Programme | Thursday, 9 September 2021

08.00 - 09.00 EST   Focal Points to connect online platform to ensure connectivity
09.00 - 09.30 EST   Segment One: Opening Session

Moderated by: Ms. Heba Aly, The New Humanitarian

  • Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • Remarks by The RT Hon James Cleverly, Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa, United Kingdom
  • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly
  • Statement by Mr. Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
09.30 - 10.30 EST   Segment Two: High-Level Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Ms. Heba Aly, The New Humanitarian

Message by: Mr. Axel Von Trotsenburg, Managing Director, World Bank

High-Level Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. David Beasley , Executive Director, World Food Programme
  • H.E. Mr. M. Laouan Magagi, Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management, Niger
  • Mr. Anil Pokhrel, Chief Executive, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Nepal
  • Ms. Christina Bennett, CEO Start Network
  • Mr. Jagan Chapagain, Secretary-General, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

* pigeonhole will be used to interact with stakeholders and attendees

10.30 - 12.45 EST   Segment Three: Statements and Pledge Announcements

Moderated by:
Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator a.i., OCHA

12.45 - 13.00 EST   Segment Four: Closing Session
  • Final Remarks by H.E. Ms. Barbara Woodward, Permanent Representative, United Kingdom
  • Final Remarks by H.E. Ms. Sibylle Katharina Sorg, Director General for Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation, Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Assistance, Germany
  • Closing Remarks by Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, a.i.

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