We at BRAC realize that creating useful knowledge and making it work for poverty alleviation is a critical challenge for Africa. Knowledge becomes useful when it contributes to solving problems. This is possible when it is contextual, internally driven and evolves through application and critique.
With this goal in mind, BRAC in organizing a one-day conference on Creating Knowledge for Africa’s Development in Kampala on January 14th, 2010. The forum is organized in partnership partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester in association with the Ministry of Finance and Planning – Government of Uganda, Economic Policy Research Center at the Makarere University, and UNICEF.
The one-day forum will feature prominent speakers including Margret Kakande, Ministry of Finance and Planning (Government of Uganda), Prof. David Hulme (University of Manchester), Dr. Sharad Shapra (UNICEF Representative in Uganda), and Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana (Makerere University) and many other prominent academics and practitioners engaged actively in Africa-focused research.
Please join us at the conference if you happen to be in Kampala. The draft conference agenda is available here