CIMA World Conference 2008 from May 28-31
The CIMA World Conference 2008 themed "Igniting Passion, Blazing
Trails" will be held from May 28-31 at the BMICH.
This year's conference organised by the CIMA Sri Lanka Division will
revolve around peace building - innovation - global branding and
These are the four related pillars around which speakers will make
The audience will get an opportunity to interact with the speakers
and engage in discussions through the sessions with co-presenters and
the question and answer sessions.
Prof. Kader Asmal of the University of Western Cape, South Africa has
dedicated his life to human rights.
Having trained as a teacher in South Africa, he became a barrister,
while in exile, in Britain and Ireland and went on to become a Prix
Unesco award winning teacher of human rights law.
His achievements as a human rights activist - campaigning against
apartheid, promoting social justice and gender equality, contributing to
the South African Constitution and much more have resulted in worldwide
accolades and many more awards, including the Gold Medal of the World
Wide Fund for Nature for conservation in South Africa.
His approach to water management in South Africa led to the
collaboration among governmental functions, public and private sectors
and more importantly, among the states in southern Africa.
Prof. Asmal will talk on his model of reconciliation through truth;
the challenge faced when dismantling many of the provisions of
apartheid, coping with fear and the inherent imbalances in society and
cultural diversity and national identity and civil liberties.
Dave Stewart is currently Executive Director for the Frederick Willem
De Klerk Foundation, having served under President F. W. De Klerk
(1989-1994) as Head of South African Communications Service and Chief