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Strengthening Capacity for Africa's Agriculture and Food Security: The Role of Higher Education

Date: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 16:30
Join us for a discussion on the role of African and US higher education institutions in Africa's agricultural development and food security with Prof. Willis Kosura, Director of the Collaborative Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE), an African-led regional program designed to build relevant human resource capacity to meet Africa's development challenges, and with Dr. David Hansen, Sr. Fellow with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Dr. Peter Materu, Sr. Education Specialist, World Bank.
 
Strengthening Capacity for Africa's Agriculture and Food Security: The Role of Higher Education
 
Partnership Conference Room
499 S. Capitol Street, SW Ste# 500-B
Washington, D.C. 20003
 
April 28, 2010
12:00 - 2:00PM
                       
Light Lunch will be served from 11:45AM 
 
12:00 Noon - Welcome - Julie Howard, Executive Director - Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
 
12:05PM - Panel Discussion:
 
  • Strengthening Higher Education Capacity in Africa: The Case of the Collaborative Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics -Willis Kosura, Executive Director, CMAAE Program

 

  • Forging Africa-U.S. Higher Education Partnerships in Response to Emerging Challenges in Africa: The Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative -David Hansen - Senior Fellow, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

 

  • Improving Support for Africa's Agricultural Science and Development: Unique Role for Higher Education Institutions -Peter Materu, Senior Education Specialist - World Bank
 
1:30PM     - Discussion/ Q & A
 
2:00PM     - Program Adjourns  
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