von Beetzen
Swedish Parliamentarian
Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask
Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware
Dr. Deisi Noeli Weber Kusztra
President , World Family Organization

10:30–11:00
BREAK
11:00–12:00
Panel Discussion 1: Family and Poverty

Dominic Richardson, Policy Analyst, OECD Social Policy Division (Moderator)

Khaled Abu Ismail, Chief of Economic Policy Section, UN ESCWA
Dimitri Mortelmans, Head, Centre for Longitudinal and Life course Studies (CLLS)
Christian Guy, Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)
Catherine Bernard, Director, Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC)
Zitha Mokomane, Senior Research Specialist, Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI), Human Sciences Research Council


12:00-12:30
Discussion
11:00-12:00
Panel Discussion 2: Family and Work Balance

Zafiris Tzannatos, Senior Consultant for Policy and Research, SILATECH (Moderator)

Margaret O’Brien, Director, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London
Nuria Chinchilla, Professor at IESE Business School and Director of the International Center for Work and Family
A.H. Anne Gauthier, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)
Anne-Claire de Liedekerke, President, MMM Europe
12:00-12:30
Discussion
12:45–13:45
LUNCH & PRAYER BREAK
13:45–14:45
Panel Discussion 3: Families and Intergenerational Ties

Sergei Zelenev,
Executive Director, International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) Moderator

Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
Donna M. Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
Hassan Hammoud, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lebanese American University
Nico van Nimwegen, Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and Executive Director, European Association for Population Studies
Ravi Karakara, Global Advisor for the World Youth Conference and the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development/ Focal Point on Youth and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
14:45-15:15
Discussion
13:45-14:45
Panel Discussion 4: Families in Special Circumstances

Froma Walsh, Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita, University of Chicago (Moderator)

Sheikha Hessa Ahmad Al Thani, Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, League of Arab States
Yamina Chakkar, Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for MENA
Rima Salah, Former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Clinical Professor Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center.
David Mikkelsen Troensegaard, Co-Founder of Refugees Unites
Abdulla Faraj Al-Abdulla,
Director of Quality, Impact & Strategy, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA)

14:45-15:15
Discussion
15:15–15:30
BREAK
15:30–16:30
OPEN PROGRAM

Program 1
World Family Map Launch of Findings

W. Bradford Wilcox, Senior Fellow, Institute for Family Studies and Co-Director, World Family Map Project
Laurie DeRose, Director of Research for the World Family Map Project and Professor, University of Maryland
Noor Al Malki, Executive Director, DIFI


15:30-16:30
Program 2
Family Impact Seminars (Best Practices)

Karen Bogenschneider, Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


16:30-17:00
Discussion

17 April 2014

09:00–10:00
PLENARY SESSION II: FAMILY AND THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Prof. Deepak Nayyar
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Moderator

H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser
UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations
H.E. Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed
Special Adviser of the Secretary-General’s on Post-2015 Development Planning
Prof. Dr. Rolph van der Hoeven
Human Resources and Local Development, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Ms. Nicole Bates-Eamer
Former Researcher Consultant, Toward a Post-2015 Development Paradigm, CIGI
Mr. Taj Hamad
Secretary General, World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
10:00–10:30
 BREAK
10:30–11:30
PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel Discussion 1
Family and Gender Equality

Ranjana Kumari, Director, Center for Social Research, India (Moderator)

Maria Cruz-Saco, Professor of Economics, Connecticut College
Amira Sonbol, Professor of History, Georgetown University
Ronald Wiman, Development Manager, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Maya Morsy, Gender Practice Team Leader for the Arab Region, UNDP Regional Center
Julie Newton, Manager Research Policy and Practice: Food Security & Livelihoods,Save the Children in Bangladesh
11:30-12:00
Discussion
10:30-11:30
Panel Discussion 2: Men in Families

Richard F. Doyle, Co-founder of “Men Defense Association”, United States of America Moderator

Philip Hwang, Professor of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Tom Beardshaw, Co-founder of Dad Info, fatherhood specialist at Employees Matter and Partner, Native HQ
Adrienne Burgess, Joint Chief Executive& Head of Research, Fatherhood Institute (UK)
Zaven Kouyoumdjian, Media figure/ talk show host and producer

11:30-12:00
Discussion
10:30-11:30
Panel Discussion 3: Family Data and Research

Simone Cecchini, Economist, Social Development Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (Moderator)

Mihaela Robila, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Queens College, City University of New York
Dominic Richardson, Policy Analyst, OECD Social Policy Division
Ahmed Abdel Monem, Manager of the Pan Arab Project for Family Health (PAPFAM), League of Arab States (LAS)
Samantha Callan, Associate Director for Families and Mental Health, Centre for Social Justice
Anjli Panalal Doshi, Deputy Director General (Policy), Malaysian National Population and Family Development Board
11:30-12:00
Discussion
12:00–13:00
LUNCH & PRAYER BREAK
13:00–14:00
Panel Discussion 4: National Institutions and Family Policy

Renata Kaczmarska, Focal Point on the Family, DSPD/DESA (Moderator)

Maria Francesca Mireille Martin, Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Republic of Mauritius
Aynur Sofiyeva Mammadiyya ,
Deputy Chairperson, State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, Azerbaijan
Faeqa Saeed Al Saleh, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of the Arab States, Head of Sector for Social Affairs
Karen Bogenschneider, Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mark Belsey, Former Advisor, Maternal, Child and Family Health, World Health Organization (WHO)/ Author of "AIDS and the Family"
14:00-14:30
Discussion
13:00-14:00
Panel Discussion 5: Family and Civil Society

Andrei Abramov, Chief of the NGO Section, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) (Moderator)

Amal ِA. Al Mannai, Executive Director, Social Development Center, Qatar
Susan Roylance, Founder, United Families International
Ignacio Socías, Director, Communication and International Relations, International Federation for Family Development (IFFD)
Ike Nnaedozie, National President, Nigerian Association for Family Development (NAFAD)
Jamal bin Obaid Al Bah, Chairman, Arab Family Organization
Ray Mutura, President, Voice of the Family in Africa
14:00-14:30
Discussion
14:30-14:45
Break
14:45–16:00
CLOSING - Presentation of the Outcome

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