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In addition to the Pre-TICAD Public Forum on Monday, 26th May, UNU-IAS hosted a number of events during TICAD week from 26 to 30 May 2008.

Monday, 26 May: Pre-TICAD Public Forum

Wednesday, 28 May: UNU-IAS Official Side Events at TICAD IV

Thursday, 29 May 2008: UNU-IAS Official Side Events at TICAD IV

UNU-IAS Official Side Events at TICAD IV

Critical Intersection: Climate Change and Security

UNU-IAS, Pacifico Yokohama International Organizations Center
Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Purpose: To introduce and examine the impact of climate change on security, including food security, in sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly to identify opportunities for critical interventions to facilitate peace and development.

Speakers include: Obijiofor Aginam (UNU), Claudia ten Have (UNU-IAS), Brian Ngo (African Partnership Forum), Christian Webersik (UNU-IAS) and others.

Education for Sustainable Development: Focus on Regional Centres of Expertise in Africa

Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Venue: UNU-IAS, Pacifico Yokohama International Organizations Center
Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Purpose: As Global Service Centre of the initiative to establish Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development around the world, the UNU-IAS is been particularly active in Africa. This side-event introduces the work of the RCE network. A documentary on environmental and sustainable development challenges in the Greater Nairobi region will be presented.

Speakers: Yoshihiro Natori (UNU-IAS), Yoko Mochizuki (UNU-IAS)

High-Level Panel: Science and Technology for Africa's Sustainable Development

Thursday, 29 May 2008
Venue: UNU-IAS, Pacifico Yokohama International Organizations Center or Intercontinental Yokohama Grant
Time: 15:45 - 16:45

Purpose: To give key practitioners, policy-makers and commentators in the field of science and technology the opportunity to highlight areas where Japanese and international expertise can be of direct relevance to African efforts to put in place policies and programmes to support sustainable development.

Speakers include: Eckhard Deutscher (Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee), Calestous Juma (Co-Chair of the African Union's High-Level Panel on Modern Biotechnology), AH Zakri (Director, UNU-IAS), and others.

See UNU website for detailed and further info on other TICAD-related side events:

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