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Leon Sullivan Summit 8 Tanzania

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Leon Sullivan Summit 8 Tanzania

Time: June 2, 2008 at 9am
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
City/Town: Arusha
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Event Type: summit
Organized By: Leon Sullivan Foundation
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2008

Event Description

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM The African Diaspora - Investment, Citizenship and Relationship (AICC)

In following up on the last Summit's declaration on the Diaspora, this forum will present the latest developments in efforts to create and sustain linkages between the African diaspora and the nations of Africa, including projects that have built enduring partnerships and investment in African enterprises by the diaspora.

Africa in the Global Economy

Africa 's percentage of world production 2%, despite remarkable economic growth in serveral countries. Nevertheless, investment by nations such as China and India has heightened international competition
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM AGOA Investment Opportunities

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Corporate Social Responsibilities

A special report in African Business magazine earlier this year labeled corporate social responsibility "the first principle of survival" for businesses operating internationally. This workshop will examine the growing importance of corporate social responsibility, business and government accountability and transparency in commercial transactions to doing business in Africa and promoting African socio-economic development.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Investment in Agriculture

Approximately 70% of Africa's workforce is engaged in the agriculture sector, but it remains largely subsistence agriculture with insufficient investment in commercial production and agro-processing. That leaves African agriculture products at the mercy of stringent sanitary/phyto-saniteray regulations, which bar most products from export to the United States. 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Trade in Carbon Credits and Africa's Future

Global trading in credits of carbon dioxide emissions linked to global warming is expected to triple this year, but Africa has not yet entered this lucrative market to a significant extent.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM The Role of Youth in Africa's Future

African and American youth entrepreneurs, entertainers and activists to discuss their experiences in overcoming the obstacles facing youth globally and to identify ways to maximize Africa's growth potential in the global economy.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Infrastructure for Africa's Future Needs

While Africa has abundant energy sources, it has the world's lowest rate of access to modern energy. This roundtable will feature the leaders of COMESA, EAC, ECOWAS and SADC in a discussion on how to correct this imbalance,.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Africa's Regional Power Pools

The Southern African Power Pool became the first international pool establised outside the West in 1955, and has been a model for non-bilateral African power sales since then.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Alternative Energy Sources in Africa
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Building Africa's Road Networks

All too many African nations lack road networks sufficient to allow for commerce to be nationally or internationally viable.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Green Infrastructure: Best for Roads, Dams and Mining
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM The Need for Rural Power Generation
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Special Forum: A 21st Century
Education System for Africa
African presidents attending Summit VIII will make presentations on topics of their choice.
Thursday, June 5, 2008

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Presidential Plenary on the Environment (TBD)

African presidents from Tanzania, Liberia, Botswana, Madagascar and Rwanda will present best practices for responsibility managing their countries' natural resources.

Comment Wall

Comment by chris macrae on December 15, 2008 at 7:28am
:00 AM - 9:30 AM Africa's Environmental Challenge: Sustain & Gain (AICC)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Africa's Adaption to Climate Change: Predictions & Responses

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM NRM's Role in Security, Development & Regional Collaboration

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Private Sector Alliances & Biodiversity Offset Opportunities
Comment by chris macrae on December 15, 2008 at 7:29am
wedenesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Celebrating African Women (TBD)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

thursday 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Sustaining African Tourism Growth

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eco-Tourism Strategies

potential has not been fully exploited as a way of making Africa a favored tourist destination,

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Investment in the Tourism Sector

Tanzania has become one of the world's leading eco-tourism destinations, and other strong performers include South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Regional Tourism Strategies: The Caribbean Example
Comment by chris macrae on December 15, 2008 at 11:19am
Please tell us where the leading Africa Diaspora networks are by City - eg New York's hosted one of my favourite meetings of 2008 in rehearsing just how bad the global financial meltdown will get and how to try to protect communities with the lest from harm's wave

It is interesting too that even though I feel the bangladesh diaspora networks are an extrordinary worldwide benchmark a head onf New York's Lnicoln centre reportedly suggested they could do better


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