Iowa International Outreach Symposium

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location:Elings Hall
Channel:Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Presenters will offer information about activities that are positively impacting rural livelihood in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the Rockefeller Foundation's YieldWise Initiative, ISU's Uganda Program and Engineers without Borders' student chapter program in Ghana's upper west region. Networking forums also will be offered, featuring collaboration opportunities with organizations. Registration is free.


About the symposium
During this one-day symposium, morning speakers will share their experiences and perspectives with international outreach programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and why it makes sense for Iowa institutions, organizations and individuals to continue or expand their involvement in this critical region of the world. The afternoon will kick off with a selection of brief display/poster discussions related to current programs and projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by facilitated round table networking on topics prioritized by participants.

-- David Acker, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University
-- Dirk Maier, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University
-- Nora Tobin, Executive Director, Self-Help International
-- Rafael Flor, Director, YieldWise Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation
-- Steven Noah, Former Vice President for University Advancement, Government Relations, and Special Projects at William Penn University
-- Anna Bilek, junior studying civil engineering with an environmental emphasis