Updated: 10-Nov-2005 Partnership for Peace


TRUST "Together Reducing Unsafe Surplus Tools of War" PfP TRUST Fund Projects: Focus on South East Europe Workshop Agenda - Albania 26 - 27 September 2004

Sunday September 26
  Hotel: Sheraton
Participants begin to arrive in Tirana
08:45 Gather in hotel foyer
09:00 Depart for the destruction site at Mjekes - Casual dress
11:00--12:00 Visit to the site
12:30--14:00 Lunch
14:00 Return to the hotel
16:00 Arrive hotel
19:00 Reception and dinner
Monday September 27
08:00--08:30 Registration
08:30--10:00 Call to Order
Anne C. Bader
Executive Vice President, The Fund for Peace
Edmond Haxhinasto
Executive Director, Institute for Peace, Development and Integration

H.E. Ilir Meta, President, Institute for Peace, Development and Integration
H.E. Alfred Moisiu, President of the Republic of Albania

The Albanian PfP Trust Fund Land Mine Projects: A model for the region
Minister Pandeli Majko
Minister of Defense, Republic of Albania

Albania: The role of Partnership for Peace in the Euro-Atlantic area
Ambassador Gnther Altenburg
Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

The role of Donor Countries: Making the Case for Disarmament
Ambassador Steven Zate
Charg d' Affaires
U.S. Embassy, Tirana

The role of NAMSA: The Destruction Process
Major General Karl-Heinz Mnzner
General Manager, NAMSA

TRUST, the State and the Press
Richard N. Winfield, Esq.
Clifford Chance LLC
Chair, The Fund for Peace

The role of PfP Trust Fund in the Balkans: Raising awareness
Ms. Susan Pond
Head, Partnership for Peace and Cooperation Program
10:00--10:45 Panel Discussion: What is the size of the problem?
  Surplus Stock, Defence Reform, Regional Security

Anton Martynyuk (OSCE); Tony Monaghan (UNDP);
Prof. Biljana Vankouska (University of Skopje);
Svetlana Lukic-Djurgevic, Independent Analyst, Belgrade

Moderator: Lt. Gen. Nicholas B. Kehoe, USAF ret.
10:45--11:00 Question and answer session, Panel 1
11:00--11:15 Break
11:15--12:10 Panel Discussion: What are the costs & benefits? Civil Society, Economic Impact and the Environment

Mark E. Gaillard (First Secretary and Deputy Political Advisor, Canadian Joint Delegation to NATO);
Peter Courtney-Green (Chief, Ammunition Section, NAMSA Special Projects Programme);
Carlo Natale (Head, Political Economic Information Section, EC Delegation--Albania);

Moderator: Susan Pond (Head, Partnership for Peace & Cooperation Programs, NATO)
12:10--12:25 Question and answer session, Panel 2
12:30--13:00 News conference
13:00--14:00 Lunch
followed by remarks by Lt. Gen. Nicholas B. Kehoe
14:00--14:45 Panel Discussion: The role of a free press: Raise awareness, promote transparency, strengthen civil society

Emanuele Santi (Communications Associate, The World Bank);
Jeta Xharra (Kosovo Project Manager, Institute for War and Peace Reporting);
Col. Mark Kalber (Chief, International Affairs, US National Guard);
Susan Manuel (Chief, Peace and Security Section, UN Department of Public Information)

Moderator: Richard N. Winfield
14:45--15:00 Question and answer session, Panel 3
15:00--15:45 Brief review and Q&A on Manual
Chair: Anne C. Bader
15:45--16:15 Break
16:15--17:00 Inputs from the journalists and experts towards producing recommendations in support of the workshop objectives
17:00 Conclusion, Next steps
Amb. Gnther Altenburg