GFMD Business Mechanism

Written by ADEPT

2 May 2017

3 – 4 April 2017, Geneva 
As chair of the GFMD Entrepreneurship and Circular Migration Committee, Gibril Faal moderated and reported on two round-tables at the meeting on ‘Public-Private Dialogue for the UN Global Compact for Migration’.
Other speakers included:
  • Ms Linda Kromjong, Secretary-General, International Organization for Employers;
  • Mr Austin Fragomen Jr., Chair, GFMD Business Mechanism;
  • Dr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme, German Ambassador for the 2017-2018 GFMD Co-chairmanship;
  • Mr Ignacio Packer, Secretary-General, Terre des Hommes International
The first round-table was on ‘The role of the private sector in encouraging investments, entrepreneurship and circular migration’ and the speakers were:
  • Mr Roland Dominicé, CEO, Symbiotics;
  • Dr. Ola Orekunrin, Founder & CEO, Flying Doctors Nigeria;
  • Ms. Barbara Span, Vice-President Global Public Affairs, Western Union.
The second round-table was on ‘Entrepreneurship, alternative financing options, investments: What constitute effective circular migration in the 21st century?’ and the speakers were:
  • Mr Edin Dacic, CEO, Daccomet AG;
  • H.E. Mr Coly Seck, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the UN Office in Geneva;
  • Mr Andre Belzile, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN Office in Geneva; and
  • Mr Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist, World Bank.
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