Cambridge-Africa

Events

Tue 9 Sep

Crafting colour: beads, pattern and painting from the Kalahari

Exhibition

Times & Dates: 10:30am-4:30pm Tuesday-Sunday every week from Tuesday 24 June until Sunday 28 September 2014

Venue: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Details: In 1990 an art workshop was established at the former mission of D’Kar in western Botswana. This exhibition features a range of work produced at the workshop, and explores its links with San rock art and beadwork, possibly the longest continually practiced artistic traditions in the world.

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Wed 10 Sep

New Frontlines of Development: Private Security Companies and Corporate Extraction

Performance event

Time: 6–7.30pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

This interactive event will explore issues of conflict, militarisation, human rights abuses, destruction of livelihoods, and displacement in resource-rich developing countries. Looking at the relationship between these issues and the extractive industries, this event will use short videos and live performances to highlight community struggles and showcase efforts for alternative forms of development. The event hopes to directly address themes of corporate accountability and developmental alternatives in the build-up to the expiry of the Millenium Development goals in 2015.

FREE. Registration Required.
Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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More Info: https://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/New_Frontlines_of_...

Sat 13 Sep

4th Ugandan-UK Trade and Investment Forum

Uganda Convention UK

Time: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Venue: Troxy 490 Commercial Rd, E1 OHX London

The forum will bring together experts, business leaders, professionals and representatives from prominent organisations based in Uganda, the UK and internationally. Delegates obtain up-to-date information on the vast potential for investment that Uganda offers to both the domestic and international community, acquire business tips, obtain relevant literature on priority sectors for investment, take part in an interactive Q & A session and hear about the realities of doing business in Uganda.


To register and for more information: Call: +44 7790 647 089

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More Info: http://www.ugandanconventionuk.org/

Sat 20 Sep

West African Art in Context

2-day symposium

Date: 20th - 21st September 2014
Venue: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

Jointly arranged by the Nigerian Field Society (NFS), UK Branch and the African Archaeology Group in Cambridge. The programme includes a session on Modern Nigerian Arts and Crafts, where there will be a round-table presentation and discussion of some Nigerian artefacts, led by Pat Oyelola (Institute of African Studies, Ibadan).AAG Workshop Septenber 3

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TALK

Sat 27 Sep

Alumni Festival 2014: Africa's Digital Communications Revolution

Dr Sharath Srinivasan

Dr Sharath Srinivasan will speak on the Africa's Digital Communications Revolution at this year's Cambridge Alumni Festival.

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Mon 29 Sep

Winton Symposium on Global Challenges for Science and Technology

See event homepage for list of speakers

The third annual Winton Symposium will be held on 29th September 2014 at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. The topic for this year is “Global Challenges for Science and Technology” and will again bring together leading scientists from around the world to explore how we tackle the increasing demands of...

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Mon 29 Sep

Empowering the rural African consumer

Dr Simon Bransfield-Garth

Time: 11.30am - 12.15pm
Venue: Cavendish Laboratory

How can new technology make a difference on a global scale? Dr Simon Bransfield-Garth is CEO of Azuri Limited, a Cambridge company that provides affordable solar lighting in several parts of Africa and will talk about “Empowering the Rural African Consumer”.

This talk is part of the third annual Winton Symposium. The topic for this year is “Global Challenges for Science and Technology” and will again bring together leading scientists from around the world to explore how we tackle the increasing demands of a growing population with declining natural resources. Registration required. 

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More Info: http://www.winton.phy.cam.ac.uk/globalchallenges

Mon 29 Sep

New Frontiers in Materials for Global Development: From Health to Energy and the Environment

Professor Winston Soboyejo

Time: 12.15-1pm
Venue: Cavendish Laboratory

Professor Winston Soboyejo is at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University and is President of the African University of Science and Technology. His talk “New Frontiers in Materials for Global Development: From Health to Energy and the Environment”, will provide examples of applying mathematics to the development of novel materials including nanoparticles and bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems.

This talk is part of the third annual Winton Symposium. The topic for this year is “Global Challenges for Science and Technology” and will again bring together leading scientists from around the world to explore how we tackle the increasing demands of a growing population with declining natural resources. Registration required.

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More Info: http://www.winton.phy.cam.ac.uk/globalchallenges

Wed 15 Oct

6th Annual Private Equity in Africa Summit.

Time: 8:00am - 5:50pm
Venue: Intercontinental Park Lane, London

This leadership summit considers the role that the private equity industry – which has been amongst the most active in  responding to Africa’s commercial opportunity – can play in harnessing Africa’s growth for economic transformation. A host of industry leaders will examine the diverse opportunity set in Africa and the accelerating role of private equity development across the continent.

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Tue 28 Oct

A Land of Conspiracy: Geopolitics and Imagination in Colonial North Africa

James Roslington (Cambridge)

A public talk by James Roslington. The talk will be followed by a wine reception.

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Thu 30 Oct

Cambridge-Africa Day 2014

Focusing on Africa, in Cambridge

The first Cambridge-Africa Day will take place on 30th October 2014 at Emmanuel College in Cambridge, and will be opened by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge - Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. There will be a wide range of short but very interesting presentations about Cambridge's involvement in research capacity building in African institutions, and the many mutually-beneficial collaborative research and development projects that Cambridge and African researchers and students are involved in.

African researchers, Africans in the Diaspora, research and funding organisations, Cambridge students and academics, etc. - you wouldn't want to miss this fantastic inaugural Cambridge-Africa Day. It will be free to attend, but places will be limited (up to 150 attendees only). Hold the date in your diaries, and look out for the programme and registration page that will go live around mid-September 2014.

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Wed 10 Dec

Succulents in South Africa

David Porter

South Africa is home to many of the 'other succulents' (i.e. non-cacti) which we grow.

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