Running Order of the GDLN Session


Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST Washington DC time

Running Order in PDF Format

08:00 AM - 08:05 AM :- Opening remarks & Introductions

  • Chair/Moderator, Mr. Simon Bell, Sector Manager, South Asia Finance & Private Sector Development (SASFP), The World Bank
    • Introduction to the South Asia regional cooperation dialogue.

08:05 AM - 08:15 AM :- Keynote

  • Keynote Speaker, Mr. Philippe Dongier, Sector Manager, Global ICT, The World Bank

08:15 AM - 08:23 AM :- Introductions

  • Country VC Facilitators
    • A brief round of introductions of organizations participating from each South Asian country.

08:23 AM - 08:33 AM :- Areas for Regional Collaboration in IT Enabled Services

08:33 AM - 08:50 AM :- Panel Discussions

  • Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, Computer Associates, India (~6 min.)
    • Comments on the report & its conclusions and actionable ideas for ITES sector development in SAR.
  • Mr. Reshan Dewapura, ICT Agency, Sri Lanka (~6 min.)
    • Response to proposals and focus discussion on the role of government in facilitating regional cooperation to benefit the ITES companies in SAR.
  • Mr. Greg Chen and Mr. Jim Rosenberg, CGAP Advancing Financial Access for the World’s Poor (~6 min.)

08:50 AM - 09:20 AM :- Software Industry Organizations Roundtable Dialogue (~4 min. each)

  • Afghanistan:
  • Bangladesh: Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)
  • Bhutan:
  • India: National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)
  • Nepal: Computer Association of Nepal and Association of Computer Engineers’ Nepal (ACEN)
  • Pakistan: Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA)
  • Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM)

9:20 AM - 09:55 AM :- Country Roundtable Dialogue (~4 min. each)

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Washington DC
    • Mr. Nagy Hanna, Mr. Randeep Sudan, Mr. Satyen Harve

09:55 AM - 10:00 AM :- Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Simon Bell and Mr. Philippe Dongier

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM :- Follow-up and Next Steps

  • Mr. Manju Haththotuwa and Mr. Anil Srivastava
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