Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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22–23 April 2010, New Haven, CT (USA) — Yale Symposium on Asia-Africa Relations. On the theme “The New Scramble for Africa.” Contact Council on African Studies, tel: +1 203 432-9903, fax: +1 203 432-5963, e-mail <african.studies@yale.edu>, website <www.yale.edu/macmillan/african/contact.shtml>

2–3 May 2010, Arusha (Tanzania) — Tokyo International Conference on African Development, ministerial follow-up meeting. Contact Kaori Ishii, tel +1 212 906-5926, e-mail <kaori.ishii@undp.org>, website <www.ticad.net>

3–14 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York (USA) — Commission on Sustainable Development. Among other topics, this session will focus on transport, chemicals, waste management and mining. Tel +1-212 963-8102, fax +1-212 963-4260, e-mail <dsd@un.org>, website <www.un.org/esa/dsd/>

7 May–7 June 2010, Dakar (Senegal) — Dak’Art 2010. The ninth biennale of contemporary African art. Tel: +221 33 823 09 18, fax: +221 33 821 16 32, e-mail <info@biennaledakar.org>, website <www.biennaledakar.org>

12–14 May 2010 Cape Town (South Africa) — Wind Power Africa 2010. Organized by the African Wind Energy Association (AfriWEA). Contact Denise Spaull, +27 21 689-7881, e-mail <denise@windenergyafrica.com>, website <www.windenergyafrica.com>

18–19 May 2010 Yaounde (Cameroon) — Africa, an Opportunity for the World. With participants from across Africa, the conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence of 17 African countries, with the aim of identifying new issues for the continent’s development. Contact the National Organizing Committee, tel: +237 22 21 33 93 / 22 21 09 17, fax: +237 22 20 33 06, e-mail <cabcivilprc@yahoo.fr>

26–28 May 2010, Lusaka (Zambia) — eLearning Africa. Contact Rebecca Stromeyer, tel: +49 (0)30 310 18 18, fax +49 (0)30 324 98 33, e-mail <info@elearning-africa.com>, website <www.elearning-africa.com/>

2–4 June 2010, Nairobi (Kenya) — Green Business Africa Summit and Expo 2010. Contact Dan Kashem, tel +254 20 248 7420, e-mail <dan@solargrenmedia.com>, website <www.greenbusinessafricaexpo.com>

11 June 2010, Bercy, Paris (France) — Tenth International Forum on African Perspectives. Organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development with the African Development Bank and the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment. Contact Elodie Masson, tel: +33 1 45 24 82 00, fax: +33 1 45 24 85 00, e-mail: <Dev.EMEA@oecd.org>, website <www.oecd.org>

26–27 June 2010, Toronto (Canada) — G-20 Summit. The Group of 20 is a forum for industrialized and developing nations to discuss key issues in the global economy. Contact Catherine Gagnaire, tel: +1 613 934-2805, website <http://www.g20.gc.ca/>

29 June–1 July 2010, Basel (Switzerland) — Africa Energy Forum. Africa’s largest power and gas conference. Contact Rod Cargill, tel: +44 (0) 20 85 47 06 98, fax: +44 (0) 20 85 41 32 44, e-mail <cargill@energynet.co.uk>, website <www.energynet.co.uk/AEF/AEF2010/>

What has taken place

8–10 March 2010, Abuja (Nigeria) — High-Level Conference on Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa. Under the auspices of the African Union. Contact Mikhail Evstayev, tel; +43 1 260 26 3723, email: <m.evstafyev@unido.org> website: <www.hlcd-3a.org/>

16–18 March 2010, Durban (South Africa) — Africa Health Facilities Conference. Contact Talent Moyo, tel +27 11 646 3048, fax: +27 11 646 7251, e-mail <tmoyo@africa-health-facilities.com>, website <www.africa-health-facilities.com>

22–26 March, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) — World Urban Forum 5. On the theme “The Right to the City — Bridging the Urban Divide.” Contact: UN-HABITAT WUF5 Secretariat, tel: +254 20 7623334, fax: +254 20 7624175, email: <wuf@unhabitat.org>, website: <www.unhabitat.org/wuf >