Ulpiana Forum (UF)

Provisional Agenda for the Forum


The following is a provisional agenda for the inaugural UF.

November 16th

The UF will open with an evening networking reception starting from 19:00 PM to officially launch UF proceedings. This reception will be hosted by the MFAD and include short welcoming remarks from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosova and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosova. It will also include a series of ‘Diaspora Vision Talks’ from international leaders in the sector which will also include a focus on projections on the future of diaspora engagement and international development.

November 17th

This day will deliver an immersive international forum on diaspora engagement and international development exploring both established and emerging sectors of impact within diaspora engagement. A preliminary agenda for this day is provided below:

09:00 – 09:30Registration
09:30 – 10:00Welcoming Remarks
10:00 – 11:00Keynote Address – Winning ‘Hearts and Minds’ on Migration through Diaspora Engagement: A New Dimension for Diplomatic and Development Cooperation.   This will be followed by a facilitated exchange between participants and the keynote speaker.  
11:00 – 11:30Networking Break
11:30 – 12:30Parallel Working Groups   From Policy to Practice: Successful Models in the Role of Government in Diaspora Engagement. Digitalizing Diaspora: From A.I. to Networks of A&I. Diaspora Data: Building Scale in Communications, Networking, and Outreach for Diaspora Engagement.  
12:30 – 14:00Lunch & Diaspora Expo
14:00 – 14:30Rapporteur Reports from Parallel Session
14:30 – 15:00Keynote Address – Kosova’s Diaspora Engagement Model: From Service to Engagement  
15:00 – 16:00Parallel Working Groups Diaspora & the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus: Generating Impact across Climate, Humanitarianism, Security, and Youth. Diaspora & Talent: A New Frontier for a Borderless Knowledge Economy. Diaspora & Economic Transformation: Delivering Through and Beyond Remittances.
16:00 – 16:30Networking Break
16:30 – 17:00Rapporteur Reports from Parallel Working Groups & Closing Remarks
Return to Hotels
19:30Pick-Up for Official UF Dinner for Invited Guests
19:30A cultural event alternative

Figure 1 Preliminary Agenda for UF

November 18th

The final day of the UF proceedings will focus on the hosting of a cultural excursion followed by the deliberations on the future of the UF and the closing ceremony of the forum. This will be focused on agreeing the core outcomes and follow-ups of the UF, including planning for future iterations of the forum, as well as the announcement of new strategic partnerships related to diaspora engagement. 

09:00 – 09:15Meeting Point at UF Location
09:15 – 10:45Cultural Excursion
10:45 – 11:15Return to UF Location
11:15 – 12:00Interactive Discussion on The Future of UF
12:00 – 12:15Guiding Roadmap on Future of UF
12:15 – 12:45UF Legacy Announcements
12:45 – 13:00Closing Address of UF
13:00 – 14:00Light Networking Lunch & Departure to Hotels

Please take note: If you have any recommendations or suggestions for speakers or participants from your country, kindly send them via email to ulpiana.forum@rks-gov.net