Effective U.S. Strategies for African STEM Collaborations, Capacity Building, and Diaspora Engagement
April 1-4, 2014 (Rackham Amphitheater; Michigan League)
*FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* Pre-registration Requested.
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April 1, 2014 | 8:30-10:00 AM | Rackham Amphitheatre
Keynote Addresses by
Dr. Makhtar Diop, Vice President for Africa, World Bank
* Brief keynote address followed by international roundtable
April 3, 2014 | 8:30-10:00 AM | Rackham Amphitheatre
Keynote Addresses by
Dr. Paul Zeleza, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Quinnipiac College
The conference will bring together academic and policy experts from Africa and the US, and aims to fulfill several objectives:
(1) share some of the current scientific research happenings of significance to African contexts;
(2) encourage and foster scientific research collaborations and educational infrastructure development with African partners; and
(3) review the broad African Scientific Diaspora organizations in the US, and consider ways of advancing their involvement in African scientific development
The 2014 conference will extend the themes, efforts and collaborations that took shape at the two previous STEM-Africa conferences, in Ann Arbor, Michigan (2010) and in Kumasi, Ghana (2012). There are to be thirteen panels and several thematically driven working sessions on the following topics:
The STEM-Africa Initiative is a broad academic coalition formed in 2009 by the African Studies Center at U-M to further US-Africa STEM research and training collaborations. It seeks to nurture emerging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) scholars on the continent and advance research collaborations in STEM disciplines between the U-M and partnering institutions in Africa that extend scientific knowledge and yield solutions to global problems. Its foundations and strength lie in the approach U-M has championed of engaging in long-term partnerships in Africa that yield mutual benefit.
Panelists include administrators and faculty from universities in Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and South Africa
International partners and participating institutions: