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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.

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E15 Initiative - The Future of the Global Trade and Investment System [clear filter]
Monday, December 11
 

10:45am

Sustainable Investment: What Role for the WTO?
With ongoing slow global economic growth, countries continue to work on the levers of dynamic growth and sustainable development. A key strategy is to focus on attracting and facilitating foreign investment inflows in order to enhance a country's participation and movement along global value chains (GVCs), an approach expected to not only create more jobs, but better jobs, and growth. Over the last decades however, despite attracting record amounts of foreign direct investment before 2007, in most cases, developing countries have found that the investments attracted were either short-term, or had failed to generate sufficient spillovers and backward linkages, resulting in a local private sector that was not competitive enough to participate and upgrade along additional global value chains. Given such a trend, this session will seek to contribute to a better understanding of why developing countries struggle to increase, retain, and benefit from the investments attracted. How should policies and frameworks be adapted to not only increase investments, but to facilitate the flow of sustainable investments? This session, leveraging the momentum of recent discussions taking place at the WTO and the G20 on investment, aims to explore options for additional international coordination, for the purpose of increasing global flows in sustainable investments. 

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Moderator
avatar for Rashmi Jose

Rashmi Jose

Senior Programme Officer on Investment Policy, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Rashmi Jose is a Senior Programme Officer, Investment and Regulatory Systems at ICTSD having previously been a Programme Officer for ICTSD's E15 Initiative. Ms. Jose earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Anthropology from New York University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She previously worked as a financial analyst at Procter & Gamble in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cristian Rodriguez Chiffelle

Cristian Rodriguez Chiffelle

Head of Trade and Investment Policy, World Economic Forum
Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle is Head of Trade and Investment Policy and a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva. In this capacity, he leads a policy team working globally on issues such as international investment, digital trade, global value chains... Read More →
avatar for Sahra English

Sahra English

Vice President, Global Public Policy, Mastercard
Sahra English is Vice President of Global Trade Policy at MasterCard. In this role, she is responsible for leading the company’s global trade agenda, and leading advocacy strategies for major trade negotiations, including TPP, TiSA, TTIP, and other investment treaties. Among her... Read More →
avatar for Anabel Gonzalez

Anabel Gonzalez

Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank Group
Anabel González is Senior Director of the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice (from July 2014). In this capacity, she leads a team of 500 people to design and implement the World Bank Group's global and country agenda in the areas of trade, investment climate... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Jara

Alejandro Jara

Former Deputy Director General, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile to the WTO
Alejandro Jara was born in 1949 in Santiago, Chile. He obtained his law degree from the University of Chile in 1973. He pursued graduate studies at the Law School, University of California at Berkeley (1975–1976). In 1976, he joined the Foreign Service of Chile where he specialized... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Ramos

Alejandro Ramos

Senior Integration Specialist, Integration and Trade Sector, INTAL/IDB
Senior Specialist in Integration and Trade of the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Bachelor in Economics at the National University of Costa Rica and PhD candidate at the Complutense University of... Read More →
avatar for Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

Resident Senior Fellow at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and Senior Fellow at ICTSD
Karl P. Sauvant is Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University; ICTSD Senior Fellow – Investment; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School; Guest Professor, Nankai University... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano

12:25pm

Plenary: The Global Economy, the 2030 Agenda, and Prospects for Trade

A backlash against economic globalisation has swept through many economies in the two years since trade ministers met in Nairobi, Kenya. The losses and gains, real or perceived, from trade have been actively debated. Simultaneously, governments have universally endorsed the 2030 Agenda, a blueprint to achieve inclusion and sustainability at the national level and in the global economy. What can trade policy now do to boost confidence in a system that works for all? Where can trade policy help to deliver growth and jobs of the future amid a rapidly changing technology landscape?

The E15 Initiative (E15) opening plenary session aims to move beyond the debate on the merits and demerits of economic globalisation to focus on where trade policy, and particularly the WTO agenda, can deliver for sustainable development. This plenary session will assess the prospects for the future of the global economy and trade growth, in terms of major trade policy changes that can contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This evaluation will take into account the role of major economies in safeguarding and improving trade governance to serve a more inclusive, balanced, and sustainable development course.

The plenary will set the stage for the targeted discussion to take place in the E15 track at the TSDS focused both on the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), as well as the functioning of the WTO and potential deliverables in the long-term.

