Tuesday 14 May

Opening session

Introductory remarks
Carl Wright, Secretary-General.

Welcome remarks
Mayor Lawrence Yule, CLGF Chairperson I 
Hon Adolf Mwesige, Minister of Local Government, Uganda

Introductory address
Dr Richard Sezibera, Secretary-General, East African Community 

Keynote address
HE President Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka and Incoming Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office

Inaugural address
HE President Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

Vote of thanks
Hon Teima Onorio, Vice-President, Kiribati I

Wednesday 15 May

Plenary 1. Developmental local government: an introduction

Perspectives on developmental local government

Hon Yunus Carrim, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Mayor Brad Woodside, National Board of Directors, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Hon Dr Didas Massaburi, Chairman, Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania
Dr Philip Amis, University of Birmingham 
Samuel Kavuma, Regional Chairperson, Commonwealth Youth Caucus – Africa
Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services

Plenary 2. Democratising local development

Hon Emerine Kabanshi, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection, Zambia 
Rev Mpho MW Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities and Vice President UCLGA 
Amitav Banerji, Director, Political Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat 
Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe  

Keynote speech
Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat and UN Under Secretary-General 

Plenary 3 Report on activities and achievements 2011-2013

Carl Wright, Secretary-General, CLGF 

Thursday 16 May

Plenary 4 Developmental local government: providing leadership for social development and economic growth 

Hon Neol Arscott, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Jamaica
Michele Dominique Raymond, Assistant Secretary General for Political and Humanitarian Affairs, ACP
Cllr Thabo Manyoni, Chairperson, South African Local Government Association
Myn Garcia, Deputy Director, Commonwealth Foundations 
David Burrows, Managing Director – EMEA Government, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation 

Keynote speech
HE President Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
Presentation of report on Assessment of local democracy and good governance in Rwanda to President kagame by Hon James Musoni, Minister of Local Government, Rwanda Carl Wright, Secretary-General, CLGF;  and Mayor Justus Kangwaje, President, RALGA  

Plenary 5. Local government’s role in global development and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP post 2015 – consultation with local government stakeholders

The local government taskforce on the post-2015 global development agenda
Mayor Lawrence Yule, CLGF Chairperson

Keynote speaker:
Rt Hon Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP

Hon Teima Onorio, Vice-President, Kiribati
Hon Bornito Diogo de Souza, Minister of territorial Administration, Angola
Kristian Schmidt, Director DG Development, EU Commission
Message from Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Co-chair, UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post-2015 Development Agenda

Friday 17 May

Plenary 6. Conference recommendations and the way forward

Hon Ahmed Babar Jamar Mohammed, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ghana
Hon Peter l Siele, Minister of Local Governemnt, Botswana
Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis, President, Australian Local Government Association
Mayor Orlando Nagessar, Chairperson, Trinidad and Tobago Association of Local Government Authorities

Closing session

Video message from Hon Julia Gillard MP, Former Prime Minister of Australia and Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office

Keynote Presentation on behalf of HE President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria delivered by Hon Kabiru Kanimo Turaki, Special Duties and Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Nigeria

Receipt of conference recommendations

Max Everest-Philips, Director, GIDD, Commonwealth Secretariat on behalf of Commonwealth Secretary-General

Closing remarks

Carl Wright, CLGF Secretary-General
Cllr Odok Peter W’Oceng, President, Uganda Local Governments Association
Hon Adolf Mwesige, Minister of Local Government, Uganda
Mayor Lawrence Yule, CLGF Chairperson

Closing address

HE Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of Uganda