Agenda

Parliament of Georgia

Government of Georgia

Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development

United Nations

Tbilisi City Municipal Assembly

TISIFF 2018

DECEMBER 14

 

Facilitators Meeting

 

Cultural Programme

TISIFF 2018

DAY 1 – DECEMBER 15

 

PLENARY SESSION 1

HIGH LEVEL OPENING SESSION

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:30
Welcome Notes

H.E. Irakli Kobakhidze – Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia

H.E. Mamuka Bakhtadze – Prime Minister of Georgia

H.E. Abdullah Alsheikh – Speaker of Shura Council, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Luisa Vinton – UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia

H.E. Pascal Meunier Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Georgia

 H.E. Antonio Enrico Bartoli –  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to Georgia

 TISIFF 2015 Recommendations and Expected Results of TISIFF 2018

Hon. Mariam Jashi – President of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing, Chairperson of Education, Science and Culture Committee, Parliament of Georgia

Discussion

High Level Bilateral Meetings of TISIFF 2018 Delegates  and Press-Conference
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

 

PLENARY SESSION 2

EXISTING INNOVATIVE FINANCING TOOLBOX FOR DEVELOPMENT

Innovative Financing Platforms for Resource Mobilization

Expected results of the Session

The session intends to share success stories and case studies from already operating innovative platforms that generate financial resources for development. The session will review initiatives primarily intended for resource mobilization, including examples of solidarity taxes, voluntary solidarity contributions and corporate philanthropy platforms operating at global, regional or country levels. The plenary will offer TISIFF delegates an opportunity to draw lessons from individual initiatives.

12:00 – 13:00
Chair:

Hon. David Songulashvili – Member of the Parliament of Georgia

·         Global Vision for Innovative Financing

Luc Lapointe – Global Council, Concordia

·         Regional Experience  – EU

David Hillman – Director, Stamp Out Poverty, United Kingdom

 ·         Country Experience – Georgia

Ekaterine Pestvenidze – Head of Medical Division, Solidarity Fund of Georgia

·         Q&A Session

 

PLENARY SESSION 3

EMERGING INNOVATIVE PLATFORMS FOR FUNDING SDGs

Investing for Impact and Resource Leveraging

Expected results of the Session

The session will focus on innovative instruments established for leveraging resources and/or results for human development, primarily through investment portfolios. The latter includes social impact investments, blended finance, thematic bonds, guarantees or other initiatives. The plenary session will offer TISIFF delegates insight to individual initiatives for analysis and future application to broader innovative financing dialogue.

13:00 – 14:00

 

Chair:

Hon. Irakli Mezurnishvili – Member of the Parliament of Georgia

 ·         Global Experience – Leading Group on Innovative Financing

Sofie Maysonnave – Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

·         Country Experience in Impact Investing – Finland

Mika Pyykko – Project Director, Finish Innovation Fund Sitra

 ·         Country Experience in Social Impact Investments  – Germany 

Nana Mikashavidze, Finance in Motion

·         Q&A Session

14:00-15-00 Lunch

 

PLENARY SESSION 4

CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND BLOCKCHAINS – NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR BOOSTING SDG FUNDING?

Expected results of the Session

In parallel to expansion of innovative financing toolbox for SDGs, a new ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) or Blockchains have emerged. The questions we have today are: a. Whether cryptocurrencies and blockchains may become major game-changers in funding SDGs? b. Can DLT become a part of financial toolkit for innovative funding? c. Can DLG technologies make the “Billions to Trillions agenda” a reality?

Pilot initiatives are already in place in a number of countries where blockchains are used for public services and broader development agenda. However, concerns and risks remain in regards to the cyber-security and environmental impact of the technologies.

The purpose of the session is to share experience of organizations supporting or engaged in generation and management of cryptocurrencies and blockchains for development. The session will also facilitate discussions on benefits vs. risks of DLT for 2030 agenda.

15:00-16:15
Chair:

Dr. Tamar Tchelidze – First Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations

 ·         Contribution of BCT/DLT to Realization of SDGs

Maka De Lameillieure – Director Research & Valorization, Antwerp Management School

·         Country Experience and Perspectives – Germany

Viktor Peter – Blockchain Lab, Deutsche Gesellshacft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

·         Country Experience and Perspectives – China

Florie Zheng – Global Marketing Director, Gingkoo

 ·         Blockchain for Government, from Concept to Reality – Georgia

Mariam Turashvili – Head of Project Management Department, National Agency of Public Registry, Ministry of Justice of Georgia

·         5 Missing Necessities for Moving Blockchains from 0.2% Global Penetration to the Remaining 99.8%

Toufi Saliba – CEO Toda. Network, Global Chair ACM PB CC, Co-chair UN AI/Blockchain initiative

·         Q&A Session

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Expected results of the Session

TISIFF 2018 will continue in 4 parallel sessions with different target audiences –
representatives of Governments, Business, Civil Society and International
Development Partners. Each session intends to elaborate specific inputs for the Draft
Outcome Document of the forum – TISIFF 2018 Recommendations. Sessions will be
moderated with 2-3 panelists from relevant target groups and structured around 5
main questions.

