Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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25 January 2010, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Thirteenth Africa Partnership Forum. Tel +33 1 45 24 87 75, fax +33 1 44 30 61 33, e-mail <apf.contact@oecd.org>, website <www.oecd.org>

25 January–2 February 2010, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Summit of the African Union. On the theme “Information and Communication Technologies in Africa” Website <www.africa-union.org>

27–31 January 2010, Davos (Switzerland) — World Economic Forum. Annual gathering of world business and political figures, on the theme “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild.” Website <www.weforum.org>

1–4 February 2010, Cape Town (South Africa) — Mining Indaba. An annual conference for natural resource professionals to network and learn about mining and market prospects around the world. Website <www.miningindaba.com>

4–5 February 2010, Ottawa (Canada) — Africa’s New Frontier: Innovation, Technology, Prosperity. Sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. E-mail <AfricaNewFrontier@idrc.ca>, website <www.idrc.ca/AfricaNewFrontier>

8–10 February 2010, Accra (Ghana) — Africa Investment Forum. Organized by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the government of Ghana, on the theme “Accelerating Intra-African Trade and Investment.” Tel +44 207 024 8200, fax +44 207 024 8201, e-mail <info@cbcglobal.org>, website <www.cbcglobal.org>

24–26 February 2010, Sandton (South Africa) — Energy Indaba 2010. The flagship annual African energy event will focus on solutions for a new energy future for Africa. Contact Liz Hart, e-mail <info@siyenza.za.com>, website <www.energyafricaexpo.com>

6–10 March 2010, Alexandria (Egypt) — International Conference on Coastal Zone Management of River Deltas and Low Land Coastlines. Organized by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, among others. Contact Ibrahim El Shinnawy, tel +203 484 4614, fax +203 484 4615, e-mail <CZMRDLLC@nwrc-egypt.org>, website <www.nwrc-egypt.info>

9–10 March 2010, Cape Town (South Africa) — Africa Trade and Export Finance Conference. The fourth annual conference of the most senior decision-makers within the sub-Saharan trade and export sector. E-mail <info@exportagroup.com>, website <www.exportagroup.com/events/conferences>

12–16 April 2010, Nairobi (Kenya) — African Ministerial Meeting on Weather, Climate and Water. For the first time, African ministers responsible for meteorology will meet to address ways of strengthening weather, climate and water information to help guide decision-makers. Hosted by the government of Kenya and organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in partnership with the African Union. Website <www.wmo.int/pages/publications/meteoworld/nairobi_en.html>

19–20 April 2010, Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria International Investors Forum. Will focus on how the private sector can partner with government in support of the national objective of becoming a top 20 global economy and in the delivery of the Millennium Development Goals. Tel +44 207 024 8200, fax +44 207 024 8201, e-mail <info@cbcglobal.org>, website <www.cbcglobal.org>

27–29 April 2010, Washington, DC (USA) — US–Africa Infrastructure Conference. Organized by the Corporate Council on Africa. E-mail <vsequeira@africacncl.org>, website <www.africacncl.org>

What has taken place

1–2 December 2009, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — First African Decent Work Symposium. Organized by the government in collaboration with the International Labour Office (ILO) and the African Union Commission. Tel +251-11-544-4480, +251-11-544-4481, fax +251-11-544-5573, +251-11-551-3633, e-mail <addisababa@ilo.org>, website <www.ilo.org>