"What is the role of universities in international development?" by Glasgow Centre for International Development

"What is the role of universities in international development?" by Glasgow Centre for International Development

15th November 2017, 15:00 to 18:00

While traditionally universities have been active in international development initiatives, the shifting funding landscape and emphasis on evidence has led to an ever-increasing university presence in areas previously dominated by NGOs and governments. The benefits that universities bring to supporting international development goals are many, but how they fit into an already complex landscape of international development activity and how they can best contribute to improving welfare for the world's poorest people is less clear.

In this interactive panel discussion, the Glasgow Centre for International Development brings together experts from different sectors to explore the role of universities in international development. The event will be opened by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, and will conclude with an informal reception.

Speakers:

·         Keith MacKiggan, Diversity and Inclusion Project Lead, DFID

·         Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of the Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in Nigeria

·         Koen De Koster, Programme Officer South and M&E, VLIR-UOS

·         Deepa Pullanikkatil, Post Doctoral Fellow at Rhodes University, Founder and President of Abundance

The event will be chaired by Simon Anderson, Senior Fellow at the IIED and Vice-chair of Scotland's International Development Alliance Board of Trustees.

We anticipate tickets will go quickly, so please register soon.

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