Training and Events

Europe Africa Business Summit (EABS)
Hamburg, 28-30 April 2008, CCH
Europe-Africa Business Summit 2008 is the first biennial Europe-Africa Business Summit to take place in Europe, organised by private non-governmental bodies and strives to increase European private sector awareness of the many commercial opportunities in Africa. The major theme of the summit is ”The State and the Future of the European-African Economic Relationships”.

Economics of Innovation and Patenting
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is pleased to announce its 3rd conference on the economics of innovation and patenting. The aim is to stimulate the discussion between international researchers conducting related empirical and theoretical analysis. In addition, the conference will focus on policy implications of recent research. The event will be held June 13-14, 2008. Registration deadline: May 9, 2008.

Producing policy change: Innovation in the agriculture sector
London, Friday 9 May, 12:30-2:30pm
Seminar of the EADI Working Groups on Multidimensional Poverty and Knowledge, Policy and Power, co-hosted by ODI; RIU and held in conjunction with DSA and IDS.

e-Learning Course on Fundamentals of Risk Management
May 12 to June 20, 2008 United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
This UNITAR online course is designed for participants from both public and private sectors who need a practical introduction to risk management principles, methods and techniques.

International Conference on African Studies

Grenzen und Übergänge Frontières et Passages Frontiers and Passages
Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) 14-17 May 2008
For the first time the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) and the Swiss Society for African Studies (SGAS) co-organise a conference, which is to discuss the current developments in Africa and the state of research on the continent. Registration until May 7, 2008.

The International Economy in the 21th Century
Athens, Greece, 16 – 18 May 2008
Towards Globalization or Regionalization? Organizers: Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER)

Workshop with C K Prahalad (Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, etc.)
Maastricht, 20 May and a one-day Africa Round Table 21 May, The Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Conference: Latin America meets Europe
The Hague, 26 May 2008, Organisation: Socires, NIMD, SID and others
At the conference political, social and economic developments in Latin America will be addressed with special attention to the issue of energy supply and food security.

Conference on global competition and European companies’ location decisions,

Pozna?, Poland, 3–5 June 2008, IBB Andersia Hotel, Plac Andersa 3
Globalisation brings new opportunities and markets for business and companies. It also brings more choice and lower prices for customers. But for workers it can mean the loss of jobs and the erosion of incomes, living standards and the European social model. So what makes companies decide to locate their business in the EU? Is it inevitable that they abandon European countries for low-cost, poorly-regulated locations elsewhere? Can policymakers influence that decision? And what does it mean for European integration if production and jobs move from one Member State to another? The conference is aimed at the key players in the debate – companies, employers, workers, politicians, and public authorities at local and national levels.

Tools of the Trade for Development Practitioners
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, 08 – 21 June 2008

e-Learning course: Intellectual Property Policy and Development
9 June to 25 July 2008 (six weeks).

Designed for officials and professionals in full-time work, this instructor-led online course, which has been reviewed by leading academics and policy makers, will provide participants with the necessary background knowledge to conduct strong analysis and research on IP policy issues, to effectively participate in policy discussions and multilateral negotiations, and to address IP issues in legislation, regulations and guidelines. This course, which has been developed by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) jointly with South Centre, an Intergovernmental Organization of developing countries, is intended to educate and enable government delegates, public and private sector officials in charge of IP related issues, and other stakeholders to further understand the linkages between IP and development.

Forum on Growing Inclusive Markets
Halifax, Canada, 20-21 June
The International Council for Small Business holds a World Conference in Canada, 22-25 June. IDRC, CIDA, UNDP and others are holding a pre-conference Forum on Growing Inclusive Markets.

Regulatory Impact Analysis Training Courses
Belgium, 23-27 June and 6-10 October 2008; The College of Europe and Jacobs and Associates

2nd ValueLinks Introductory Training Seminar
Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, 8-12 September 2008

Seminar on child labour, education and youth employment: a challenge for economic growth and social progress
Madrid, Spaijn, 11 – 12 September 2008, UCW Seminar III
UCW Project and the Instituto Figuerola of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are organizing a two-day seminar to present recent research on child labour and its linkages with educational and youth employment outcomes. The seminar will also aim at identifying key information gaps relating to these themes, thereby helping to guide furture research efforts. We are calling for papers to be presented at the seminar.

Regional Comparative Advantage and Knowledge?Based Entrepreneurship
The RICAFE2 third Conference will be held on 9 & 10 October 2008 at the University of Amsterdam Business School. The organizers invite submissions for empirical and theoretical papers on the financing of knowledge-based entrepreneurial firms, on the influence of venture capital on firms’ ability to translate technological advances into successful products, and on the contribution of knowledge-based entrepreneurship to regional dynamics.

Knowledge creation & Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments: What Works?
Bergen, Norway, 26-28 November 2008
3rd European Conference on Practice-based and Practitioner Research on Learning and Instruction

What Can Microfinance Contribute to Agriculture in Developing Countries?
Proceedings from the International Conference held in
Paris, 4-6 December 2007

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
Oslo, 10 – 11 December 2008
The 30th Annual Meeting for members of the Committee will be hosted by Norad

Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs
This is a comprehensive, annotated guide to peace studies and conflict resolution programs at colleges and universities worldwide. This edition profiles over 450 undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral programs and concentrations in 40 countries and 38 U.S. states. Entries describe the program’s philosophy and goals, examples of course offerings and requirements, degrees and certificates offered, and complete contact information, including links to email and websites.