Program WRF 2019

Wednesday October 23

08h00 – 08h30: Registration

08h30 – 10h00: Workshops (WS) & Scientific Sessions (SS)

10h00 – 10h30: Coffee Break & Networking

10h30 – 12h00: Plenary I: Getting the License to Operate

Room: 2

Moderators: Bas de Leeuw (WRFA) and Barbara Dubach (engageability/NRP 73)

Speakers:

12h00 – 12h30: Power Lunch

  • E[co]work Dismantling Mobile Phones Demonstration Booth

12h30 – 14h00: Workshops (WS) & Scientific Sessions (SS)

14h00 – 15h30: Plenary II: High-Level Political Dialogue on the Governance of Mineral Resources – Searching for Political Leadership

Room 2

Moderators: Bas de Leeuw (WRFA) and Barbara Dubach (engageability/NRP 73)

Speakers:

15h30 – 16h00: Coffee Break

16h00 – 18h00: Workshops (WS) & Scientific Sessions (SS)

18:00 – 19:00: Geneva Apéro Riche (Hosted by the State of Geneva) with ZEM (harpist and singer-songwriter from Ethiopia)

Thursday 24 October

08h00 – 08h30: Registration

08h30 – 10h00: Workshops (WS) & Scientific Sessions (SS)

10h00 – 10h30: Coffee Break & Networking

10h30 – 12h00: Plenary III: Raw Materials Around the World

Room 2

Moderators: Bas de Leeuw (WRFA) and Barbara Dubach (engageability/NRP 73)

Speakers:

12h00 – 12h30: Power Lunch

  • E[co]work Dismantling Mobile Phones Demonstration Booth

12h30 – 14h00: Workshops (WS) & Scientific Sessions (SS)

14:00 – 15:30: Plenary IV: Summary, Awards, & Closing

Room 2

Moderators: Bas de Leeuw (WRFA) and Barbara Dubach (engageability/NRP 73)

In addition to two packed days of plenaries, Scientific Sessions, and workshops, we are excited to announce that ZEM will perform at WRF 2019.

ZEM was born in Ethiopia. As an orphan she was adopted by a Belgian/Dutch family and raised in Ghent.

She studied classical harp (private student of Susanna Mildonian) and piano and started her career as singersong writer in a hiphop-formation at the age of 16. She participated in ‘The Voice 2014’.

From 2017 onwards, her artistic quest gets a whole new dynamic: ZEM returns to her first, great love, the Harp.

In 2018 she wins the TV5MONDE public award at the “Concours de la Chanson Alliance Française”.

Find some videos of Zem’s performances below and get ready for a very special performance at the WRF!