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The African Diaspora in African Nature Conservation: ABCG & AU

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Recently, USAID's Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program supported research into the current efforts of diaspora groups related to conservation as well as conservation groups' efforts related to diaspora engagement. There was indeed some overlap, but a great deal of work still to be done. In recognition of the African Union's celebration of its 50th anniversary, this event will examine these issues and identify ways forward together.
When May 21, 2013
from 09:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Embassy of Republic of Congo, 1720 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Contact Name
Contact Phone 202-492-7354
Attendees Babacar M'Bow
Tim Resch
Mohamaed Bakarr
Fred Oladeinde
Mersie Ejigu
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The Role of the African Diaspora in African Nature Conservation

part of

The Golden Jubilee Celebration of African Unity
(May 25, 1963 - May 25, 2013)

Organized by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group and the Africa Union Mission in Washington, DC
Objectives:
  • Learn about the findings of the 2012 USAID-commissioned report The African Diaspora in the U.S. and its Interaction with Biodiversity Conservation in Africa
  • Discover common priorities and interests of Diaspora groups and conservation organizations
  • Foster dialogue on protecting the water, food, air, wildlife, and land that nature provides to people
  • Learn lessons from existing partnerships on collaborative conservation efforts
  • Explore opportunities for future partnerships and implementation of recommendations in USAID report
Meeting Chair: Jimmiel Mandima, Program Director, Policy, African Wildlife Foundation
Opening Remarks by His Excellency, Serge Mombouli, Ambassador of Republic of Congo

Speakers will include:
Background:

Diaspora communities have been forged worldwide as a result of international migration that has occurred both by choice and by force. African Diaspora communities are articulate advocates for change in their countries of origin and contribute greatly to business development, health care and recovery from conflict. However, organizations with missions focused on biodiversity conservation in Africa have not given priority to interaction with African Diaspora communities in the United States.

Click Here to Register to Attend in Person

Due to space limitations, we will have to close registration when we reach our maximum capacity. If you would like to participate, but find that in-person registration has closed, please join us by webinar. To do so, please follow the instructions below:
Click here to start the webinar in a browser window.

Meeting Number:           760 797 344

Meeting Password:         Diaspora

For audio, please dial: 1-888-619-1583
When prompted, please enter the passcode: 550 393 0100
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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. We would appreciate your sharing any resources or information that may be relevant to our meeting.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

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