Accelerating Africa’s Scientific Transformation

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Coolidge (Marriott Wardman Park)
Countries across the African continent are focusing on investing in science and engineering capabilities to help promote economic growth and development. Building a technologically capable workforce requires strong STEM tertiary education programs, and the African continent has a deficit of PhD-level instructors and professors. Less than half of African university faculty hold a PhD, and in several Africa countries, 30-60% of faculty positions are vacant. This symposium considers how sharing experiences and expertise from around the world can accelerate the capabilities of future generations of African scientists and engineers.
Diana Sanchez, CRDF Global
Cathleen Campbell, CRDF Global
Pius Kamau, Africa-America Higher Education Partnership
Patrick Awuah, Ashesi University College
Building an African Technical University from the Ground Up