SCHEDULE FOR DAY 1

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021

TIMEACTIVITYPRESENTER
8:30-8:55AM ARRIVAL OF GUESTS
9:00-9:15AM OPENING PRAYER REV. DR. LAWRENCE TETTEH, PRESIDENT WORLDWIDE MIRACLE OUTREACH
9:15-9:30AM CULTURAL DISPLAY NEKOTECH DANCE TROUPE
9:30-9:40AM NATIONAL ANTHEM: GHANA
9:40-10:00AM INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS MASTERS OF CEREMONY
10:00-10:10AM OPENING REMARKS PRESIDENT JIFORM, AJIBOLA ABAYOMI
10:10-10:20AM WELCOME ADDRESS H. E. REV. DR A.K. OCANSEY, MEMBER AU LABOUR MIGRATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND CHAIR NEKOTECH CENTER/UNYA-GHANA
10:20-10:30AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING STATEMENT HON. ALPHA O. TIMBO MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL SECURITY, SIERRA LEONE
10:30-11:00AM OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF THE SUMMIT PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO OF GHANA. Chairperson ECOWAS Authority of Heads of state and government.
11:00-11:10AM MIGRATION AND HUMANITY HON. MRS TOLULOPE AKADE-SADIPE, CHAIR NIGERIA’S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON DIASPORA MATTERS. 12:40-1:00PM ADDRESS ON HUMAN MOBILITY, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AS KEY COMPONENTS OF AFRICA 2063 AGENDA. DR TUNJI. J. ASAOLU NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVE, AFRICAN UNION ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL (AU-ECOSOCC), NIGERIA
11:10-11:30AM PRESENTATION/LAUNCH OF KEY CONCEPTS IN MIGRATION: A JOURNALIST’S GUIDE TO REPORTING. A PUBLICATION BY JIFORM THE DIRECTOR OF STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF ANGLOPHONE, UNIVERSITY OF COMMERCE AND ADMINISTRATION, BENIN REPUBLIC DR AJIJOLA ISAAC ABIODUN
11:30-11:50AM PRESENTATION OF EXCERPTS FROM: “DEADLY WORK OR DECENT WORK? – EMPLOYMENT SYSTEMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST H. E. REV. DR A.K. OCANSEY, MEMBER AU LABOUR MIGRATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND CHAIR NEKOTECH CENTER/UNYA-GHANA
AN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO FOR ILO C189/190 RATIFICATION RETURNEE MIGRANTS UNYA-GHANA- SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
11:50-12:20PM PANEL DISCUSSION LABOUR MIGRATION: WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO MAKE THE PARADIGM SHIFT TO BENEFIT AFRICA? PROFESSOR LUMUMBA/TEYE/ PANEL: DR AJIJOLA ISAAC ABIODUN/ DR. A.K. OCANSEY
12:20-12:40PM LABOUR DIVERSIFICATION, TRADE AND INVESTMENT: BENEFITS TO AFRICAN MIGRATION POLICY HONOURABLE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL SECURITY, SIERRA LEONE, HON ALPHA TIMBO
11:00-11:10AM MIGRATION AND HUMANITY HON. MRS TOLULOPE AKADE-SADIPE, CHAIR NIGERIA’S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON DIASPORA MATTERS. 12:40-1:00PM ADDRESS ON HUMAN MOBILITY, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AS KEY COMPONENTS OF AFRICA 2063 AGENDA. DR TUNJI. J. ASAOLU NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVE, AFRICAN UNION ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL (AU-ECOSOCC), NIGERIA
1:00-1:20PM GOODWILL MESSAGES SPECIAL GUESTS
1:20-1:50PM Q AND A/LUNCH GUESTS/PARTICIPANTS
1:50-2:10PM The Role of Media in Promoting a Fact-Based Narrative on Migration IOM NIGERIA
2:10-2:30PM Integration of Migrants and Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities PRESIDENT, ORGANISATION POURS L'INTÉGRATION AFRICAINE (OAI). TOGO, DR. WILLIAMS AZUMA IJIMA
2:30-2:50PM ROLES OF MEDIA IN ADDRESSING MIGRANT ISSUES DIRECTOR OF ASIA-PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR BROADCASTING DEVELOPMENT MS PHILOMENA GNANAPRAGASAM
2:50-3:10PM DIASPORA VALUES AND BENEFITS TO AFRICAN ECONOMY DIRECTOR, DIASPORAN RELATIONS, (PRESIDENCY), ACCRA, GHANA
3:10-3:30PM Q & A/COCO BREAK
3:30-3:50PM CANADA IMMIGRATION PROCESS AND BENEFITS TO AFRICANS CEO/FOUNDER ALTEC GLOBAL INC, CANADA SUSAN GONG
3:50-4:10PM APPRAISING MIGRANTS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES HON GERRY WEINER, FORMER IMMIGRATION MINISTER, CANADA
4:10-4:20PM Q AND A
4:20-4:30PM CLOSING REMARKS/PRAYER REV. DR. LAWRENCE TETTEH, PRESIDENT WORLDWIDE MIRACLE OUTREACH