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Newsletter No 1: June 2001 - About SARPN... and Map, Omega and the Compact

7. Using SARPN as a resource...
The SARPN secretariat would like to encourage readers to inform the secretariat of any poverty-related news they would like distributed within the Southern African region. Examples could include forthcoming conferences, recent publications and intended research projects which institutions and policy researchers would like to advertise.

We have been asked to advertise the following conference:

  • Fourth International Society of Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Conference

    Date: 29 November to 1 December 2001
    Place: Washington DC, USA
    Conference theme: How to measure quality of life in diverse populations
    Conference website:

  • QOL of African countries track:

    Of particular interest to researchers is a new track to showcase quality-of-life studies conducted in Africa. Track convenor: Contact Professor Valerie Mшller, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, at for information on this track and the conference.

Next issue…

The next issue of the newsletter will have a distinctly rural focus following the recent SARPN conference on land reform and poverty in Southern Africa. Besides a conference report, the newsletter will carry additional items about new initiatives with a clear rural poverty focus. If you would like to notify readers of any news from this sector please contact the SARPN secretariat and we will be only to willing to help distribute your material.

Richard Humphries
Human Sciences Research Council
Private Bag X41
Pretoria 0001

Tel: (27 12) 302 2873
Fax: (27 12) 302 2284

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