Morning Facilitator : Virginie Lepetit, Courrier International, Editor in chief

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Marie-Hélène Loison, Deputy Executive Director, AFD
  • Delphine Borione, Human Rights Ambassador, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Marianna Belalba, Head of the Research Cluster on civic space, CIVICUS
  • Nada Al-Nashif, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Jonathan Van Meerbeeck, Head of Human Rights Sector, General Directorate International Partnerships (INTPA), European Commission
Human rights. The state of the world by region. 6 Major witnesses
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Asia: Jyotsna Mohan, Asia Development Alliance, Regional Coordinator.
    Privatization of agriculture and agribusiness. What human rights impacts for local communities?
  • Latin America: Luz Haro, Network of Rural Women of Latin America and the Caribbean, Executive Secretary.
    Women’s Rights in Rural Areas
  • North Africa and the Middle East: Ayman Mhanna, Samir Kassir Lebanese Foundation, Executive Director.
    Free media, protection of journalists and whistleblowers
  • Sub-Saharan AfricaAndré Franck Ahoyo, General Delegate of the Identity Emergency Africa Fund. 
    Human Rights : between fantasies and realities
  • Eastern Europe: Ksenia Bolchakova, Journalist, Albert Londres Prize Laureate.
    War in Ukraine: humanitarian crisis and regional repercussions on Human rights
  • Western Europe and North AmericaMagali Lafourcade, General Secretary, French National Commission for Human Rights
    Human Rights and Environment Defenders, the shrinking space of civil society

Afternoon Facilitator : Daniel Bastard, Courrier International, Asia Director

From an anthropocentric approach to an ecocentric approach to human rights
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Roundtable 1: Global Ecological Crisis and Human Rights
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Jérémie Gilbert, Roehampton University, Professor of Law.
    Human rights as a lever of the ecological transition

  • Marine Calmet, Wild Legal, President.
    Rights of nature. History and perspectives
Roundtable 2: Focus on local projects and initiatives
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Juan Carlos Losada-Vargas, Representative at the Chamber of Representatives, Congress of the Republic of Colombia.
    The implementation of public policies on the right to a healthy environment. The case of Colombia
  • Eleanor Thompson, Namati, Deputy Director.
    Land Law and Grassroots Legal Empowerment, the example of Sierra Leone
  • David Hembrom, Caritas Bangladesh, Regional Director.
    Implementation of the Free Prior Informed Consent for Indigenous Peoples. The example of Bangladesh
  • Alain Nonouka-Gomat, Ministry of Forest Economics. Chief Engineer of Water and Forests and coordinator of the North Congo Forest Landscape Project.
    The example of the project “forest landscape North-Congo”, Republic of Congo
  • Edgar Mora, Minister of Public Education of Costa Rica Mayor (2018-2019) and Mayor of Curridabat (2007-2018).
    Urbanism, environment and nature, pollinators as new citizens. The case of the city of Curridabat, Costa Rica
  • Ewoule Lobe Estelle, Recipient of the Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders, Secretary General APADIME.
    Internally displaced peoples and environmental migrants, the example of Cameroon
  • Victor David, Research Institute for Development, Researcher about environmental rights and sustainable development.
    A formal recognition of the rights of nature, the example of the Loyauté Islands, New Caledonia
Human rights and accountability of the community of development actors
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Carol Rask, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Chief Advisor and Team Leader | Human Rights and Sustainable Development - Americas.
    Strengthening the Integration of Human Rights Standards and Principles in Development Co-operation
    “Towards an accountability framework for a human rights-based approach to development”

Speeches by representatives of civil society networks on AFDH
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Jan Robert Suesser, Coordination Sud, Deputy Director.
  • Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, Founder and President of the French Human Rights Platform (PDH), Director of Together Against Death Penalty
Conclusion and closing
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Mavalow Christelle Kalhoule, President Forus International
  • «Words of the future»
    • Zidane Satignon Kuessi, Young leader and human rights defender from Benin
    • Andraina Mahatanasoa, Young leader and human rights defender from Madagascar
  • Thomas Mélonio, Executive Director Innovation, Research, Strategy, AFD

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