Post-2015 High Level Panel Report presentation in Nairobi

High Level Dialogue on 'Inclusive and Equitable Growth: The Opportunities of the Post-2015 Agenda', Nairobi, Serena Hotel, September 3, 2013

On 3rd September 2013 the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi, and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) will host a high level dialogue on 'Inclusive and Equitable Growth: The Opportunities of the Post-2015 Agenda' at the Serena Hotel from 2-5pm. The event is organized in collaboration with the Society for International Development (SID). In attendance will be the Swedish Minister of Development Cooperation, Ms. Gunilla Carlsson, on the occasion of her visit to Kenya; and Ms. Betty Maina, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KAM. The two, are members of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons to advice on the global development framework beyond 2015. They will lead the debate with a presentation of the Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The seminar will serve as an official presentation in Kenya. It is also recognition of Kenya’s role in an international intergovernmental process as co-chair of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Invited guests include: Mrs. Anne Waiguru, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning; Mr. Kwame Owino, CEO, for the Institute of Economic Affairs-Kenya; and Mr. Kanyankore Rudasingwa, the UNICEF Representative to Kenya and UN Resident Coordinator. The roundtable conversations will be moderated by Ms. Julie Gichuru of Citizen TV Kenya and the host of the African Leadership Dialogues.

 

Members of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Ms. Carlsson is the current Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden. She has held a number of senior posts in the Swedish Government in the areas of foreign affairs, EU affairs and education and is a former member of the European Parliament. Read: Swedish business has recognised the potential in EA for trade, investment

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Ms. Maina is the Chief Executive of Kenya’s Association of Manufacturers, one of the country’s leading business associations with some 700 members. She was previously at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Kenya Leadership Institute, among others. Ms. Maina who is a member of the Society for International development (SID) Governing Council, has also served on Denmark’s Africa Commission and currently sits on various boards in the public sector.

 

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