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ALL IS SET FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE 2011


National Dialogue Convener, His Majesty King Mswati 111 is expected to grace the two day national engagement together with Social Issues Convener and CPTM Companion Her Majesty the Indlovukazi.
Theme;
The theme for this year’s dialogue is “Refocusing and adopting new Economic Recovery Strategies”. It will focus primarily on the fiscal challenges facing Swaziland today.
Topics;
The topics include;
1) THE FISCAL CHALLENGES IN PERSPECTIVE
-What is the country’s current fiscal position and the Fiscal Adjustment     Roadmap (F.A.R)?
-What is the effect of the fiscal challenges on the private sector?
-What is the effect of the fiscal challenges on the consumer?

2) NATIONAL RESPONSES TO ECONOMIC CRISIS

-The Economic Recovery Strategy – What are the best possible interventions?
-The Private Sector response – empowering Swazis.
-The Regional Dimension to the fiscal challenges

3) HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
-Social Environment – What are the challenges faced by our society in dealing with poverty.   
-Investment in Quality Education –How best can we invest in quality education given current fiscal challenges?
-Investment in Health. Ensuring health service delivery during financial challenges.
Registration
Registration to the dialogue is now closed.
Participants
Participation is expected from the eight (8) links that form the key components of the Smart partnership movement. These are;
•    Politicians link
•    Business link
•    Professional and Academia link
•    Labour and Civil Service link
•    Media link
•    Arts and Culture link
•    Youth and Children link
•    Social issues link


Programme for National Dialogue 2011


PROGRAMME FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE 2011
14 - 15 SEPTEMBER, 2011

LEAD FACILITATOR: HON. DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, SENATOR THEMBA N. MASUKU

National Dialogue Venue: Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre, Manzini;


Theme:

“Re-focusing and adopting new Economic Recovery Strategies”

Sicubulo:

“Kubuketa nekuhlela kabusha emasu ekuvusa umnotfo”

DAY 1            TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2011

0830 – 1600 hrs     Registration, Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre

12.30pm    Final briefing sessions with JEG, facilitators, Interveners and Moderators at Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre

DAY 2            WEDNESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2011
                
9.00am – 1300 hrs

SESSION 1 -     THE FISCAL CHALLENGES IN PERSPECTIVE

Moderator:    Hon. Minister of Finance Majozi Sithole

1.1    Perspective – What is the country’s current fiscal position and the Fiscal Adjustment Roadmap (F.A.R).?
Intervener: Mr Bheki Bhembe – Director Budget Ministry of Finance

1.2     The effect of the fiscal challenges on the private sector
Intervener: CEO/MD–Construction Industry/hospitality/manufacturing

1.4     The effect of fiscal challenges on consumers
    Intervener: Consumer Forum

10.30 am -11.00am                          TEA BREAK

                                   OFFICIAL OPENING

13.00 – 14.00 hrs                LUNCH
13.30 - 14.00 hrs -  Showcasing Gone Rural BoMake association
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1400 – 1700 hrs

SESSION 1 – Table discussions and report back.

                      DEPARTURE

DAY 3                THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

0900 -1100 hrs

SESSION 2 -     NATIONAL RESPONSES TO ECONOMIC CHALLENGES

Moderator:   Hon. Minister for Economic Planning and Development Prince Hlangusempi

2.1        The Economic Recovery Strategy – What are the best possible interventions?
    Intervener: Economic Recovery Strategy Task Team (ERSTT)
2.2        The Private Sector response – empowering Swazis.
    Interveners:    Zodwa Mabuza –FSE & CC,
                ASBC  Representative
2.3        The Regional Dimension to the Fiscal challenges
            Intervener: Ms Zuzana Brigs –UNDP Country Economist
 
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10.00 -10.30hrs        TEA BREAK
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10.30hrs – 11-30 hrs  

Smart Partnership Round Table Interactions and Feedback

SESSION 3        MOTIVATIONAL SESSION

11.30 - 12.00pm

Moderator:    Moderator: Speaker in the House of Assembly HRH Prince Guduza

 HER MAJESTY THE INDLOVUKAZI – CPTM COMPANION AND SOCIAL  ISSUES CONVENER


SESSION 4  – HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

12.00 – 13.00 pm

5.1     Social Environment – What are the challenges faced by our society in dealing with poverty.   
Intervener: Bongani Msibi – World Vision

5.2     Investment in Quality Education –How best can we invest in quality education given current fiscal challenges?
Intervener: Dr Amos Mahlalela- Ngwane Teacher Training College

5.3     Investment in Health. Ensuring health service delivery during financially challenging times.
Intervener: Dr Gina -MEDISUN

        Smart Partnership Round Table Interactions and Feedback


1300hrs  – 1400 hrs        LUNCH
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SESSION 5 – REVERSE DIALOGUE. THE MEDIA AND HEADS OF STATE / GOVERNMENT.
1400 hrs – 1600 hrs    

Moderator:  The Hon. Deputy Prime Minister Senator Themba N. Masuku

1630 – 1645 hrs        WAY FORWARD    -

THE RT. HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER DR SIBUSISO BARNABAS DLAMINI.

1645 - 1700 hrs     HIS MAJESTY THE INGWENYAMA – PATRON AND NATIONAL DIALOGUE CONVENER

CLOSING PRAYER AND DEPARTURE

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