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Welcome to the online forum for the West Coast Regional on Africa. The purpose of this forum is twofold:
For those new to the this effort, the summit's format consists of deliberative working sessions (policy discussions) around five major themes:
- To broaden the participation in the Summit process to include those who were unable to attend the West Coast Regional Summit in June; and
- To maintain an ongoing dialogue on the issues until the National Summit on Africa, which will take place in Washington D.C. in February 2000.
The goal of the Summit is to develop a shared policy agenda towards Africa that will the Summit will present to our elected leaders on Capitol Hill.
- Economic Development and Trade
- Quality of Life and the Environment
- Peace and Security
- Democracy and Human Rights
- Education and Culture
This discussion is open to everyone but is specifically targeted at people from the nine West Coast states consisting of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Thank you for interest and support of this ground-breaking effort.
Lee Ann Fujii
-- Lee Ann Fujii (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 1999