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Moderator
avatar for Shawn Donnan

Shawn Donnan

Editor, World Trade, The Financial Times, Financial Times
Shawn Donnan leads the FT’s coverage of trade, globalisation, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank from his base in Washington. He previously served as World News Editor, coordinating the FT’s international economic and political news coverage. In that role he oversaw... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Azevêdo

Roberto Azevêdo

Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Roberto Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. He became  Director-General on 1 September 2013, serving a four-year term. At a meeting of the General Council in February 2017, WTO members agreed by consensus to appoint Roberto Azevêdo as Director-General for a second... Read More →
avatar for Sigrid Kaag

Sigrid Kaag

Minister, Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Sigrid Kaag worked for Shell International in London between 1988 and 1990 and at the UN Political Affairs Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1993. She subsequently held a series of international positions. From 1994 to 1997 she was the Programme Manager and Head... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Chief Executive, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ (@RMelendezOrtiz) is co-founder of ICTSD and has been its Chief Executive since 1996. Previously, he co-founded and was General Director of Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Quito). He has represented Colombia as a negotiator in several multilateral fora, including as permanent delegate of Colombia... Read More →
avatar for Félix Peña

Félix Peña

Director, Institute of International Trade, ICBC Foundation
Félix Peña is a specialist in international economic relations, international commercial law and economic integration. He held positions at INTAL, the IDB, the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he was also Undersecretary of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Economy of Argentina. He... Read More →
avatar for Richard Samans

Richard Samans

Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum
Mr Samans is a Member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is responsible for the Forum’s action and policy oriented multistakeholder initiatives on major global challenges, relations with intergovernmental and civil society organizations and portfolio of... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Theater - San Martin Bolsa de Cereales, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1:30pm

E-commerce for Development: Where Can Trade Deals Boost the Enabling Environment?

E-commerce holds promise for delivering new business opportunities and inclusive trade. But it has not yet lifted all boats. This session will explore the extent to which the trade policy community can contribute to improving the enabling environment for cross-border e-commerce and, as a priority, ensuring this works for development and small business. Participants will discuss what specific issues — from electronic payments to logistics — would most benefit from trade policy interventions as well as where public-private collaboration can help.

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Moderator
avatar for Kimberley Botwright

Kimberley Botwright

Policy Analyst, World Economic Forum
Kimberley Botwright is a Policy Analyst, Digital Trade, International Trade & Investment at the World Economic Forum. Kimberley was formerly Policy and Editorial Adviser, Office of the Chief Executive at the Internaaliciational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ady Beitler

Ady Beitler

Integration and Trade Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Ady is an Integration and Trade Senior Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he leads technology-based projects in trade facilitation, such as ConnectAmericas.com and the Argentine Trade Single Window. Ady also coordinates the Americas Business Dialogue’s Digital... Read More →
avatar for Rupa Ganguli

Rupa Ganguli

Founder and CEO, Inclusive Trade Ltd.
Rupa is the Founder and CEO of Inclusivetrade.com, a revolutionary new online retail B2C platform, that provides consumers with the ability to ‘#ShopByImpact’. While empowering small businesses, artists and female entrepreneurs, inclusivetrade.com connects tradition with technology... Read More →
avatar for François Martins

François Martins

Manager for Government Relations and Public Policy, Mercado Libre
François Martins is Mercado Libre’s (NASDAQ:MELI) manager for Government Relations and Public Policy based in Brazil. François builds bridges between Mercado Libre’s business needs and the public sector's programmes and goals to achieve a better and sounder business environement... Read More →
avatar for Paulina Nazal

Paulina Nazal

General Director of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
Paulina Nazal has a Commercial Engineering Degree (Business administration) from the University of Chile and a Masters in Applied Economics from New York University. Academically, she has taught economics at the Universidad Diego Portales and at the Institute for International Studies... Read More →
avatar for Mark Wu

Mark Wu

Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Mark Wu is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches international trade and international economic law. He serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He works with a number of organizations on trade-related... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano

3:15pm

Facilitation 2.0: Accelerating Sustainable Trade and Investment Flows
Full implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could reduce trade costs globally by up to 17.5%, with the largest drops expected in low and lower middle income countries. Many countries are eager to replicate the TFA experience by simplifying and harmonising procedures in other policy areas, such as investment, services and e-commerce. Potential efforts include harmonising, simplifying and automating the notification and publication of services measures and investment regulations and laws; simplifying the procedures for investment and license applications; and enhancing cooperation amongst national focal agencies. This session seeks to assess whether the facilitation model is a useful multilateral framework to address behind-the-border barriers to trade. Additionally, the session will also examine potential lessons from where the TFA has spurred capacity building, including through public-private partnerships, to enable implementation of commitments in developing countries. 

