Senior Officials' Meeting 2022

From: 18 Oct. 2022 To: 19 Oct. 2022




Day 1: 18 October 2022, 10.30 – 13.15 GST

10.30 – 11.00: Opening Session and Business Meeting

  • Opening Remarks by the Chair-in-Office (Pakistan)
  • Presentation of Draft Agenda by Secretariat
  • Adoption of Draft Agenda
  • Presentation of Summary Report by Secretariat
  • Any Other Business

11.00 – 12.20: Presentation and Discussion of Theme 1: Leveraging technology to strengthen Member States’ capacity for labour market administration and promoting migrant workers’ welfare

  • Towards effective electronic dispute resolution in the ADD corridors. Speaker: Prof. Gibril Faal, Director of GK Partners and LSE Visiting Professor in Practice
  • Extending Member States’ Wage Protection Systems to cover domestic services workers: assessing available options and potential impacts. Speaker: Jaber Al Ali, Director of International Relations Public Authority of Manpower, Kuwait
  • Promoting safe, affordable and migrant-oriented remittance and banking services to temporary contractual workers, including domestic service workers, in ADD corridors. Speaker: Dilip Ratha, Head, Knomad and Lead Economist for the World Bank
  • Improving migrant workers’ accessibility to health information in ADD Member States. Speaker: Dr. Sameer Abdulla Alhaddad, Consultant Expatriates Program (Wafid), Gulf Health Council

12.20 – 13.00: Presentation and Discussion of Theme 2: Facilitating and enhancing skills mobility between and among countries of origin and destination in response to the future of work

  • Guidelines for designing successful skills partnerships. Speaker: Jason Gagnon, Head of Unit - Migration and Skills, OECD Development Centre
  • Matching labour mobility with labour market needs in ADD corridors. Speaker: Kishore Kumar Singh, Senior Skills Development Specialist, Decent Work Technical Support Team, ILO Regional Office for Arab States

13.00 – 13.15 End of Day 1 Wrap Up

  • Overview of Day 1, Presented by Secretariat


Day 2: 19 October 2022, 10.30 – 12.45

10.30 – 11.10: Presentation and Discussion of Theme 3: Integrating a focus on gender equality into the recruitment promotion policies of the ADD Member States

  • Current and potential demand for female workers in technology-related, technology-facilitated and other relevant sectors of the ADD’s labour markets. Speaker: Dr. Jean D'Cunha, Senior Global Advisor on International Migration UN Women  
  • Assessments of best practices relating to enhancing recruitment, mobility and the participation of women in the labour markets, with a focus on the health sector. Speakers: Mohamed El Zarkani, Chief of Mission IOM Bahrain and Yva Alexandrova, Head of Policy and Research Unit, IOM Bahrain

11.10 – 12.10: Presentation and Discussion of Theme 4: Fostering international and regional cooperation between the Abu Dhabi Dialogue and other labour and migration-related fora, for better governance of labour migration in ADD corridors

  • Report on ADD contributions to and participation in the 2022 International Migration Review Forum. Speaker: ADD Secretariat  
  • Experts’ meeting to discuss opportunities and actions to strengthen inter-regional cooperation, to ensure regional priorities are taken into consideration in the thematic agendas of global fora on migration. Speaker: Gervais Appave, International Organisation for Migration
  • Facilitating Member States’ knowledge sharing on national efforts to implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Speaker: ADD Secretariat  

12.10 – 12.45:    Closing Session

  • Summary Outcome of the Senior Officials’ Meeting by Secretariat
  • Next ADD Ministerial Consultation & 2023 – 2024 Chairmanship
  • Closing Remarks by Chair-in-Office
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