ABOUT TRADE DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Trade facilitation has made a big difference to competitiveness in the East African region. Between 2010 and 2017, significant efficiency gains have been achieved at the ports and borders, and by revenue authorities as well as agencies and firms involved in trade logistics.

For example, Mombasa Port has seen a 52% reduction in import time and 59% reduction in export time. Similarly, Dar Port has seen a 28% reduction in import time and 53% reduction in export time.

Borders have become more efficient. There has been on average a decline of 50% in the time it takes to cross borders.

The key enablers have been better trade infrastructure - both hard (roads, ports, one stop border posts), and soft (ICT for trade especially electronic single trade portals and cargo tracking); institutional building (modernisation of customs and revenue authorities1); and private sector engagement.

TMEA, her partners and others have played an important role in these achievements. Valuable lessons have been learnt. The objective of the East African Trade Development Forum is to showcase the exciting results we have achieved with our partners during our Strategy One (2010-2017), share lessons learnt, and discuss Strategy 2 (2018-2024).

The Forum format will be high-level, interactive and participative. We will combine a mix of experiential, plenary and breakout sessions spread over the two days. The experiential sessions will include a ‘Wall of Trade’ depicting EAC trade Corridors, real-time cargo tracking; and women-in-trade live exhibits. Break-out session topics will cover areas of trade facilitation such as information and communication technology for trade; trade logistics; trade infrastructure, logistics and transport corridors; industrialisation and jobs through cluster development; women in cross-border trade, and new ways of funding trade development.

The Forum will aim to establish vibrant permanent platforms for sharing knowledge and experience amongst partners over the next six years.

Partners and participants will be drawn from both our regional and international trade development communities. We are honoured to have His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda as our Chief Guest. Key speakers will include Ali Mufuruki our Board Chair, Development Ministers and distinguished speakers from trade facilitation and Aid for Trade fields.

EVENT FORMAT

The TDF will take place over two days. The Forum format will be high-level, interactive and participative. We will combine a mix of experiential, plenary and breakout sessions spread over the two days. The experiential sessions will include a ‘Wall of Trade’ depicting EAC trade Corridors, real-time cargo tracking; and women-in-trade live exhibits. Break-out session topics will cover areas of trade facilitation such as information and communication technology for trade; trade logistics; trade infrastructure, logistics and transport corridors; industrialisation and jobs through cluster development; women in cross-border trade, and new ways of funding trade development.

The Forum will aim to establish vibrant permanent platforms for sharing knowledge and experience amongst partners over the next six years.

Partners and participants will be drawn from both our regional and international trade development communities. We are honoured to have His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda as our Chief Guest. Key speakers will include Ali Mufuruki our Board Chair, Development Ministers and distinguished speakers from trade facilitation and Aid for Trade fields.

Speakers

Programme

Wednesday

February 28, 2018

07.30 - 08.30

Registration Of Participants

Registration Of Participants. Walkthrough The Wall Of Trade/ EA Corridor; Live Exhibitions

08.30 - 08.45

Conference Facilitator Announcements

Conference Facilitator Announcements

8.45 –09.15

Address: Looking Back

Address: Looking Back: TMEA’s Journey-Partnership And Performance Frank Matsaert -TMEA CEO

09.15 – 09.25

Video

09.25 – 09.40

Address: Host Chair Of TMEA’S National Oversight Committee

Address: Host Chair Of TMEA’S National Oversight Committee, Ms Edith Mwanje, Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of East African Community Affairs, Republic Of Uganda

09.40 – 10.30

PLENARY SESSION 1:

PLENARY SESSION 1: Panel Discussion: ‘Achieving Results Through Partnership’’- The Experience Of Implementing Country Partners (Experiences, Results, Lessons) Moderator: Dorothy Tuma Panellists: Uganda Revenue Authority Kenya Ports Authority Rwanda Standards Board Tanzania Private Sector Foundation Burundi Chamber Of Commerce And Industry South Sudan Women Entrepreneurs Association

10.30 – 11.00

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 11.30

PLENARY SESSION 2:

