Smart Global Development Conference

April 13 & 14, 2016 - Across the world, universities play an integral role in the social, economic, political and cultural life of countries. They foster future leaders and professionals. Universities are drivers of social and economic development, repositories of cultural heritage, research centres for expanding human knowledge, and innovation hubs. They are institutions that enable countries to participate in global conversations on the most pressing issues facing our world. 

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In developing countries, the potential for universities to contribute directly and substantively to improved development, growth and governance outcomes is arguably greatest. Despite that potential, higher education has received comparatively little support from the international development community over the past several decades – particularly in comparison to investments in primary education and basic health.

Watch the webcasts of the opening keynote by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada on Day 1, and the three plenaries on Day 2 featuring The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie.

Click on the images to see photo galleries from Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference below:

Smart Global Development Conference: Day 1

Smart Global Development Conference: Day 2

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