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

When :

from Monday 20 May, 2013
09:00
to Wednesday 22 May, 2013
19:00

Type of event :

Category 6-Expert Committee

Where :

Addis Abeba, Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) W21K19, P.O. Box 3243, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact :

a.mouss-iye@unesco.org

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.