Cambridge-Africa Day 2016

25th October, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge


  • The video recordings for the various presentations can mostly be viewed by clicking on the hyperlinked, italicised title for each presentation, in the programme below. 

Session 1

1) Professor Pauline Rose (Director - REAL Centre, Faculty of Education, Cambridge) - Chair

2) Professor David Dunne (Director of the Cambridge-Africa Programme): Welcome

3) Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge): Introduction to the Cambridge-Africa Day 

4) Professor Richard Leakey (Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist): Morning Keynote Address

5) Dr Marta Lahr (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge). Human Evolution in Africa

6) Dr Rosie Trevelyan (Tropical Biology Association, Cambridge, UK.) and Ms Iroro Tanshi (University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, and Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA). Building capacity for conservation in Africa

7) Dr Naalamle Amissah (Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana, Legon; CAPREx Fellow) and Dr Huw Jones (NIAB, CAPREx Collaborator). Alternative Methods for the Cultivation of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta - a Medicinal Plant Used in the Treatment of Malaria

Session 2

Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu (Champion for the CAPREx initiative and Director of the Centre for African Wetlands at the University of Ghana) - Chair

8) Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki (Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)): Afternoon Keynote Address (a transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.)

9) Professor Ashley Moffett (Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge), Dr Annettee Nakimuli (Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mulago Hospital & Makerere University, Uganda), and Dr Catherine Aiken (Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Cambridge). Cambridge Africa and Maternal Health in Uganda (note: clicking on the 'title' of the talk will link to the full, three-part presentation, whereas clicking on the 'italicised name' of each presenter will link to the video recording of that speaker's specific presentation only)

10) Professor Sheila Bird OBE (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge; THRiVE Supervisor) and Dr Ronald Kiguba (THRiVE Fellow, Makerere University, Uganda). Challenges and Opportunities for Pharmacovigilance in Uganda

Session 3

11) Dr Devon Curtis (Department of Politics & International Studies, and Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge) - Chair (short introduction, first two minutes)

12) Mr Patrick Hoffman (Chairman, Cambridge Development Initiative and the African leadership programme at the Moller Centre in Cambridge). Empowering Young African Leaders 

13) Ms Halimatou Hima-Moussa Dioula (President of the African Society of Cambridge University and Cambridge Africa PhD Scholar). Searching for 'illimi' and Bringing 'Africa Together'

14) Professor Ebenezer Owusu (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon): Evening Keynote Address

15) Professor Eilís Ferran (Cambridge Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional & International Affairs, University of Cambridge): Concluding Remarks

Drinks reception for all in the Old Library, Emmanuel College, with live music.