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Innovation and Modernising the Rural Economy: Conference sessions

 

Krasnoyarsk, Russia on 3-5 October 2012

 

 

SESSION 1: OPENING CEREMONY AND WELCOME: RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE FROM RUSSIA

 Chair: Rolf Alter, Director, Public Governance & Territorial Development Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Speakers: 

  • Lev Kuznetsov, Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russian Federation - Welcome speech (PDF)
  • Yuri Osintsev, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation - Welcome speech (PDF)
  • Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary General, OECD - Welcome speech (PDF)

 

SESSION 2: INNOVATION IN THE CONTEXT OF RURAL AREAS 

Chair: Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of Division, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: John Bryden, President, International Rural Network, Research Professor, Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF), Norway - Innovation in the context of Rural Regions (PDF)

Speakers:

  • Grigoriy Tulchinsky, Honoured Scientist of RF, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Branch of the National Research University- Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Dimitris Diakosavvas, Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst, Environment Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
  • Betty-Ann Bryce, Administrator, Rural and Regional Programme, Public Governance & Territorial Development Directorate, OECD - Rural Governance and Innovation (PDF)
  • David Smallbone, President, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Professor, Kingston Business School, United Kingdom - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Rural Development (PDF)

 

SESSION 3: MODERNISING RURAL ECONOMIES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 Chair: William Tompson, Senior Counsellor, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: David Freshwater, Professor, Agricultural Economics and Martin School of Public Administration, University of Kentucky, United States - Modernising Rural Economies (PDF)

Speakers: 

 

MODERNISING RURAL 1: STRENGTHENING RURAL MARKETS

Chair: William Tompson, Senior Counsellor, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: Enrique Garcilazo, Head, Rural and Regional Programme, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD - Modernising the Rural Economy: Promoting Growth in all Regions (PDF)

Speakers: 

  • Jane Atterton, Policy Researcher, Rural Policy Centre, Scottish Agricultural College, United Kingdom - The Vulnerability of Scotland’s Towns (PDF)
  • Natalia Pyzhikova, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Policy of Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • Armin Kloeckner, Sectoral Department, Division Rural Development and Agriculture Sector Project "Rural Territorial Development" Team Leader, GIZ - Perspectives from Developing Countries (PDF)

 

RURAL INNOVATION 1: RURAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

Chair: Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of Division, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: Dimitris Diakosavvas, Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst, Environment Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD -  Green Growth in Agriculture and Rural Innovation Systems (PDF)

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MODERNISING RURAL 2: SKILL BUILDING IN RURAL AREAS

Chair: William Tompson, Senior Counsellor, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: Ekaterina Travkina, Administrator, Local Economic and Employment Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, OECD - Skill building in rural areas (PDF)

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RURAL INNOVATION 2: INNOVATIVE GOVERNANCE MODELS

Chair: Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of Division, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: Betty-Ann Bryce, Administrator, Rural and Regional Programme, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD - Refining how rural regions reach decisions (PDF)

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MODERNISING RURAL 3: BALANCING DIVERSIFICATION AND SPECIALISATION

Chair: William Tompson, Senior Counsellor, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: Thomas Dax, Deputy Director, Federal Institute for Less Favoured and Mountainous Areas, Austria - Balancing diversification and specialisation (PDF)

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RURAL INNOVATION 3: STIMULATING RURAL INNOVATION

Chair: Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of Division, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Keynote speaker: David Smallbone, President, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Professor, Kingston Business School, United Kingdom - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Rural Development (PDF)

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SESSION 4: RECAP AND WAY FORWARD: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

Chair: Richard Wakeford, Chair, Working Party on Territorial Policy in Rural Areas, OECD - A Paradigm shift in Rural Development (PDF)

Speakers:

  • William Tompson, Senior Counsellor, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD - The Known Unknowns: Questions yet to be answered (PDF)
  • Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of Division, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD - Summary of Rural Innovation (PDF)
  • Victor Tomenko, First Deputy Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Chairman of Krasnoyarsk Krai Government, Krasnoyarsk, Russia - Closing speech (PDF)

 

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