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11TH edition of World Social Forum

Feb 9, 2011, 1:13 PM

The 11th edition of the World Social Forum presently being held at the Senegalese capital city, Dakar, is looking at issues critical to the advancement of the continent in particular.

The forum should seriously address the development of developing countries.

The need for fair trade policies and framework is in the best interest of developing countries.

The civil society organizations and rights activists participating should continue to push forward critical issues like food security, agricultural development, human rights, women’s empowerment, etc.

The delegates at the forum should critically address issues like globalization, migration, the environment, food crisis, under development, health and security, among others.

This forum will avail participants the opportunity to come up with genuine recommendations that would address the needs and aspirations of the African people, and the continent at large.

The issue of migration is among one of the biggest problems for Africa, because many of our youths are leaving the continent for so-called greener pastures.

While some are travelling through the illegal way, risking their lives in the high seas just to satisfy their families, some of the factors attributed to this are poverty and other social factors that are hindering our development.

The issue of food crisis should also be adequately addressed, for Africa to achieve food self-sufficiency and self- reliance.

This is the only way in which we can sustain ourselves.