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Moderator
avatar for Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty

Head, International Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum
Sean Doherty is head of International Trade & Investment and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum. He leads the Forum’s work on digital trade, investment, global value chains, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and the Global Future Council on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chiedu Osakwe (Ambassador)

Chiedu Osakwe (Ambassador)

Director General and Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN)
His Excellency, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe is the Chief Trade Negotiator for Nigeria and the Director-General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations. He is the Chairman of the Negotiating Forum for the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiations and its Technical Working Group on... Read More →
avatar for Mariano Bosch

Mariano Bosch

CEO & Co-founder, Adecoagro
Mr. Bosch co-founded Adecoagro in 2002 and since then has been the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s board of directors. Adecoagro is a leading agricultural company based in South America, with presence in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Adecoagro owns farmland... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Managing Director, Trade and International Affairs, Fedex Express
BS and JD, Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock; LLM, American Univ. Worked in US Dept of State, as Special Asst. to the US Ambassador to the EU. 2001, joined FedEx, Brussels. Directed FedEx's government affairs activities with the European Commission, Parliament and Council, as well... Read More →
avatar for Antoni Estevadeordal

Antoni Estevadeordal

Manager, Trade and Integration Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Antoni Estevadeordal is the Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He has expertise in trade policy, economic integration and regional cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Asia-Pacific and Europe. He coordinates IDB’s... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Musiitwa

Jacqueline Musiitwa

Founder and Managing Partner at Hoja Law Group and Governing Board Member at ICTSD
Jacqueline Musiitwa is the Founder of Hoja Law Group and a former Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellow at the World Trade Organization. Musiitwa’s focus is on the importance of good governance and rule of law, and on improving Africa’s standing in the world. Musiitwa has served as an... Read More →
avatar for Flavio Scorza

Flavio Scorza

Director of Foreign Trade Competitiveness, Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services
Flavio Scorza is the Director of Foreign Trade Competitiveness at the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. In his 10 years at the Ministry, he has been engaged in many trade facilitation initiatives, such as the review of import and export procedures and regulations... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano

5:00pm

New Industrial Policy in the 21st Century
Ten years on from the financial crisis, countries continue to seek out levers to reinvigorate dynamic growth and sustainable development. Many are increasingly re-examining the use of industrial policies as a means to promote industrial growth, diversification and structural transformation, to build toward a more resilient economy. This session seeks to review how industrial policies have evolved in light of recent changes in the global economy, technology, and trade and investment patterns; and to determine whether existing international trade and investment systems provides adequate policy space for countries to achieve their sustainable development objectives, whilst facilitating 21st century international patterns of production.

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Moderator
avatar for Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Chief Executive, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ (@RMelendezOrtiz) is co-founder of ICTSD and has been its Chief Executive since 1996. Previously, he co-founded and was General Director of Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Quito). He has represented Colombia as a negotiator in several multilateral fora, including as permanent delegate of Colombia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mario Cimoli

Mario Cimoli

Deputy Executive Secretary a. i., UN ECLAC
Mario Cimoli is Deputy Executive Secretary a. i. of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In 2004, he was appointed co-director (with Giovanni Dosi and Joseph Stiglitz) of two task forces: Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Gomez Gaviria

Daniel Gomez Gaviria

Senior Economist, World Bank
Daniel Gómez is Senior Economist in the trade and competitiveness LAC team. Based in Buenos Aires, he is the focal point for trade and competitiveness work in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay). Daniel has experience in competitiveness; productive development policy... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Liao

Rebecca Liao

VP of Business Development and Strategy, Skuchain
Rebecca Liao is VP of Business Development and Strategy at Skuchain, a blockchain platform that provides an end-to-end solution for the supply chain. She is also a writer and China analyst. She was a member of Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy team for her 2016 presidential campaign, responsible for Asia trade and economic policy. Rebecca was... Read More →
avatar for Jingxia Shi

