Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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7–8 April 2008, Tokyo (Japan) — 9th Africa Partnership Forum. A framework for policy dialogue between Africa and the industrialized countries’ Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the forum will focus on climate change, economic growth and poverty reduction. Tel (33) 1 45 24 87 75, fax (33) 1 44 30 61 33, e-mail <apf.contact@oecd.org>, website <www.africapartnershipforum.org/>

16–18 April 2008, Dakar (Senegal) — International Conference on Renewable Energy in Africa. Jointly organized by the African Union, government of Senegal, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and UN Industrial Development Organization. Contact Massata Cissé, tel (431) 26026 3745, fax (431) 26026 6820, e-mail <m.cisse@unido.org>, website <www.unido.org/en/doc/76539>

22–24 April 2008, Abuja (Nigeria) — West African Biofuels Summit 2008. Contact Abiodun Olaniyi, e-mail <info@westafricabiofuels.net> or <jakolgate@gmail.com>, website <www.westafricabiofuels.net>

28–30 April 2008, Hamburg (Germany) — Europe-Africa Business Summit. Contact James Kajete, tel (49) 551 30 77 161, fax (49) 551 30 77 140, e-mail <kajete@nepadcouncil.org>, website <www.europeafricabusinesssummit.org>

6–8 May 2008, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Agro-Industry 2008: Harvesting Business and Investment Opportunities in Southern Africa. Contact Joachim Eissler, tel (32) 2 743 89 49, fax (32) 2 732 71 11, e-mail <peu@agro-ind2008.com>, website <www.agro-ind2008.com>

28–30 May 2008, Yokohama (Japan) — 4th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). Organized by Japan, World Bank, UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and UN Development Programme (UNDP). Contact Nicholas Gouede, tel (1) 212 906 5931, e-mail <nicholas.gouede@undp.org>, website <www.undp.org/ticad2>

28–30 May 2008, Accra (Ghana) — 3rd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. Contact Rebecca Stromeyer, tel (49) 30 310 1818 0, fax (49) 30 324 98 33, e-mail <info@elearning-africa.com>, website <www.elearning-africa.com>

3–5 June 2008, Rome (Italy) — High-Level Conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Tel (39) 06 57051, fax (39) 06 570 53064, e-mail <cccb-secretariat@fao.org>, website <www.fao.org/foodclimate>

24–28 June 2008, Kampala (Uganda) — Groundwater and Climate in Africa. Organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Contact Alice Aureli, e-mail <a.aureli@unesco.org> or <info@gwclim.org>, website <www.gwclim.org>

26–27 June 2008, Cape Town (South Africa) — 3rd International Conference on e-Learning. Tel (44) 1189 724148, fax (44) 1189 724691, e-mail <info@academic-conferences.org>, website <www.academic-conferences.org>

7–9 July 2008, Hokkaido (Japan) — Group of Eight Summit. Website <www.mofa.go.jp>

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

13–15 February 2008, Vienna (Austria) — 1st International Conference on Human Trafficking. Organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Tel (43) 1 26060-0, e-mail <viennaforum@unov.org> or <UN.GIFT@unvienna.org>, website <www.ungift.org>

10–14 March 2008, Accra (Ghana) — 2nd Global Summit on HIV/AIDS, Traditional Medicine and Indigenous Knowledge. Organized by Africa First (USA), and supported by Ghana’s Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and Ghana AIDS Commission, among others. Contact J. William Danquah, tel (1) 651 646 4721, fax (1) 651 644 3235, e-mail <info@africa-first.com>, website <http://africa-first.com/2hivsummit2008/>

26–28 March 2008, Tunis (Tunisia) — 1st African Water Week. Hosted by the African Ministers’ Council on Water and the African Development Bank (ADB). Contact Arthur M. Swatson, tel (216) 7110 2672, fax (216) 7110 3744, e-mail <AfricanWaterWeek@afdb.org>, website < www.afdb.org/aww>