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GCRF COMPASS London Forum 28-29 January 2019

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GCRF COMPASS hosted the London Forum on 28-29 January 2019.


Building Resilience in a wider Eurasia: challenges and opportunities
COMPASS LONDON policy forum

28-29 January 2019

28 January: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

09.00 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee

09.30-11.00 International capacity-building: ambitions and challenges for the UK globally, and in the Eastern Neighbourhood/Central Asia in particular

o University of Kent: Professor Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor

o Westminster, House of Lords: Baroness Suttie (COMPASS Advisory Board member)
o Westminster, House of Commons: Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Europe and Americas (TBC)
o GCRF UKRI Challenge Leader: Professor Neelam Raina
o British Academy: Alun Evans, CEO
o HMG: Christopher Allan, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan also speaking on behalf of DFID’s regional section

11.15-12.45 Wider Eurasia – changes and challenges: the view from the region

o GCRF COMPASS: Professor Elena Korosteleva, PI (Kent) and Dr Siddharth Saxena, CoI (Cambridge)
o ADA University (Azerbaijan): Fariz Ismailzade, Vice-Rector ADA Unievrsity, and Ms Gunay Rahimli, Ministry of Foreign
o Belarusian State University (BSU, Belarus): Professor Andrey Korol, BSU Rector

o Tajik National University (TNU, Tajikistan): Professor Munira Shahidi (TNU COMPASS Leader and member, Public Council of the President Office)

o University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED, Uzbekistan): Prof Alisher Faizullaev 

12.45-13.45 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Growing resilience together (I): opportunities for cooperation

o Institutional & Policy impact – developing parliamentary cooperation: Greg Power, GPG Founder and Chairman (TBC) and Ms Gyde Jensen, MdB, FDB Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag, Berlin
o The Silk Road connectivity and Renewable Energy cooperation: Lord Teverson

o Growing economic & trade resilience: Dr Artur Radziwill, Director of Country Economics and Policy Pillar, EBRD

o Baroness Suttie 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Growing resilience together (II): opportunities for cooperation
o Higher Education Cooperation, under NEWTON initiatives: Rachael Sara-Kennedy, UUK
o Humanitarian Aid/Development: Baroness Cox, House of Lords and Chris Levick, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)
o Society, Youth and Education: Richard Everitt, Regional Director of Education and Society, Wider Europe, British Council
o Community, and resilience: Dr Leila Brosnan, The National School of Government International

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

17.30-17.45 Concluding remarks

18.30-20.30 GCRF COMPASS reception, House of Lords

29 January (Tuesday): Training for Policy Impact, FCO

10.00-12.00 FCO: Training for Policy Impact - a workshop (with Laurence Broyd)

10.30-11.30 AB meeting: PI, COI and PM to report about the project’s progress

12.00-13.30 Buffet lunch & a brief tour of FCO. Departure