On Monday 10 April, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., the Farnesina will host the conference “Migration and Development”, organised by the Italian Development Cooperation Agency, which will open with remarks by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mario Giro.
The main topics of the conference and the priority objectives of the Italian Cooperation Agency will be eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, improving peoples’ living conditions, and promoting sustainable and inclusive development.
The first part of the conference will be chaired and moderated by the Director General of Development Cooperation, Pietro Sebastiani. The speakers invited include Giampiero Gramaglia, who will deliver a presentation on the connection between development and migration, and will be followed by Paola Alvarez, from the International Migration Organization, and Luigi Maria Vignali, Director General of Migration Policies and Visas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who will focus on the Fund for Africa as being instrumental to partnerships on migration issues.
The Director of the Italian Development Cooperation Agency (AICS), Laura Frigenti, will chair the second part of the conference, which will focus on testimonies from civil society and on the success stories involving the private sector, especially in key aspects in the fight against the deep-set causes of migration such as agriculture, water resources and energy.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event at the Farnesina are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:
– by filling the interactive form, and clicking on the event concerned, at the link http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country)
– by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.
Accredited members of the media may enter the Farnesina from the main entrance, left-hand side, at 9.30 a.m.