Jingxia Shi

Dean, School of Law, China University of International, Business & Economics (UIBE)
Jingxia Shi is Dean at China University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) Law School; Director, UIBE International Law Institute (ILI) and UIBE Research Center for Unification of Commercial Law (RCUCL). Focuses on international economic law, particularly, WTO law on trade... Read More →
avatar for Colette van der Ven

Colette van der Ven

Associate, International Trade, Sidley Austin LLP
Colette van der Ven is an associate specialized in international trade at Sidley Austin’s s Geneva office. counsels and represents clients on all aspects of international trade law with a particular focus on WTO law and WTO dispute settlement. Specifically, Colette represents clients... Read More →
avatar for Gustavo Zentner

Gustavo Zentner

President, InterPOC - International Point of Commerce
Gustavo works with export companies and those entering into global markets. He coordinates trade information, market intelligence, and provides senior level executive coaching and advice to company owners.  He is an advisor to government economic development agencies to foster discussion... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano
 
Tuesday, December 12
 

1:30pm

Using the WTO and the Trade System to Discipline Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Climate Mitigation
A recent IMF study places global fossil fuel subsidies at US$5.3 trillion, or 6.5% of global GDP. Among a range of negative societal effects, such subsidies boost greenhouse gas emissions and further spur climate change, undermining parallel efforts made by the international community. Political developments over the past few years, including in the G20, the G7, the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement on climate change, show an increasing recognition of the need to put an end to these perverse subsidies. However, it has proven difficult to move from high-level declarations into concrete action. Trade policy, and more precisely the WTO, could play an important role in this regard. This session seeks to shed light on the impact of fossil fuel subsidises on the environment and will discuss if and how the WTO could become equipped to effectively discipline these subsidies. 

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Moderator
avatar for Ingrid Jegou

Ingrid Jegou

Senior Associate, ICTSD
Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou is a Senior Associate with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, ICTSD. Prior to this, she was Director for Climate, Energy and Natural Resources in ICTSD and served in the senior management team. Ms Sidenvall Jegou holds a Masters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Bacchus

James Bacchus

Senior Counselor, ICTSD
James Bacchus is Senior Counsellor at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). He is also Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Susanne Dröge

Dr. Susanne Dröge

Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Susanne Dröge is a Senior Fellow in the Global Issues Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. Susanne is specialised in energy, climate and international economics and has a long-standing work experience on trade and environment... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ewing-Chow

Michael Ewing-Chow

Professor, National University of Singapore
Prof Michael Ewing-Chow is the WTO Chair at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a First Class Honours degree in law from NUS and a Masters from Harvard Law School. Michael worked in Allen & Gledhill before joining NUS where he started the first World... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hillman

Jennifer Hillman

Professor of International Law, Georgetown Law School
Jennifer Hillman is a professor of international law at Georgetown Law School in Washington DC, teaching and writing about international trade, investment and economic law. She has had a distinguished career in public service, having served as a member of the WTO Appellate Body, as... Read More →
avatar for Robert Howse

Robert Howse

Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law
Robert Howse received his BA in philosophy and political science with high distinction, as well as an LLB with honors, from the University of Toronto, where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Faculty of Law Review. He also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. Howse has been a visiting... Read More →
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Matias Ignacio Pinto Pimentel

Legal Adviser, Ministry of Finance of Chile
Matias Ignacio Pinto Pimentel is a Chilean lawyer from the Concepcion University School of Law, where he graduates with honors. He also holds a LLM in Environmental Law from the School of Law of the University of Chile. He is currently working as a Legal Advisor in the Green Climate... Read More →
avatar for Hubert René Schillinger

Hubert René Schillinger

Director, Geneva Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Former: Coordinator, FES’ Dialogue on Globalization Programme; Country director, FES – Namibia; Country director, FES – South Africa; Country director, FES – Morocco; Project leader, FES – Senegal, FES. Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Konstanz (Germany); Advanced... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano
 
Wednesday, December 13
 

1:30pm

Reforming Perverse Fisheries Subsidies at MC11
An agreement among WTO Members to reform certain harmful fisheries subsidies is one of the most likely substantive outcomes of MC11.  There may also be agreement to build on the results announced at Buenos Aires in further work at the WTO. This session will consider the magnitude and impacts of harmful subsidies provided to the global fishing fleet. It will consider the likely shape of an outcome on this issue, how far the outcome goes in meeting the challenge of collective action on disciplines on fisheries subsidies, and where further work would be needed.

