12TH AFRICA TRADE NETWORK ANNUAL MEETING 11th-14th AUGUST 2009 ACCRA, GHANA
The Africa Trade Network (ATN) will host a continental meeting of civil society on ‘Africa and the Global Economic Crises’.
The meeting aims to share analysis and build capacity of ATN members and fraternal African civil society organizations working on the issues of finance, trade and economic development in Africa on the converging and escalating crises of the global economy and their implications for Africa. Note: change of dates from 28th -31stJuly to 11th-14th August 2009.
As is well appreciated, ‘trade’ has been an initial primary mechanism of transmitting the impacts of the Global Crises to Africa. The important linkages between trade, finance and development are mirrored in the collaborative relationships that the ATN has developed with other networks on the continent on related issues, and which will be engaged with at ATN 12.
ATN 12 will be a 4-day conference, with the first three days organized as a three-day workshop featuring a series of seminars on various dimensions of the global crises. The fourth and final day will be dedicated to discussion of strategy, and the adoption of a common/or shared platform, for intervening with African and other governments and policy-making institutions on the crises and on the continuing EPA agenda as well.