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The Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations to enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
L’Afrique, tout comme l’Asie, est l’épicentre de l’urbanisation mondiale. Elle connait une transition urbaine à grande vitesse et sera vraisemblablement la région avec la plus rapide urbanisation dans les décennies à venir. En 1990, seul un tiers de la population africaine était urbanisée (31%). A l’horizon 2035, ce pourcentage devrait atteindre 49%.
Africa, along with Asia, is the epicenter of global urbanization. It is undergoing a rapid urban transition and is set to be the fastest urbanizing region in the coming decades. In 1990 only a third of Africa’s population was urban (31 per cent)—by 2035, the figure is projected to reach 49 per cent.
In the 1950 and 1960s, the international community welcomed an unprecedented number of newly independent African states, which, following the years of hardship and suppression, were making their first steps towards democratic stability and improved quality of life. The road to peace, however, very soon turned out to be rather slippery and winding.
Public diplomacy, and its sister concept, soft power, dominate much of the current academic debate about 21st century diplomacy. A major challenge for governments is how to develop effective public diplomacy, and optimize the use of their soft power, in a rapidly changing global environment.
Each year, the Airports Council International hosts a number of conferences and seminars focused on enhancing airport services and security in developing nations. CIFAL Atlanta has been a long-time partner of ACI in providing these programs. This program will focus on air service and economic development.
As the world population grows and concentrates in urban areas, cities are facing ever increasing challenges to manage the adverse impacts resulting from continuous environmental, economic, and social changes. Environmental shocks and stresses, such as climate change and other natural and man- made disasters, can pose significant threats to the lives of the urban population.