The purpose of AfriCANDO 2008 is to provide a forum to discuss and showcase appropriate technologies and inventions in the sectors of energy, health, education, transportation, communication, water and irrigation as well as thrift and banking that can be made available to improve living conditions in rural communities in Africa.
Concerned that 80% of the African population survive on small scale subsistence farming – earning less than a dollar a day in the rural communities, and living without electricity, portable water supply, reliable roads connecting the rural to urban communities, as well as experiencing inadequate social and health services, and the requisite education infrastructure and policies required to comply with the United Nation’s declaration on universal primary education. AfriCANDO 2008 will discuss how to catalyze development and increase economic activities in order to improve the standard of living in rural communities and assist the countries of Africa in realizing the terms of the UN declaration and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
According to some development economist, poverty and under development is expected to increase in some countries in Africa and these same countries must register an annual economic growth rate of 7% in order to achieve the MDG by 2015. Through promoting the use of appropriate technology to support increased economic activities in the rural communities of Africa; improving transportation linkages between rural and urban communities; providing access to improved health and social services and sound education, the economic growth rate of certain African countries can be accelerated to meet the MDG goals by 2015.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Funding Organizations
- Technology companies
- Research institutions
- Think Tanks
- Development organizations
- Institutions of higher learning
- Multilateral Organizations