The Second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora – II CIAD is being held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil from 12 to 14 July 2006. The general theme of the Conference is: “The Diaspora and African Renaissance”. Tomorrow participants will be able to choose among 12 Thematic Groups, subdivided into 24 discussion tables (morning and afternoon), and all sessions will be available in live webcasts (available here). The purpose of II CIAD is to revive, situate and harness the contribution of intellectuals in the African continent and in the Diaspora as a vehicle for innovative ideas, development and social transformation.

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