Jobs and Announcements

Africa Regional Association Of Occupational Health Congress
25–27 August 2011: Johannesburg, South Africa

The Africa Regional Association of Occupational Health (ARAOH) Congress is to be hosted by the South African Society of Occupational Medicine Conference (SASOM) from 25–27 August 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. To register for the event visit the link provided.

Africa Regional Association Of Occupational Health Congress
25–27 August 2011: Johannesburg, South Africa

The Africa Regional Association of Occupational Health (ARAOH) Congress is to be hosted by the South African Society of Occupational Medicine Conference (SASOM) from 25–27 August 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. To register for the event visit the link provided.

Africa Regional Association of Occupational Health Congress
25–27 August 2011: Johannesburg, South Africa

The Africa Regional Association of Occupational Health (ARAOH) Congress is to be hosted by the South African Society of Occupational Medicine Conference (SASOM) from 25 – 27 August 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. To register for the event visit the link provided.

Africa Regional Director
International Planned Parenthood Federation

The International Planned Parenthood Federation is looking for a Africa Regional Director. For more information Contact: Dick Irish -Ref: DB_09.

Africa Speaks: Request for a video clip
Closing date: 30 June 2014

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) is to be held from 30 September – 3 October 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa (http://hsr2014.healthsystemsresearch.org/). This is the first time this Symposium has been held in Africa. The theme of the 2014 symposium is: the science and practice of people–centred health systems. The involvement of people both in their own health decisions and in those concerning the development of a health system is a vital platform for effective service delivery and for ensuring the health system offers wider value in society.
The opening plenary (on 30th September 2014) will have a specific African focus – and its theme is governance and health in Africa. As part of this opening ceremony the organisers would like to feature different voices from the African continent and provide African stakeholders with an opportunity to share their perspective on the theme of the symposium. They would like you to identify a stakeholder whose voice you feel would be important to feature in the opening plenary and to record a short interview with them. It could be someone you work closely with – such as a health worker, a researcher, a community member or a client or user of the health service. Someone that you feel represents a critical constituency from the African continent. Depending on the volume and quality of material received we will seek to project the clips at other moments during the conference, and also post them on the conference website.

Further details: /newsletter/id/38956
Africa speaks: Request for a video clip
Final call: closing date 30 June 2014

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) is to be held from 30 September – 3 October 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa (http://hsr2014.healthsystemsresearch.org/). This is the first time this Symposium has been held in Africa. The theme of the 2014 symposium is: the science and practice of people–centred health systems. The involvement of people both in their own health decisions and in those concerning the development of a health system is a vital platform for effective service delivery and for ensuring the health system offers wider value in society.
The opening plenary (on 30th September 2014) will have a specific African focus – and its theme is governance and health in Africa. As part of this opening ceremony the organisers would like to feature different voices from the African continent and provide African stakeholders with an opportunity to share their perspective on the theme of the symposium. They would like you to identify a stakeholder whose voice you feel would be important to feature in the opening plenary and to record a short interview with them. It could be someone you work closely with – such as a health worker, a researcher, a community member or a client or user of the health service. Someone that you feel represents a critical constituency from the African continent. Depending on the volume and quality of material received we will seek to project the clips at other moments during the conference, and also post them on the conference website.

Further details: /newsletter/id/39013
Africa unveils new governance body
New website: African Governance Institute (AGI)

Africa has a new continental body, the African Governance Institute (AGI), based in Dakar, Senegal. AGI interim director, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, explained that the main ‘added-value’ of the Institute is ‘to institutionalise African reflection on governance in Africa […] because we think that it is important that the people who live the realities of African societies and African states are better placed to understand what is going on and to propose solutions for a better future.’ He announced that AIG will convene a series of Conferences in 2010, including one with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on democracy and human rights ‘...to make this added-value a reality.’ The AGI’s programme of action was formally launched at an inaugural workshop on 3-4 November in Dakar. On 24 November, the AGI and ECDPM signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership, which aims to enhance both organisations’ work in supporting the African Governance Architecture and enhancing the dialogue strategies and development support of Africa’s European partners.

Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit
Cape, South Africa: 22- 23 April 2013

The Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit will seek to bridge the information gap in African urban infrastructure and create a platform to develop the market for African urban infrastructure and real estate investment. The aim of the summit is to bring together national and local government officials, urban planners, designers, developers, facility managers and potential investors to share ideas, develop business opportunities and discuss current projects, case-studies, lessons learned, future challenges and new opportunities. Participants will be able to network with other participants and presenters; and discover the opportunities behind key industries: "smart and green" solutions; renewable energy; construction; ICT; water management; sanitation; and healthcare.

African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum 2018
5-7 June 2018, City of Tshwane, South Africa

The African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) functions as a network for the mayors of capital cities across the continent to achieve the sustainable development goals that are common to all and, in the words of Solly Msimanga, executive mayor of Tshwane, “to establish commonalities and challenges faced by major cities in Africa while showcasing and sharing successful initiatives towards the emergence of truly African, original and appropriate answers in addressing the sustainability imperative at the urban scale.”

African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum 2018
5-7 June 2018, City of Tshwane, South Africa

The African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) functions as a network for the mayors of capital cities across the continent to achieve the sustainable development goals that are common to all and, in the words of Solly Msimanga, executive mayor of Tshwane, “to establish commonalities and challenges faced by major cities in Africa while showcasing and sharing successful initiatives towards the emergence of truly African, original and appropriate answers in addressing the sustainability imperative at the urban scale.”

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