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A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue
Economic Empowerment for Gender Equality

Manila, Philippines
October 8–9, 2005

Agenda

Saturday, 8 October 2005

Welcome Dinner

Master of Ceremonies:

Nieves Confesor, Professor, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Opening Remarks:

• Victoria Licuanan, Dean, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

• Wonil Cho, Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

• Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

• Monique Halpern, President, French Coordination for the European Women's Lobby

Keynote Speaker:

• Magdalena Sroda, The Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men

Sunday, 9 October 2005

Opening and Plenary Session 1

Opening and Moderator:

• Mitsuko Horiuchi, Chair of the Steering Committee; Director, Committee For the Year 2001; Gender Expert (Director, ILO Office in Japan)

Overview Presentation:

• Chia Siow Yue, Director of the Task Force; Senior Research Economist, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Presentation of Case Studies:

Case Study on Japan by Takayoshi Kusago, Associate Professor, Research Center for Civil Society, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University

Case Study on the Netherlands by Hélène Louapre, Executive Secretary, General Management Kappa Packaging Group Companies

Case Study on Indonesia by Francis X. Wahono, Executive Director, Yayasan Cindelaras

Case Study on France by Alain Laferté, Doctoral researcher, Lille Center for Politics (CERAPS), University of Lille 2

Case Study on the Philippines Rufa Cagoco-Guiam, Director, Center for Peace and Development Studies; Associate Professor, Mindanao State University, General Santos City

Case Study on Greece/ Turkey by Meral Ekmekciooglu, Founding member, WINPEACE Turkey

Special Presentation: Monique Halpern

"Exemplary cases of regional cooperation on gender: lessons from the European Union"

Discussions

Breakout Session 1

In-depth discussions in small groups on factors of economic empowerment of women, sharing of other experiences, and dialogue on various mechanisms for empowerment.

Plenary Session 2

Group reports on breakout session discussions.

Moderator:

• Fotini Sianou, Vice President, Centre for Research and Action on Peace (KEDE), Greece

Dinner

Keynote Speaker:

Loren Legarda, Senator of the Philippines

Monday, 10 October 2005

Breakout Session 2:

How to link economic empowerment of women to social change/gender equality.

Plenary Session 3

Group reports on breakout session discussions.

Moderator:

• Nieves Confesor

Plenary Session 4:

How can Asia and Europe work together to empower men and women to be catalysts for social change and gender equality?

Moderator:

• Tadashi Yamamoto

Wrap-up:

• Chia Siow Yue, Director, Task Force

• Mitsuko Horiuchi, Chair, Steering Committee

Discussions

Closing remarks:

• Victoria Licuanan, Dean, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

• Jaime J. Yambao, ASEF Governor for the Philippines

• Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)