16:15-18:00
Parallel Session 1 – Parliamentarian and Ministerial Debate

 Panelists:  Esther M. Passaris – Member of the Parliament, Republic of Kenya

Ziyad Samadzade – Member of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, Chairman of Economic  Policy, Industry and Entrepreneurship Committee (tbc)

Patric Hehemann – Representative of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience

1.       How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?

2.       How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?

3.       What can be done by Legislators and Government officials to boost Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with recommendations in the draft outcome document of TISIFF 2018? Would you propose additional policy actions or initiatives?

4.       How can we better coordinate agenda and action on Innovative Financing at global, regional and local levels? Do you agree with or how would you change recommendations in the draft TISIFF 2018 document?

5.       Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?

16:15-18:00
Parallel Session 2 – Business Dialogue

Panelists:  Hon. Kakha Kuchava –  Member of the Parliament of Georgia (tbc)

Ramaz Bluashvili – CEO, NOVA

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience15

1.       How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?

2.       How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?

3.       How can Business support boosting Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft outcome document of TISIFF 2018?

4.       What support does Business need from Government and International Development Partners for supporting Innovative Financing agenda more effectively? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft TISIFF 2018 document?

5.       Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?

16:15-18:00
Parallel Session 3  – Civil Society Perspective

Panelists:  Dr. Judy Kurianski – International Association of Applied Psychology (moderator)

Matthiue Boussichas – Programme Manager, Ferdi

Rezi Arveladze – CEO, Arveladze Foundation

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience

1.       How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?

2.       How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?

3.       How can Civil Society support boosting Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft outcome document of TISIFF?

4.       What support does the Civil Society need from Government, Business and International Development Partners to be more meaningfully engaged in Innovative Financing agenda?

5.       Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?

16:15-18:00
Parallel Session 4 –  Vision from International Development Partners

Panelists:  Tao Zhan – Director of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

Ajay Madiwale – Strategic Partnerships Advisor at UNOPS ECR

Philipp Milde – Deutsche Gesellshacft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit/GIZ

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience

1.       How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?

2.       How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?

3.       What can be done by International Development Community to boost Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft outcome document? Would you propose additional policy actions or initiatives?

4.       How can the international community better coordinate agenda and action on Innovative Financing at global, regional and local levels? Do you agree with recommendations of the draft outcome document? Would you propose alternative coordination mechanisms?

5.       Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?

PLENARY SESSIONS 5

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TISIFF 2018

Expected results of the Session

The session intends to consolidate feedback from four parallel sessions of the forum into the draft outcome document – TISIFF 2018 Recommendations. The document will consolidate proposed definitions for ‘Innovative Financing’ in general and ‘Innovative Financing Toolkit for SDGs’, in particular. TISIFF 2018 will also provide recommendations from the forum delegates whether to include DLT technologies into the ‘SDG funding toolbox’. The document will frame potential role of governments, business, civil society and international development community in boosting innovative financing agenda for SDGs. Finally, the forum delegates will propose recommendations how to better coordinate, forecast, analyze and measure the impact of innovative financing initiatives for SDGs at global, regional and country levels. TISIFF 2018 Recommendations will be finalized and submitted to the UN Secretary General’s Office on behalf of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing.
18:00-19:00
Moderator:

Dr. Mariam Jashi – President of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for 2017-2018, Member of the Parliament of Georgia

Feedback from Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session 1 – Parliamentarian and Ministerial Debate (10 min.)

Parallel Session 2 – Business Dialogue (10 min.)

Parallel Session 3 – Civil Society Perspective (10 min.)

Parallel Session 4 – Vision from International Development Partners (10 min.)

