Grace Rwanda speaks at SFU conference on diaspora and development

September 16, 2014  |  Events, General

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Grace Rwanda’s co-founder Elizabeth Johnson will be speaking at a Simon Fraser University conference on diaspora communities and sustainable development on Sept. 20th.

Johnson will be facilitating one of the panels for the inaugural conference, titled, “Diaspora, Sustainability, and Development: Meeting at the Nexus.”

The event is being hosted by SFU‘s Centre for Sustainable Community Development, the Institute for Diaspora Research and Engagement, the School of International Studies and the Faculty of Environment’s Development and Sustainability Program.

Among the panel themes are “Diaspora as Agents of Change,” “Diaspora Driven Development,” and “Networks and Loops for Change and Innovation.” For more information visit the conference web site.

The conference is a great opportunity for us to share ideas with experts and academics on harnessing the power of diaspora communities in Canada to create social change and launch sustainable development projects abroad.

If you are interested in the program, which runs Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can register online here.



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