In this event Applications of Generative Justice in sub-Saharan Africa, the third in a series hosted by WPI, we will build off of our previous offerings to report on our ongoing work and projects and partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa. We see this work as a way of overcoming the difficulties that western science and technology have historically wrought on the region. This session will further demonstrate the ‘WPI approach’ for engaging the region in matters of STEM, scientific applications, and technological innovations. Our relational approach brings peer-to-peer partnerships, cross-cultural co-design, and economic projects that support host communities. To offer further insights into this effort, Professor Leonard Wantchekon, and Beninese economist, Princeton Professor, and founder of the African School of Economics will offer a keynote. Following the keynote, scholars from around sub-Saharan Africa will offer additional insights into productive and just collaborations. Following the talks, Professor Wantchekon will participate in a panel with HE Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, WPI’s Distinguished Statesman in Residence and former Ghanaian Ambassador to the US, and economics Professor Gbetonmasse Somasse that will be moderated by the Inaugural Dean of WPI’s Global School, Mimi Sheller. To ground the discussion, we will offer a video montage of projects lead by students from our new program in Science and Technology for Innovation in Global Development.
- Date and Time
- 01/18/2022: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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- Sponsoring Organization
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute