Theme: Good Practice: A Compendium to the Africa Europe Platform AEP Conference in Paris Nov 2012 Part 1 By Shey Tatah D.L Sevidzem
The second phase of the African Europe Platform AEP conference took place in Paris- France at Forest Hill Hotel La villette from the 6th to the 11th November 2012 combined with Forim thrilling the delegates with resourceful talks, workshops, and presentations. This conference has participants from all over the globe 27 EU countries with Norway and Switzerland and at the same time 5 Piloting countries from Africa with Cameroon representing Central Africa, Senegal fo the West, Morocco for the North, Angola for the South and Ethiopia for the East. These pilot countries stormed the conference with these presentations each per country, one being from an NGO and the other representing the Government. Other presentations at the 2nd AEP expert meeting came from the African Diaspora Organizations themselves which of course were spiced by courses and reflections from some of the initiators and project officers. A challenging reflection on Good practice came from Mr Paul Paul Asquith from AFFORD UK. Before his presentation, Dr Djibrill Faal director of AFFORD UK encouraged the listeners to take a close look of Good practice from the scientific approach, looking at beautiful things, how they are within their characteristics and those not. Therefore a simple scientific approach will be looking at "What is in it and what is not in it". Faal Went further to state that Good Practice could be aprroached through commissions, ie things we commit and omission ie things we omit from doing. According to him a meriticratic approach was one of the ways to achieve this research on Good practice after which one can then make a judgement as to what Good Practice is. Other speakers that gave exposés were Yera Dembele who gave a review from the Frankfurt conference and at the same time a preview of the 2nd, the benefits and expectations. He expressed the satisfaction of work done so far with the various partners and delegates and other visits made.
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