Experts meeting on the elaboration of the 9th Volume of the General History of Africa

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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 08:00 local time
End 22.05.2013 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Moussa Iye, Ali
Organizer UNESCO Office in Addis Abeba
Country Ethiopia
City Addis Ababa
Venue Addis Abeba
Street Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) W21K19
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Arabic, Portuguese
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website
Link 1 Concept Paper
Link 2 Provisional Agenda
Link 3 List of Participants
Link 4 General History of Africa