Africa-Now Untold Stories Conference March 2005
Andrew Benson Greene Sierra Leone was a speaker at "Africa Now: Untold Stories".
The Canada Fund for Africa, CIDA, and Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication, hosted the conference on March 11 and 12, 2005, entitled "Africa Now: Untold Stories".
The conference brought together young Africans and Canadians, media practitioners and development experts working on the continent to provide their perspectives on some of the most difficult challenges facing African youth today: HIV/AIDS, the environment, war-affected youth, and childhood development in refugee camps. The conference also examined the role of the media in reporting on these issues. The keynote speaker was Lt.-Gen. (retired) Roméo Dallaire, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University. Moderators and panellists include:
Allan Thompson, Associate Professor, Carleton School of Journalism and Communication;
Alexandre Trudeau, Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker and Chair of the Board of Canada World Youth; and Ken Wiwa, Globe and Mail columnist.
The audience were invited to participate in question and answer sessions with speakers and panellists. The forum was also open to the public and attendance was free. The forum ensured that there were feature exhibits.
Africa Now: Untold Stories Conference
Time: Friday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Saturday, March 12, 2005, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Carleton UniversityBell Theatre, Minto Centre1125 Colonel By DriveOttawa, Ontario