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EVENTS

 



Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

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The KKNK (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees) takes place in Outdtshoorn from 8-15 April. This ever popular festival boasts a strong Flemish presence this year as the Government of Flanders is supporting a number of events. First up is KRITIEK, a new project launched by Kunste Onbeperk to promote arts journalism. Six writers will participate in a Festival mentorship programme, which includes workshops (6 and 7 April). Flemish art journalist Evelyne Coussens was one of the workshop presenters. The Government of Flanders has also provided the support to bring choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle to the KKNK where he will stage his Walking the LIne, a cross between performance, choreography and installations. Ma tête est mon village (My head is my village) showcases another Flemish choreographer, Jan Wallyn.

NEWS

 



The governments of Catalonia and Flanders sign an agreement that contributes to reducing gender violence in Mozambique

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On 16 December, the governments of Catalonia and Flanders signed a foreign aid agreement to work together in Mozambique on a project that will contribute to reducing gender violence.
The Director General of Catalonia’s Foreign Development Aid and Development programme, Mr. Manel Vila, and the Secretary General of the Foreign Affairs Department of Flanders, Mr. Koen Verlaeckt, signed the agreement. The Mozambican ambassador Ms. Ana Nemba, as well as Catalonia´s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Mr. Amadeu Altafaj, attended the signing ceremony in Brussels.

Science Forum South Africa

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On 8-9 December 2016, the second edition of the Science Forum South Africa took place in the CSIR Convention Center in Pretoria. The science fair was organized by the South African Department of Science & Technology and brought together 1500 participants from all over Africa and the world, from academics and government officials to industry leaders and students. The theme for this year's edition was "Ignite Conversations about Science".
The General Representation of the Government of Flanders was one of the exhibitors at the Science Forum 2016. At our stall, we highlighted some of the most innovative Africa-focused research projects from Flanders.

Flemish Children's Rights Commissioner visits South Africa and Mozambique

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 The Flemish Children’s Rights Commissioner, Bruno Vanobbergen, visited South Africa and Mozambique from 28 November to 2 December. The visit was aimed at exchanging ideas and experiences on a children's rights policy, the instruments and the monitoring mechanisms. To this end, Mr Vanobbergen held a number of meetings with government departments, ngo's and international organisations. He also went on a number of field visits to see the children's rights approaches of these organisations on the ground.
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