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International Conference on Sustainable Management of Africa's Natural Resources / 5-8 December 2011 / Accra, Ghana

United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
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ACCRA, Ghana, November 21, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)'s mission is to strengthen the capacity of Africa's universities and research institutions to conduct research and produce well-trained, well-equipped and motivated individuals. These individuals should be capable of developing, adapting and disseminating technologies that advance food security and promote conservation and the efficient use of the continent's natural resources for sustainable development.

To this end, UNU-INRA is organizing an international conference to highlight new research and community engagement on sustainable natural resource management and use. In addition, INRA will showcase its part achievements in the past 25 years and look at new areas of research for the sustainable development of Africa's natural resource management.

This four-day bilingual (French/English) conference is a landmark event focusing on evolving approaches, tools, methods and principles addressing the challenges associated with increasing natural resource use and sustainable development in Africa. It will feature keynote speakers from across the continent and from other parts of the world. The conference will also provide the space for creative exchange of ideas, for networking and for forging collaboration between African researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, media, and civil society groups.