Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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19-21 April 2005, Midrand (South Africa) -- The Power Generation World Africa 2005. This 7th annual conference will discuss strategies for improving power generation, transmission and funding in Africa. Contact Chris Raubenheimer, tel (27 11) 516 4039, e-mail <chris.raubenheimer@terrapinn.co.za>, website <www.powergenerationworld.com/2005/power_za/>.

4-6 May 2005, Pretoria (South Africa) -- International Conference on Ethics, Politics and Criminality: Perspectives from Greek Philosophy and Africa. The South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities conference will address themes such as democracy, social justice and criminality. Contact A. Ladikos, e-mail <ladika@unisa.ac.za>, website <www.up.ac.za/academic/humanities/eng/eng/sasgph/eng/new.htm>.

24-26 May 2005, Moscow (Russia) -- 10th Conference of Africanists on the theme "Security for Africa: Internal and External Aspects." Organized by the Academic Council on Problems of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies. Contact Conference Organizing Committee, Institute of African Studies, tel (7-095) 290-2752, 290-6385, fax (7-095) 202-0786, e-mail <inter@inafr.ru> and copy to <vladimir.shubin@inafr.ru>.

1-3 June 2005, Washington, D.C. (USA) -- Forum 2005 on the theme "Charting a Course for Relief and Development: Advancing the Millennium Development Goals and Other Global Commitments." Organized by InterAction (American Council for Voluntary International Action). Tel (202) 667-8227, fax (202) 667-8236, e-mail <ia@interaction.org>, website <www.interaction.org/forum2005>.

7-10 June 2005, Durban (South Africa) -- 2nd South African AIDS Conference. Website <www.sa-aidsconference.com>.

20-24 June 2005, Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Africa Rail 2005, bringing together African railway operators, investors, regulators, suppliers and governments to forge business relationships. Contact Toni Carroll, tel (27 11) 516 4038, e-mail <toni.carroll@terrapinn.co.za>, website <www.rail-world.com/2005/rail_za>.

21-24 June 2005, Baltimore (USA) -- 2005 US -- Africa Business Summit. This summit, the largest of its kind, strives to increase US private sector awareness of commercial opportunities in Africa. Contact Kathleen Wells, tel (202) 835 -- 1117, fax (202) 263 -- 3534, e-mail <kwells@africacncl.org>.

27-30 June 2005, Ota (Nigeria) -- International Conference on Human Development, organized by Covenant University. Contact Rotimi Taiwo, tel (234) 803 4069746, e-mail <ferotai@yahoo.com>, website <www.covenantuniversity.com>.

5-7 July 2005, Oxford (UK) -- Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship: Environments, Sustainability and Technologies. The fourth global conference of the Inter -- Disciplinary.Net. Contact Rob Fisher, e-mail <rf@inter -- disciplinary.net>, website <www.inter -- discplinary.net/ptb/ejgc/ejgc4/cfp.htm>.

6-8 July 2005, Perthshire (Scotland) -- Group of Eight Summit. Website <www.g8.gov.uk>.

19-21 July 2005, UN Headquarters, New York (USA) -- Global Conference: from Reaction to Prevention. The conference will address the role of civil society and NGOs in the prevention of armed conflicts. Contact: Guido de Graaf Bierbrauwer, tel (31 30) 242 7777, fax (31 30) 236 9268, e-mail <g.bierbrauwer@conflict-prevention.net>, website <www.gppac.net>.

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

7-8 April 2005, Oaxaca (Mexico) -- Designing and Implementing Rural Development Policies. Organized by Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development of the OECD. Contact Nicola Crosta, tel (33 1) 45 24 98 45, fax (33 1) 45 24 87 96, e-mail <nicola.crosta@oecd.org>, website <www.microrregiones.gob.mx/ocdeoaxaca/>.

11-13 April 2005, Dakar (Senegal) -- 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional Medicine, on the theme "Traditional Healing and HIV/AIDS." Contact Africa First, tel: (651) 646-4721, fax: (651) 644-3235, e-mail < info@africa-first.com>, website <www.africa-first.com>.