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A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue
Transformational Approaches to the Roles of Women and Men in Political Decision-Making and Economic Life

Tampere, Finland
September 15–18, 2002

Programme

Sunday 15 September

19:00-21:00

Opening Dinner hosted by the City of Tampere

Moderator:

• Sirpa Hertell, Steering Committee Member; Secretary General, National Council of Women in Finland

Opening Remarks:

• Ulla Liljeström, Chief Education Officer, Tampere City

• Kaarina Suonio, Member of the Board of Governors, ASEF; Managing Director of the Tampere Hall, Finland

• Päivi Varpasuo, President, the Coalition of Finnish Women's Associations for Joint Action

• Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange

Monday 16 September

08:50-10:00 Opening Session

Moderator:

• Mikko Lehtonen, Steering Committee Member; Professor of Media and Culture, University of Tampere, Finland

Speakers:

• Jorma Sipilä, Rector, University of Tampere

• Kaarina Dromberg, Finnish Minister of Culture

• Tan Sri Dato' Musa bin Hitam, Chairman, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia; Chairman, World Enterprise Institute; Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

Conference Framework Presentation:

• Liz Bavidge, Chair of the Steering Committee; Principal Consultant, EM Associate, UK

10:15-12:30 Plenary Presentation Session

10:15-11:15 Theme 1: Women and Men as Agents of Change in Economic Life

Moderator:

• Lee In-ho, Steering Committee Member; President, the Korea Foundation

Presentation of Overview:

• Wilma Henderikse, Leader of the Study Group; Senior Partner, De Jong & Van Doorne-Huiskes, the Netherlands
and other study group members

Comments:

• Cielito F. Habito, Professor, Department of Economics; Director, Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development, Ateneo Manila University, the Philippines

• Jane Williams, Managing Director, SIA Group, Ireland

11:30-12:30 Theme 2: Women and Men as Agents of Change in Political Decision-Making

Moderator:

• Ernest D. Garilao, Steering Committee Member; Professor, Center for Development Management, Asian Institute of Management, the Philippines

Presentation of Overview:

• Azalina Othman, Leader of the Study Group; Head of Puteri, UMNO, Malaysia
and other study group members

Comments:

• Erna Witoelar, Co-Chair, the Partnership for Governance Reform, Indonesia

• Ana Gomes, Ambassador, Embassy of Portugal in Indonesia

12:30-13:15 Press Conference

Moderator:

• Sirpa Hertell, Steering Committee Member; Secretary General, National Council of Women in Finland

Remarks:

• Liz Bavidge, Chair of the Steering Committee; Principal Associate, EM Associate, UK

• Päivi Varpasuo, President, the Coalition of Finnish Women's Associations for Joint Action

• Tadashi Yamamoto

14:00-17:00 Working Group Session 1: Economic Life

Tuesday 17 September

09:00-12:00 Working Group Session 2: Political Decision-Making
14:00-17:15 Closing Session (plenary): Transformational Approaches to the Roles of Women and Men
Part I: 14:00-15:30 Report on Working Group Discussions

Moderator:

• Ines Alberdi, Steering Committee Member; Professor, Sociology Department, Madrid University, Spain

Rapporteurs:

Economic Life:

• Thanh-Dam Truong, Senior Lecturer, Women/Gender Development Studies, Department of Human Resources, Local and Regional Development, Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands), Veitnam

Political Decision-Making:

• Ella Antonio, Area Manager, Asia-Pacific Earth Council, the Philippines

  Closing Discussion

Moderator:

• Yoriko Meguro, Steering Committee Member; Professor of Sociology, Sophia University, Japan

Concluding Remarks:

• Liz Bavidge

• Päivi Varpasuo

• Tadashi Yamamoto

19:00- Concluding Dinner hosted by the Finnish Ministry of Education

Speaker:

• Harri Holkeri, President, the 55th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN); Former Prime Minister of Finland

Closing Remarks:

• Sirpa Hertell

Wednesday 18 September

09:30-12:00

Symposium

Panel Discussion followed by Discussion

09:30-09:40

Opening of the Symposium

• M.C.: Taina Riski, Secretary General, NYTKIS -The Coalition of Finnish Women's Associations for Joint Action Part I

09:40-09:50 A Gender Agenda: Findings and Recommendation of the Tampere Conference

General Presentation of the Gender Agenda Conference:

• Liz Bavidge

09:50-10:15 Challenges for the Gender Mainstreaming in Asia and Europe

Presentation:

Korea: In-ho Lee

Spain: Ines Alberdi, Professor of Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Philippines: Ernest D. Garilao, Professor, Center for Development Management, Asian Institute of Management

10:15-10:30 Comments

• Anita Kelles, Independent Consultant, Finland

10:30-10:45 Q & A from the floor
11:00-11:40 Johannesburg 2002: Women and Sustainable Development

Panel discussion by members of the Finnish Delegation in Johannesburg 2002

• Sirpa Hertell

• Eeva-Maria Vuorenmaa, President, UN Students and Youth Association of Finland; Secretary of the Finnish NGO Committee for UN World Conference on Women 2005

• Sami Kontola, Secretary for International Affairs, Finnish Youth Cooperation Allianssi

11:40-11:55 Q & A from the floor
11:55-12:00 Closing Remarks