Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.
“Is Africa Misunderstood or just Unknowable?”
November 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
|Room 482 (Discovery Centre) MacOdrum Library
|Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff
Speaker: Dr. Alex Awiti, Interim Vice Provost, East Africa and Director, East African Institute
Alex O. Awiti is the Founding Director of the East African Institute (EAI) of Aga Khan University. The EAI is a regional platform for policy research, performance and public engagement, which focuses on the consequential drivers of socio-economic, environmental and institutional change. The EAI is currently focusing on youth, urbanization, economic growth, food systems and the extractive resources. Mr. Awiti holds a PhD in Ecosystems Ecology from University of Nairobi and is an alumnus of the prestigious Earth Institute post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University in New York. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York and was also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He worked under the mentorship of Jeffery D. Sachs, world-renowned professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management.