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The celebration of Danida's (Danish International Development Assistance) 50th anniversary includes an international high level conference on Development Policy in a Changing World hosted by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation on Friday 16th March 2012.
The celebration will in fact begin the previous evening - Thursday 15th March - with a banquet for partners from international organisations, partner countries, European countries and former development ministers. The banquet takes place in Eigtveds Pakhus.
The conference on 16th March takes place at the Bella Center. 200 participants are expected including representatives of partner countries, civil society, think tanks, multilateral development organisations, EU member states and the European Commission.
The day begins with a breakfast meeting for the EU Member States on the main issues of the day. This is followed by the inauguration by HRH the Crown Princess Mary of an anniversary exhibition on Danish Development Cooperation.
The conference aims to celebrate 50 years of official Danish development cooperation by bringing together a wide range of development partners under the auspices of the Danish EU Presidency to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Danish, European and international development cooperation. At the same time, the conference provides an opportunity to receive international and European perspectives on the new draft strategy for Danish Development Cooperation.
The morning debate will be followed by a high-level lunch discussion on food security and resilience in the Horn of Africa as well as preparations for RIO+20.
Meanwhile, other participants will join four workshops on the strategic priorities of the new draft strategy for Danish Development Cooperation. The Minister will attend the workshop debriefings and give his immediate reactions to the day's findings.
Since the afternoon is split into two: a high-level meeting and workshops for delegates, two programmes for the day are available.
Einar Hebogård Jensen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: +45 33 92 14 24, email: email@example.com
Lotte Rickers Olesen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: +45 33 92 12 05, email: firstname.lastname@example.org