SERVAS AFRICA AREA MEETING

6-10 December 2007
Livingstone, Zambia

 

AGENDA

All meetings at Mateke home, 23 Mushili Way

 

Thursday 6th December

15:00 hrs    -      Registration, housekeeping, allocation to Servas Hosts

17:00 hrs    -      Arrive at Mateke home for dinner

                          Welcome, Objectives & Introductions

18:00 hrs    -      Welcome from Zambia hosts

18:15 hrs    -      Welcome from Servas

18:30 hrs    -      Introductions

18:45 hrs    -      DINNER

19:45 hrs    -      Briefing and overview of meeting

20:00 hrs    -      Aims and objectives of meeting

20:20 hrs    -      Allocation of special tasks – recording meeting, cooking, chairing, etc

20:40 hrs    -      Delegates return to homes

 

Friday 7th December

08:30 hrs    -      Cooperative peace games – e.g. “My name is” or “Super Sue”

                          Minutes of 2003 Meeting

09:00hrs     -      Reading of minutes

09:30 hrs    -      Matters arising (not on agenda)

                          Servas International

09:45 hrs    -      History of Servas

10:00 hrs    -      TEA BREAK

10:30 hrs    -      History of Servas (including peace activities, youth programmes, workcamps, and past EGA Barcelona and Latina, future of Servas International)

11:00 hrs    -      South-North Links (Twinning with Scandinavia) and progress on implementing them

11:20 hrs    -      Review of Servas in Africa

11:40 hrs    -      Future of Servas in Africa

12:00 hrs    -      Servas Areas in Africa (past, present and future)

12:20 hrs    -      Changes taking place in the world that impact on Servas (economic, social, political, divisions, restrictions on travel, and so on). Implications for Servas in Africa and solutions. [consideration of a number of background papers]

13:00 hrs    -      LUNCH

                          Country Reports

14:15 hrs    -      Country reports – Ethiopia, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa

15:15 hrs    -      Comments from other Servas members

15:40 hrs    -      Learning from each other – new groups – old groups

16:00 hrs    -      TEA BREAK

                          Administration of National Groups

16:30 hrs    -      Roles and functions of National Secretaries

17:00 hrs    -      Hosts and maintaining host lists

17:30 hrs    -      Break to prepare dinner

18:30 hrs    -      DINNER

19:30 hrs    -      Reports from Servas Travellers hosted in Africa – numbers, experiences & recommendations

20:00 hrs    -      Reports from Africa Servas Members travelling – numbers, experiences and recommendations

20:30 hrs    -      Multi-ball game

21:00 hrs    -      Return to homes

 

Saturday 8th December

08:30 hrs    -      National meetings, processes and expectations, difficulties and realities

09:00 hrs    -      Other – e.g. relationships with Hospitality Club and Couchsurfing

09:30 hrs    -      Draft volunteer kit - what is Servas, history, background, etc – for discussion

10:00 hrs    -      TEA BREAK

                          National Meetings

10:10 hrs    -      Zambia National Meeting

10:50 hrs    -      Report back

                          Communication Issues

11:00 hrs    -      Use of e-mails – improving communication

11:20 hrs    -      Servas web pages

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11:40 hrs    -      Use of other networks (FaceBook, BeWelcome, etc)

12:00 hrs    -      Servas News

12:20 hrs    -      Africa Area Newsletter

12:40 hrs    -      Other activities

13:00 hrs    -      LUNCH

14:00 hrs    -      EXCURSION to Victoria Falls and Mosi-o-Tunya Game Park

17:00 hrs    -      Return from excursion

17:30 hrs    -      Start preparing dinner

18:30 hrs    -      DINNER

19:30 hrs    -      Game: “Everybody with”

                          Elections (only National Co-ordinators or those acting may vote)

19:50 hrs    -      Elections – Area Co-ordinator, Deputy, Communicator, Newsletter, Host List Co-ordinators

20:20 hrs    -      Video of Latina EGA

21:20 hrs    -      Return to homes

 

Sunday 9th December

08:00 hrs    -      Free time for church or sight-seeing

13:00 hrs    -      LUNCH

                          Finances

14:15 hrs    -      Finances – expectations and realities

14:45 hrs    -      Possibility of larger meeting, e.g. next year – establish planning committee, include teleconference feature while core group is together – to contact & involve others

                          Evaluation and Any other Business

15:15 hrs    -      Evaluation

16:00 hrs    -      Group Photos

16:30 hrs    -      TEA BREAK

17:00 hrs    -      Start preparing dinner

18:00 hrs    -      DINNER

19:30 hrs    -      Farewell closing session, vote of thanks

20:30 hrs    -      Return to homes

 

Monday 10th December

END OF PROGRAMME - DELEGATES DEPART

   

Margaret Seelig Titan Ondon