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SSHRC-Sponsored Workshop: Mobilizing Canadian Knowledge on Natural Resource-Based Development in Africa

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  • Fri, 09/08/2017 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

SSHRC-Sponsored Workshop

Mobilizing Canadian Knowledge on Natural Resource-Based Development in Africa

This workshop, hosted by the University of Windsor and co-organized by Jesse Salah Ovadia (Political Science, University of Windsor), J. Andrew Grant (Political Studies, Queen's University) and Nathan Andrews (Political Studies, Queen's University), will bring together a number of mostly Canadian-based researchers working on natural resources and development in Africa. This workshop considers the political context in which state actors and other stakeholders—including, national and international companies, organized labour groups, and civil society organizations—can encourage natural resource-based development in the context of fluctuating commodity prices. Contributions will look at particular country strategies, state and non-state actors and/or alliances that help or hinder the harnessing natural resources for economic and social development. The workshop includes contributions from four senior scholars, twenty academics, and practitioners from Engineers Without Borders and the Diamond Development Initiative of Canada.
Date: September 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
This workshop is open to the university community and general public. Feel free to come for just one session or the whole day. Contact Dr. Jesse Salah Ovadia at for details on the day's program.


Jesse Salah Ovadia
(519)253-3000 ext.2353