Thursday, October 29, 2009

Former President Mogae departs for Sweden

source: Republic of Botswana (23/10/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 26 of 2009
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
“Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline with Delivery”

C8) 20/10/09: Former President Mogae departs for Sweden

Former President H.E. Mr. Festus G. Mogae leaves for Stockholm, Sweden this evening to participate in the 2009 European Development Days forum which will be on 22 – 24 October 2009. Mr. Mogae is going to Sweden at the invitation of the organisers. He is expected to return on Sunday 25 October 2009.

The main focus of the forum will be ‘Citizenship and Development’. It will draw participants from developed and developing countries. Speakers from Africa will include presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, and Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe and Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya.

Issues to be discussed include response to the global economic downturn; democracy and development; climate change: the road to Copenhagen; media and development; legal empowerment of the poor; elections: observing the observers; voices of rural development; global health challenges; and European citizens as catalysts of change.

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