Committee to take evidence on the Closure of DFID's programme in Burundi

24 June 2011

On Tuesday 5 July 2011, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster, the Committee will take evidence from:



At 10.30am

  • Anglican Archbishop of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi
  • Patrick Watt, Director of Policy and Research, Save the Children UK

At 11.15am

  • Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, Department for International Development
  • Elizabeth Carriere, Head of Rwanda and Burundi, Department of International Development

This session will explore the impacts of the decision to close DFID’s bilateral aid programme in Burundi and DFID’s future strategy to focus solely on assisting with integration into the East African Community.  The first panel is an opportunity to explore the likely consequences of the decision that has been taken. The second panel will allow important issues that have arisen in the evidence and during the MPs visit to Burundi to be discussed with the Minister.

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