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Symposium on Development Economics
Sustainable Development &
Climate Change in Africa

Thursday, May 19

Are you interested in Sustainable Development & Climate Change in Africa? Then join us for this year's Symposium on Development Economics on May 19th from 13:00-16:00 in Mandeville T3-21

About the Symposium on Development Economics

Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges that the world is currently facing and has been specially harmful for developing countries. This year’s Symposium on Development Economics explores sustainable development in Africa from a financial and political perspective. 


We will have two distinguished speakers. One from NABC (the Netherlands-African Business Council), whose purpose is to connect business with Africa’s opportunities, and the second one working at FMO (the Dutch Entrepreneur Development Bank), which provides financing resources and supports private sector investments in developing countries and emerging economies. They will give their perspectives on working and living in Africa and afterwards lead a discussion, in which all students are invited to join. 

Alongside our speakers, students from AEclipse will share their experience from their field trip in the context of their research project on climate change mitigation and adaptation in Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Mozambique


Preliminary schedule


13:00-14:00: Presentation by Arne Doornebal, Community Manager for the NABC, journalist & author

14:00-14:15: Break

14:15-14:45: Presentation by the IRP team

14:45-15:00: Break

15:00-16:00: Presentation by Hans Bogaard, Manager of Farm Finance in Agribusiness at FMO


How to participate

The symposium will take place on May 19th from 13:00-16:00 in Mandeville T3-21. Everyone with an interest in development economics can join the event. We are looking forward to seeing you there!  

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