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IDSA02H3 2013

Experiencing Development in Africa


Agenda   Course

objectives   Learning expectations   Class format   Key activities   Evaluations   Student involvement


http://www.caabwa.com/


http://www.savethechildren.ca/page.aspx?pid=469


http://plancanada.ca


Course Objectives   The

complexity of economic, social, political, and organizational issues that act as barriers to development in African countries;   The reality of working with partners in capacity building in a developing country setting;   The skills - including research, proposal writing, presentations, collaboration, event planning, fund-raising - that are needed to move development projects forward.


Models of learning   Traditional

class-room based   Service learning   Community

based   Travel abroad   Internship   “Voluntourism”   Co-op   Life-long

learning


Why Africa?


http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/africaa.htm


http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/teachers/curriculum/m5/activity5.php


Which Africa? “a continent of opportunity— the last emerging investment frontier” Kofi Annan


Dambisa Moyo


Kofi Annan Former Secretary General of the UN

“ Real GDP [in Africa] grew by nearly 5% annually between 2000 and 2008 – twice the level of the previous two decades; According to the African Development Bank, 6 African countries are forecast to enjoy growth this year above seven per cent; 15 countries above five per cent; and 27 countries above three per cent; Direct foreign investment has soared from $9 billion in 2000 to $52 billion in 2011; The IMF [predicts] the continent will have as many as seven of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world over the next decade.” http://kofiannanfoundation.org/newsroom/speeches/2011/02/future-africa


Wangari Maathai Nobel Peace Prize (2004) Founder of the Green Belt Movement VIDEO


Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia Noble Peace Prize, 2011


http://www.ted.com/talks/ chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_ single_story.html


Names to look into (please add)   Kwame

Nkramuah


IDSA02 Introduction to the Course