SERVAS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
(16 to 18 May 1997)
Historic. Simply historic. The first EVER regional conference on the continent of Africa held in Livingstone, Zambia should be written in GOLDEN letters. Those few days at the Whitehead's family where the conference took place was just rich in events, exchangings ideas, etc...
The conference gave a boost to the African Servas branches and all those who participated came out enriched and the willingness to develop and consolidate Servas in this part of the world. The energy and enthusiasm put in by the participants during our sessions of work was simply fantastic. Delegates from Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Denmark actively took part in that great event. Reunion Island could not be represented but still a written report by fax expressing their solidarity with us was received wishing all the participants all the best for their first Regional conference.
Following were the resolutions taken at the conference :-
Regional Co-ordinators should have Deputies. Host Lists could include tips on the local culture, for eg., like shaking hands or don't wear mini - skirts, etc...Confiscation of LOI for bad travellers.
At the end of the conference, Mineswar Sibsurun in the name of all the delegates present extended his warmest thanks to the Whitehead family for their hospitality and Vibeke MATORP for organising the hosts, food, transport, etc.. and all the delegates for their participation.vision and hard work in setting up the conference.