CONFERENCE AGENDA: Host Communities & the PIB

Host Communities and the PIB:
Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward
9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.               Registrations
10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.           OPENING CEREMONY
                                                            Welcome by Victoria Ohaeri, Executive Director, Spaces for Change (S4C)
                                                            Opening remarks by Dayo Olaide, S4C PIB Research Advisor
10.30 a.m. –     11.00 a.m.                  Tea Break
11.00 a.m.       11.30 a.m.               Public Presentation of the PIB Resource Handbook by
Victoria Ohaeri, Executive Director, S4C  
11.30 a.m. –     12.30 p.m.                PANEL ONE
                                                            SESSION CHAIR- Dr. Bala Zakka – Energy Expert
(a)              PIB: Why Inclusive Development Matters: Peter Esele, President, Trade Union Congress, Nigeria
(b)              Pollution, Poverty and the Challenge of Progressive       Legislation: Nnimmo Bassey, Chair Board of Trustees, Environmental Rights Action, Benin, Edo State
(c)               Oil Vs. Human Rights: In Search of a Healthy Balance:  Speaker: Dooter Malu, Head of Information & Communication, National Human Rights Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.                     PLENARY SESSION
1.30 p.m. – 2. 30. p.m.                    LUNCH BREAK
2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.                     PANEL TWO
SESSION CHAIR – Dr. Mrs. Robito Ekpiken-Ekanem, Executive Director, Women in Action for Positive Development & GENDER ENHANCEMENT ACTION, CALABAR CROSS RIVERS STATE 
(a) Towards Greater Community Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry: His Royal Highness, Chief ACD Abia, The Clan Head of Ichia, Ibeno, Eket Local Government, Akwa Ibom State
His Royal Highness Suanu Baridam, Gbeneme Bangha of Ogoniland, Rivers State
                                                   (b) PIB: Mainstreaming Marginalized Perspectives    into Oil
Sector Reforms: Emem Okon, Executive Director KEBETKACHE, Women Development and Resource Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 
3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.                 PLENARY
4. 30 p.m. – 4. 35 p.m.               CLOSING
DAY TWO: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
9.00 a.m. – 9.30.00 a.m.                Rehash of previous day’s event: Joy Fidelis, Program Coordinator, Legal Resource and Research Documentation Center (LRRDC) – 10.00  a.m.                     Tea Break
10.00a.m. – 11.00 a.m.                   PANEL ONE
SESSION CHAIR   Mr. Warmate Jones, Director General, Yenagoa Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture

(a)    Escalating Crude Theft: Examining the Operability of      Community Surveillance of Oil Installations: Mr. Chika Onuegbu, Chairman, PENGASSAN/NUPENG National Joint Committee on the PIB; PENGASSAN National Industrial Relations Officer Port Harcourt, Rivers State

(b)   Improving Host Community-Oil Company Relations: Strategies That WorkEngineer Alexander Neyin, Ex-Senior Manager, Assets and Installations, Chevron Unlimited, Lagos

11.o0 a.m.-12.00 noon                         PLENARY
12.00 – 1. 00. p.m                                 Communique Drafting Breakout Sessions
GROUP ONE: Enhancing community participation in the PIB
SESSION CHAIR – Innocent Adjenughure, Executive Director, Niger Delta Study Group on Extractive Industries, Warri, Delta State
GROUP TWO: Strengthening environmental protection in the PIB
SESSION CHAIR – Mrs. Kaine Bob-Manuel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.                             LUNCH BREAK
2.00 p.m. – 2.3o p.m.                             REPORT BACK/WRAP UP SESSION
2.30p.m. -3.00p.m.                                CLOSING REMARKS

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