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									        AFRICAN UNION                                                     UNION AFRICAINE

                                                                           UNIÃO AFRICANA
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                   DIVISION OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION


                                    PRESS RELEASE No 51/2010


AU/ UNAMID Inaugural Seminar for African Business Community Opens Tomorrow
                               in Addis Ababa


Addis Ababa, 12 April 2010: The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with
the United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), will tomorrow 13 April 2010,
hold an inaugural Seminar for African businessmen and women at the headquarters of the
African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Holding under the theme: “Demystifying African Union and United Nations Procurement
Procedures and Market” the will bring together the African business community to discuss
the procurement rules and regulations of the AU and UN agencies in the award of
contracts.

The seminar aimed at informing the African business community on the United Nations
and African Union business opportunities in terms of available contracts. as well as
highlight the vendor registration process amongst others. Feedback from the participants
will enable a more transparent and fair distribution of AU – UN contracts.




Journalists are invited to cover the official opening ceremony of the AUC-UNAMID
inaugural Business Seminar tomorrow, Tuesday 13 April 2010, at 8:30 am. as well
as the closing ceremony at 4 pm, same day.


Attached the is the draft agenda of the AU/UNAMID Business Seminar .




                   Division of Communication and Information. African Union Commission
                             E mail: dinfo@africa-union.org Fax 251 11 5511299
                                         DRAFT AGENDA

   AFRICAN UNION AND UNAMID INUGURAL AFRICAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
               SEMINAR, 13 April 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8.00am - 8.30 am                      (on going as delegates arrive) Registration:

8:30am – 9.00am                       Official Opening:
                                      AU Representative
                                      UN/UNAMID representative

9:00am – 9:45am                       Overview of the United Nation’s Procurement Market
                                      and the United Nation’s Procurement Division (NY)

9:45am – 10:15am                      Refreshment (Tea Break)

10: 15am – 11:00am                    African Union Business Opportunities

11.00am – 11:45am                     United Nations Procurement Procedures and Global
                                      Impact

11:45am – 12:30pm                     African Union Procurement Procedures

12:30pm – 2.00pm                      Refreshment (Lunch Break)

2:00pm -   2:30pm                     African Union Vendor Registration Procedures

2:30pm –   3:00pm                     United Nations Vendor Registration Procedures

3:00pm –    4:15 pm                   Feedback (Q & A) and Closing Seminar

4:15pm                                Tea Break




                    Division of Communication and Information. African Union Commission
                              E mail: dinfo@africa-union.org Fax 251 11 5511299

								
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