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International Conference on

JOBS FOR DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

1-2 December 2014, Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


1st December 2014 (Monday)


10:00 hours Registration

INAUGURAL SESSION

10:30 Welcome Address 
Dr Rajat Kathuria
, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
10:45
Welcome remarks by Chairperson
Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
11:00
Opening Remarks

Dr Martin Rama, Chief Economist, The World Bank, New Delhi
11:15
Employment and Entrepreneurship for Development
Mr Manish Sabharwal , Co-Founder and Chairman, Team Lease Services, Bangalore
11:45
Thematic address
Smt Gauri Kumar, Secretary, Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
12:00 Inaugural address
Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy
(TBC) , Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India  
12:30
Q&A / media interaction

13:00
Lunch


SESSION 1: YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

14:00[†] 
Chair:  

Mr Mark Keese, Head, Employment, Analysis and Policy Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD, Paris

Presenters:  

Prof Dr Günther Schmid, Director, Labour Market Policy and Employment, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin

Dr Niall O’HigginsAssociate Professor of Economics, University of Salerno, Italy


Prof Arup Mitra and Dr Sher Verick, Professor of Economics, Institute for Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi; and Senior Employment Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia, New Delhi


Discussant:  


Prof Alakh Narayan Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi

Q&A



SESSION 2: GREEN JOBS AND SKILLS

15:45
Tea Break

16:00

Chair:  


Mr Dilip Chenoy (TBC), Managing Director & CEO, National Skills Development Corporation, New Delhi 

Presenters:  

Dr Alex Bowen, Principal Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE) 

Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai 

Dr Ritu Mathur, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi 

Discussant:  
Mr Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, The Skills Academy; Founder, Genpact 

Q&A

17:45
High Tea


SPECIAL ADDRESS: JOB CREATION IN INDIA – INTERNATIONAL LESSONS

18:00 Welcome remarks Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director  & Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
18:15 Special address Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, New Delhi
19:00 Q & A
19:30 Dinner

2nd December 2014 (Tuesday)


SESSION 3: LABOUR MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

09:30

Chair: 
Mr. Peter BoninTeam Leader, Migration and Development, GIZ, Bonn

Documentary (5 mins) – India to Germany and Back: Reflections on Skilled Labour Migration


Ms Pragya Taneja, Advisor, Migration for Development Programme, Competence in Motion Unit, GIZ, New Delhi

Presenters: 
Dr Dilip Ratha (via Skype), Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit; CEO, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration & Development (KNOMAD), Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, Washington DC


Dr Bilesha Weeraratne, Research Economist, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo


Prof Binod Khadria (Via Skype), Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi


Discussant: 
Dr S Irudaya Rajan, Professor, Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram


11:15 Tea Break

SESSION 4: JOB DISCRIMINATION

11:30 Chair:

Prof Zoya Hasan, Former Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi

Presenters:


Prof Barbara Harriss-White
, Senior Research Fellow, Area Studies; Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford

Dr Piotr Lewandowski, Founder and President of the Board, Institute for Structural Research (IBS), Warsaw


Mr Benjamin Stanwix and Ms Karmen Naidoo, Senior Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town and Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Discussant:  

Dr Arup Maharatna, Former Professor, Gokhale Instiute of Politics and Economics, Pune


13:15 Lunch

SESSION 5: SOCIAL PROTECTION AND LABOUR WELFARE

14:30

Chair:

Dr Martin Rama, Chief Economist, The World Bank, New Delhi


Presenters:

Dr Albert Park, Director, Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS); Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong


Dr David A Robalino, Lead Economist, Social Protection and Labor, The World Bank, Washington DC

Prof Dev Nathan, Professor, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi; Visiting Research Fellow, Duke University, Durham


Discussant:

Mr Helmut Hauschild, Director, Indo-German Social Security Programme, GIZ, New Delhi


16:15 Tea Break

PANEL DISCUSSION: LABOUR PRACTICES IN SOUTH ASIA

16:30

Chair:

Dr Duncan Campbell, Director of Research, ILO, Geneva


Panelists:


Bhutan

Dasho Pema Wangda, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Royal Government of Bhutan, Thimphu


Nepal

Dr Bandita Sijapati, Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Kathmandu


Afghanistan


Dr Chona Echavez, Deputy Director, Research, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Kabul


Sri Lanka

Dr Nisha Arunatilake, Research Fellow, IPS, Colombo


India

Dr Deb Kusum Das, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Delhi; Consultant, ICRIER

Discussant

Dr Edgard Rodriguez, Senior Program Specialist (Supporting Inclusive Growth), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa



19:00 Vote of thanks 
Dr Rajat Kathuria,
Director & CE, ICRIER

19:05 Dinner

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[†] Chairs, presenters and discussants will have 15 minutes each. 30 minutes have been allocated for Q&A.

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