Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
page 23

26 January – 3 February 2009, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — African Union Summit. On the theme “Infrastructure Development in Africa.” Fax (251) 11 5511299, e-mail <dinfo@africa-union.org>, website <www.africa-union.org>

4–5 February 2009, Dubai (UAE) — Arab-Americas-Asia-Africa Business Summit 2009. Organized by the Commonwealth Business Council, Dubai Group and the United Arab Emirates in association with the UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Contact Sunayna Sethi, tel (44) 20 7024 8219, e-mail <sunayna.sethi@cbcglobal.org>, website <www.cbcglobal.org>

18–21 February 2009, Gauteng (South Africa) — African Science Communication Conference. Contact Maphefo Chauke, tel (27) 12 392 9300, e-mail <maphefo.chauke@saasta.ac.za>, website <www.saasta.ac.za/2ndascc/>

23–25 February 2009, Mumbai (India) — Redefining South-South Cooperation: Africa on the Centre Stage. Organized by the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai. E-mail <conferenceafrica@gmail.com> and <coordinatorconference@gmail.com>, website <www.mu.ac.in>

11–13 March 2009, Chiang Mai (Thailand) — World Biodiversity Congress. Organized by the Century Foundation of Bangalore, India, to help develop an agenda for conserving bioresources. Contact V. Sivaram, fax (91)-80- 22961315, e-mail <sivaram900@gmail.com>, website <www.upm.edu.my/WCB2008Thailand.pdf>

12–14 March 2009, Athens, Ohio (USA) — Including Children. Organized by the University of Ohio’s Institute for the African Child, provides opportunities to network with colleagues and organizations working on African children. Contact Andria Sherrow, tel (1) 740-597-1368, e-mail <sherrowa@ohio.edu>, website <www.afrchild.ohio.edu/Conferences/>

16–22 March 2009, Istanbul (Turkey) — Fifth World Water Forum. Organized every three years by the World Water Council as the main water-related event globally. Website <www.worldwaterforum5.org/>

21–22 March 2009, Calgary, Alberta (Canada) — Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World. Organized by the Asia Association for Global Studies. E-mail <aags@asia-globalstudies.org>, website <http://asia-globalstudies.org/>

4–7 April 2009, Amman (Jordan) — Traditions and Transformations: Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Change in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Organized by the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, the Council for British Research in the Levant, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Website <www.tourism-culture.com/>

4–9 April 2009, Cape Town (South Africa) — Infectious Diseases: from basic to translational research. A joint initiative of the European Science Foundation, the International Council for Science, the Network of African Science Academies and a consortium of European academies. Contact Anne Blondeel Oman, tel (32) 2 533 2024, fax (32) 2 538 8486, e-mail <ablondeel@esf.org>, website <www.esf.org/conferences/09277>

20–24 April 2009, Anchorage, Alaska (USA) — Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change. Bringing together indigenous people to discuss common issues and increase the participation of indigenous people in climate change responses. Contact Patricia Cochran, e-mail <pcochran@aknsc.org> and <info@indigenoussummit.com>, website <www.iccalaska.org/Media.htm>

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

17–19 November 2008, Cape Town (South Africa) — Carbon Markets Africa. A platform for businesses to learn about the latest developments in the field. Tel (44) 207 099 0600, fax (44) 207 900 1853, e-mail <info@greenpowerconferences.com>, website <www.greenpowerconferences.com/carbonmarkets/carbonmarkets_africa_2008.html>

3–7 December 2008, Dakar (Senegal) — 15th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa. Tel (221) 33 842 95 10, (221) 33 842 92 33, fax (221) 33 821 38 25, e-mail <icasa2008@orange.sn>, <secretariat@icasadakar2008.org>, website <www.saafrica.org>