Tenth International Conference on African Development

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Scholars and policymakers from around the globe will be on the Western Michigan University campus this week to present their research and solutions related to sustainable development for African nations. The group will be making their presentations at the 10th International Conference on African Development, set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, in the Bernhard Center. This year's conference topic is "State of African Economies in the 21st Century: Critical Issues of Education, Health, Governance, Conflict, and Food and Water Security."

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Conference Details

Conference attendees pose for a photo outside of the Bernhard Center presentation room.Keynote Presentations

Dr. Mammo Muchie, a research professor of innovation studies at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa, will speak Friday on "Bring Back Ethiopianism Philosophy in Indigenize Ethiopia's High-Quality Education System." Muchie earned a doctoral degree in science, technology and innovation for development from the University of Sussex.

Conference attendees sit in a row in a Bernhard Center presentation room listening to the keynote speaker.Dr. Abebe Haregewoin, an Ethiopian physician, will speak Saturday on "What Can 'a-Dollar-a-Day' Diaspora Fund, That Newly Elected Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Established, Accomplish in Ethiopia?" Haregewoin trained in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School and earned a doctoral degree in immunology from the University of Oslo.

Program and Abstracts

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