Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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4–8 April 2009, Snowbird, Utah (USA) — The Future of Biofuels Conference. Organized by Keystone Symposia, a US non-profit, to highlight research efforts. Contact Yvonne Psaila, tel +1 970-262-2676, e-mail <yvonnep@keystonesymposia.org>, website <www.keystonesymposia.org/9D4>

20–24 April 2009, Geneva (Switzerland) — The Durban Review Conference. To evaluate progress towards the goals set by the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, in 2001. Contact Doune Porter, tel +41 22 928 9595, website <www.un.org/durbanreview2009/>

4–9 May 2009, Abuja (Nigeria) — Association of African Universities 12th General Conference. Tel +233 21-774495/761588, fax +233 21-774821, e-mail <info@aau.org>, website <www.aau.org>

6–8 May 2009, Kampala (Uganda) — Information Society Technology (IST) Africa 2009 Conference and Exhibition. Focusing on applied ICT research. Hosted by the government of Uganda and supported by the European Commission. Tel +353 1 8170607, fax +353 1 8170606, e-mail <secretariat@IST-Africa.org>, website <www.ist-africa.org/conference2009/>

18–22 May 2009, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) —34th Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference. Organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, Ethiopia, and WEDC, UK, on the theme “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.” Contact Martine Morton, tel +44 (0)1509 222885, fax +44 (0)1509 211079, e-mail <wedc.conf@lboro.ac.uk>, website <www.wedcconference.co.uk>

18–29 May 2009, UN, New York (US) — Eighth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Tel +1 917 367 5100, fax +1 917 367 5102, e-mail <indigenous_un@un.org>, website <www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/session_eighth.html>

25–29 May 2009, Yaoundé (Cameroon) — Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise. Organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization, Rights and Resources Initiative, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the Cameroon Ministry of Forests and Wildlife. Contact Eduardo Mansur, tel +81-45-223-1110, fax +81-45-223-1111, e-mail <mansur@itto.or.jp>, website <www.itto.or.jp/>

27–29 May 2009, Dakar (Senegal) — eLearning Africa 2009. 4th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. Tel +49 (0)30 310 18 18 0, fax +49 (0)30 324 98 33, e-mail <info@elearning-africa.com>, website <www.elearning-africa.com/>

5 June 2009, Paris (France) — 9th International Economic Forum on Africa. Organized by the Development Centre of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Contact Sala Patterson, tel. +33 (0)1 45 24 96 46, e-mail <sala.patterson@oecd.org>, website <www.oecd.org/dev/africanforum>

24–25 June 2009, Kigali (Rwanda) — HIV/AIDS Training and Capacity Building Conference: Trends and Challenges. Involving policy makers, researchers, activists and practitioners from Eastern and Southern Africa. Contact Carol Maringa, tel +254 203 872 201/ +254 203 872 129/ +254 203 871 016, e-mail <rcentre@ratn.org>, website <www.ratn.org>

8–10 July 2009, Island of La Maddalena (Italy) — Group of Eight Summit 2009. Tel +39 06 6820 40 90, e-mail <redazione@g8italia2009.it >, website <www.g8italia2009.it>

14–17 July 2009, Johannesburg (South Africa) — Africa Mining Congress 2009. To explore alternative ways of attracting investment amidst the economic downturn. Contact Brian Shabangu, tel +27 11 463 6001, fax +27 11 463 6903, e-mail <brian.shabangu@terrapinn.co.za>, website <www.terrapinn.com/2009/miningza/index.stm>

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

10–11 March 2009, Rome (Italy) — 5th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA). Focused on the impact of the international financial crisis on Africa and attended by representatives of G-8 governments, multilateral agencies, African institutions, Chinese funding organizations, the Arab Fund Coordination Group and India. Contact Carlo Schillaci <accreditamentostampa@esteri.it>, website <www.icafrica.org>