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Addresses and Presentations

Opening ceremony


Opening speech:

- Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister, People's Republic of China

Welcome address:

- Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO

Keynote addresses:

Literacy and the MDGs: An African perspective
- Arthur Zahidi N'Goma, Vice-President, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Working Session I

- Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO


Lead Commentary:

- Nicholas Burnett, Director, EFA Global Monitoring Report

Panellists:

- George I. Godia, Education Secretary, Kenya

- Maria Lourdes Almazan-Khan, Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education

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Working Session II


Lead commentary:

- Mamadou Ndoye, Executive Secretary, ADEA

Panellists:

- Reyes Tamez Guerra, Minister of Education, Mexico
- Mary Futrell, Founding President, Education International

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Working Session III


Panellists:

- Naledi Pandor, Minister of Education, South Africa
- Henry Jeffrey, Minister of Education, Guyana
- Anne Margareth F. Stenhammer, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

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Working Session IV

Lead commentary:

- Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for Development, EC

- Jean-Louis Sarbib, Senior Vice-President, Human Development, World Bank


Panellists:

- Javed Ashraf Oazi, Minister of Education, Pakistan
- Frederick Schieck, Deputy-Administrator, USAID
- Aires Bonifacio Ali, Minister of Education and Culture, Mozambique