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Nomination forms for Local Government Award at upcoming AfricaSan IV conference


Dear Colleagues,

 The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is delighted to be sponsoring the local government award at the upcoming AfricaSan IV conference in Dakar, Senegal this coming October.  The nomination forms (attached both in English and French) are due by September 10th the latest.  Please take the time to think of a person or organization whom you think has been outstanding in terms of leadership and whose policies or actions have promoted innovation, enhanced capacity, mobilized resources or generally created an enabling environment for improvement in sanitation delivery.  Completed Nomination Forms (in English or French) should be sent to awards@africasan.com.    Apologies that we were unable to get these documents translated into Portuguese.


Courtesy: AfricaSan

CFP-Education, Society and Informatics

We would like to invite you the *spring conference* being organized by the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 10 – 13, 2015; as well as for the *Summer conference* to be weld on July 12-15, 2015.

The submissions deadline, for this Call for Paper, and for all the below collocated events is ***September 10, 2014***, the other deadlines can be found at http://www.2015iiisconferences.org/current-deadlines.asp, where you can also find the set of *deadlines for the summer conference*

Main Events of the Spring Conference:
•   The 6th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2015
•   The 6th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2015
•   The 6th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Plenary Keynote Speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation related to the authors’ CV and the paper’s topic (additionally to the quality reviewing of the paper as assessed by its reviewers).

Additional *invited papers* and/or presentations with no additional cost
Authors of early submissions and registrations in the conference, who are among the best 20% according the reviewers evaluation, will be invited to present an invited paper (with no additional cost) on of a) Inter-disciplinary communication and/or b) knowledge Integration. Some of these authors might also be invited to join a panel and/or to have short presentations at any of the conversational sessions that are being planned to be held during the first day of the conference. There will be no additional cost for those who accept this kind of invitation. The selection of the invitees will be made among those who already had uploaded the camera ready version of their accepted article, which respective reviews and quantitative evaluation average will support the selection of the best 20%.
Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Details about the following issues have also been included at the URL given above:

•   Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions
•   Virtual participation
•   Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods
•   Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average
•   Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers
•   Best papers awards
•   Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar and Listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups who might be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned collocated events.

Best regards,

Conference’s Organizing Committee.

Women & Girls Abuja Summit 2014

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Dear Friend,

With the leadership of Nigeria’s First lady Dame Patience Jonathan, and in collaboration with  the National Center for Women Development (NCWD), Friends Africa and the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND); we invite you to join us for; 

  • Thirty six sessions of activities
  • Partnership catalyst hubs
  • The Inauguration of a unique mentorship platform for Women & Girls
  • Star studded Gala Dinner

At the unusual summit held in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child.

Date:    October 13th & 14th  

Venue: Abuja, Nigeria

This unusual summit is currently building momentum, developing global level partnerships and setting up international working groups with a trans-formative agenda designed to bring change to the lives of women and girls across Nigeria and Africa.

Join hundreds of Global partners to make a difference today!

For partnership opportunities, please send an email womenandgirls@friends-africa.org  

Some Confirmed Speakers Include;


Dame Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Nigeria


Dr. Ida Odinga

Fmr. First Lady, Kenya


Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

Special Advisor on Post 2015 Devl.Planning


Bola Adesola


Standard Chartered


Prof. Akosua Adomako-Ampofo

Director of the Institute of African Studies

University of Ghana


Dr. Juliette Tuakli




Hafsat Abiola-Costello

SA, MDG Goals, Ogun State


Dr Mairo Mandara

Country Representative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Comfort Sakoma


WEConnect International

Special thanks to our partners

Technical Partners

Media Partners

Our work and our people are regularly covered in publications around the world. Partnerships are still welcomed.

4th Practical Nigerian Content Forum, 18th-20th December, 2014 – Yenagoa


The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the Bayelsa State Government and NCI invite you to join the 4th annual Practical Nigerian Content Forum.

The forum has become a major feature in the oil and gas calendar, attracting VIP guests and close to 500 high-level delegates from across the industry.

This year’s event will focus on the challenges faced by stakeholders in remaining compliant within a challenging operating environment and will also review some of the findings from the 3rd Practical Nigerian Content Forum, providing industry updates on the published resolutions and immediate action points.

Join us and help shape the Nigerian content agenda for the next 12 months.

For more information please contact us at 4th Practical Nigerian Content Forum – Yenagoa


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From marketing to strategy to leadership and finance, each of our programs is designed to build your professional toolbox by providing the specific skills you need now to stay one step ahead of the competition

Contact us today for a personal consultation. We will be happy to help you find the Executive Education program that’s right for you.

Get the knowledge that powers today’s business elite. Contact a Wharton Program Consultant atmailto:execed@wharton.upenn.edu?subject=Reply-fp15a or +1.215.898.1776 (mention: fp15a) to select the right program for you.


Executive Development Program – September 7-19

NEW! Business Strategy & Operational Execution: Bridging the Divide – September 15-19 • New York, NY & November 17-21 • San Francisco, CA

Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage –September 15-19

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager – October 6-10

NEW! Strategic Management of Knowledge Assets – October 20-22


NIGERIA BEYOND 2014: Prospects International Conference

Thu. 16 – Fri. 17 October 2014
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Confirmed speakers:

  • HARRY GARUBA Former Director, Centre of African Studies, University of Cape Town
  • BABATUNDE OMILOLA Chief Economist, UNDP, Pretoria
  • STEVEN FRIEDMAN Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Johannesburg/Rhodes University
  • STEVEN AZAIKI Coordinator, National Think Tank, Nigeria
  • MIKE IGINI Resident Electoral Commissioner, Cross River State, Nigeria


ISCEST Conference, Nigeria – Call For Paper

The International Society of Comparative Education Science and Technology of Nigeria
Inaugural Conference
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, 7-11 December 2014
Dear Colleagues,  
It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to the inaugural conference of the International Society of Comparative Education, Science and Technology of Nigeria, to be held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, from December 7 – 11, 2014.
The ISCEST is a scholarly association dedicated to promoting comparative education, science and technology, as well as enhancing the academic status of these fields. One major goal of the ISCEST is to strengthen the theoretical basis of comparative studies in education, science and technology and applied those understandings to policy and implementation issues in Nigeria, Africa and other comparable settings.
So, your participation in this conference will give you the opportunity to listen to our distinguished keynote speaker, to present the results of your own research, and to discuss and network with scholars from all over Nigeria and beyond.
The conference has five themes – education sciences, management sciences, environmental & agricultural sciences, applied science and technology. I’m very sure that your teaching or research interest fits into any of these themes.
The deadline for registration and paper submission for publication in the iscest publication is 7 October 2014.
Further details:  please see http://www.iscest.org/ and the attached newsletter.
I look forward to welcoming you to the first ISCEST Conference in Yenagoa on 7 December 2014.
Sincerely yours,
Prof. Steve Azaiki
Chairman ISCEST 2014