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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 Two: Tuesday 7th August


The second day will focus on the big picture of Africa’s development challenges and how these can be addressed by interdisciplinary research. The morning will involve keynote talks followed by a moderated panel and audience discussion. Morning sessions and Turbo Talks in the afternoon are open to colleagues from across the university.


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0900: Keynote Talks



Speakers:

Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin School Future of Food Programme
Feeding 10 Billion by Mid-Century Sustainably and Equitably

Tolu Oni, University of Cape Town/Global Young Academy
Creating Urban Health in Africa: Trans-Disciplinary and Intersectoral Approaches to Health in the Context of Epidemiological Transition

Malcolm McCulloch, Group Leader, Energy and Power Group, Oxford University
New Approaches to Energy

Sandy Fredman, Executive Director, Oxford Human Rights Hub
Working Together to Achieve Gender Equality: Human Rights and the SDGs

Judy Omumbo, Programme Manager, African Academy of Sciences
The Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Implications for African Scientists



1100: Tea/Coffee Break



1130: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Evelyn Gitau, Director, Research and Capacity Strengthening, African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC)



1230 Lunch & Networking



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