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African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) 9th Annual Conference 2018: Africa in the global higher education landscape: the role of internationalization
3 – 5 October 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

ANIEs 10th Anniversary and 9th Annual Conference will debate contemporary trends in internationalization of higher education in Africa, the achievements that have been made over the last one decade, main challenges, and the implications of global internationalization of higher education in Africa. It is a timely opportunity to reflect on the crucial role of Africa in the global higher education and research landscape, especially towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The conference ties in with the goals of Agenda2063; a blueprint for the growth of all the nations of the African continent for coming five decades. It aims to critically consider where African universities find themselves at present in the global higher education landscape. In which ways are the colonial and post-colonial legacies of African higher education playing themselves out in internationalization processes? How has internationalization in Africa helped African universities to claim spaces in the African knowledge domain from their former subservient positions? Who are the narrators of African knowledge and how can internationalization reshape the landscape?

African Partnerships Conference
24-26 March 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa

As an innovative development from the Annual Research Day of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of the Witwatersrand, there are plans to host a multi-stakeholder conference in 2005. The objective of the conference is to highlight ongoing health sciences research being conducted at WITS and other African universities and research institutions to local and international audiences able to participate.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30139
AFRICAN TELEHEALTH SYMPOSIUM

Africa Telehealth Group, in close collaboration with MED-e-TEL, will be holding a satellite symposium concurrently with the MED-e-TEL 2004 International Trade Fair. The theme of the satellite symposium, as captured in its title, is: “The African Diaspora, Telehealth and Telemedicine: A Symposium for Joint Action”. While focusing on Africans in the Diaspora, the symposium would, nonetheless, seek to pool the energies of both continental Africans and those Africans born or living outside the African continent who have knowledge, expertise, or a passion to contribute to the effective development of e-health in Africa.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30100
African Union Summit 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 24-31 January 2011

The 21st African Union Summit will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union Headquarters and the Conference Centre of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNCC-ECA) from 24-31 January 2011. The theme of the Summit is ‘Towards Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values.’ The main events are : 24-25 January 2011: 21st Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC); 27-28 January 2011: 18th Session of the Executive Council; and 30-31 January 2011: 16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) Internship
The Communication Initiative, 5 April 2007

The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is offering an internship as part of their capacity building programme. It is open to female students (both local and international) and to those who have just completed their studies and are looking for experience and mentorship in the area of African women's human rights, gender mainstreaming, African feminist movements and communications.

African Women's Development Fund: Main Grants Programme
Deadline: Rolling deadline

The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) funds local, national, sub-regional, and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnership within the African women's movement. In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees. The AWDF funds work in six thematic areas: women's human rights; political participation; peace building; health, reproductive rights; economic empowerment; and HIV and AIDS. Applicants are expected to build relevant and reasonable running/core costs into their project proposals. Grants are made to national and regional organisations for aspects of organisational growth and development such as strategic planning, developing fundraising strategies, communications systems, retreats, governance systems etc. Grants cover capital costs such as purchase of computers, printers, and photocopiers. The AWDF makes grants in three cycles each year. Applications can be sent in at any time. Organisations can apply for grants ranging from US$1,000 - US$40,000. Grants over US$20,000 are only made to organisations which operate on a regional basis.

African Women's Development Fund: Main grants programme
Deadline: Rolling Deadline

The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) funds local, national, sub-regional, and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnership within the African women's movement. In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees. The AWDF funds work in six thematic areas: women's human rights; political participation; peace building; health, reproductive rights; economic empowerment; and HIV and AIDS. Applicants are expected to build relevant and reasonable running/core costs into their project proposals. Grants are made to national and regional organisations for aspects of organisational growth and development such as strategic planning, developing fundraising strategies, communications systems, retreats, governance systems etc. Grants cover capital costs such as purchase of computers, printers, and photocopiers. The AWDF makes grants in three cycles each year. Applications can be sent in at any time. Organisations can apply for grants ranging from US$1,000 - US$40,000. Grants over US$20,000 are only made to organisations which operate on a regional basis.

Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) Africa Summit 2016
2-3 February 2016, United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Gathering 250+ senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector, this summit looks at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. The summit demonstrates best practice approaches, current initiatives and latest innovations, offering trans-disciplinary discussions with participants from all relevant stakeholder groups. The agenda has been developed in consultation with UN organisations. The specific objectives of this summit are: to showcase expertise, approaches and innovations by different global stakeholders, to discuss best practice, guidelines and policy that support technological innovations and to provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking amongst public, private and civil society stakeholders.

AIDS 2008 March Update
AIDS Update 5, March 2008

As the conference draws near and many deadlines have already passed, we urge those wishing to attend AIDS 2008 - or submit a satellite, exhibition or affiliated event application - to be aware of the limited time left to do so. Please note that all deadlines from now refer to 24h00 in the country you are submitting from on the given date and that no applications and submissions for any part of the conference will be accepted after this time: 31 March 2008: Satellites applications close; 7 May 2008: Registration late surcharge ends (last minute surcharge begins 8 May), Deadline for registration cancellation (with 50% refund); 15 May 2008: Affiliated Events applications close; 20 May 2008: Late Breaker Abstract submissions open; 31 May 2008: Exhibitions applications close; 16 June 2008: Late Breaker Abstract submissions close.

Further details: /newsletter/id/33013
AIDS in South Africa: The Invisible Cure
Helen Epstein

This piece explores what the author describes as a "striking and deeply mysterious" denial of the reality of AIDS in South Africa. This country has one of the highest infection rates in the world and an equally high level of awareness about how to avoid being infected. Why, the author asks, have so many HIV prevention programmes - like those addressing high-risk youth - been so radically unsuccessful? Epstein explains that many of the efforts to change the sexual behaviour of young people in South Africa have tapped into what youth seem to respond to most readily - material culture, images of beauty and glamour, and fun/play.

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