Agenda

WPI's US-Africa Roundtable Conference

Monday June 8th, 2009
Higgins House, WPI

***please note updates will be made to this agenda

TimeEvent

8:00-9:00

Continental breakfast and introductions

9:00-9:15

Opening Comments, President Dennis Berkey, and Prof. Arthur Gerstenfeld

9:15–10:55

Education: New Directions

  • Kenya Scholarship Program (WPI)-Raehab Mbugwa/Art Gerstenfeld
  • Cape Town Project Center (WPI)-Scott Jiusto
  • Namibia Project Center (WPI)-Creighton Peet
  • Polytechnic of Namibia- Michael Tjivikua
  • University of Marigoli-John Ambenge

10:55-11:10

Coffee break

11:10-11:40

Guest Speaker Introduced by: Professor Raphael Njoroge (WPI),

Mr. Ernest Kamau, Founder and Managing Director Diaspora Homes (k) Ltd

                "Developing A University City in Kenya"

11:40-12:20

Finance and Sustainable Development

  • USA-Kenya Chamber of Commerce-Irene Dunjwa
  • Standard Bank-Kevin Colglazier

12:20-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:30 

Finance and Sustainable Development (cont’d)

  • Dept of Commerce-William Davis
  • Sustainable Energy Solutions “The Power of Responsibility – Local control of off-grid solar makes a big win-win project.”-Cameron Carey

2:30-4:10

Innovation/Technology

  • Update on Kite Power (WPI) "Wind Power from Kites"- David Olinger
  • Cisco Systems- Wafo Tengue
  • Wavetrend- Edward Gonsalves
  • Low Cost Training Systems for Medical Ultrasound (WPI)- Peder Pedersen
  • Wireless LAN (WPI)- Kaveh Pahlavan

 

4:10-4:20

Break

4:20-4:30

Bringing it all together

4:30  

Reception

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