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CAS Brown Bag: "The Intersection of Education and Service in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Center for African Studies
Location
101 ISB; 910 S. Fifth St.; Champaign
Date
Sep 27, 2017   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Ann-Perry Witmer
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Terri Gitler
E-Mail
tgitler@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-5016
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Originating Calendar
African studies - Outreach Calendar

Service work in sub-Saharan Africa is a central focus for both educational programming and student organizations, but student engineering enterprises on the continent have an uneven track record in terms of acceptance and adaptation by benefiicary communities. This talk will look at how non-technical factors significantly influence the use and maintenance of infrasturcture and why "The Silver Bullet Solution" may not be appropriate in an alternately developing society.

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