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MDGs+5 Cyber-dialogue and Video-conference

The External Affairs, Africa Region (AFREX) of the World Bank and the World Bank Institute are leading an initiative around the Millennium Development Goals’ five-year review (MDGs+5), as an outreach to the various civil society groups including academia, youth, women, etc. in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The initiative, which is a series of six Cyber-dialogues and six video-conferences (three French and three English), began on September 6—the week before the Millennium Summit. It is providing a platform for discussions between a microcosm of students, parliamentarians, market women, civil servants, media, etc., to share their understanding of the MDGs. This process is meant to facilitate ownership and relevance of the MDGs to the various constituencies in the Africa region. An arrangement has been made to ensure that the reports from the cyber-dialogues and the VCs, which will be produced daily, are in the hands of the delegates and the UN accredited CSOs.

AFREX and WBI are partnering with Harvard UniversityUNDPGenderlinksAfDBAfrican Public Broadcasting Foundation (APBF), African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWCIN), and International Women’s Tribune Center (IWTC) in this initiative. Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangare Maathai will be one of the panelists on September 14.

Join the Cyber Dialogues on MDGs+5

To participate:

1.

Log in to www.genderlinks.org.za

2.

Click on Cyber Dialogues.

3.

Click on Gender Links Chat.

4.

If you have already registered, enter your user name and password. If you have not registered, follow the prompts to register.

5.

Click on the "room" named MDG Chat Room to join the discussion.

 

Following are the themes and schedule:

Francophone:

Day 1-- 9/6/05--Cyberdialogue at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and VC from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
(a) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
(b) Ensure environmental sustainabillity
(c) Develop a global partnership for development Day

Day 2 -- 9/7/05--Cyberdialogue at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and VC from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
(a) Reduce child mortality
(b) Improve maternal health
(c) Combat HIV/AIDS

Day 3 -- 9/8/05--Cyberdialogue at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and VC from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
(a) Promote Gender equlity and empower women
(b) Achieve Universal Education
(c) Peace and Security

Anglophone:

Day 1-- 9/12/05--Cyberdialogue at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and VC from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
(a) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
(b) Ensure environmental sustainabillity
(c) Develop a global partnership for development

Day 2 -- 9/13/05--Cyberdialogue at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and VC from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
(a) Reduce child mortality
(b) Improve maternal health
(c) Combat HIV/AIDS

Day 3 -- 9/14/05--Cyberdialogue at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and VC from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
(a) Promote Gender equlity and empower women
(b) Achieve Universal Education
(c) Peace and Security

Contact:  Beldina Auma, (202) 458-7307

 


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