Conference "Creating Opportunities: The Role of Education for Development in Africa
Voices for Africa is proud to announce its 7th annual conference "Creating Opportunities: The Role of Education for Development in Africa"
April 4, 2009, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Askwith Forum & Gutman Conference Center
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Keynote Speaker: Marie Da Silva, 2008 CNN Hero of the Year*
Ms. Da Silva is the founder of the Jacaranda Foundation, a non-profit
organization that built and supports a school for AIDS orphans in Malawi.
Featured Panel Discussions:
Social Entrepreneurship in Education for Development
Calestous Juma (Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School)
Kathleen Colson (Executive Director, BOMA Fund)
Fredrick Alucheli (Kenya Disabled Action Network and Kibera Community Youth Programme, Bridge Builder)
Jordan Naidoo (Director of Basic Education, Save the Children)
Girls Education in Africa
Viola Vaughn (CNN Hero of the Year 2008, Women’s Health Education and Prevention Strategies Alliance; 10,000 Girls in Kaolack, Senegal, West
Stephanie Cate (Managing Director, Batonga Foundation)
Jacquelyn Akello (Uganda Rural Development and Training Program, Bridge Builder)
Sue Grant Lewis (NYU Scholar, Grace Foundation, Former professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Registration is free
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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