|Minister Counselor M A. CISSE of the Malian Embassy and members|
of the Malian Association of DC are flanked by Papa Susso on the left and
VFOM founder and Segou Projects Coordinator, Robin Poulton on the right.
|Former city councilor Madani Sissoko prepares to distribute|
gifts from the University of Segou to VFOM and Conference guests.
|VCU PhD students.|
|VCU graduate students.|
|Conference participant from Switzerland and Conference co-organizer|
Van Wood enjoy the West African cuisine of Chef MaMusu's Africanne on Main.
|TOP: Student volunteers who ran the day-of operations of the conference.|
LEFT: President of Richmond Sister Cities Commission.
RIGHT: Rector of Segou University and Mayor of Segou.
|Guest from 19 African and European countries attended.|