Posted by: africanpressorganization | 3 December 2008

Conference on “Water for Agriculture and Energy in Africa / the Challenges of Climate Change” / Sirte, Libya, 15-17 December 2008

 

 

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Conference on “Water for Agriculture and Energy in Africa / the Challenges of Climate Change” / Sirte, Libya, 15-17 December 2008

 

TRIPOLI, Libya, December 3, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Conference of 53 African nations will examine a detailed plan prepared  together with  FAO for a $65 billion “Blue Revolution” designed to harness Africa’s largely untapped water resources to produce more food and energy.

With its population set to double by 2050, Africa needs to triple its food production in the next four decades. It also needs to bring electricity to millions of factories and homes to spur the continent’s economic development.

As chair of UN Water, the inter-agency mechanism coordinating the UN’s water-related activities, FAO prepared National Investment Briefs for each of the 53 countries detailing the investments required and their cost.

The Conference is organized by FAO together with the Libyan Government, the African Union, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the African Development Bank and the Economic Commission for Africa, among others.

 

 

WHAT:    Conference on Water for Agriculture and Energy in Africa: The Challenges of Climate Change

 

WHO:        FAO, the African Union, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa.

 

WHERE:     State Congress Palace, Sirte, Libya

 

WHEN:    15-17 December 2008

 

Visas and Accreditation:

 

Media interested in covering the event are kindly requested to send the following documents to SirteWater-Secretariat@fao.org or to samia.touati@fao.org    :

 

 
 

Contact, Rome

Samia TOUATI

Media & communication Consultant

Sirte 2008 Conference – FAO

Tel: (+39) 06 570 53163

Mobile: (+39) 3 200 956827

samia.touati@fao.org

 

Contact, Sirte
Ms. Afaf El Zitouni,
WAHA Expo

Tel.: +218 21 360 82/83

Mob.: +218 92 509 03 37

Ms El Zitouni can provide assistance with:

 

•    VISA delivery

•    airport welcoming and transfer arrangements from Tripoli to Sirte and vice-versa

•    accommodation in Sirte

 

She can be contacted in Arabic, English, French or Spanish

 

For further information on the Conference, please consult http://www.sirtewaterandenergy.org/index.html

SOURCE : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


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