The African Microfinance Week (referred to as ‘the SAM’, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years.
Previous editions of the SAM were held in Arusha (Tanzania) in 2013, in Dakar (Senegal) in 2015, and in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in 2017. The 4th SAM will take place from the 21st to 25th October, 2019 at the International Conference Centre in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the microfinance issues facing the African continent by bringing together all the professionals of the sector – investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, innovators, governments and others.
GLF Accra, held back-to-back with the Fourth AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting, will feature success stories and effective approaches to forest and landscape restoration. Private sector representatives will discuss progress in achieving zero-deforestation commitments and advances in governance. Experts in tenure and supply chains will discuss what is working and what must change.
Network with the people making a difference in improving lives and livelihoods in the region. Hear updates from leaders of forest and landscape restoration initiatives on progress toward achieving the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests, and the AFR100 restoration goals. Find out about impediments to success in landscape restoration and learn about strategies to overcome these barriers.
The Seventeenth Regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) will take place from 11 to 15 November 2019 at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa. The Conference will be held under the theme “Taking action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa”.
The focus of the seventeenth session of AMCEN is the need for African countries to take practical action, including implementation of policies, relevant regional and global frameworks, in order for the continent to attain environmental sustainability and prosperity and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063. The session will therefore be held under the following theme: “Taking Action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa”. The theme builds on the focus of the seventh special and sixteenth regular sessions of AMCEN on turning environmental policies into action, as well as the need to invest in Innovative Environmental Solutions for accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063.
All over the world, Local Guides are on a mission to help people find the places worth discovering. To celebrate the stars of our global community, Connect Live is back and will be bigger than ever. The event will be held November 12 to 15 in a show-stopping new location in San Jose, California. There, Google will host 200 Local Guides Levels 5 and above from around the world. Before you apply, please note that the event will be delivered entirely in English to best serve our global community.
Applications to attend Connect Live 2019 are now open! Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. UTC on April 30, 2019 to be considered. If you apply, you will receive an email about the status of your application by June 3.
The 3rd edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa will be organised by the African Land Policy Centre which is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The Conference is a policy and learning event whose goal is to deepen capacity for land policy in Africa through improved access to knowledge and information on land policy development and implementation. This Conference follows the second Conference held in November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that was attended by close to 450 participants.
The Conference scheduled for November 2019, dubbed CLPA-2019, will be held under the theme: Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation. This theme supports the Declaration of 2018 by the African Union as the Anti-Corruption Year under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. The format of the Conference will include masterclasses, plenary and parallel sessions, side events, exhibitions, and the use of social media to reach a broader audience.