PLENARY SESSION 2: Trade, Aid And The Future Panellists: 1. Pete Vowles, Country Director, DFID, Kenya 2. Deborah R. Malac, US Ambassador In Uganda 3. Majbrit Holm Jakobsen, Deputy Ambassador Of Denmark To Uganda 4. Hajo Provo Kluit, Policy Coordinator, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Sustainable Economic Development Department, Kingdom Of The Netherlands 5. Dr. Gabriel Negatu, Director General, East Africa Regional Development And Business Delivery Office – African Development Bank 6. Ramses Malaty, Deputy Head Of Mission, Embassy Of Finland, Kenya 7. Mr Attilio Pacifici, EU Ambassador To Uganda Moderator: Rob Rudy, DFID

11.30 – 11.45

Chief Guest Enters The Plenary Hall And Is Ushered To Seat

11.45 – 12.05

Conference Facilitator Invites TMEA Board Chair

  • Conference Facilitator Invites TMEA Board Chair
  • TMEA Board Chair Welcomes Chief Guest And Addresses The Gathering (Key Achievements In TMEA Strategy 1 (2010-2017)

12.05 –12.30

Session Title

Session Title: Looking Forward: TMEA’s Ambition To 2023–Growing Jobs, Boosting Trade, Reducing Poverty:

  • TMEA CEO - TMEA’s Ambition To 2023

12.30 – 12.40

TMEA Awards Presentation

12.40 – 12.50

Address By Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, UNCTAD,

12.50 – 13.00

Address By Amb. Liberat Mfumekeko, Secretary General East African Community

13.00 – 13.10

UK Government Representative - Pete Vowles, Head Of DFID, Kenya

13.10 – 13.20

Address By Ms Amelia Kyambadde, Minister For Trade, Industry & Cooperatives, Republic Of Uganda.

13.20 – 13.45

Official Speech By The Chief Guest, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, The President Of Uganda

13.45 - 14.00

Group Photo

14.00 - 15.00

LUNCH

15.00 -15.30

PLENARY SESSION 1: Transport

PLENARY SESSION 1: Transport Introduction: George Wolf Speaker – Dr. Gabriel Negatu - Director General, East Africa Regional Development And Business Delivery Office – African Development Bank

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

15.30 - 16.45

Breakout Room: Albert

Session 1

Session 1: Improving The Performance Of East Africa's Trade Logistics Industry Moderator: Abhishek Sharma Panellists: Ms. Merian Sebunya, Chair, Uganda Logistics Platform Mr. Hussein Kiddedde, Graben 4PL & Chairperson Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA) Mr. Benon Mwebaze Kajuna, Director Of Transport, Ministry Of Works & Transport

Breakout Room: Meera

Session 2

Session 2: East African Ports: The Principal Gateways To International Trade Moderator: Cpt Dieudonne Dukundane Panellists: Ally Ahmed Saburi – S.S. Bakhresa & Co Ltd. Grain Importers And Millers Tejpar Mebs – CEO Freight Forwarders Kenya & Tanzania Mr. Jared Zerb – Tanzania International Container Services –Brown Ondego (Or Gichiri Ndua)– Ex KPA CEO) Eng Deusdedit Kakoko – DG Tanzania Ports Authority

Breakout Room: Sheena

Session 3

Session 3: Rail Logistics: ImprovingHinterland Connectivity By Rail In E. Africa Moderator: James Nganga Panellists: Principal Secretary, Ministry Of Works & Transport, Uganda Principal Secretary, Ministry Of Transport & Infrastructure, Kenya Atanas K. Maina – MD Kenya Railways Corporation Gilbert Langat, CEO, Shippers Council Of East Africa

16.45 - 17.15

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

‘Wall Of Trade/ EA Corridor’; Live Exhibitions

18.00 - 20.00

DINNER

08.30 - 08.40

PLENARY: Recap Of The Previous Day And Organisation Of Day 2

08.45 - 09.30

PLENARY SESSION 1:TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE

PLENARY SESSION 1:TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE. Moderator: Richard Kamajugo, Senior Director, Trade Environment, TMEA. 1. Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Minister For ICT, Uganda 2. John Njiraini, Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority 3. Jan Hoffman, UNCTAD 4. GOOGLE East Africa Representative