Moderator
avatar for Alice Tipping

Alice Tipping

Programme Manager, Environment and Natural Resources, ICTSD
Alice Tipping is a Programme Manager and leads the ICTSD’s Environment and Natural Resources programme.Prior to joining the ICTSD, she worked as a diplomat and legal adviser in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has served in New Zealand’s Mission to the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Emerson

William Emerson

Senior Consultant, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
William Emerson is a Senior Consultant, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Resources Division at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Prior to joining the FAO Mr Emerson was a senior advisor to the New Zealand Minister of Fisheries (1997-2003). Previously, Mr Emerson... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Jara

Alejandro Jara

Former Deputy Director General, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile to the WTO
Alejandro Jara was born in 1949 in Santiago, Chile. He obtained his law degree from the University of Chile in 1973. He pursued graduate studies at the Law School, University of California at Berkeley (1975–1976). In 1976, he joined the Foreign Service of Chile where he specialized... Read More →
avatar for Claire Nouvian

Claire Nouvian

President, BLOOM
Claire Nouvian is an environmentalist dedicated to protecting the ocean and Claire Nouvian is an environmentalist dedicated to protecting the ocean and livelihoods from destructive fishing practices. She is particularly renowned for her commitment to putting an end to deep-sea bottom... Read More →
avatar for Rashid Sumaila

Rashid Sumaila

Professor, The University of British Columbia
Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation, and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Vickers

Brendan Vickers

Economic Adviser, International Trade, The Commonwealth Secretariat
Dr Brendan Vickers is Economic Adviser in the Trade, Oceans, and Natural Resources Directorate at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. Previously, he was Head of Research and Policy in the South African Department of Trade and Industry. He also worked in the non-governmental sector... Read More →



Wednesday December 13, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano

3:15pm

National and International Food Systems, Agricultural Trade and the Challenges Ahead
In the 2014-16 period, some 795 million people were estimated to be undernourished. The Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) represents a key opportunity for governments to take steps towards SDG 2, that of ending hunger and malnutrition, one of the key commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As policies affecting trade and markets are critical to improving food and nutrition security, this session will explore steps governments can take to build on progress realised at previous ministerials. In particular, the session will address how policymakers can contribute to the goals of the 2030 Agenda by fostering more equitable and sustainable markets for food and agriculture.

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Moderator
avatar for Christophe Bellmann

Christophe Bellmann

Senior Resident Research Associate, ICTSD
Christophe BELLMANN is a Senior Resident Research Associate at ICTSD with more than 20 years of experience working on international trade negotiations and policy making from a sustainable development perspective. Mr. Bellmann joined ICTSD in 1998, first as Programme Officer for Outreach... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julio Berdegué

Julio Berdegué

Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Food and Agriculture Organization
Dr. Julio A. Berdegué is FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and theCaribbean since the 22nd of April 2017.Dr. Berdegué, a national of Mexico, holds a Ph.D. in Social Science from Wageningen University, TheNetherlands, and a Master of Science... Read More →
avatar for Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla

Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla

Senior Research Fellow, Head of Latin America and Caribbean Programme, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 Dr. Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics obtained from the Department of Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. He has been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute since april 2012, focusing... Read More →
avatar for Jodie Keane

Jodie Keane

Economic Advisor, Trade division, Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth Secretariat has recently undertaken a six month project on Graduation from Least Developed Country status. This process has included a specific contribution to the Gradjet platform being developed by the UN Committee for Development Policy, on trade related adjustment... Read More →
avatar for Fazal Abbas Maken

Fazal Abbas Maken

Deputy Minister/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Food Security and Research
Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken completed his Graduation from Government College, Lahore with Economics and Statistics as his major subjects. He joined the Pakistan Administrative Service (formerly known as District Management Group) in 1983. Apart from holding district-level administrative... Read More →
avatar for Raul Montemayor

Raul Montemayor

National Business Manager an Program Offcier, Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives, Inc.
Raul Montemayor is currently the National Business Manager and Program Officer of the Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives, Inc. (FFFCI), and its mother organization, the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) of the Philippines. He has been also a IPC Member since 2003. He was recently... Read More →
avatar for Camila Sande

Camila Sande

International Negotiations, Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock
Agriculture, Trade, International Negotiations, Sustainable Develpment



Wednesday December 13, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano