Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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3-8 August 2008, Mexico City (Mexico) — International AIDS Conference. Organized by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS. Contact Robin Ridley, e-mail <ridleyr@unaids.org>, website <www.aids2008.org>

20–22 August 2008, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Entrepreneurship Development in Africa. Organized by the Ronald H. Brown Institute for Sub-Saharan Africa. Tel (27) 12 420-2658, fax (27) 12 420-5971, e-mail <rbi@up.ac.za> or <joyce.nyandoro@up.ac.za>, website <www.rbi-ssa.org>

27–28 August 2008, Abuja (Nigeria) — International TB Conference: Integrated Management to Avert Pandemic in the Developing Countries. Organized by the Africa Health Research Organization. Contact Abubakar Yaro, tel (44) 7939848695, e-mail <abubakar@ahro.kabissa.org>, website <www.ahrotb2008.org>

28–29 August 2008, Oslo (Norway) — 3rd Annual African Green Revolution Conference. Contact Thorleif Enger, e-mail <thorleif.enger@africangreenrevolutionconference.com>, website <www.africangreenrevolutionconference.com>

2–4 September 2008, Accra (Ghana) — Accra High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Organized by the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. E-mail <secretariat@accrahlf.net>, website <www.accrahlf.net>

22 September 2008, UNHQ, New York (US) — General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Africa. To review all commitments made to Africa in order to comprehensively address the continent’s special development needs. Contact Patrick Hayford, tel (1) 212 963 3461, e-mail <hayford@un.org>, website <www.un.org/africa/osaa/>

22–26 September 2008, Nairobi (Kenya) — 1st All Africa Congress on Biotechnology. Organized by the African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum and the African Union. Contact Felix M’mboyi, tel (254) 20 4444 558, cell (254) 720 223 244 / (254) 734 333 283, fax (254) 20 444 8762, e-mail <fmmboyi@absfafrica.org>, website <www.absfafrica.org>

2–3 October 2008, Porto (Portugal) —Water in Africa: Hydro-Pessimism or Hydro-Optimism? Organized by the Center of African Studies. Contact Ana Elisa Cascão, tel /fax (22) 607 71 41, e-mail <ceaup@letras.up.pt>, website <www.africanos.eu/ceaup>

5–9 October 2008, Bali (Indonesia) — International Scientific Conference on Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change. E-mail <info@globalchange-2008.org>, website <www.globalchange-2008.org>

6–8 October 2008, Washington, DC (US) — 3rd US-Africa Infrastructure Conference. Organized by the Corporate Council on Africa and this year focusing on information and communications technologies. Contact Vivienne Sequeira, tel (1) 202 835 1117, fax (1) 202 835 1115, e-mail <vsequeira@africacncl.org>, website <www.africacncl.org>

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

2 June 2008, Las Vegas, NV (USA) — Rapaport Fair Trade Conference. Involving members of the jewelry industry with NGOs and African development representatives to examine fair trade guidelines. E-mail <fairtrade@diamonds.net>, website <www.diamonds.net>

7–12 June 2008, Johannesburg (South Africa) — African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Tel (254) 20 762 4289 / 4287, e-mail <amcensec@unep.org>, website <www.unep.org/roa/Amcen>

20–21 June 2008, Minneapolis (US) — 3rd African Women in the Diaspora Conference. Sponsored by the Minnesota African Women’s Association. E-mail <mawa0302@yahoo.com>, website <www.mawanet.org>

30 June–3 July 2008, Nantes (France) — 3rd World Forum on Human Rights. Tel (33) 2 51 83 70 10, website <www.spidh.org>