Tuesday 27th June 2017

Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa

27 June - 28 June, 2017 Kigali Convention Center

The WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening the first ever Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 – 28 June 2017. The two-day event addresses the challenges and opportunities for effective health service delivery and policy priorities across Africa.

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Wednesday 28th June 2017

Inclusive learning and teaching: Lessons from the last two decades.

One day conference Wednesday 28 June, 9.00 - 17.00

For the first time, global goals focus on raising learning in ways that ensures no one is left behind. This focus recognises the central role of teachers in achieving education goals. The event will bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners concerned with supporting teachers in raising learning outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds within their classrooms. Particular attention will be given to raising learning outcomes for children from poor households, girls, and children with disabilities. The event will learn from research and initiatives over the past two decades to provide lessons for the coming decades in ways that will inform the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The focus will primarily be on countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which are furthest from achieving the goals.

This all-day event will take place at the Faculty of Education, Donald McIntyre Building, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ.

Free registration.

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Thursday 29th June 2017

Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban

Conference on African Studies: "Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban", Basel, 29 June - 1 July 2017

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Saturday 1st July 2017

Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique

2nd Annual International Conference of the Oficina de História-Mozambique

Fortaleza de Maputo
October 27-28, 2017

The Oficina de História-Mozambique is organizing its second annual international conference in collaboration with the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, York University; the National Archives of Mozambique; the Center for Research in Social Sciences and Philosophy of the Pedagogy University of Mozambique and the Fortaleza of Maputo. The theme for this year’s conference is “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”. The Oficina de História-Mozambique is an academic research group based in Maputo where national and international researchers aim to contribute to the ongoing research and debates on the history of Mozambique as well as the wider history of Africa and its Diasporas. It is a collaborative and inter-transdisciplinary platform for historical investigation where the annual conference is the meeting space for sharing completed research projects and research in progress.

This year, the conference seeks to bring different perspectives of analysis of all aspects of the institution of slavery in Mozambique from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that engage in an interdisciplinary global history perspective on slavery and the trades in enslaved persons in Southeastern Africa, that utilize special research collections available at international institutions or in private family archives and explicitly engage issues of slavery, slave trade, resistance, abolition, and their legacies in Mozambique.

The deadline for submitting individual papers, thematic panels, workshops and roundtable proposals is July 1st, 2017. Proposals must include the following information: Name(s) of presenter(s); Name of organization(s); Email address(es); Paper Title; and Summary/Abstract (250 words max.) Presentations may be in Portuguese or in English.

Submit your proposal via email to with the subjet line: "Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique". Information about the conference registration fees for participants submitting proposals as well those just attending will be announced shortly. In the meantime, expressions of interest and enquiries can be sent to

Friday 14th July 2017

Photographs Beyond Ruins: Women and Photography in Africa

10:00 to 17:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This symposium marks the opening of ‘Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location albums, 1920s-1960s’, an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London. The exhibition centres on three private collections of historic photographs preserved and curated by four women residents of the former ‘Old Location’ in Usakos, an urban railway hub in central Namibia. With a view to reflect the resonances of these personal archives, Paul Grendon’s contemporary photographs enter a visual dialogue with the women’s collections, thereby providing a particular opening into the present and future.

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Monday 17th July 2017

4th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School

July 17-21, 2017 Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK

Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein and network level using computational and biochemical methods.
The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.
Organization by Cambridge Systems Biology Centre - University of Cambridge, UK.

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Monday 24th July 2017

Emerging Viruses of Zoonotic and Veterinary Importance

July 24 & 25 July 2017 Churchill College, Cambrige, UK

This is a two day meeting to bring together international researchers with an interest in tackling emerging viruses that affect all species, whether human, pet, production or wild. This will allow cross-fertilisation of ideas and common trends to be identified, as well as discussion of methodologies and prospects going forward.

Proposed Sessions:
Gastrointestinal Infections
Respiratory Infections
Systemic Infections
Drivers of Emerging Infections

Registration includes coffee, tea, lunches and dinners.
There will be a conference dinner on Tues 25th July.
Registration fees: Discounted until 14th April 2017 - £250, After 14th April until 14th July 2017 - £300 Accommodation is additional 

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Tuesday 25th July 2017

Sustainable Health Symposium (Cambridge)

Across the globe the health of individuals, their communities and the planet is in crisis as key drivers including rising inequity, food insecurity, the burden of chronic diseases and climate change continue unabated. Access to healthcare is subjected to increasing stresses from global economics because of the rising cost of healthcare and ever increasing differences between communities. These interconnected issues are threatening the health and wellbeing of people and communities globally: yet this crisis offers us the opportunity to rethink our understanding of health and healthcare delivery. This symposium is free to attend and will harness learning across the globe to consider the transformations required for a healthy sustainable world. The symposium will include sessions focussed on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people and communities, and a new health operating system.

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Monday 31st July 2017

National Association of African American Studies - International Research Congress

The National Association of African American Studies will host its International Conference in Durban, South African July 31- August 3, 2017.

Research Categories Category I – Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business Abstracts/papers that represent the following disciplines/fields of study will be considered for presentation: religion, fine arts, literature, social sciences, military, history, government, economics, marriage and the family, education, criminal justice, business & other related fields. Category II – Sciences and Exploratory Studies Abstracts/papers that represent the following disciplines/fields of study will be considered for presentation: health sciences, robotics, STEM cell and regenerative biology, fire science, environmental studies, technology, astronomy, applied physics & many other related fields.

ABSTRACTS, NOT TO EXCEED TWO PAGES, WITH TITLE OF PAPER, PRESENTER’S NAME, HOME & INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION ADDRESS & E-MAIL SHOULD BE FORWARDED BY: February 10, 2017.  SEND ABSTRACTS TO: Lemuel Berry, Jr., Ph.D. Executive Director, NAAAS & Affiliates PO Box 6670 Scarborough, ME 04070-6670 Telephone: 207/856-2500 - Fax: 207/856-2800 Email: