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Event Economic Resilience of Small States
Date(s) Monday 7th March 2005
Tuesday 8th March 2005
Wednesday 9th March 2005
Organiser University of Malta
                              The objectives of the workshop are to:

·           Identify economic, social, environmental and governance aspects that promote economic resilience building in small states.

·           Propose measures which strengthen resilience to enable small states to manage their inherent economic vulnerability, and a framework to operationalise such measures.  

·           Propose ways in which a resilience index can be constructed so as to support decision-making, set targets and establish benchmarks, monitor and evaluate developments, provide quantitative estimates, and disseminate information.

·           Issue a statement on economic resilience building of small states.

·           Plan a publication containing the papers presented at the conference.

 

 

      The workshop will be structured as follows:

·         The first day will be dedicated to presentations by invited experts on themes related economic resilience building in small states, looking at the different aspects of resilience building.                 

·         The second day will be mostly dedicated to the conceptual and methodological issues involved in measuring economic resilience.

·         The third day will be dedicated to the drafting and approval of a final statement and a discussion on the publication of the workshop proceedings.

 

 

 

 

Overall coordination:

Professor Lino Briguglio, University of Malta

Dr Eliawony Kisanga, Commonwealth Secretariat

 

Secretariat:

Mr MaryRose Vella and Ms Romina Carabott  

Islands and Small States Institute, St Paul Street, Valletta, VLT07, Malta.

Tel:  +356 21248218; Fax: +356 21248218.  email: islands@um.edu.mt

 

Travel arrangements:

Ms Ruth Grech

Economics Department, University of Malta, Msida, MSD06, Malta

Tel:  +356 21340335; Fax: +356 21340335.  email: economics@um.edu.mt

 

Logistics and accommodation:

Mr Joseph Calleja and Mr Marvin Grech University Gozo Centre, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, Gozo, Malta

Tel:  +356 21564559; Fax: +356 21564550.  email: ugc@um.edu.mt

 

 

 

Sunday 6 March 2005

Arrival of Participants and transfer to Grand Hotel, Island of Gozo

 

Monday 7 March 2005

 

0900          Inauguration session:

                 Dr Eliawomy Kisanga, Commonwealth Secretariat

                 Prof Lino Briguglio, University of Malta

                 Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta

0930          Adoption of Agenda and other introductory formalities

1000          Presentation followed by discussion:

                 “Macroeconomic Aspects of Resilience Building in Small States”

                 Presented by: T.K. Jayaraman (USP, Fiji). 

                 Discussant: Satish Chand (ANU, Australia)

1100          Coffee break

                 Presentation followed by discussion:

                Social Aspects of Resilience Building in Small States”

                 Presented by: Cletus Springer (Impact Consultancy Services, St Lucia)

                 Discussant: Godfrey St Bernadrd (Caribbean Region)

1230          Lunch

1400          Presentation followed by discussion:

                Environmental Aspects of Resilience Building in Small States”

                 Presented by: John Agard (UWI, Trinidad and Tobago)

                 Discussant: To be invited(Indian Ocean)

1500          “Small states in the AIMS region”

1600          Coffee Break

1630          Presentation followed by discussion:

                 “Governance Aspects of Resilience Building in Small States”

                 Presented by: Charles Polidano (Malta) - proposed

                 Discussant: Eliawony J. Kisanga (Commonwealth Secretariat)

1730          End of day 1 deliberations

1930          Drinks followed by group dinner

 

 

Tuesday 8 March 2005

 

0900          Presentation followed by discussion:

                 Presentation followed by discussion:

                 “Market Reform and Resilience Building in Small States”

                 Presented by: Andrew Downes (Barbados)

                 Discussant: To be invited (Indian Ocean)

1030          Coffee break

1100          Presentation followed by discussion:

                 “An Economic Resilience Index: Concepts and Methodology”

                 Presented by: Lino Briguglio (Malta)

                 Discussant: Gordon Cordina(Malta)

1230          Lunch

1400          Continuation of discussion on the construction of an index of economic resilience

1800          End of day 2

 

Wednesday 9 March 2005

 

0900          Drafting of the final statement:

                 “Measures to promote economic resilience building of small states” 

1100          Coffee break

1130          Discussion and adoption of final statement

1230          Lunch

1400          Discussion on the publication of papers and final statement

1630          Concluding speech by the Minister for Gozo

1700          End of workshop

 

 
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