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Technical Meeting of Government of Iraq and UNEP Support for Environmental Management of Iraqi Marshlands - Agenda




18-19 April 2007
Paris, France

18 April 2007

9:30 - 9:45 / Opening Remarks

Her Excellency Mrs. Narmin Othman, Minister of Environment, Iraq

Dr. Hassan Janabi, Advisor to the Ministry of Water Resources, on behalf of His Excellency Dr. Latif Rachid, Minister of Water Resources, Iraq

Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet, Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UNEP

9:45 - 10:30 / Overview of Meeting Programme and UNEP Marshland Initiatives

Overview of Programme

Mr. Per Bakken, Director, International Environmental Technology Centre, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE IETC)

Overview of the Bilateral Technical Meeting on the Iraqi Marshlands

Progress of UNEP Marshlands Project - Phase I, Phase II-A, Phase II-B

Dr. Chizuru Aoki, Iraq Project Coordinator, UNEP DTIE IETC

Dr. Sivapragasam Kugaprasatham, Project Officer, UNEP DTIE IETC

Progress of UNEP Marshlands Project Phase I, II-A and II-B

10:30 - 11:00 / Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 / Discussion on Progress of UNEP Marshlands Project - Phase I, Phase II-A, Phase II-B

11:45 - 12:30 / Phase III of UNEP Iraqi Marshlands Project

Overview of Phase III

Dr. Chizuru Aoki, Iraq Project Coordinator (UNEP DTIE IETC)

Overview of Phase III

Discussion on Phase III Planning and Activities

12:30 - 13:30 / Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 / Areas of Further Work and Priorities in the Iraqi Marshlands

Environmental Priorities: Discussion led by the Ministry of Environment

Water Resources Priorities: Discussion led by the Ministry of Water Resources

Public Works and Municipalities Priorities: Discussion led by the Ministry of Public Works and Municipalities

Coordination Priorities: Discussion led by UNEP

15:00 - 15:30 / Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30 / Preparations for Phase II-A Evaluation Meeting

16:30 / Adjournment

17:00 - 19:30 / High Level Meeting between Her Excellency Mrs. Narmin Othman and Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet (closed meeting)

19:30 - / Welcome Dinner



19 April 2007

9:30 - 10:00 / Welcome and Introductions of Participants

Summary of Results of Wednesday Technical Meeting

Dr. Chizuru Aoki, Iraq Project Coordinator (UNEP DTIE IETC)

Summary of Results of Wednesday Technical Meeting

Discussion on Italian-Supported Initiatives

10:00 - 11:00 / Discussion on Priorities and Future Projects for the Marshlands and Beyond

The presentation on the recently approved Phase III of the UNEP project was presented. The prioritized projects for the Marshlands and beyond for the various ministries were presented.

UNEP

Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works

Ministry of Water Resources

11:00 - 11:30 / Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 / Discussion on Priorities for the Marshlands and Beyond (continued)

12:30 - 14:00 / Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 / Bilateral Meetings between Italian Delegation and Iraqi Delegation