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Conference Announcement: - US-Africa Partnership to Cut Hunger
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Dear Friends of Africa,


Please find the invitation to participate in a conference hosted by the
US-Africa Partnership to Cut Hunger.

Ray Almeida

S a v e t h e D a t e s!! June 26-27, 2001
The Partnership to Cut Hunger in Africa Final Conference Events Wash-
ington, DC

The Co-Chairs of The Partnership to Cut Hunger in Africa, Peter McPher-
son, President Michigan State University; His Excellency Alpha Oumar
Konare, President, Republic of Mali; Senator Bob Dole; and former Con-
gressman Lee Hamilton, as well as executive committee member and Bread
for the World president David Beckmann will soon be officially inviting
interested parties to the final Partnership conference June 26-27,
2001, in Washington D.C.

During this conference you will have the opportunity to help shape a
new strategic framework for the U.S. response to the challenge of cut-
ting hunger and poverty in Africa. African and U.S. leaders will key-
note the discussions and workshop sessions will be convened to review
proposed recommendations. As well, next steps for the Partnership will
be discussed.

Additionally, please note in the schedule of events below that The
Gathering on Africa invites Partnership Conference Participants to join
them on Monday, June 25 for sessions on combating hunger in Africa.

Summary of preliminary schedule

Tuesday, June 26 - Partnership to Cut Hunger in Africa Conference

Workshop Sessions

Leaders of the Partnership will summarize and comment on the Partner-
ship's new strategy and the implications of the strategy for working
together to cut hunger and poverty in Africa. Conference participants
will review the strategy and make recommendations during breakout ses-
sions to shape the final report to the U.S. government and interna-
tional partners. This session will be held at the American Management
Association, 440 First St. N.W.

Wednesday, June 27 - Main Conference Session

Mali President Alpha Oumar Konar? and other African Presidents, U.S.
leaders and leaders of multi-lateral organizations will offer their
perspectives on the challenges that lie ahead for Africa, the impor-
tance of the U.S. role, the role of international organizations and the
potential impact of commitment to a new strategic partnership. This
session will be held at the U.S. Department of State, Henderson Audito-
rium.

Wednesday evening, June 27: Reception at the Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of African Art

A closing reception at the National Museum of African Art will honor
Mali President Alpha Oumar Konar? and other African leaders participat-
ing in the conference.

Affiliated Event:
Monday, June 25 - Invitation by The National Gathering on Africa,
Georgetown University

On Monday June 25, The Gathering on Africa has invited participants in
the Partnership conference to meet jointly at the Georgetown University
Conference Center. Sponsors of the Gathering include: Bread for the
World, Catholic Relief Services, and Lutheran World Relief. Speakers at
the Gathering plenary session will include Bishop Ambrose Moyo, Presi-
dent of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, Andrew Natsios, Administrator
of USAID and Senator Robert Dole.

Details about the Gathering and directions to the conference facility
are forthcoming.

The fee for the June 26-27 conference sessions will be $75.00. If you
are interested in receiving an invitation contact:
Susan G. Schram, Ph.D.,
Executive Director,
1325 G. St.
NW #400,
Washington, DC 20005;
Tel: +1-202-219-0489;
Fax: + 202-219-0507
mailto:sschram@afr-sd.org

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Ray Almeida
Bread for the World
50 F Street NW,
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: + 202-639-9400 ext. 232
Fax: + 202-639-9401
mailto:ralmeida@bread.org
http://www.bread.org

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