ASC Event. STEM V: Innovation and Appropriate Technology in Africa
Dr. Musaazi has been a source of inspiration to STEM-Africa and African Studies Center since before even our founding ten years ago. He has been a long term collaborator on experiences for U-M students, especially undergraduates, who participated in joint appropriate technology projects with his team. Dr. Musaazi was driven by a concern to empower communities, to unlock their creative potential, circumventing systemic hurdles to such potential from the global marketplace or inequitable local mores. He was particularly sensitive to the problems of young women in developing societies whose communities’ traditions may not have adequately valued their advancement or their potential contributions to their societies.
The conference brings together some of the best practitioners from the continent and their collaborators at U-M to assess the current state of appropriate technology approaches, from the engineering/ scientific perspective, but also in terms of local innovation and entrepreneurship viewed as vital to the effective distribution of creative solutions to on the ground problems and empowerment of the user communities, and especially of women.
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|Event Type:||Conference / Symposium|
|Tags:||AEM Featured, Africa, African Studies Center, conference, design, innovation, technology|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from African Studies Center, International Institute|
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The International Institute’s centers sponsor numerous conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to educate the university community and the public about global issues and inspire discussion and dialogue.
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