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Special Lecture: Europe and Africa together?

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Plenary / Panel
english language
Former Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mali, Bamako

Dr. Aminata TRAORE

Former Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mali, Bamako

Assistant professor at the Anthropologic and Sociologic Institute of the University of Abidjan (Ivory Coast) Director of studies and programs (DSP) at the Ministry of Women of the Ivory Coast Regional coordinator of a UNDP project on the promotion of the role of women in the sectors of water and sanitation (PROWWESS/Africa)
1974-1988
1979-1988
1988-1992
 Author (see list of publications)
 Director, Centre Amadou Hampaté BA (west African research and training institution and conference centre; Bamako, Mali)
 Founder and owner of partnerships of cultural interest (Djenné, San-Toro, Dunanso - guest-house, restaurant, art gallery, artisan promotion - Bamako, Mali) aimed to develop local know-how
 Founder of "Self, neighbours and district", a grass-roots approach to local involvement of the inhabitants of the Missira district (Bamako) in the rehabilitation of infrastructures and of the local market, the promotion of youth and women and access to services
 Founder of the African Initiative for Ethics and Aesthetics, aiming to federate the African artists and intellectuals to build and structure an alternate Africa
 International consultant for several organisations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, BAD, OXFAM/UK)
 Founder of "La Fibre africaine", the civil society forum on cotton