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African Development with Young Professionals

  • 19 Sep 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Orbis Institute

African Development- the Sleeping Giant? 


Join us this month to hear five experts speak about their work in African Development.  The panel will touch on natural resource management, energy, education, and environmental issues.  The panelists, including two from Africa, have extensive experience and will shed great insight into the important issues facing sustainable development in Africa today.

Speakers who will address key areas relating to development issues:

•Dr. Marie Friedemann:  Associate Dean, Academics, for the College for Professional Srudies at Regis University, and Regis University Administrator for the Jesuit Commons:  Higher Education at the Margins program in Kenya and Malawi.

•Steve Brooks: AIA, LEED AP:  Director of Oz Laboratory Design Team. Previous work includes the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Forest Service on international environmental issues.  He currently works with the Rwandan national government in their effort to build a self-sufficient nation by 2020 and is helping the Kenyan government design a high-tech city with a research and development focus.

•Emmanual Ato Aubynn:  Newmont Mining Corporation Denver/Ghana, Community Relations Manager for the Ahafo gold mine in Ghana.  Emmanuel is a citizen of Ghana and over the years has built expertise and hands-on experience in thought leadership, stakeholder engagement strategy, social performance audit, complaints and grievance management, mine resettlement, negotiation skills and sustainable development.

•Stephanie Cox:  COO, Nokero, a solar technology development firm that seeks to illuminate the world with affordable, durable lighting solutions.  She has 13 years' experience in designing and executing market-based livelihood and agriculture programs in developing countries. Previously she worked as Vice President for Africa at iDE, overseeing iDE's operations in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as serving three years while serving as Deputy Director for iDE's South Asia programs in Nepal.

•Tonye Oki: Executive Vice President and Chief International Contracts Negotiator for the Grynberg Petroleum Company, a multinational, multibillion dollar corporation headquartered in Denver, Colorado.  Tonye is a citizen of Nigeria and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Environment and Natural Resources Law Graduate Program at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law where he teaches the graduate level law courses of International & Comparative Petroleum Law; and, Negotiating Natural Resources Agreements. He is also a visiting Professor to many other higher institutions in the United States.

Pricing: $5 WorldDenver members, $10 guests

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