8:00 Registration, Tampere Hall
9:00 Opening Ceremony,
Small Auditorium, Tampere Hall
9:30 Dialogue between Generations
Elisabeth Rehn was 1979-1995 a Member of Parliament and served as a Minister of Defense 1990–1995. In addition, she was Minister of Equality 1991-1995. She also served as a Member of European Parliament. Twice she was a presidential candidate in Finland. Rehn is known for her international assignments. She was the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the former Yugoslavia 1995-97 until her appointment to UN Under-Secretary General, Special Representative of Secretary General in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1998-99. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund of the International Criminal Court in 2009, served also as Chairperson of the Board and now again serves as a Member of the Board. Together with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, she made an independent expert assessment of the impact of armed conflict on women and women’s role in peace building. She continues her worldwide work to support democratic leadership, prevent and resolve conflict through mediation and to promote human rights and the rule of law especially concerning women. Elisabeth Rehn is a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation.
Inari Timonen-Nissi has been a Girl Guide for the past 16 years. She has acted as a troop leaderin her home town.
She has been trained to be a Young Spokesperson and now serves as a Young Spokesperson for the Guides and Scouts of Finland. Inari Timonen-Nissi is currently a Master’s Degree Student of international business and economic sociology. Most recently she was a WAGGGS delegate at the UN’s 59th Commission on the Status of Women, which is the leading platform for the promotion of women’s rights.
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 WAGGGS Global Activities,
Small Auditorium, Tampere Hall
Visions for the future and general information about WAGGGS activities.
Nicola Grinstead was elected Chair of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in July 2014 having served as the Deputy Chair since 2011.
A member of the movement since age 7, Nicola is a passionate advocate for the role girls and young women can play in changing the world they live in.
Professionally Nicola joined the National Health Service management training scheme in 2000 and has since held a variety of senior management roles in acute London Trusts. She is currently the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Anita Tiessen is Chief Executive Officer for WAGGGS. Her priorities for her role are to get to know the people who make up our global Movement, strengthen our commitment to common values, and to work together in an integrated way.
She has been Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF UK, responsible for the organization’s public affairs, programmes and communications work. She led work to embed children’s rights in the UK, including programmes in schools, health settings and in local government for 14 years.
Before that she worked at Amnesty International’s global headquarters in London, and previously worked in government and journalism in Canada. She has travelled widely, including to the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing.
Find your Excursion coach outside the Tampere Hall entrance. Coaches leave at 13:00.
• Public Library Services and New Learning Environments, coaches 1-2
• Health Technology, coach 3
• Physical Education and Nature Tour, coaches 4-5
• Mediapolis, coach 6
17:20 Presentation Ceremony,
Assembly Hall, University of Tampere (next to Tampere Hall)
Please find your seats by 17:20.
20:00 Tampere City Reception,
Transportation to the City Reception is organized after the Presentation Ceremony. Coaches leave from the University of Tampere.