CONSTITUTION WATCH 7
[12th July 2009]
First All-Stakeholders Conference on the New Constitution
Monday 13th – Tuesday 14th July 2009
Venue Harare International Conference Centre
Accreditation to the First all Stakeholders Conference is now in Progress
[Registration from 8 am Sunday]
Organisations have to bring in lists of delegates on their organisation’s letterhead and their official letter of invitation from Parliament.
All delegates are required to register in person. ID badges with photos will be issued to all registered delegates.
The Civil Society Open Space
This is open now in Jacaranda Room 1, Rainbow Towers, for the use of networking, caucusing and support to CSO delegates. Civil society organisations are encouraged to make use of this facility which will be open from 8 am Sunday to Tuesday evening.
If CSOs are experiencing accommodation problems - there are only 2750 accommodation spaces available – NANGO is organising logistical support for CSO delegates in case of possible shortages.
Please note the Programme has still not been finalised – a series of meetings are taking place now to try and finalise it.
Day 1 Sunday July 12th Check in and Registration
Day 2 Monday 13th July
Chairpersons: Prof Makurane and Dr Hope Sadza
9.00 National Anthem
Welcome Remarks Speaker of House of Assembly Hon L. N. Moyo
Remarks Deputy Prime Minister Hon. A.G.O. Mutambara
Remarks Prime Minister Hon. R.M. Tsvangirai
Keynote Address` His Excellency The President Cde R.G. Mugabe
This is still being confirmed
Vote of Thanks President of Senate Hon. E. Madzongwe
10.30 – 11.00 Tea Break
11.00 – 13.00 Plenary Session
Objectives of the All Stakeholders Conference – by Select Committee
Presentations from other countries: Best Practices [Note: there will be no visiting speakers – but this slot has not been replaced]
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 Group Work
- Proposal for Thematic Committees
- Proposal on process of consultation
- Composition of Thematic Committees
- Guiding Constitutional Principles
Day 3 – Tuesday 14th July 2009
- Group Work Presentations in Plenary
Here the programme becomes unclear. Either the Conference will finish at lunch time or [this is still being debated] it will be extended to continue after lunch
Group Work presentations in the plenary continued
Closing Remarks: President of the Senate Hon. E. Madzongwe
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