International Policies, African Realities: An Electronic Roundtable

by Africa Policy Information Center
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, November 1999?
2 pages
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Increasing the Capacity for Trans-Atlantic Dialogue • How will it work? • Panelists Confirmed as of early November 1999 • The document says that increasing access to e-mail growing in Africa, among non-governmental organizations, international agencies and governments, is a unique opportunity to establish more effective mechanisms to inject African perspectives into international debates. This can contribute to the emergence of new policy frameworks which better correspond to African realities and priorities. Beginning in January 2000, in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and with the assistance of Bellanet, APIC is launching its first on-line discussion forum: “International Policies and African Realities: an Electronic Roundtable.” This pilot project will provide an electronic space in which Africans, North Americans and others can discuss what policy perspectives and understandings of African a reality should shape international engagement with Africa. Panels will include Economy and Development (with Paulina Adebusoye, ECA; Thandika Mkandawire, UN Research Institute on Social Development; Dominique Njiheu, African Economic Research Consortium; and Jacqueline Nkoyok, Confederation of Central African NGOs), Human Rights and Democratization (with Tade Aina, Ford Foundation; and Mazide N'Diaye, Forum of African Voluntary Development Organizations), Peace and Security (with Jakkie Cilliers, Insitute for Security Studies; Angela Hakizimana, Women for Peace Network; Hussein Solomon, ACCORD; and George Wachira, Nairobi Peace Initiative), and Education and Culture (with Lalla Ben Barka, Economic Commission for Africa; and Lupwishi Mbuyamba, UNESCO Luanda). The principle moderator will be Dr. AbdouMaliq Simone. The document also mentions APIC's Africa Policy Electronic Distribution List and the National Summit on Africa process.

Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root