African Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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3-5 November 2006, Beijing (China) — Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The largest and highest-level meeting between Chinese and African leaders since China and Africa started forging cooperative ties in the 1950s. Contact Yuxia Li, tel (86) 10 65963312, fax (86) 10 65963372, e-mail <li_yuxia@mfa.gov.cn>, website <www.fmprc.gov.cn/zflt/eng/>

6-9 November 2006, Sede Boqer (Israel) — Deserts and Desertification: Challenges and Opportunities. Sponsored by Ben-Gurion University, UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Contact Zoe Groner, tel (972) 8 659 6977, fax (972) 8 659 6889, website <www.desertopportunities.org/site/>

14-16 November 2006, Windhoek (Namibia) — Youth in Africa: Participation of Youth as Partners in Peace and Development in Post-Conflict Countries. An expert group meeting to devise strategies and mechanisms to include youth as central stakeholders in rehabilitation, reconciliation, and rebuilding of war-torn communities. Organized by the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa in cooperation with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Contact Wasantha Bandarage, tel (1) 212 963-9245, e-mail <bandarage@un.org>, website <www.un.org/africa/osaa>

15-18 November 2006, Guatemala City (Guatemala) — 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference. Organized by the IACC Council and Transparency International. Contact Gypsy Guillén Kaiser, tel (49) 30 343820662, fax (49) 30 34703912, e-mail <ggkaiser@transparency.org>, website <www.12iacc.org>

16-18 November 2006, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The 5th African Development Forum: Youth for Leadership in the 21st Century. Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa jointly with the African Union. Contact Kwabia Boateng, tel (251) 115 44 35 71, fax (251) 115 51 22 33, e-mail <kboateng@uneca.org>, website <www.uneca.org/ADF/>

27-30 November 2006, Johannesburg (South Africa) — Africa Water Congress 2006. A gathering of senior decision makers dedicated to improving water management in Africa. Contact Nerina Van Wyk, tel (27) 11 516 4052, fax (27) 11 463 6000 e-mail <nerina.vanwyk@terrapinn.co.za>, website <www.terrapinn.com/2006/waterza/>

28-30 November 2006, Kampala (Uganda) — Role of Research and Technology in the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. Bringing together scholars, researchers and managers of tertiary and research institutions in Africa. Tel (256) 782353775, e-mail <ugsociety@mulib.mak.ac.ug>

22-24 January 2007, New Delhi (India) — 7th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Contact Annapurna Vancheswaran, tel (91) 11 2468 2100 or (91) 11 2468 2111, fax (91) 11 2468 2144 or 91 11 2468 2144, e-mail <avanche@teri.res.in>, website < http://static.teriin.org/dsds/2007/index.htm>

22–25 January 2007, Gauteng (South Africa) — HIV/AIDS: The Impact on Your Business. The event will take an in-depth look at the effect of HIV/AIDS on businesses. Contact Fran Lupton, (27) 11 669 5111, email <fran.lupton@iqpc.co.za>, website <www.aidsafricaconference.com>

WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE

11-16 September 2006, Havana (Cuba) — 14th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Website <www.cubanoal.cu/ingles/index.html>

13-16 September 2006, Nairobi (Kenya) — Global Youth Employment Summit. Organized by UN-HABITAT, the UN Human Settlements Programme. Website <www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=511>

18-24 September 2006, Nairobi (Kenya) — 4th Africities Summit. The summit focused on progress in slum upgrading in Africa, women’s empowerment within African local authorities and decentralization. Website <www.africites.org/index_eng.php>