Programme for Teso conference 2017

Teso Development International Conference | University of East London, United Kingdom | 
Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd September 2017 | Theme: Teso: Past, Present, and Future 
Day 1: Monday 18th September 2017
 
Item
In charge/Presenter/Chair
Time
Arrival
Registration
 
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Preliminary Session
Welcome Delegates
Chair, Organising Committee
9:00 am – 9:10 am
Conference Objectives
Executive Director, IWA UK
9:10 am – 9:20 am
Opening Session
Opening Ceremony
Uganda’s High Commissioner to UK
9:20 am – 9:30 am
Minister of State for Teso Affairs
9:35 am – 10:45 am
Speaker of Parliament, Uganda
9:50 am – 10:10 am
His Royal Highness, The Emorimor
10:20 am – 10:35 am
Session 1
100 years of the Iteso: Adaptation, Resilience, and Revival.
Dr. Patrick Igulot, Executive Director, Iteso Welfare Association (IWA) UK.
10:40 am – 11:10 am
Session 2
The Untapped Potential of Teso.
Professor Venansius Baryamureeba, Uganda Technology and Management University, (UTAMU).
11:20 am – 11:50 am
 
Tea Break
 
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Session 3
How have institutions promoted or undermined development in Teso?
Chris Obore, Director, Communication, Parliament of Uganda
12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Session 4
Agribusiness and value addition for poverty alleviation in Uganda.
Mrs. Perez Ochieng, Director/CEO, SACOMA Foods.
12:50 pm – 1:20 pm
Session 5
Key issues and recommendations
Chair: Stella Ikanik Opolot, Vice Chair, Teso Conference.
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
 
Lunch Break
 
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Session 6
Investing in education in Teso: a personal journey.
Hellen Adoa, Member of Parliament representing women, Serere District
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Session 7
The experience of Hillary Storm Nursery & Primary School, Kumi, Uganda in improving education in Teso.
Hillary Storm, Co-founder, Hillary Storm Nursery & Primary School, Kumi, Uganda.
3:20 pm – 3:35 pm
Session 8
The past, present and future of two educational projects in Serere District: a donor’s perspective over 20 years.
Andrew Billington, Patron & Donor, Kadungulu SS and Billington Vocational Training Centre, Serere
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 8
Key issues and recommendations
Chair: Paul Egaru, Vice Chair, Iteso Welfare Association, IWA UK
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Evening Break
 
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
End of Day 1
Day 2: Tuesday 19th September 2017
 
Item
In charge/Presenter/Chair
Time
Arrival
Registration
 
8:00am – 8:50 am
Session 9
Recap of Day 1
Florence Labwo, Coordinator, Community Relations, IWA UK.
9:00 am – 9:20 am
Session 10
The role of leadership in the development of Teso: missing links and opportunities.
Hon. Herbert Ariko, Member of Parliament, Soroti Municipality, Soroti district
9:30 am – 10:00 am
 
Tea Break
 
10:10 am – 10:40 am
Session 11
Plans of the Ministry of Teso Affairs for the development of Teso
Hon. Agnes Akiror Egunyu

Minister of State for Teso Affairs.

10:40 pm – 11:20 pm
Session 12
Strategies for the economic development of Teso.
Hon. Patrick Okabe, Member of Parliament, Serere County.
11:30 pm – 11:50 pm
Session 13
Sustainable and Impact Development in Teso Sub Region: A Case for Enterprise and Investment
Charles Okwalinga, Teso Professionals’ Enterprise Development Organisation, Teso PEDO
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
Session 14
Mental health issues and development in Uganda.
Bridget Katungi, Miss Uganda, UK
12:30 – 12:50 pm
Session 15
Religion and the Church: How Can these work in partnership with the Diaspora for Development in Uganda?
Dr. Alfred Banya, Chaplaincy Assistant, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Session 16
Key issues and recommendations
Chair: William Masembe Nkata, Buganda Heritage Foundation, UK
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Lunch Break
 
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 17
Young People and Development: Unleashing the Power of Youth to Drive and Deliver Change in the Community.  Six Cases from Uganda.
Sophia Scholar Irepu, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager, Restless Development Uganda.
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 18
Unemployment in Teso: Challenges and Opportunities
Hon. Anna Adeke, Member of Parliament representing Youth.
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 19
Piloting community health insurance in Karamoja region.
Rose Lilly Atyang Okello, Chair, Karamoja Association, UK
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Session 20
Alleviating drought and water stress in Teso: a legislative perspective
Hon. Alex Bakunda Byarugaba, MP, Isingiro South & Chairman, Natural Resources Committee
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Session 21
Key issues and recommendations
Chair: Violet Akurut, Member of Parliament representing Women, Katakwi district. 
5:00 pm – 5:20 pm
Session 21

 

·         Conference recommendations and actions

·         Closing

·         Mrs. Stellla Ikanik Opolot, Vice Chair, Teso Conference Organising Committee

·         Minister Hon. Agnes Akiror Egunyu

5:30 pm – 5:50 pm
 
Evening Break
 
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
End of Day 2
Day 3: Wednesday 20th September 2017: Learning Tour
 
Item
In charge
Time
 
Arrival at central venue
 
9:00am – 9:50 am
Session 22
Tour of Vicarage Primary School
Stella Ikanik Opolot, Rose Amoding
1:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 23
Tour of University of East London
Florence Acen-Owor

University of East London.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Day 4: Thursday 21st September 2017: Learning Tour
 
Item
In charge
Time
 
Arrival at central venue
 
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Session 24
Tour of Alvan Blanch Agro-Implements factory
Leonard Opolot
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Day 5: Friday 22nd September 2017: Learning Tour
 
Item
In charge
Time
 
Arrival at central venue
 
9:00 am – 9:50 noon
Session 25
Tour of Bakery
Moses Ekole
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Day 5: Friday 22nd September 2017: Initiation, Fundraising, and Closing Dinner

Programme

  1. Initiation of Iteso chiefs in the UK, launch of IWA UK cultural troupe and ICU UK chapter.
  2. Fundraising for IWA mobile outreach clinic and IWA university teaching hospital.
  3. Presentation of IWA Impact Awards.
  4. Entertainment including Luo Cultural Group.

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