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Africa’s Transformation: Leveraging Partnership with Korea
July 2-4, 2015Radisson Blu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This conference brings together Korean policy makers and experts, World Bank leaders and officials from Ministries of Finance, Planning, sectoral Ministries, and Ministries of Education of eight African countries to exchange valuable development experiences and knowledge. It aims to distill lessons from Korea’s development experience, consider their application in Africa, and promote knowledge sharing on a global scale.

Acknowledging the importance of structural transformation in African economies, Korea Development Institute (KDI) and the World Bank are partnering to support African countries in policy development, in capacity building, and in identifying options to finance skills development for priority economic sectors. Under the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering, and Technology (PASET), KDI and the World Bank are co-hosting a regional conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during July 2-4, 2015.  The event will create opportunities for Conference participants to learn about Korea’s development experience and approach to partnership under its Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP); to share progress made by African countries in implementing skills needs assessments and in preparing their Country ASET Action Plans based on these assessments; and to present for consideration by Korean officials specific projects proposed for implementation under the KSP platform. The event is expected to facilitate exchange of valuable development insights and experiences and help crystalize ideas on how African countries might leverage partnership with Korea to develop the skills required to grow and transform their economies.

This conference particularly aims to incorporate lessons drawn from Korea’s own development experience and to promote knowledge sharing on a global scale through the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance’s Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP), facilitated by the World Bank’s PASET initiative. The conference combines the insight and expertise of Korean officials and experts with that of World Bank staff to maximize the advantage of eachThe trilateral cooperation between Korea, the World Bank, and the eight participating African countries provides opportunities for mutual learning and for identifying promising next steps in leveraging partnership with Korea for Africa’s transformation through skills development.

The eight African countries participating in the Conference are: Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Day 1 (July 2, 2015): Sharing Korea’s Development Experience

REGISTRATION

07:00 – 08:30: Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 1st floor

OPENING SESSION

09:00 – 09:40

  • Opening Remarks
    Kaba Urgessa, State Minister for Higher Education, Ethiopia 
  • Welcoming Remarks
    Colin Bruce, Director, World Bank Group
    Seoungho Jin, Director General, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea
    Kokeb Misrak, Director of Bilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
  • Congratulatory Remarks
    Moon-hwan Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the FDR of Ethiopia

09:40 – 09:50: Short Break

KOREA’S PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICA

Moderator: Goolam Mohamedbhai, Former Secretary-General, Association of African Universities

09:50 – 11:10

  • Sharing Korea’s Knowledge in Africa and Introducing KSP
    Siwook Lee, Executive Director, Center for International Development, KDI
  • Introducing EDCF and EDCF Activities in Africa
    Yujin Shin, Deputy Chief Representative, EDCF Dar es Salaam Office

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON KSP POLICY CONSULTATIONS (PART I)

Moderator: Guang Zhe Chen, Country Director for Ethiopia, World Bank Group

11:30 – 12:30 : DR Congo, National Development Framework and Strategy (2010 KSP)

  • Case presentation: Kyong Koo Lee, Director, Korea Institute for Rural Development, Korea
  • Country response: Jean-Baptiste Kumasamba, Congressman, DR Congo
  • Q&A

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON KSP POLICY CONSULTATIONS (PART II)

Moderator: Peter Nicolas Materu, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, Africa Region, World Bank Group

14:00 – 15:00 Ethiopia: Agricultural Innovation and Mechanization Strategy (2014 KSP)

  • Case presentation: Nam-ho Lee, Professor, Hankyong National University, Korea
  • Country response: Tamiru Habte, Director of Agricultural Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia
  • Q&A

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee/Tea Break

COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON KSP POLICY CONSULTATIONS (PART III)

Moderator: Tolly Mbwete, National Applied Science, Engineering & Technology Committee, Tanzania (TBC)

15:15 – 16:15 : Ghana: Capacity Building in Public-Private Partnership (2012, 2013 KSP)

  • Case presentation: Jin-Wook Choi, Professor, Korea University, Korea
  • Country response: Magdalene Apenteng, Director, Public Investment Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana
  • Q&A

PANEL REFLECTION

Moderator: Haleh Z, Bridi, Director, Regional Programs and Partnership, World Bank Group

16:15 - 17:45 Reflections by Ministers, Heads of Delegation, and the Private Sector 

  • Cameroon: Louis Bapes Bapes, Minister of Secondary Education
  • DR Congo: Valentin Ngandu Kayembe, Advisor, Ministry of Primary, Secondary, and Professional Education
  • Ethiopia: Kaba Urgessa, State Minister for Higher Education
  • Kenya: George Ombakho, Director of Research Management and Development, Ministry of Science, Education, and Technology
  • Rwanda: Jerome Gasana, Director General, Workforce Development Authority
  • Senegal: Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research
  • Tanzania: Consolata Mgimba, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
  • Uganda: Bright Rwamirama, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  • Uganda: Ruth Biyinzika Musoke, Director Member Services, Private Sector Foundation

WRAP-UP

17:45 – 18:00

  • Song Chang Hong, Director, Center for International Development, KDI
  • Sajitha Bashir, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group

DINNER HOSTED BY KOREA

19:00 – 21:00 Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel

Day 2 (July 3, 2015): Skills in the Priority Sectors for Africa’s Transformation

08:45 – 09:00 Overview of the day’s agenda

AFRICA’S SKILLS CHALLENGE AND LESSONS FROM KOREA

Moderator: Siwook Lee, Executive Director, Center for International Development, KDI