Conclusions and Way Forward from TISIFF 2018

 

20:00-22:00

WELCOME RECEPTION ON BEHALF OF

THE SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT OF GEORGIA AND

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TBILISI CITY ASSEMBLY

VENUE: GRAND HALL, TBILISI CITY ASSEMBLY

2, FREEDOM SQUARE

TISIFF 2018

DAY 1 – DECEMBER 15

 

PLENARY SESSION 1

HIGH LEVEL OPENING SESSION

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:30
Welcome Notes

H.E. Irakli Kobakhidze – Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia

H.E. Mamuka Bakhtadze – Prime Minister of Georgia (TBC)

H.E. Abdullah Alsheikh – Speaker of Shura Council, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Luisa Vinton – UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia

H.E. Pascal Meunier Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Georgia

 TISIFF 2015 Recommendations and Expected Results of TISIFF 2018

Hon. Mariam Jashi – President of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing, Chairperson of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Parliament of Georgia

Discussion

High Level Bilateral Meetings of TISIFF 2018 Delegates  and Press-Conference

 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

 

PLENARY SESSION 2

EXISTING INNOVATIVE FINANCING TOOLBOX FOR DEVELOPMENT

Innovative Financing Platforms for Resource Mobilization

Expected results of the Session

The session intends to share success stories and case studies from already operating innovative platforms that generate financial resources for development. The session will review initiatives primarily intended for resource mobilization, including examples of solidarity taxes, voluntary solidarity contributions and corporate philanthropy platforms operating at global, regional or country levels. The plenary will offer TISIFF delegates an opportunity to draw lessons from individual initiatives.

12:00 – 13:00 Co-chairs:

Hon. David Songulashvili – Member of the Parliament of Georgia

Dr. Ghassan Khalil – UNICEF Representative (TBC)

  • Global Vision for Innovative Financing

Luc Lapointe – Global Council, Concordia

  • Regional Experience – EU 

David Hillman – Director, Stamp Out Poverty, United Kingdom

  • Country Experience – Georgia

Ekaterine Pestvenidze – Head of Medical Division, Solidarity Fund of Georgia

  • Q&A Session

 

PLENARY SESSION 3

EMERGING INNOVATIVE PLATFORMS FOR FUNDING SDGs

Investing for Impact and Resource Leveraging

Expected results of the Session

The session will focus on innovative instruments established for leveraging resources and/or results for human development, primarily through investment portfolios. The latter includes social impact investments, blended finance, thematic bonds, guarantees or other initiatives. The plenary session will offer TISIFF delegates insight to individual initiatives for analysis and future application to broader innovative financing dialogue.

13:00 – 14:00

 

Co-chairs:

Hon. Irakli Mezurnishvili – Member of the Parliament of Georgia

UN Representative (TBC)

  • Global Experience – Leading Group on Innovative Financing

Sofie Maysonnave – Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

  • Country Experiences in Impact Investing – Finland

Mika Pyykko – Project Director, Finish Innovation Fund Sitra

  • Country Experience in Social Impact Investments – Germany 

Nana Mikashavidze, Finance in Motion

  • Q&A Session
14:00-15-00 Lunch

 

PLENARY SESSION 4

CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND BLOCKCHAINS – NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR BOOSTING SDG FUNDING?

Expected results of the Session

In parallel to expansion of innovative financing toolbox for SDGs, a new ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) or Blockchains have emerged. The questions we have today are: a. Whether cryptocurrencies and blockchains may become major game-changers in funding SDGs? b. Can DLT become a part of financial toolkit for innovative funding? d. Can DLG technologies make the “Billions to Trillions agenda” a reality?

Pilot initiatives are already in place in a number of countries where blockchains are used for public services and broader developmental agenda. However, concerns and risks remain in regards to the cyber-security and environmental impact of the technologies.

The purpose of the session is to share experience of organizations supporting or engaged in generation and management of cryptocurrencies and blockchains for development. The session will also facilitate discussions on benefits vs. risks of DLT for 2030 agenda.

15:0-16:15 Co-chairs:

Dr. Tamar Tchelidze – First Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations

UN Representative (TBC)

  • Contribution of BCT/DLT  to the Realization of SDG’s

Maka De Lameillieure – Director Research & Valorization, Antwerp Management School

  • Country experience and perspectives – Germany

Viktor Peter – Blockchain Lab, Deutsche Gesellshacft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Country experience and perspectives – China

Florie Zheng – Global Marketing Director, Gingkoo

  • Blockchain for Government, from Concept to Reality – Georgia

Mariam Turashvili – Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Representative

  • The 5 missing necessities to move Blockchains, currently 0.2 % global penetration to the remaining 98.8 %

Toufi Saliba – CEO Toda.Network, Global Chair ACM PB CC, Co-chair UN AI/Blockchain initiative.

  • Q&A Session

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Expected results of the Session

TISIFF 2018 will continue in 4 parallel sessions with different target audiences and a concluding plenary session for consolidating main findings and recommendations from the Forum. The 4 Parallel Sessions will be organized for representatives of Governments, Business, Civil Society and International Development Partners. Each session intends to elaborate specific inputs for the Draft Outcome Document of the forum – TISIFF 2018 Recommendations. Each session will be moderated with 5 panelists from relevant target groups. Moderators will ask one question to each panelist and then facilitate discussions around the same question among the session participants.

