Experts meeting on the elaboration of the 9th Volume of the General History of Africa
The experts in charge of the drafting of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa will meet on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Organization of the African Unity (OAU).
The meeting will bring together 35 to 40 specialists from Africa and other regions of the world, representing different backgrounds and fields of specialization (history, sociology, anthropology, culture and arts, economy, environment, gender issues, ICTs, politics, endogenous knowledge, African Diaspora, international relations, sustainable development, heath, education, etc.).
The objectives and expected results of the meeting are to:
- Explore recent developments in scientific research and the major contributions to the knowledge of Africa and African Diaspora;
- Identify the major events that occurred in Africa since 1990s and the new threats, opportunities and challenges faced by the peoples of the continent;
- Revisit the concept and definitions of African Diaspora in light of the trends in the different regions of the world and to identify the challenges that they are facing today;
- Develop clear guidelines for the elaboration of the 9th Volume of the General History of Africa.
|Type of Event||Category 6-Expert Committee|
|Start||20.05.2013 10:00 local time|
|End||22.05.2013 20:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Moussa Iye, Ali|
|Organizer||UNESCO Office in Addis Abeba|
|Street||Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) W21K19|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English, French, Arabic, Portuguese|
|Estimated number of participants||200|
|Link 1||Concept Paper|
|Link 2||Provisional Agenda|
|Link 3||List of Participants|
|Link 4||General History of Africa|