Day 1 Sunday 31 May, 2015


9:00–10:00 Opening ceremony

- Director General of the National Telecommunications Corporation, Sudan

- PAPU Secretary General

- African Union Commission (AUC) Representative

- UPU Director General

- Hon Minister of Science and Communications, Sudan

10:00–10:30 Coffee/tea break and photo session

    Media interviews

Session 1 Istanbul World Postal Strategy (IWPS)

Moderator, PAPU

10:30–10:45 Review of the implementation of the Doha Postal Strategy – lessons learned

– Chair of UPU CA C3

10:45–11:00 Questions & Answers (All)

11:00–11:15 Outcomes of the 2015 UPU World Strategy Conference

– Deputy Director General, UPU

11:15–11:30 Questions & Answers (All)

11:30–11:45 Emerging issues and challenges in the region – Inputs from the region

– PAPU Secretary General

11:45–12:00 Questions & Answers (All)

12:00–12:30 Securing the future of the UPU – content and structure of the Istanbul World Postal Strategy

– Chair of UPU CA C3

12:30–12:45 Questions & Answers (All)

12:45–14:00 Lunch

Session 2 Case for Change

14:00–14:30 Major risks facing the UPU – how to enhance the role, relevance and efficiency of the UPU

– Deputy Director General, UPU

14:30–14:45 Questions & Answers (All)

14:45–15:15 Fund-raising through partnerships for development

– Deputy Director General, UPU

15:15–15:30 Questions & Answers (All)

15:30–16:00 Coffee/tea break

16:00–16:30 UPU Vision 2020

– Director General, UPU

16:30–16:45 Questions & Answers (All)

16:45–17:15 Discussion and Debate

17:15-17:30 Concluding Remarks – Key Outcomes

Day 2 Monday 1 June, 2015

Session 3 Defining regional priorities for cooperation and development 2017–2020: Innovation, Integration, Inclusion

Moderator: International Bureau

8:45–9:00 Development cooperation priorities approach

– UPU International Bureau

Panel 1 moderator – Executive Secretary/WAPCO

9:00–9:45 Panel 1 - Improve the interoperability of Networks Infrastructure

How can the various postal networks be integrated for improved synergies between the various postal services (contact points, transport/delivery, automated postal counters, information systems, etc.)?

What role should information systems and new technologies play in optimizing network management? How should successful partnerships be established and developed between the postal network and other delivery channels?

What standards and security conditions are required for successful interoperability?

– Kenya

– Burkina Faso

– Zambia

– Zimbabwe

9:45–10:15 Panel discussion, exchange of views (All)

10:15–10:45 Coffee/tea break

Panel 2 moderator – Executive Secretary/SAPOA

10:45-11:30 Panel 2 - Foster Effective Postal Sector Market Functioning

How can governments be encouraged to formulate postal sector development policies?

The postal market: how can account be taken of all stakeholders and stakeholder interests?

What universal postal service will be required in tomorrow’s postal world?

How can the postal network be integrated into inclusion strategies?

– Tanzania

– Malawi

– Gabon

– Senegal


11:30–12:00 Panel discussion, exchange of views (All)

12:00–13:30 Lunch

Panel 3 moderator - Zimbabwe

13:30–14:15 Panel 3 - Ensure Sustainable and Modern Products

- Logistics: how should postal operators position themselves with a view to adopting a new business model?

- E-commerce and trade facilitation: what needs to be done to safeguard the future of postal operators? What electronic and financial services models should be adopted by Posts?

- What development strategies are required to assist developing countries in adapting to new needs?

– Nigeria

– Tunisia

– Uganda

14:15 – 15:45 Panel discussion, exchange of views (All)

15:45 – 16:45 Coffee/tea break

Preparation of priorities draft & final

Declaration (IB/PAPU)

16:45 – 17:15 Presentation of Regional Priorities

– UPU International Bureau and PAPU

17:15– 17:45 Final Declaration/Closing Ceremony

– Director General of National Telecommunications Corporation, Sudan 

– Secretary General, PAPU

– AUC Representative

– UPU Director General

– Hon Minister of Science and Communications, Sudan