Symposium: African Development

Development in Africa can take on many faces. Join us for an afternoon of discussion and education around the progress made and future barriers toward sustainable development in Africa. As a member of the UW community, join the discussion of African development by showcasing your research to food security, public health, environment, social justice, and education on the African continent.

Africa’s Changing Face of Development poster viewing and judging will take place from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Posters will be presented in the atrium of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Broad Poster categories include food security, public health, environment, education, social justice, and other topics related to development in Africa. Posters are welcome from all interested presenters, but only current students presenting posters are eligible for the cash prize competition. For poster consideration please submit abstracts of no longer than 300 words to due by May 1, 2015.

The heart of this event is a panel of community organizers from South African and Kenya, and possibly also Liberia and Ethiopia. This panel discussion will take place at 4:00 p.m. For more information on this events key speakers, click here.

A reception will follow to encourage student and faculty interaction with our guests.

CIAS is organizing this event with the International Agriculture Colloquium, which is an ASM student group, and Kidlinks World, a Madison-based NGO that works with children’s needs in South Africa.