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Washington State Africa Network
National Summit on Africa
 

Summary

The National Summit on Africa will culminate in Washington, D.C. in February 2000 when a new U.S./Africa agenda for action will be presented to leaders in the community, government, and industry. It is a national grass roots effort that everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved with.

The National Summit on Africa is a non-governmental, nonprofit, organization with three objectives:

  1. To further educate the U.S. public about Africa and engage more Americans in the policy-making process;

  2. To develop new grass roots constituencies for Africa and help existing ones expand their scope; and

  3. To energize this broadened constituency to craft a shared policy agenda aimed at informing and reshaping the policy making process on U.S.-Africa affairs.

The Washington State Initiative on the National Summit on Africa is pursuing these three objectives, as well as recruiting members for the Washington State Delegations to the National Summit. The delegation will reflect the diversity of the state, including gender, race, age, etc. Delegates will be drawn from the private and public sectors, including non-governmental organizations, state and local government, business, academic, religious, labor, high school students, university students, etc. If you have an interest in Africa relating to: sustainable fisheries; sustainable transport/urban ecology; small and medium size business trade and investment; external debt; dissemination of "high-tech" technology; environmental stewardship/sustainable forestry/sustainable agriculture; health care/food security; education; cultural exchange; human (civil) rights/democracy; or peace Work/Refugees/Landmines, you are urge to attend the meeting or make your interests know to us.

For more information or to get involved in Washington State, email Washington_Africa_Network @ ibike.org (remove spaces).

If you are in any other state and wish to get involved visit the web site of the National Summit on Africa or email them at [email protected] .

 

 

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