19 May 2010

AIAEE to be held in Namibia in 2011

On the final day of the AIAEE conference in Saskatoon, Canada, the official invitation to the AIAEE 2011 conference was presented by the University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Vice Chancellor, Lazarus Hangula; Pro-Vice Chancellor, Osmund Mwandemele; and Executive Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Martin Schneider; as well as conference co-chair, Jack Elliot, Head, Department of Agricultural Education, TAMU.

Representing IAALD, Barbara Hutchinson, introduced AIAEE conference attendees to the mission and work of the Association and stated IAALD’s enthusiastic support for the AIAEE-Namibian conference.

The conference will be held July 3-11, 2011 at the Hotel Safari Court, Windhoek, Namibia with the theme “Sustainable Value Chain Agriculture for Food Security and Economic Development”.

Planning partner organizations include AIAEE through members at UNAM and TAMU as well as AGRISSON, IAALD, and IFITA. Many sponsors have been identified including the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Forestry; Namibian Ministry of Education; Gobabeb Desert Training and Research; Namibian Women’s Action for Development; Centre for Research Information Action in Africa; FAO; UNESCO; and the University of Swaziland. Pre-conference workshops as well as an IAALD track are planned. In addition, post-conference tours have already been organized by the conference planner. For more information: http://www.aiaee.org.

Story by Barbara Hutchinson

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