The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy on Africa The Rise of Africa - "Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?" (Berlin, International Conference, 14th - 17th July 2011)
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) (Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, 11th - 17th July 2011)
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy on Africa The Rise of Africa - "Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?" (Berlin, 14th - 17th July 2011) (http://www.icd-international-symposium-africa.org)
The year 2011 serves as a milestone in African history, presenting an excellent opportunity to take a look back at the continent's achievements, and consider the next steps for addressing its remaining challenges, along with those emerging on the horizon. Over the past five decades, significant effort has been put into Africa's development on multiple fronts, ranging from economic growth to social and political stabilization. However, with the rapid economic and political trend towards a global society, and the arrival of new global challenges, such as climate change, the water scarcity, and the growing gap between rich and poor, there is now more than ever a dire need for innovative new strategies to ensure an equitable and sustainable future for the African continent. The Symposium will explore the range of new ideas and initiatives being implemented in support of Africa's development, and assess the challenges and opportunities that will present themselves to the African continent in the near future. To Apply Please Visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/experi ... ation-form Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) (Berlin, 11th - 17th July 2011) (http://www.icd-africa.org) * Participants in the CDA Weeklong Seminar will also take part in the International Conference: The Rise of Africa - "Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?" (Berlin, 11th - 17th July 2011)
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) is a network of young, dynamic individuals from across the world, who share an interest in the African continent. The program is based on the recognition that cultural diplomacy represents an important tool in helping Africa to address the challenges it currently faces. The network conducts ongoing activity aimed at supporting development and strengthening relations between different countries and cultural groups within Africa, and between African and external partners. Individuals can join the CDA Forum by taking part in one of the CDA Weeklong Seminars, which are held every 3-4 months in Berlin, Germany. Each CDA Weeklong Seminar will be focused on a specific theme related to the African continent and the goals of the Forum. These Weeklong Seminars include lectures, seminars, and workshops lead by experts from the fields of politics, academia, and civil society, as well as cultural and social activities. In addition to raising awareness amongst the participants of the field of cultural diplomacy and salient issues concerning the African continent, the week also provides an opportunity to network and experience the vibrant Berlin.