Dear MDE Members, Please find below an invitation to the 2013 SADC Peoples Summit
Source: https://www.facebook... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As the Heads of State will be meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi in August 2013, the ordinary peoples of Southern Africa will also converge at the Crossroads Hotel on the 16th Ã¢ÂÂ 17th August 2013 under the auspices of the Southern Africa Peoples Solidarity Network (SAPSN). THEME This yearÃ¢ÂÂs Summit is expected to bring together participants from community Ã¢ÂÂ based groups, Social Movements and Civil Society Organizations from all corners of the region under the theme Reclaiming SADC for PeopleÃ¢ÂÂs Development and Solidarity: Ensuring Our Natural Resources Benefit the People NOT Elites and Multi National Corporations. AGENDA The broad thematic issues on the agenda for 2013 peopleÃ¢ÂÂs summit are and might not be limited to these, as follows: 1. Tax justice, fair trade and debt
2. HIV/AIDS and health as a threat to development (TRIPS etc)
3. Agriculture: Towards food sovereignty in SADC
4. Emerging lenders (e.g. BRICS): Are they an answer?
5. Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Africa: How far?
6. Women Economic Empowerment (land holding, participation in extractives, gender based violence)
7. Illicit flows in natural resources (extractive industries, land, forestry, water)
8. Democracy and Human Rights
9. Land grabbing and minority rights in extractive industries
10. From conventional measures of economic development (GDP, GDP per capita) to people centered
indicators YOUR PARTICIPATION AND CONTRIBUTION SAPSN is pleased to invite you to catalyse ideals and ideas, facilitate the processes and actively participate in this landmark event! Participation is open to all ordinary citizens of the countries in the SADC region. Groups, organizations and individuals that are interested in being a part of shaping our regionÃ¢ÂÂs peoplesÃ¢ÂÂ destiny by participating at different levels in this event, are requested to complete a registration form by 2nd August, 2013. Organizations are encouraged to support as many of their representatives to the summit in Lilongwe, the Capital of the WARM HEART OF AFRICA, Malawi. ------------- About Us www.mejn.org ------------ Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) is a coalition of civil society organisations committed to championing participatory economic governance for poverty reduction. Our thrust is to empower ordinary citizens to enable them participate effectively in public policy processes and demand performance accountability from duty-bearers. Principally this has been facilitated by the promotion of equitable and just contribution of socio-economic opportunities through networking, capacity building (of civil society), policy research and dissemination, advocacy as well as monitoring for good economic governance at national, sub-national and international levels. For more information get more updates by liking the MEJN Facebook page https://www.facebook...
Visit our website www.mejn.org or contact: C/O Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ QADRI House, First Floor Ã¢ÂÂ Behind NBS Bank, Lilongwe Branch
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ P.O. Box 20135
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Lilongwe 2
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ MALAWI Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Phone: +265 1758 199
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Fax: +265 1 758 1998 Ã¢ÂÂ¢
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for reading and see you there! Chimwemwe.