Detailed programme and panelists’ biographies

Latest update : 04/03/2015

Symposium "Cooperation for addressing climate change challenges"

8.30 – 9.30 Arrival of attendees and registration

9.30 – 10.00 Opening

Colloque 2015

Welcoming remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Expertise France, Interministerial Delegate for International Technical Cooperation, Mr Jean-Christophe DONNELLIER


  • Video address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr Laurent FABIUS
  • Opening speech by the Chief Executive Officer of Expertise France, Mr Sébastien MOSNERON DUPIN

10.00 – 11.45: Round table 1

Climate as a cross-public policy issue in cooperation projects

International donors support developing, emerging and transition countries in taking into account the climate issue in public policies. How do the States include climate-related risks when monitoring their  policies?

Moderator: Ms Marie-Hélène AUBERT, Advisor for international negociations Climate and Environment to the President of the Republic – France


  • Mr Jean JOUZEL, Climatologist and Glaciologist, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – France
  • Mr Abdullahi MAJEED, Minister of State for Environment and Energy – Maldives
  • Ms Hakima EL HAITE, Deputy Minister for Environment to the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment – Morocco
  • Ms Jelena SIMOVIC, Assistant minister, Minister of Mining and Energy – Republic of Serbia
  • Mr Jean-Marc GRAVELLINI, Executive Director in charge of operations, French Agency for Development (AFD) – France
  • Mr James CLOSE, Climate Group Director for Policy and Finance – World Bank

Panellists’ biographies

11.45 – 12.15: The international cooperation challenges to promote energy efficiency

Mr Benoit LEBOT, Executive Director of International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)

12.15 – 13.30: Lunch buffet offered to participants

13.30 – 15.00: Round table 2

How to ensure effective involvement of stakeholders in climate issues?

A diversity of stakeholders face the climate issues and work with the States. How technical cooperation can help to articulate public players, civil society and private sector? How to ensure a transfer of knowledge at the international, national and local levels?

Moderator: Ms Véronique MASSENET, Deputy Head of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy


  • Ms Teodora OBRADOVIC GRNCAROVSKA, State Counsellor and National Coordinator for Climate change, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Dr LE MINH NHAT, Director of Climate Change Adaptation Division, Department of Meteo-hydrology and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) – Vietnam
  • Ms Jennifer SEMAKULA MUSISI, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority – Uganda
  • Ms Hindou OUMAROU IBRAHIM, Coordinator, Bororo nomadic peoples association of Chad (AFPAT) – Chad
  • Ms Hélène VALADE, Director of Sustainable Development, Suez Environnement – France

Panellists’ biographies

15.15 – 16.45: Thematic workshops

1. Food safety and climate change

Food safety is a key to development, in particular in countries where the population is still largely rural and therefore depends on agriculture and livestock to live. Which cooperation programs are implemented in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, so as to ensure food security for populations?

Moderator: Ms Catherine GESLAIN-LANÉELLE, Director-general of agricultural, agrifood and territories policies, Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry – France


  • Mr Mohamed Naoufel BEN HAHA, Deputy-Director of Agricultural Land Planning and Valorisation, General-Direction of Agricultural Land Planning and Conservation - Tunisia
  • Mr Hamata AG HANTAFAYE, Director, National Agency for the Development of Biofuels – Mali
  • Mr Noël BATAKA, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries – Togo
  • Mr Denis AYENA, Executive Director at the Inter-municipal Technical Service, Inter-municipal association of the Collins – Benin
  • Mr Joseph TEDOU, Director-General, National Institute of Statistics – Cameroon
  • Mr Magatte NDOYE, Coordinator of the programme to strengthen and develop trade capacity, Ministry of Commerce, the Informal Sector, Consumption, Promotion of local products and SMEs – Senegal
  • Mr Alain SY TRAORE, Director, Agriculture and Rural Development – ECOWAS Commission

Panellists’ biographies

2. Climate change and health, is it necessary to adapt preventive systems?

Public health policies have evolved in recent years in order to take into account health risks associated with climate change. What is the role of research in risk prevention and the treatment of patients? How States can adapt their policies in order to deal with the impact of climate change on health?

Moderator: Ms Saran BRANCHI, Head of International and European affairs, Minister for Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights – France


  • Ms Michèle LEGEAS, Teacher-researcher in environmental public health, Department of Health Environment Labour & Health Engineering, EHESP School of Public Health in Rennes – France
  • Dr Mamadou KONE, Special Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Health and Fight against AIDS – Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mr Bruno RIVALAN, Head of French office, Global health Advocates - France
  • Dr Magaran BAGAYOKO, Regional Adviser, Protection of the Human Environment (PHE), Regional Office for Africa – World Health Organisation
  • Dr Gilles RAGUIN, Director of the Health Department, Expertise France – France

Panellists’ biographies

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