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Plenary and Workshops Agendas

Panel Discussion: Mr. Omar Toro, Director General, SENASA, Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras Mr. Guillermo Ibarra, Director, Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria, Ministerio Agropecuario y Forestal, Nicaragua Mr. Ariel Espino, Director Nacional de Sanidad Vegetal, Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario, Panamá 12.45 – 14.15

Lunch Break

14.15 – 16.00

Session 5: Assessing the Supply Side of SPS Related Assistance – Compilation of Selected Donors’ Assistance in Central American countries

Presentation: Mr. Jorge Méndez, Independent consultant This session is focused around presentation of a compilation of the SPS assistance provided by donors to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama over the past five years. The discussion will identify priority areas where assistance has been received and assess the impact of that assistance, particularly in the context of Central American countries’ broader development strategies. The view from the perspective of donors will complement the discussion. Moderator: Mr. Frans Lammersen, Principal administrator, Development Cooperation Directorate, OECD Key questions to be discussed in this session include: •

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What have been the key drivers of SPS-related assistance in the Central American region? What factors will drive future SPS-related assistance ? Is the current level of assistance sustainable ? How are country needs considered in the design of programmes ? Is assistance correctly targeted? How can donor co-ordination and reporting be improved ? Why is assistance focused so much on training and information? What is holding back assistance in the development of hard infrastructure? What do donors and beneficiaries consider to be the impact of assistance ? How can good practice be identified and promoted in future assistance?

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