Celebrate Africa Day: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth
25 May 2017, 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017; Time: 14:30 - 16:45
Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
TIDI Seminar, ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth’
in association with the African Embassies accredited to the Republic of Ireland
This seminar will be addressed by the following distinguished speakers:
- Prof Vuyisile T. Msila, University of South Africa.
- Prof. Keith Lewin, Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex.
- John Fitzsimons, Camara Education
Prof. Carol Newman, Chair of TIDI, will chair this conference., ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth’
Africa Day, which falls on 25 May annually, is the official day of the African Union and marks African unity. In Ireland, events to mark Africa Day, celebrate African diversity and the cultural and economic potential of the continent are held around the country. Africa Day also represents an important opportunity to raise awareness of the progress which is being achieved in development, focusing the lens very much on the development challenges which remain. Young people in Africa are an enormous resource for the continent’s developments and thus the African Union Heads of State and Government declared the theme for 2017 to be ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth’. To celebrate this day, TIDI is hosting a series of seminars. Our annual seminar, hosted in association with the African Embassies accredited to the Republic of Ireland, takes place from 14:30 - 16:45 on Thursday 25th May 2017. TIDI is also supporting two other seminars on education and young people in Africa, organised through the TCD School of Social Work and Social Policy. Details are on the TIDI website, www.tcd.ie/tidi
This is an event not to be missed! It will be followed by a reception in the Atrium, Trinity College. Please RSVP to: email@example.com to reserve your place.
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