November 15, 2007: Korea-Africa Forum Intersessional Meeting 2007

Image:Flickr, Republic of Korea
Image:Flickr, Republic of Korea

Following the visit of the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr Roh Moo-hyun, to Africa in March 2006, the Korea Africa Forum meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in November 2006 and the visit of Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to Korea in May 2007, the South African department of foreign affairs and the embassy of the Republic of Korea in Pretoria requested SAIIA to host an intersessional meeting at Jan Smuts House, Johannesburg, on 15 November 2007.

Co-organizers were the Korean Institute of International Economic Policy (KIEP). The papers and powerpoint presentations below were those presented during the one-day meeting.

Date : November 15, 2007 (09:30-18:00)
Venue : Board Room in SAIIA, Johannesburg, South Africa

Program

November 14 (Wednesday)

Welcoming Dinner, Johannesburg Country Club (19.00)

November 15 (Thursday)

9:30- -10:00 Opening Ceremony

Introduction

Call to Order: Ms Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director, SAIIA
Opening Speech: Mr. Song Woong Yeob, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
Welcoming Speech: Ms Nina Human, Director for Korea, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, South Africa

10:00 -12:00 Session 1: Potentials for Economic Growth and Development Strategy of Africa

Chair: Dr Chris Alden, head, SAIIA China in Africa project.

Presentation 1: Africa’s Economy: Present and Future
Presenter: Mr. Sean Nolan, Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, IMF

Presentation 2: Potentials for Economic Growth and Development Strategy of South Africa
Presenter: Mr. Jorge Maia, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa , South Africa

Discussion
Dr. Chun Seung-Hun, Korea Institute for Development Strategy, Korea
Dr. Park Young-ho, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Korea
Prof. Shin Won-Yong, Young San University, Korea
Prof. Garth Shelton, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

12:00- 13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 2: Applicability of Korea’s Economic Development Experience to Africa

Chair: Tom Wheeler, Research Fellow, SAIIA

Presentation 1: Development Strategy and Industrialization
Presenter: Dr. Chun Seung-Hun, Korea Institute for Development Strategy, Korea

Presentation 2: Spiritual Modernization and Rural Development
Presenter: Dr. Chun Seung-Hun, Korea Institute for Development Strategy, Korea

Presentation 3: The Role of the State in Korean Economic Development: Implications for African Countries
Presenter: Prof. Shin Won-Yong, Young San University , Korea

Discussion
South Africa: Philip Alves, Economist, SAIIA
Mr E.D. Ole Naiko, Executive Director of the Tanzanian Investment Centre, Dar es Salaam
Mr Andriniaina Rasoarahona, Project Officer, EDBM, Madagascar
Dr. Jung Hae-Jung, Korea-Africa Association, Korea

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:00-17:00 Session 3: Strategy for Promoting Korea-Africa Trade and Investments

Chair: Dr. Jung Hae-Jung, Korea-Africa Association, Korea

Presentation 1: Promising Areas for investment in South Africa and Cooperation between South Africa and Korea
Presenter: Mr Brian Soldaat, the dti (did not show up)

Presentation 2: Foreign Investment Environment and Policy of Madagascar
Presenter: Mr Andriniaina Rasoarahona, Project Officer, EDBM, Madagascar

Presentation 3: Foreign Investment Environment and Policy of Tanzania
Presenter: Mr E.D. Ole Naiko, Executive Director of the Tanzanian Investment Centre, Dar es Salaam (apologized. Had to go CT)

Presentation 4: Korea-Africa Cooperation for the promotion of trade and Investment
Presenter: Dr. Park Young-ho, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Discussion:
Open discussion with issues raised by the Chair

17:10-18:00 Closing Ceremony & Cocktail

30 Apr 2008
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