News March 07, 2012 at 01:00 am

Face2face Africa To Join Harvard University for the 3rd Annual Harvard African Development Conference

Sandra Appiah | Contributor, F2FA

Sandra Appiah March 07, 2012 at 01:00 am

March 07, 2012 at 01:00 am | News

Face2face Africa is proud to announce our partnership as a media sponsor to the 3rd Annual Harvard African Development Conference.

This year’s theme is “Rethinking Development in Africa: From Strategy to Implementation,” and will take place on March 23rd and 24th,  at Wasserstein Building at Harvard Law School.

Take advantage of the early bird registration ending March 10, 2012.

Although there are many Africa-related conferences that take place each year, the Harvard African Development Conference stands out as a forum that brings together all the schools of Harvard University in a concerted effort to highlight Africa’s socio-cultural, legal, political, and economic challenges and opportunities.  Attendees are provided with the unique opportunity to engage in meaningfully animated discussions with leaders in the fields of business, law, government, healthcare, education and design.

The two-day students-organized conference is organized around panels focusing on various issues of development in Africa.

Panel Topics include:

  • Economic Growth Strategies for African Countries
  • Beyond Chalk and Talk: Africa's Education and 21st Century Challenges
  • Realizing the Promise and Potential of African Agriculture
  • The E-Health Solution: Transforming Africa’s Health Landscape
  • The Role of Law in Economic Development
  • The Next Generation: Leadership in Africa
  • The Challenges of Growth
  • Success Stories of Political and Economic Progress in Africa
  • Integrating Human Rights in World Bank Development programs
  • Regional Identity and Social practices

The conference seeks to inform the audience and participants, as well as to encourage further engagements on how to turn innovative strategies and ideas into action for Africa’s development.

Invited  Sperkers/Guests:

  • Hon Hanna Tetteh (Minister of Trade & Commerce, Ghana),
  • Tito Mboweni (Former Governor of the South African Reserve Bank),
  • Hassane Cissé, (Deputy General Counsel, World Bank),
  • Kalidou Gadio, General Counsel, African Development Bank
  • Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf, Deputy Director of IMF’s Africa Department
  • Dr.  Calestous Juma (Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government),
  • Callisto Madavo (Former VP, World Bank Africa),
  • Prof. Ricardo Hausmann (Director, Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government ).

Visit the Conference website for more information or join the discussion on Facebook.


 

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