09:00 – 10:15

  • Productivity Enhancement and Skill Development
    George Afeti, Former Secretary General, Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa
    Q&A
  • Impact of Skill Development in Korea’s Development
    Misug Jin, Vice President, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training
    Q&A

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee / Tea Break

LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS

Moderator: Aminata Sall Diallo, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Senegal

10: 30 – 12:30

  • Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)
    Sajitha Bashir, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, Africa Region, World Bank Group
    Q&A
  • Korea’s ODA Support for Africa in Post-Secondary Education and Training
    Jeehyun Kang, Researcher, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training
    Q&A
  • Cooperation between Government, World Bank and KOICA in Skill Development: The Case of Senegal
    Mouhamed Fadel Niang, Director, Institut Superieur d’Enseignement Professionnel, Ministry of Higher Education, Senegal
    Q&A

12: 30 – 14:00 Lunch

CASE STUDIES OF ASET SKILLS ASSESSMENT

Moderator: Misug Jin, Vice President, KRIVET 

14:00– 15:30

  • Ethiopia: Energy 
    Biruk Tekle, Associate Researcher, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia
  • Rwanda: Agriculture
    Taeyoon Kim, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Tanzania: Construction
    Ninatubu Mbora Lema, Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Uganda: Oil and Gas 
    Robin Todd, Senior Education and Skills Advisor, Cambridge Education, Mott MacDonald Group, UK 

15:30 – 17:00 Country Team Group Work (cum coffee/tea break)

REPORT BACK FROM COUNTRY TEAM GROUP WORK AND WRAP-UP

Moderator: Thanh Thi Mai, Senior Education Specialist, Education Global Practice, Africa Region, World Bank Group

17:00 – 17:45

  • Report Back: Skills Needs Assessments, Country ASET Action Plans, and Partnership Opportunities
    Heads of country delegation

DINNER HOSTED BY ETHIOPIA

19:00 – 22:00 Venue: Yod Abyssinia (Bus departs from entrance of Radisson Blu at 18:30)

Day 3: Identifying the Demand for Future Cooperation

08:45 – 09:00 Overview of the day’s agenda

KSP SUBMISSION PROCESS

09:00 – 09:10

  • Introduction to the Submission Process of KSP Demand Survey Form
    Song Chang Hong, Director, Center for International Development, KDI

KSP DEMAND IDENTIFICATION (PARALLEL SESSIONS)

Session A: TVET, Secondary Education
Moderator: Misug Jin, KRIVET
Commentator: Kyong Koo Lee, KIRD

Session B: Economic Development, Higher Education, STI
Moderator: Peter Nicolas Materu, World Bank Group
Commentators: Hyunyi Choi, KDI; Yujin Shin, EDCF

09:10 – 09:40

SESSION A

  • Cameroon: Human Resources Development for Rural Transformation
    Ngomo Horace Manga, Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education, Cameroon 

SESSION B

  • Uganda: Improving Training in Renewable Energy for Sustainable National Development
    Venny Nakazibwe, Deputy Principal, College of Engineering Design Art and Technology, Makerere University, Uganda

09:40 – 10:10

SESSION A

  • DR Congo: Education Project for Improving the Quality and Relevance of Education (the secondary and university levels)
    Valentin Ngandu Kayembe, Advisor, Ministry of Primary, Secondary, and Professional Education, DR Congo 

SESSION B

  • Kenya: Policy Consultation in ST&I sector
    George Ombakho, Director of Research Management and Development, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Kenya

10:10 – 10:25 Coffee / Tea Break Coffee / Tea Break

10:25 – 10:55

SESSION A

  • Ethiopia (I): Forecasting and Preparing Human Capital for Emerging and Developmental States
    Afework Kassu, General Director, Higher Education Research and Academic Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ethiopia 

SESSION B

  • Tanzania: The Critical Role of PASET in ensuring Public Private Partnership: Experience and Knowledge Sharing from Republic of Korea
    Tolly Mbwete, National Applied Science, Engineering & Technology Committee, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Tanzania

10:55 – 11:25

SESSION A

  • Ethiopia (II): Promoting Ethiopian Railway Technology Management and Innovation
    Birhanu Beshah, Head, Railway Engineering Center, Addis-Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis-Ababa University, Ethiopia 

SESSION B

  • Senegal: Policy Development for Science, Technology and Innovation 
    Malick Sow, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Senegal

11:25 – 11:55

SESSION B (no session A)

  • Rwanda: Developing STI Capacity for Rwanda's Economic and Social Growth
    Dr Leopold Mbereyaho, Dean, School of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

11:55 – 12:15 Concluding remarks by the moderators Concluding remarks by the moderators

PATHWAYS FOR FUTURE COLLABORATION AND WRAP-UP

Moderator: Samuel Kifle, General Director, Education Administration Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

12:15 – 12:45

  • Pathways for Future Collaboration
    Siwook Lee, Executive Director, Center for International Development, KDI
    Peter Nicolas Materu, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, Africa Region, World Bank Group
    Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Senegal

12:45 – 13:00

  • Wrap-Up and Conclusion
    Sajitha Bashir, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, Africa Region, World Bank Group

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

Details
  • Date: July 2-4, 2015
  • Location: Radisson Blu
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • CONTACT: Thanh Thi Mai
    Senior Education Specialist
    World Bank Group
    mthanh1@worldbank.org