Academic Chairs for Africa
This is a document that outlines a proposal to create and fund 1,000 chairs to be occupied at universities in Africa. Africa needs to develop its people to meet its development needs. African countries and their universities are struggling to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) that include a wide array of needs to bring them out of poverty.
This proposal is being prepared for consideration by the Canadian government. The Canadian government will host the G8 meeting in June of 2010. And the G20 will be held at about the same time at the same place. Already we have support from many individuals and associations. People at the United Nations, UNESCO, the World Bank and the African Development Bank have been supportive and have given advice on the proposal itself as well as suggesting people with whom to discuss the idea.