Smart Global Development conference to explore role of higher education in global development
The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics without Borders (AWB), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are convening the Smart Global Development conference to explore the role of higher education in advancing the sustainable development goals.
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals. As the international community now focuses on defining the strategies to achieve these goals at global and local levels, it is an opportune time to consider the role of higher education in advancing these shared development aims.
Join global experts, thought leaders, and practitioners for interactive sessions, enlightening talks, and inspiring debates on strengthening the capacities of universities to tackle critical development challenges. The Smart Global Development conference will:
examine the critical role of universities in advancing sustainable, inclusive social and economic development;
explore the larger role that universities in the Global South can play in supporting good governance, social justice, culture, and inclusive economic growth;
compare the range of approaches, policies, and processes to strengthen higher education capacities in the Global South; and,
assess current efforts to gather, evaluate, and communicate evidence of how investments in higher education contribute to improved development outcomes.
Register today or visit the Smart Global Development conference site for more information.
The Smart Global Development conference is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.