On November 25, 2009, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Tokyo Development Learning Center will hold a joint public seminar by video conference on the social economy in Africa. Tokyo and Addis Ababa will be connected through TDLC’s video network.
ILO Deputy Regional Director for Africa Jürgen Schwettmann will report from Addis Ababa on ILO’s efforts to promote and expand the social economy in Africa, as well as talk about the outcomes from an international conference held in Johannesburg this past October; “the Social Economy – Africa’s Response to the Global Crisis.” Judith van Doorn, ILO Social Finance Advisor for Africa, will also report from Addis Ababa on “Microfinance for Decent Work in Africa”. Various aspects of the social economy in Africa, as well as in Asia and Japan, will be the topics of a panel discussion to follow, led by Japanese experts in Tokyo.
November 25, 2009 (Wed)
3:00 to 6:00pm
Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
10F, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho,
• Opening remarks
• Keynote Speech
“The Social Economy and ILO”
Mr. Jürgen Schwettmann, ILO Deputy Regional Director for Africa
“The Social Economy and the Global Jobs Pact in Africa –
Report on the ILO Conference “The Social Economy –
Africa’s Response to the Global Crisis, Johannesburg, Oct 2009”
Mr. Philippe Vanhuynegem, Chief Technical Advisor, COOP Africa, ILO Tanzania
“Microfinance for Decent Work in Africa”
Ms. Judith van Doorn, ILO Microfinance Expert for Africa
• Panel Discussion; “The Social Economy in Africa, and Asia/Japan” (TBD)
Mr. Abey Meherka, Registrar of Ethiopia Cooperatives
Mr. Youssef Assefa, CTA of ILO Micro Insurance Project in Ethiopia
Mr. Takafumi Ueda, Senior Advisor on Private Sector Development, JICA
Mr. Haruyoshi Amano, Manager, International Department, JCCU (Japan Consumers’ Co-operative Union)
Advance registration required
We look forward to seeing you there!