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Interdisciplinary Research Towards Tackling The SDGs in Africa

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Pembroke College

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The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) are convening a meeting of Affiliates of The AAS, international research leaders, and funders at The University of Oxford. The meeting will take place at Pembroke College from the 6th to the 8th of August, 2018.

The AAS Affiliates are early-to-mid career African researchers nominated to their positions in recognition of their academic and research excellence. The AAS through its Affiliates Programme supports them to become exceptional leaders and to deploy their talents towards sustainable development in Africa.

The meeting will serve as an international platform for the AAS Affiliates to network, to share their ideas and successes, as well as to seek meaningful collaborations towards scaling their work and impact. Daily events are open to colleagues from across the university. Please register to attend one or more of the daily events.


Day One: Monday 6th August

The day will focus on the Affiliates getting to know each other and colleague scholars at Oxford. The morning session will comprise welcome speeches, a key note address, and the first of three Turbo Talks sessions in which all Affiliates will briefly summarise their work and present their ideas on ‘the big questions for Africa's development’.



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0830: Tea/Coffee and Registration



0900: Welcome Remarks

Speakers

Kevin Marsh, Professor of Tropical Medicine, Oxford University

Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor, Oxford University

Nelson Torto, Executive Director, African Academy of Sciences

Anne Makena, Programme Coordinator, Africa Oxford Initiative



1000: Keynote Speech

Berhanu Abegaz, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg

'Neglected issues in Higher education, Science Technology and Innovation in Africa'



1100: Tea/Coffee Break



1130: Affiliates Turbo Talks Session

Facilitator: Kuukuwa Manful



1230: Lunch & Networking





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