Africa-Western Collaboration Day

Africa-Western Collaborations day, November 17, 9am to 3pm. The Africa Institute presents: virtual mini summit on climate change adaptations in Africa. Outline of Africa on the right with patterned quilt with images relating to African art.

Every year, Western University celebrates its international connections through International Week, during which the Africa Institute hosts Africa Western Collaboration Day.  Western’s International Week is to celebrate diversity, international education, cultural tradition and impactful research, as well as engage staff, faculty, and students in regard to international issues. Over the past few years, we have hosted interactive sessions on gender equity and women’s empowerment and human trafficking and forced migration. See below to view our keynote addresses and speakers over the past several years. 

Recap of Africa-Western Collaborations Day 2021: Virtual Mini Summit on Climate Change Adaptations in Africa 

Climate Change has - and will continue to impact livelihoods and the health of people in Africa long into the future. Concerted, coordinated and collaborative efforts will need to be made, in order to reverse the current trend of a rapidly warming global climate. African and Canadian experts discussed how Africa is mitigating the changing climate conditions. Thank you to all of the moderators, panelists, and attendees who made this day possible and if you would like to watch the recordings you can find those below and for an overview of the sessions please visit AWC Day on the International Week website.

AWC Day on the International Week Website

Past Africa-Western Collaboration Day Keynotes and Recordings

2021 - Virtual Mini Summit on Climate Change Adaptations in Africa

2020 - "Why Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Matters at Western", Dr. Isaac Luginaah, Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies, Western University

2019 - "Achieving Ubuntu: Opportunities and Challenges for Institutional Collaboration", Dr. Charles Lagat (Moi University), Dr. Jean Bosco Rusagara (University of Rwanda), Dr. Abeba Mengistu (Addis Ababa University)

2018 - "Through Their Eyes: Complex Issues, Disruptive Solutions for Trafficking in Persons and Forced Migration in Africa", Dr. Lola Dare, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research, and Development (CHESTRAD), Nigeria

2017 - "Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong", Dr. Morten Jerven, Professor in Development Studies, Norwegian University

2016 - Maimuna Kanyamala, Founder of Mikono Yeto ("Joining Our Hands"), Tanzania

2015 - Francis Wegulo, Egerton University, Kenya

2014 - Presentations from 8 interns on their experiences in Africa