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Africa-Western Collaboration Day

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Somerville House (SH)
Room: Great Hall
An invitation with information for Africa-Western Collaboration Day

Join us:  Wednesday November 13th 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Great Hall, Western University

Every year, Western University celebrates its international connections and the Africa Institute hosts Africa Western Collaboration Day.  Over the past few years, we have hosted interactive sessions on gender equity and women’s empowerment and human trafficking and forced migration.  

 This Africa-Western Collaboration Day – Wednesday November 13th, we offer you an opportunity to think about the meaning and impact of institutional collaborations aimed at achieving ethical and equitable engagement. Using the backdrop of the Ubuntu Management Education Initiative – an alliance of 8 African institutions and the Ivey Business School, this panel session will be a valuable occasion to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing the partnership from its inception in 2012, to its new strategic direction.  The alliance is called Ubuntu, reflecting the rich African philosophy that means “I am because we are”.  As these collaborators work towards the UN Global Goal of building capacity for Quality Education in the domain of management, panelists will discuss how collaborations with Western have facilitated their goals as well as share insights and lesson’s learned on how to build and maintain equitable partnerships with African institutions. 

Dr. Nicole Haggerty, Director of the Africa Institute and of the Ubuntu Education Management Initiative, will be joined in this panel discussion by:

1) Dr. Jean Bosco Rusagara, Programs Coordinator at the School of Business at University of Rwanda

2) Dr. Charles Lagat, Director for Directorate of International Programmes and an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Economics at Moi University, Kenya

3) Dr. Abeba Mengistu, Head of School, School of Commerce, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

We look forward to another fruitful Africa-Western Collaboration Day, and invite you to join us in the spirit of Ubuntu on Wednesday November 13th between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  We will have items for sale, opportunities to talk to scholars about their research efforts in Africa, a chance to hear emerging research via Pecha Kecha presentations, and of course, the chance to reflect and learn more on the opportunities and challenges of institutional collaborations!

The Africa Institute
Aislinn Adams - Administrative Assistant, Africa Institute
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