The 2011 Annual Review and Strategy Meeting of the Africa Trade Network (i.e. ATN 14), on Crises to Transformation in Africa, will take place in Dakar, Senegal from 28th-30th September 2011. The meeting brings together members of the ATN and other networks of civil society organisations in Africa working on trade, finance, economic development, climate change and other major global crises to discuss and develop shared positions on these current issues arising from the continuing crises of the global economy and their implications for Africa’s development.
The 4-day conference will review and analyse the most silent trends and current status in key areas of ATN members’ policy advocacy work relating to trade (in the WTO and the EPAs), finance (the IFIs) and Climate Change (UNFCCC) in light of the agenda of reforms in global, regional and national economic governance thrown up by the series of inter-related global crises of trade, food, finance and production that have raged since 2008.
'ACCRA, Ghana--Dr.Rose Mensah-Kutin, Convenor of Network for Women’s Rights (NETRIGHT) has launched the 2009 Global Report of Social Watch titled, Making Finances Work: “People First”, with a call on the Ghana government to regulate activities of financial institutions in the country.
The report has called on governments to adopt measures to protect the human rights of people, through the regulation of the banking and financial sector.
It has further indicated that spending on stimulus packages is necessary to ensure full implementation of human rights.
Social Watch is an international non-governmental network of citizen’s organizations working to eradicate poverty and its causes. Both NETRIGHT and TWN-Africa are members and co-host the General Assembly of Social Watch which will be held in Accra from October 27-29.