TIME (SLST | UTC+5:30)

AGENDA*

08:45 – 09:15

Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Exhibition Opening 

09:30 – 09:40

Opening Remarks

Dr Farhat Mantoo, Executive Director, MSF South Asia

09:40 – 10:25

Keynote Address

Radhika Coomaraswamy, Sri Lankan lawyer, diplomat, and human rights advocate, Former UN’s Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict from 2006 to 2012

10:25 – 11:45

Panel Discussion 1
Through Her Eyes: Understanding women’s vulnerabilities in migration

Hafsar Tameesuddin, Co-Secretary General, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

Paula Gil, President of MSF Spain

Sergio Martin, MSF Asia Chief of Operations

Moderator: Dr Santhushya Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

11:45 – 12:05

HIGH TEA 

12:05 – 12:45

Wave side Conversation 1
Convergence for Change: Dynamics of Regional Solidarity

Heela Najibullah, Afghani Peace and Conflict Researcher

Moderator: Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya, Director, Institute of Health Policy, Sri Lanka

12:45 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30

A Talk

Lina AbiRafeh, Arab-American Women’s Rights Activist & Author

14:30 – 15:40

Panel Discussion 2
Structural Inequity: Access to medical treatment in an unequal health and R&D system

Eldred Tellis, Founder & Director, Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust & Activist for Access to Medicines

Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Senior policy and technical advisor to UNAIDS and the People Vaccine Alliance on access to COVID-19 health technologies

Dr Unni Krishnan Karunakara, Former MSF International President & Senior Fellow, Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School, The USA

Moderator: Ghada Khemissi, Head of Programmes Unit, MSF South Asia

15:40 – 16:00

HIGH TEA 

16:00 – 16:40

Wave side Conversation 2 
Reclaiming Spaces: Collective Action to safeguard civil society

Adilur Raman Khan, Human Rights Activist and the founder of Odhikar, Bangladesh

Marvi Sirmed, Pakistani Political Commentator, Journalist, and Human Rights Activist

Smriti Singh, Regional Director, Amnesty International, Sri Lanka

Moderator: Bhavani Fonseka, Constitutional & Human Rights Lawyer & Activist, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka

16:40 – 16:50

Closing Remarks  

Dr Unni Krishnan Karunakara, Former MSF International President & Senior Fellow, Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School, The USA

*Subject to change