09.30 – 10.30

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

Breakout Room :Albert

E-Government For Trade

Breakout Room :Albert E-Government For Trade Moderator: Alban Odhiambo Panellists: Ken Bagamuhunda, DG, Trade & Customs EAC Dicksons Kateshumbwa, Commissioner Of Customs, Uganda Revenue Authority Patricia Ejalu, Deputy Executive Director, Uganda National Bureau Of Standards NITA Uganda Julie Ejoto, Sales And Country Representative, Uganda And South Sudan, Maersk Shipping William Musoni, Commissioner Customs, Rwanda Revenue Authority

Breakout Room 2 - Room : Meera

ICT For Efficient & Inclusive Trade

Breakout Room 2 - Room : Meera ICT For Efficient & Inclusive Trade Moderator: Patience Mutesi Panellists: Lucy Mudaheranwa, Head Of Business Development, Rwanda Revenue Authority Susan Wanjohi, Manager, Projects, Kenya Revenue Authority Jennifer Mwijukye, Unifreight Logistics, Egid Mobofu, Director General, Tanzania Bureau Of Standards Maximiliano Mendez Parra, ODI Uganda Communications Commission Jacqueline Musiitwa, Executive Director, Financial Sector Deepening

10.30 - 11.00

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

Wall Of Trade/ EA Corridor; Live Exhibitions

11.00 - 11.20

Address By Mr Pascal LAMY:

Address By Mr Pascal LAMY: Honorary President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute And Former Director General, WTO – To Be Introduced By Frank Matsaert

11.20 - 12.30

PLENARY SESSION 3: Women And Trade

Title: Empowering Women Powering Trade: Lessons On What Really Works

PLENARY SESSION 3: Women And Trade Title: Empowering Women Powering Trade: Lessons On What Really Works Moderator: Lisa Karanja, Senior Director, Business Competitiveness, TMEA/Daniel Kalinaki, Journalist Panellists: Hon Amelia Kyambadde, Minister Of Trade & Industry, Uganda Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director ITC Hajo Provo Kluit – Policy Coordinator, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Sustainable Economic Development Department, Kingdom Of The Netherlands Hellen Oriaro, International Development Officer, Embassy Of Canada And TMEA Council; Dickson Kateshumbwa, Commissioner Of Customs, URA Charles Ocici, Executive Director Enterprise Uganda Santa Joyce Laker, Women SME/Exporter Clare Kabakyenga, Regional Woman Cross Border Trader

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch

13.45 - 14.45

PLENARY SESSION 4

Export Led Industrialisation – A Pathway To Growth And Jobs?

PLENARY SESSION 4: Export Led Industrialisation – A Pathway To Growth And Jobs? Room: Main Plenary Moderator: Mark Priestley, Senior Director, TMEA Panelists:

  • Minister Amelia, Minister For Trade And Industry
  • Helen Hai, CEO, Made In Africa Initiative
  • Emmanuel Hageteka, COO, Rwandan Development Board
  • Dominic McVey, Director Hela Garments Holding

PLENARY SESSION 5:

New Ways Of Funding Trade Development

PLENARY SESSION 5: New Ways Of Funding Trade Development Room: Albert Moderator: David Stanton, Deputy CEO, TMEA Panellists:

  • Annette Mutaawe, WTO/EIF
  • Clemens Calice, Lion’s
  • Paul Mullard – Senior Economic Adviser, DFID Uganda
  • Dr. Elly Twineyo Kamugisha – Executive Director, Uganda Export Promotion Board
  • Clemens Calice – Partner, Lion’s Head Global Partners
Recorder: Core Planning Team

14.50 – 15.10

Recap Of The TDF Sessions (Frank Matsaert)

Wrap Up

15.10 – 15.20

Minister For Trade, Industry & Cooperatives (Uganda) Officially Closes The Event

15.30

Guests Depart