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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."

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.

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