TrustAfrica, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Third World Network- Africa, with financial support from Ford Foundation, held a two-day Consultative Roundtable on ‘Mending the Leakages: Africa’s Battle against Illicit Financial Flows,’ at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from 25-26 March, 2014. The primary objective of the roundtable was to expand and deepen knowledge on the issue of illicit financial flows and their role in inhibiting Africa’s growth.
The National Victims' Conference will take place in May 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. In preparation for the national conference, AYINET is organizing a series of victim consultations in the different conflict affected regions of Uganda, beginning with this week's meeting in Lira. A schedule of the consultations is included below. Learn more about the first consultation on their Website here.
On December 9-10, TrustAfrica, the Open Society Institute for West Africa (OSIWA) and Global Financial Integrity (GFI) will be co-sponsoring the “Forum on Illicit Financial Flows in Africa.” Th Forum will take place at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, with his excellence, the Minister of Economy and Finance for Senegal, M. Amadou Ba. Among the many activities scheduled at the Forum, participants will receive key findings of the GFI 2012 report on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa and discuss the key trends, risks and costs to the region. Additionally, the forum will look to establish a regional platform on illicit financial flows for campaigning and advocacy.
On November 28-29, the Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) in collaboration with the Strathmore Tax Research Centre and funded by TrustAfrica, will host a two-day policy roundtable meeting on the theme “Curtailing Transfer Mispricing: Africa’s Response to Global Challenges.” The event, which will take place at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, brings together a cross section of NGOs, tax authorities, academic researchers, policymakers and international organizations from around the world to share experiences, discuss policy and brainstorm solutions to current transfer pricing challenges facing African countries.
Workshop Aims to Strengthen Institutional Capacity of Civil Society Concerning Transitional Justice in MaliWritten by Fatoumata Bintou Sall Published in Conference Read 5156 times
Within the context of Malian civil society's efforts to anchor transitional justice, the Malian Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COMADDH) is organizing a national workshop from November 6 – 8, 2013 at the Grand Hotel in Bamako.
Co-chaired by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of National Reconciliation and Development in the Northern Regions, the workshop aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society to enable a better anchoring of transitional justice with the dual objective of rebuilding the social fabric of Malian society and engaging communities in the process of comprehensive and harmonious development.
The workshop was made possible through the support of TrustAfrica and will bring together organizations from Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Segou, Mopti, Timbuktu, Gao, Kidal and the District of Bamako.
Let us work together for a Mali where the rule of law prevails, reconciled and engaged in the battle for development.
As part of our Agricultural Development program, TrustAfrica, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be holding a two-day convening at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on November 12-13, 2013. The convening, "A Decade of CAADP: Reflections on Key Outcomes of Agricultural Policy Reforms in Africa," aims to raise awareness about the role of agriculture in development and to give voice to those most affected by agricultural development policies, particularly smallholder farmers. The convening will include civil society stakeholders from the Agricultural Development project, as well as others engaged around agricultural policymaking.
The Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research Fund is holding a forum on October 11, 2013 at the Hotel des Almadies in Dakar, Senegal to disseminate research related to investment and the business environment in Senegal, and also bring together the key stakeholders in the investment community.
More than 600 delegates from 61 countries attended the 8th international conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), held July 9–12, 2008, in Barcelona. TrustAfrica was on hand to host a special workshop on the State of Philanthropy in Africa. Roughly a dozen contributors to our forthcoming publication on the sector discussed the manuscript and shared their research findings with a wide set of experts attending the biennial conference.
On May 8-9, 2013, TrustAfirca and the National Council of Higher Education (NCTE) in Accra, Ghana, hosted a dialogue on the state of higher education in Ghana, titled "Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development."
Framing a 21st Century Narrative on Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance A Pan-African Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue ForumWritten by Michael Published in Conference Read 11150 times
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia AUC Conference Centre (alternative: UNECA Conference Center)
Date: May 23-24, 2013
This year (2013) marks the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU), which was founded on the 25th May, 1963. The 50th Anniversary celebrations provide a unique opportunity to recreate the African narrative by putting it in perspective to enthuse and energize the African population and use their constructive energy to set and implement an agenda for unity, peace and development in the 21st century. The thrust of this agenda is a program of social, economic and political rejuvenation that links the past, present and future in order to create a new generation of Pan-Africanists. This generation of Pan-Africanists will harness the lessons learned and use them as building blocks to consolidate the hope and promises of African Unity and Renaissance. TrustAfrica along with several other partner organizations will be a co-covener of this two-day dialogue coordinated by the AUC Chairperson's office.