08.06.2020

PaRD Annual Forum and GAM postponed to 2021

The PaRD Steering Group has decided to postpone the next in-person PaRD Annual Forum and the PaRD General Assembly of Members to August 31 - September 3, 2021. Nevertheless, a series of virtual meetings will take place in September 2020.

The current COVID-19 pandemic proves to be a challenge to all of us. With much regret, we would like to inform you that, in consultation with the South African local host committee, the PaRD Steering Group has decided to postpone the next in-person PaRD Annual Forum and the PaRD General Assembly of Members to August 31 - September 3, 2021 to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. We consider this necessary due to the recent developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its implications on everyone’s personal health and the society in general.

Nevertheless, since a regular exchange between members is at the core of our partnership, we would like to invite you to a series of virtual meetings between September 1 - 4, 2020. These virtual sessions will not replace this year’s Annual Forum but shall provide an opportunity for us to discuss current challenges within our partnership and to work towards our next in-person forum in 2021. Further details will be shared in due time. Wishing you good health!