Event Title

The Ramifications of Colonial Past: Challenges to Sustainable Development in Contemporary Africa

Graduation Year

2015

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan Universtiy

Start Date

18-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 10:00 AM

Description

The path of African nations toward attaining sustainable development is complicated and full of controversy. At the core of this study are three countries with dissimilar colonial pasts and different pathways toward current development, Ghana, Angola, and Rwanda. Through the examination of their historical pasts and current political and social structures I intend to analyze the possible ways that would influence these countries’ capacities to eliminate poverty, limit political corruption, and ameliorate civil unrest. The main focus on my presentation will be on development strategies to prevent «brain drain» - emigration of African professionals - that should help these three African countries - as well as others - transition unto a pathway that can lead towards more effective sustainable development.

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The Ramifications of Colonial Past: Challenges to Sustainable Development in Contemporary Africa

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan Universtiy

The path of African nations toward attaining sustainable development is complicated and full of controversy. At the core of this study are three countries with dissimilar colonial pasts and different pathways toward current development, Ghana, Angola, and Rwanda. Through the examination of their historical pasts and current political and social structures I intend to analyze the possible ways that would influence these countries’ capacities to eliminate poverty, limit political corruption, and ameliorate civil unrest. The main focus on my presentation will be on development strategies to prevent «brain drain» - emigration of African professionals - that should help these three African countries - as well as others - transition unto a pathway that can lead towards more effective sustainable development.