International Community of Banyakigezi

Convention Program

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF ICOB 2015 CONVENTION

Thursday, July 30, 2015 – Monday, August 03, 2015

View Attachment: PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF ICOB 2015 CONVENTION 071815 Draft


Thursday, July 30, 2015: Arrival at Hotel & Check In

6:00 pm. – 10:00 pm                Sign-in and Pick-up of Convention Information Kit

 

Friday, July 31, 2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am                                                                                                              Breakfast at the Hotel
8:00 am. – 9:30 am Sign-in & Pick up of Convention Information Kit
9:30 am. – 9:35 am  Singing of the Ugandan and American National Anthems
9:35 am. – 9:50 am Welcome and Introductions

  • Andrew Hakiza Chairperson, ICOB Texas 
  • Ruth Ndyabahika, ICOB, President
  • Welcome from Mayor of Addison Texas, Todd Meier
  • Introduction of Uganda’s Ambassador to the U.S. H.E. Ambassador Oliver Wonekha
9:50 am – 10:00 am  Convention Opening Speech

Ambassador Oliver Wonekha

10:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote Address

The Prime Minister of Uganda: The Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda

Convention Theme: Towards a Better Tomorrow; Unlocking the Economic and Human Potential of the Kigezi Region

10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • Honorable Henry Banyenzaki – Minister of State for Economic Monitoring – TBD – pending
  • Dr. Sam Mugasi, Executive Director, National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS):  Investment Opportunities in Uganda’s Agricultural Sector and the Role of NAADS in Facilitating Economic Empowerment through Community Engagement
  • Frank Roby, CEO of Concero Global.  Perspectives in Development. What Money Wants: Understanding the emotional objectives of investment and how to attract it.
11:15 am –11:30am      Coffee Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence, The World Bank – Empowering Women for Development – pending
  • Dr. Dick Kamugasha, Director Technology Development Center, Uganda Industrial Research Center, Transforming Communities through Industrial Skills Training, Technology Transfer and Innovative Product Development  
12:30 pm. – 2:00 pm Lunch at the Hotel
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education, Youth & Economic Empowerment

  • Morrison Rwakakamba, Chief Executive Officer- Agency for Transformation, Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government – Kigezi’s Political Economy:  Mobilizing Communities for Transformative Change
  • Jackie Nintunze – Navigating a Bifurcated Cultural Environment – Helping our youth succeed in the Diaspora – pending
  • Dr. Betty Wakou – Sensitizing Local Communities on Food Technology to Promote Economic Development
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm    Coffee Break            
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Education Forum: Presenters

  • Leroy White, Director, Texas State Technical College, Technical Education and Skilling for Youth Empowerment.
  • Dr. Denis Akankunda Bwesigye, Columbia University – Educating Uganda’s Children for a Better Tomorrow
  • Dr. Lillian Katono Butungi – Foundation for Educational Transformation and Community Engagement – Creating Engaged Learning Communities

Questions & Discussion

5:30 pm   End of Formal Program

Saturday, August 01, 2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am                                                             Breakfast at the Hotel
9:00 am. – 10:30 am Health Forum Panel:  Presenters

  • Hon Dr. Chris Baryomunsi – Discussion on Health Initiatives in Uganda – The Role of Partnerships – pending
  • Dr. L. Tutaryebwa, formerly Director of Clinical Services and Head of Pediatrics. Bwindi Community Hospital – Access and Capacity Building in Health Systems
  • [TBA – Doyin Oluwole – Progress in Breast and Cervical Cancer Education and Awareness]
10:30 am. – 11:00 am    Questions & Discussion
11:00 am. – 2:00 pm Coffee & Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  ICOB General Assembly – Presentation of Local Chapter Reports and ICOB Apex Annual Report
6:00 pm – 12:30 am Dinner Dance and Banquet at the Hotel

Sunday, August 02, 2015

10:00 am. – 12:00 pm                       Church Service
2:00 pm. – 5:30 pm Visit George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Picnic and BBQ

Monday, August 03, 2015: Departure & Check Out (12:00 pm)

 

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