Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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10-14 January 2005, Port Louis (Mauritius) -- Conference to Review Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, organized by the United Nations. Contact François Coutu, tel (1-212) 963-9495, fax (1-212) 963-1186, e-mail <mediainfo@un.org>, website <www.un.org/smallislands2005>.

13-15 January 2005, Berlin (Germany) -- Genocides: Form, Causes and Consequences. Contact Rohland Schuknecht, tel (49 40) 42 83 82 583, e-mail <namibian-war@freenet.de>, website <www.hist.net/ag-genozid/namibianwar>.

18-22 January 2005, Kobe (Japan) -- World Conference on Disaster Reduction. Contact WCDR secretariat, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, tel (41 22) 917 2759, fax (41 22) 917 0169, e-mail <isdr-wcdr@un.org>.

25-26 January 2005, Paris (France) -- Biodiversity: Science and Governance. Conference organized by French Ministry of Research and co-sponsored by UNESCO. E-mail <biodiv2005paris@recherche.gouv.fr>, website <www.recherche.gouv.fr/biodiv2005paris>.

25-26 January 2005, London (UK) -- Southern Africa Business and Investment Roundtable. Organized by the Economist magazine. Contact Thomas Crawley, tel (43 1) 712 41 61, fax (43 1) 712 41 65, e-mail <thomascrawley@economist.com>, website <www.economistconferences.com>.

26-28 January 2005, Gauteng (South Africa) -- International Workshop on African Water Laws. A collaborative research project on plural legal systems in water management in Southern Africa. Contact Barbara van Koppen, e-mail <b.vankoppen@cigar.org>, website <www.nri.org/waterlaw/workshop.htm>.

8-10 February 2005, Cape Town (South Africa) -- Building Digital Opportunities through Public-Private Partnerships, on the liberalization of African telecommunications systems. Tel (44 20) 7253 5440, fax (44 20) 7253 9543, e-mail <uk.info@worldsummits.com>, website <www.worldsummits.com/digital_africa_05>.

25-27 March 2005, Austin, Texas (USA) -- African Health and Illness Conference. Contact Matthew Heaton, e-mail <mattheaton@mail.utexas.edu>, website <www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa>.

6-8 April 2005, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) -- International Water Africa Exhibition. Contact Jacqui Hepworth, tel (27 11) 705 1648, fax (27 83) 626 5882, e-mail <jhepworth@mweb.co.za>, website <www.ace-events.com>.

6-9 April, 2005, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) -- The 6th Annual International Academy of African Business and Development Conference, sponsored by the University of Dar es Salaam. Contact Lettice Kinunda Rutashobya, tel (255 22) 241 0069/0500-8, fax (255 22) 241 0078/0084,
e-mail <Lettice@fcm.udsm.ac.tz>; or Jan-Erik Jaensson, tel (46 90) 7866150, fax (46 90) 7866674, e-mail <JanErik.Jaensson@fek.umu.se>, website <www.iaabd.org>.

10-14 April 2005, Nairobi (Kenya) -- 6th Pan Africa IFSW Regional Social Work Conference, organized by the International Federation of Social Workers. Contact Charles Mbugua, e-mail <mbuguacharles@yahoo.com>.

18-22 April 2005, Midrand (South Africa) -- Renewable Energy World Africa 2005, an opportunity for investors to tap into the continent's new and renewable energy resources. Contact Chris Raubenheimer, tel (27 11) 516 4039, e-mail <chris.raubenheimer@terrapinn.co.za>, website <www.
powergenerationworld.com/2005/renew%5FZA/>.

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

5-7 December 2004, Marrakech (Morocco) -- First General Conference of the World Academy of Young Scientists, sponsored by UNESCO. E-mail <d.malpede@unesco.org>, website <www.waysnet.org>.

12-14 December 2004, San Francisco, California (USA) -- International Conference on Eradicating Poverty through Profit: Making Business Work for the Poor, organized by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Tel (1-202) 729-7600, fax (1-202) 729-7610, e-mail <PovertyConference@wri.org>, website <http://povertyprofit.wri.org>.