Programme

 

Download the joint advocacy brief:
Seven steps to Saving Lives and Assisting People in Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin

Download documents here: 
Concept notes for the Civil Society Meeting 

The position paper from national civil society consultations for Chad

The position paper from national civil society consultations for Niger

The position paper from national civil society consultations for Cameroon

Download joint open letter on the nutrition situation in the Lake Chad region

The position paper from national civil society consultations for Nigeria
 


Thursday 23 February 2017

11:00-11:40: Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Opening statement
  • Keynote address by Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer
  • Summary of national consultations in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon by representatives from each country (tbc)
     

11:40-12:40 Session 1: Food security and nutrition
Moderator: John Bakeni, Representative of Caritas Nigeria from Maiduguri Diocese

Speakers:

  • Introduction: Martha Rubiano Skretteberg, Secretary General, Caritas
  • Mr. Charles Usie, Country Director, Christian Aid Nigeria
  • Ms. Natalie Roberts, Head of Emergencies, MSF, Borno, Nigeria
  • Mme Fatouma Zara Laouan, Regional Emergency Response Specialist – Gender in Emergencies, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team (HAET), CARE
  • Mr. Robert Kaufman, Deputy Regional Director. IFRC

Panel consisting of the above speakers and comments from the floor


12:45-13:45 Lunch


13:45-14:35 Session 2: Protection and Humanitarian Access

Moderator: Jan Egeland, Secretary General, NRC (tbc)

Speakers:

  • Introduction: Patrick Youssef, Deputy Director for Africa, ICRC
  • Maher Youssef, Access Coordinator, NRC Nigeria
  • Chitra Nagarajan, Senior Advisor for Nigeria, Civilians in Conflict
  • Kathryn Achilles, Humanitarian Campaign Manager, Oxfam Nigeria

Panel consisting of the above speakers and comments from the floor


14:35-15:25 Session 3: Education

Moderator: Tove R. Wang, CEO, Save the Children Norway

Speakers:

  • Introduction: Fatima Shehu, Director, NESCOB – Network of Civil Society Organizations in Borno State
  • Alhadji Amadou, Education Manager, Save the Children Niger
  • Mausi Segun, Senior Researcher Human Rights Watch Nigeria
  • Matias Meyer, Country Director Niger, International Rescue Committee

    Panel consisting of the above speakers and comments from the floor

15:25-15:30 Summing up by one rapporteur from each session

15:30-16:00 General Q&A and comments from the floor, closing remarks


16:00-18:00 Side events organized by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


18:00 All participants are invited to a reception at Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel

There will be a photo exhibition in the entrance area by photographer Fati Abubakar from Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Her intriguing pictures can be seen on the Instagram account bitsofborno

 


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