Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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18–19 October 2005, Colombo (Sri Lanka) — Negotiating on Trade Facilitation: Implications for Developing Countries, an OECD Global Forum on Trade. Contact Avril Ellis, e-mail <avril.ellis@oecd.org>, website <http://webdomino1.oecd.org/COMNET/ECH/ SriLanka.nsf?OpenDatabase>

24–26 October 2005, Stellenbosch ( South Africa ) — Market Access for Africa ’s Agricultural Products. Organized by the South African Agri Academy. Contact Retha Venter, tel (27) 21 855 4472, fax (27) 21 855 2722, e-mail <reventer@netactive.co.za>, website <www.agriacademy.co.za>

31 October–4 November 2005, Nairobi (Kenya) — Management of Lake Basins for Sustainable Use: Global Experiences and African Issues. The 11th World Lake Conference. Contact George O. Krhoda, tel (254) 20 716 103, e-mail <info@ileckenya.go.ke>, website <www.ileckenya.go.ke>

16–18 November 2005, Tunis (Tunisia) — Second Phase: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Tel (216) 71 964 551, fax (216) 71 964 547, e-mail <info@wsistunis2005.tn>, website <www.smsitunis2005.tn>

18–19 November 2005, Yaoundé (Cameroon) — Roll Back Malaria Global Partners’ Forum V. Contact Billy Stewart, tel (44) 20 7023 0765, fax (44) 20 7023 0428, e-mail <billy-stewart@dfid.gov.uk>, website <www.mim.su.se>

22–26 November 2005, Kampala ( Uganda ) — NEPAD Conference on “Expanding Agribusiness Links with Smallholder Farmers in Africa ” (Contract Farming). Contact Thaninga Shope-Linney, tel (27) 11 313 3776, fax (27) 11 313 3778, website <www.nepad.org>

25 November–2 December 2005, Dakar ( Senegal ) — World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Website <www.world-tourism.org/meetings/eng/meetings.htm>

28–30 November 2005, Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia ) — Conference on Civil Society, Governance and Integration in Africa. Organized by the Pan-African Strategic and Policy Research Group, Development Policy Management Forum and African Association of Political Science. Contact Abdalla Bujra, tel (251-1) 515 410 / 443 197, fax (251-1) 515 410 / 514 416, e-mail <abujra@uneca.org>, website <www.dpmf.org>

6–10 December 2005, Maputo (Mozambique) — 11th General Assembly of CODESRIA, on the theme “Rethinking African Development: Beyond Impasse, Towards Alternatives.” Organized by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Contact Adebayo Olukoshi, tel (221) 825 98 22 / 23, fax. (221) 824 12 89, e-mail <codesria@codesria.sn>, website <www.codesria.org>

13–18 December 2005, Hong Kong ( China ) — The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference. WTO press enquiries, tel: (41-22) 739 50 07 fax: (41-22) 739 54 58, e-mail <enquiries@wto.org>, website <www.wto.org >

 

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

27–30 September 2005, Dakar ( Senegal ) — Second African Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology. Contact John Mugabe, e-mail <john@nrf.ac.za>

10–12 October 2005, Johannesburg (South Africa) — 4th Africa Investment Forum on the theme “Partnerships for Growth: Strategies, Structures and Solutions.” Hosted by the Commonwealth Business Council. Contact Jonathan Ellenor, tel (44) 207 024 8253, e-mail< jonathan.ellenor@cbcglobelink.org>, website <www.cbcglobelink.org>

10–14 October 2005, Dakar (Senegal) — SAHARA 2005 Conference on the theme, “Bridging the Gap between Policy, Research and Interventions.” The Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research Alliance (SAHARA) is a channel for sharing of research. Contact Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, tel (221) 825 19 57, fax (221) 824 60 25, e-mail <saharaconf05@sentoo.sn>, website <www.sahara.org.za>