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Event Africa in Profile 2015 – Launch of the French version of the Soil Atlas of Africa

To celebrate the International Year of Soils 2015 we have the honor to invite you to the International Congress “Africa in Profile”. This conference will officially launch the French edition of the Soil Atlas of Africa and festively open the exhibition “Africa in Profile”.

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Period 04/12/2015
Event location Thermotechnisch Instituut, morning session; Campusbibliotheek Arenberg for official opening Celestijnenlaan 41, 3001 Heverlee; morning session; de Croylaan 6, 3001 Heverlee for official opening
Host KU Leuven, Socfin, EU
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Morning session: “Soil Information Systems” chaired by Bruno Delvaux (UCL), with Andris Pielbalgs (EU), Arwyn Jones (EU-JRC), Lamourdia Thiombiano (FAO) and Rik van den Bosch (ISRIC).

Afternoon session: “Perspectives for Cooperation” chaired by Marc Vervenne (KU Leuven), with Guido Gryseels (Africamuseum), Bernard Vanlauwe (IITA), Herman Van Rompuy (Past President of the European Council), Alexander de Croo (Minister of Development Cooperation), Seppe Deckers (KU Leuven) and Rik Torfs (KU Leuven)

Official launch of the French Soil Atlas of Africa and Opening of the exhibition “Africa in Profile” by Herman Van Rompuy, Alexander De Croo, Arwyn Jones, Guido Gryseels, Marc Vervenne, Karen Vancampenhout and Seppe Deckers.


We kindly bring to your attention a sustainable soilscape development project in Benin, in which you can participate by depositing a contribution at the account: IBAN : BE14 7865 8929 4683 | BIC : GKCCBEBB, Stichting Hubi & Vinciane |, mentioning  project SHV- ‘Africa in Profile’. Gifts as of € 40 give the right on tax reduction.

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