August 6: African Civil Society Conference-Towards an Action Program for Democracy

nedWHO: National Endowment for Democracy

WHAT: African Civil Society Conference: Towards an Action Program for Democracy    

The findings and recommendations of each working group will be presented by senior civil society leaders at a day-long public meeting. There will be discussions with members of each working group and an opportunity for q’s and a’s and debate from the audience. Feedback from this event will be incorporated into an Action Program, addressed to African governments, civil society, and citizens, as well as the international community.

WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building 1st and C St SE Washington, DC 20003

WHEN: August 6 from 9 am – 5 pm

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August 5: African Summit Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development in Africa

asaWHO: The National Academy of Sciences’s African Science Academy Development Initiative

WHAT: African Summit Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development in Africa

This event is an open forum featuring keynote presentations and panel discussions from academicians, government officials and private sector experts at USAID Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research Conference in Tanzania.

WHEN: August 5 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE: National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418

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August 4: U.S. – South Africa Business and Investment Forum

Business Council

WHO: U.S.-South Africa Business Council

WHAT: U.S. – South Africa Business and Investment Forum

Keynote speech by President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and two panel discussions on investment in infrastructure and innovation across sectors that foster economic growth in South Africa. Non-ABI Members cost $50, but ABI Members get complimentary entry.

WHEN: August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1615 H Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20062

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