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Programme (as of 22 October 2011)

As of 01 November 2011

Tentative Program for the Meeting Preparatory

to the Climate Vulnerable Forum

Dhaka, 13 November 2011

(Times indicated in the parentheses are indicative)

12 November 2011(Saturday)

Arrival of Delegates/ Senior Officers/ Experts

Check in at Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka

1900 -2030 hrs

Dinner hosted by Ambassador Mijarul Quayes, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, Venue- (Pool-side, Hotel Sonargaon)

13 November 2011(Sunday)

0845-0915

Inauguration of the preparatory meeting (Venue: Ball Room-III, Hotel Sonargaon) (to be chaired by Foreign Secretary)

Welcome statement by Director General (Eco.  Affairs), MoFA(3 min)

Statement by Representative of CDKN (5 min)

Statement by Representative of UNDP (5 min)

Statement by Representative of DARA (5 min)

Statement by Secretary, MOEF (5 min)

Statement by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (5 min)

0915-0930

Tea Break

0945-1215

Common Space for CVF member States, observer and non-state stakeholders (Venue: Hotel Sonargaon, Ball Room-II, III)

a.  Evidence on climate change and vulnerability in particular  nexus between climate change and displacement- by Dr. Saleem Ul Huq and Mr. Shahidul Haque, IOM- total 15 minutes- followed by 50 minutes discussion (any lead discussant?)

b. Challenges and opportunities for green growth in the specific context of CVF countries- presentations by DARA (8 min) and UNDP(8 min) - followed by 50 minutes discussion ( lead discussant?)

Anchorpersons-

1. Dr. Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad 2. Another anchorperson (to be indicated by DARA)

1230-1315

Working Session- I (Closed) /Venue: Hotel Sonargaon, Ball Room-III (Plenary to be chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Representative from the Ministry makes a short presentation on challenges in the climate change negotiations)

1330-1430

Lunch hosted by Secretary, Mr. Mesbah ul Alam, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh, (Venue: Hotel Sonargaon, Ball Room-I, II)

1500-1730

Working Session- II (Closed) / Venue: Ball Room-III (Closing plenary to be chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Committee of the Whole to be chaired by Director General (Economic Affairs), MOFA)

1630-1800

Parallel session for observer countries and international organisations

1930-2130

Dinner hosted by Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Her Excellency Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Venue- Hotel Ruposhi Bangla, Ball Room

Tentative Program of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Ministerial Meeting

Dhaka, 14 November 2011

(Times indicated in the parentheses are indicative)

14 November 2011 (Monday)

0930-0945

Invited guests take their seats

1000-1100

Inauguration of the CVF (Venue: Hotel Sonargaon, Ball Room-I,II

(to be chaired by Honorable Foreign Minister of Bangladesh)

(Speaking order is subject to change based on the level of participation)

Welcome statement by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (4 minutes)

Statement by State Minister for Environment & Forests of Bangladesh (5 min)

Statement by the Leader of the delegation of the Maldives (5 min)

Statement by the leaders of the delegation of Kiribati (5 min)

Statement by Bangladesh Foreign Minister (6 min)

Statement by distinguished speaker [1] (6 min) (tbc)

Statement by the UN Secretary-General (6 min)

Statement by the Chief Guest (Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh) (10 min)

Vote of Thanks by Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests of Bangladesh (3 min)

CVF Family Photo (5 min)

1100-1130

Tea break

1135- 1300

Working Session- I (closed) (Venue: Hotel Sonagaon, Ball Room-III)

(as per agreed agenda, Country Statements- not exceeding 5 minutes) (to be chaired by Hon'ble Foreign Minister)

1315-1415    Lunch hosted by His Excellency Mr. Hasan Mahmud MP, State Minister for Environment and Forests of Bangladesh (for heads of delegation by invitation) (Venue: Restaurant Jharna, Hotel Sonargaon)

1440-1600

Working Session- II (closed) (Venue: Hotel Sonargaon, Ball Room-III)

Deliberation as per agenda (to be chaired by State Minister for Environment and Forests)

1600-1630

Concluding Session (Venue: Hotel Sonargaon, Ball Room-III) (to be chaired by State Minister for Environment and Forests)

Adoption of the Dhaka Declaration

1630-1715

Press Briefing and release of the Declaration (Venue: Hotel Sonargaon)

 [1] DARA is trying to secure participation of Mr. José María Figueres Olsen, former President of Costa Rica to represent the Club of Madrid and DARA; the sequence is subject to change