"Africa & Globalization - Learning from the Past, Enabling a Better Future" was the name of a UNU/UNESCO conference on Africa that took place on 28-29 September 2009, at UNU-headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The conference emphasized the socio-economic and political problems and challenges globalization brings to the continent. The event was attended by many high-level researchers and politicians, among them were Prof. Konrad Osterwalder, Rector of United Nations University and Dr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNU-MERIT research-fellow Rishab Ghosh, took part in a session discussing IT in Africa and sustainable development. For programme details, please visit: unu.edu/globalization/

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