2019 Africa Forum on Visual Impairment

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Early Bird Registration extended to August 31st

October 7-11, 2019

Elilly International Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

October 7, 2019 (All day) to October 11, 2019 (All day)
Elilly International Hotel
Guinea Conakry St
Addis Ababa
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

The Africa Council is pleased to announce that Ambassador Kwesi Quartey of the Africa Union will be a special guest speaker at that upcoming Forum in October.

Photo of Ambassador Thomas Kewsi Qaurtey

Ambassador Kwesi Quartey is the Deputy Chairperson of the secretariat arm of the African Union, a 55-member state organization working to create an integrated, prosperous, democratic and peaceful Africa. 

Elected in 2017, his strategic focus is centered on ensuring operational functionality across the union’s different offices and agencies and believes strongly that a “numerate and literate” Africa is key to realizing its core mission. He brings to the job extensive diplomatic experience, most recently serving in 2015 as secretary to Former Ghanaian President John Mahama. An honors graduate from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, he also has more than 35 years experience as a lawyer.

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Our focus will be on United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal #4: achieving equality in education through innovation, access and lifelong learning. 

Please join us on October 7-11, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:

  • Africa Forum is the premiere conference for blindness activists and leaders
  • Unparalleled opportunities to learn, network and weigh in on the future of disability advocacy in Africa
  • A productive and engaging five-day program and participants from diverse backgrounds across the globe
  • One-of-a-kind marketplace of ideas and products for scholars, consumers, decision-makers and service providers alike
Event Date: 
October 7, 2019 (All day) to October 11, 2019 (All day)
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