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Fall 2016 Seminar - Sustainable Development Goals: A Path to Inclusive, Sustainable, and Resilient Development

Rwandan Farm

The Institute for African Development hosts a weekly seminar series under the general theme “Issues in African Development.” The series examines a different sub-theme each semester and has become a key introductory course on African development at Cornell. It is widely acclaimed as an excellent introduction to African politics and the challenges of development on the continent.

The Fall 2016 Issues in African Development seminar will take a close look at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, launched by UN Resolution in December 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals with a broader sustainability agenda. The SDGs go well beyond the MDGs to address the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people. We propose to examine the question of whether the goals shift Africa onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development. Do the SDGs encapsulate an agenda that will end poverty by 2030 and promote prosperity and well-being while protecting the environment? What strategies are appropriate to make this vision a reality? 

Begins September 1, 2016

2:30 PM every Thursday

G08 Uris Hall on the Cornell Campus

CRP 4770 (5616) / 6770 (5634)

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