Africa Agenda

From Africa Renewal: 
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2–6 November 2009, Nairobi (Kenya) — Fifth MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference. A forum for the malaria research community and stakeholders to review recent research, identify priorities and discuss translating research results into policy and practice. Organized by the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute. Website <www.mimalaria.org/pamc>

2–6 November 2009, Cape Town (South Africa) — 16th Africa Oil Week. An event marking Africa’s oil exploration success and new venture opportunities. Contact Babette van Gessel, tel + 31 70 324 6154, e-mail <babette@glopac.com>, website <www.petro21.com>

7–8 November 2009, Doha (Qatar) — Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity. Sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Transparency International and several national governments. To be followed by the third session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption 9–13 November. Website <www.unodc.org>

8–9 November 2009, Sharm El Sheik (Egypt) — Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation. Co-chaired by Egypt and the People’s Republic of China. Tel +86 10 65 96 11 14, e-mail <zhongfei_luntan@mfa.gov.cn>, website <www.fmprc.gov.cn/zflt/eng/>

10–11 November 2009, Accra (Ghana) — Fifth Annual International Conference of the African Science Academy Development Initiative. Focusing on improving maternal, newborn and child health, the conference will be hosted by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. Contact S.K. Danso, e-mail <council@gaas-gh.org>, Francis Ankrah <office@gaas-gh.org>, US National Academies <Africa@nas.edu>, website <www.nationalacademies.org/asadi/index.html>

11–13 November 2009, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Fourth African Economic Conference. Jointly organized by the African Development Bank and the Economic Commission for Africa. E-mail <aec@afdb.org>, website <www.afdb.org>

16–18 November 2009, Rome (Italy) — FAO World Summit on Food Security. Tel +39 06 570 53101, fax +39 06 570 56172, e-mail <wsfs2009-secretariat@fao.org>, website <www.fao.org>

25–26 November 2009, Midrand(South Africa) — NEPAD Transport Summit and Africa Transport Trade and Investment Expo (ATTIEX). Will bring together experts and leaders to discuss how to integrate national action plans on transport and increase awareness of transport’s potential for trade, regional funding and foreign investment. Contact Tanitha, tel +27 (0)21 681 7000, e-mail <tanitha@capemedia.co.za>, website <www.nepadtransportsummit.org>

7–18 December 2009, Copenhagen (Denmark) — United Nations Climate Change Conference. Tel +45 33 92 33 00, fax + 45 33 92 33 00, website <www.cop15.dk>

14–15 January 2010, Toulouse (France) — International Conference on Infrastructure Economics and Development. Organized by the Institut d’Économie Industrielle and the World Bank, among others. Contact Jean-Jacques Dethier, e-mail <jdethier@worldbank.org> or Stéphane Straub <stephane.straub@univ-tlse1.fr>, website <www.ajef.net/grepinternationalconference>

What has taken place

9–11 October 2009, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Seventh World Forum of Sustainable Development. Website <www.fmdd.fr>

12–13 October 2009, Rome (Italy) — FAO High-Level Experts Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050. Tel +39 06 570 53354, fax +39 06 570 56172, e-mail <HLC-2050@fao.org>, website <www.fao.org/wsfs/forum2050/wsfs-forum/en/>

18–23 October 2009, Buenos Aires (Argentina) — Thirteenth World Forestry Congress. Contact Florencia Reca, e-mail <freca@cfm2009.org>, website <www.cfm2009.org>