16:15-18:00 Parallel Session 1 – Parliamentarian and Ministerial Debate

Moderator: Patric Hehemann – Representative of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

Panelists:   Esther M. Passaris – Member of the Parliament, Republic of Kenya

Ziyad Samadzade – Member of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, Chairman of Economic     Policy, Industry and Entrepreneurship Committee (TBC)

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience

  1. How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?
  2. How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?
  3. What can be done by Legislators and Government officials to boost Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with recommendations in the draft outcome document of TISIFF 2018? Would you propose additional policy actions or initiatives?
  4. How can we better coordinate agenda and action on Innovative Financing at global, regional and local levels? Do you agree with or how would you change recommendations in the draft TISIFF 2018 document?
  5. Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?
16:15-18:00 Moderator:   Lasha Khutsishvili  – Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia

 

Panelists:  Representative of American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (TBC)

Nina Kobakhidze – Global Benefits Georgia

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience15

  1. How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?
  2. How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?
  3. How can Business support boosting Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft outcome document of TISIFF 2018?
  4. What support does Business need from Government and International Development Partners for supporting Innovative Financing agenda more effectively? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft TISIFF 2018 document?
  5. Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?
16:15-18:00 Moderator:  Dr. Judy Kurianski – International Association of Applied Psychology

Panelists:  Matthiue Boussichas – Programme Manager, Ferdi

Rezi Arveladze – CEO, Arveladze Foundation

Ramaz Bluashvili – CEO, NOVA Foundation

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience

  1. How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?
  2. How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?
  3. How can Civil Society support boosting Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft outcome document of TISIFF?
  4. What support does the Civil Society need from Government, Business and International Development Partners to be more meaningfully engaged in Innovative Financing agenda?
  5. Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?
16:15-18:00 Parallel Session 4 –  Vision from International Development Partners

 

Moderator: Philippe Milde – Deutsche Gesellshacft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit/GIZ

Panelists:  Mohamed Djelid – Deputy Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning of UNESCO

Ajay Madiwale – Strategic Partnerships Advisor at UNOPS ECR

Questions for discussion with panelists and the audience

  1. How would you frame “Innovative Financing” and its comparative advantages to traditional public and private funding? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed by TISIFF 2018 Recommendations? Any additional proposals?
  2. How would you define “Innovative Financing Toolbox for development”? Would you recommend including DLT/Blockchain technologies in the Toolbox? Do you agree with draft definitions proposed in TISIFF 2018 Recommendations?
  3. What can be done by International Development Community to boost Innovative Financing for SDGs? Do you agree with proposed recommendations in the draft outcome document? Would you propose additional policy actions or initiatives?
  4. How can the international community better coordinate agenda and action on Innovative Financing at global, regional and local levels? Do you agree with recommendations of the draft outcome document? Would you propose alternative coordination mechanisms?
  5. Any major recommendation(s) or statement(s) for the Leading Group that was not discussed thus far and should be included in TISIFF 2018 outcome document?

PLENARY SESSIONS 5

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TISIFF 2018

Expected results of the Session

The session intends to consolidate feedback from four parallel sessions of the forum into a draft outcome document – TISIFF 2018 Recommendations. The document will consolidate proposed definitions for ‘Innovative Financing’ in general and ‘Innovative Financing Toolkit for SDGs’, in particular. TISIFF 2018 will also provide recommendations from the forum delegates whether to include DLT technologies into the ‘SDG funding toolbox’. The document will frame potential role of governments, business, civil society and international development community in boosting innovative financing agenda for SDGs. Finally, the forum delegates will propose recommendations how to better coordinate, forecast, analyze and measure the impact of innovative financing initiatives for SDGs at global, regional and country levels. TISIFF 2018 Recommendations will be finalized and submitted to the UN Secretary General’s Office on behalf of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing.

18:00-19:00 Moderator:

Dr. Mariam Jashi – President of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for 2017-2018, Member of the Parliament of Georgia

Feedback from Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session 1 – Parliamentarian and Ministerial Debate (10 min.)

Parallel Session 2 – Business Dialogue (10 min.)

Parallel Session 3 – Civil Society Perspective (10 min.)

Parallel Session 4 – Vision from International Development Partners (10 min.)

Conclusions and Way Forward from TISIFF 2018

 

20:00-22:00

WELCOME RECEPTION ON BEHALF OF

THE SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT OF GEORGIA AND

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TBILISI CITY ASSEMBLY

VENUE: GRAND HALL, TBILISI CITY ASSEMBLY

2, FREEDOM SQUARE

10:00 –13:00

TISIFF 2018

EXPERTS’ CONSULTATION ON TISIFF 2018 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS

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