Every year, Harvard University students from a multiplicity of backgrounds in continental Africa and its Diaspora, come together to share with their community the beauty they see in their continent through Africa Week. Sometimes bold and beautiful, sometimes subtle and profound, Africa week always reflects Harvard’s mission to create knowledge, to open the minds of students to that knowledge, and to enable students to take the best advantage of their educational opportunities.
This year we have introduced an annual development conference to the Africa week celebrations at Harvard. The goal of this conference will be to highlight the socio-cultural, legal, political, and economic realities in Africa today. Specifically, it intends to provide a forum for practitioners in Africa to engage with students in a way that not only expands their understanding of the continent, but also inspires them into action.
Harvard African Development Conference 2011 – Innovation for Development: Exploring Solutions to Africa’s Challenges
Date: March 26th 2011
Time: 8am -10:30pm
Venue: Northwest Science Labs
Tegegnework Gettu – Assistant Secretary General, United Nations
Director of African Region, United Nations Development Programme
Darius Man – President, Africare
Dr.Renosi Mokate – Executive Director, World Bank
Former Deputy Governor, South African Reserve Bank
Other Relevant speakers divided by panel they represent:
Business and Government
Middle Income Status
Secretary for Higher Education of Kenya
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