Africa2Ag week 2012

This year's Africa2Ag week will be held at the University Park campus, August 27-31, 2012, during the first week of the Fall semester. The theme of the week will be "The next generation of African agriculture: youth, innovation, science and technology". Press release for this event can be found at:

Africa2Ag week events - August 27-31, 2012

Africa2Ag week 2012 will host events on Penn State’s University Park campus from Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 31. 

All events are free of charge and open to all. Only the Africa Collaboration Colloquium event and the Wednesday afternoon youth and African agriculture symposium require registration.

Monday, August 27

Africa2Ag week launch event

Location: Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library

Time: 3.30-5pm

Welcoming remarks @ 4pm: Rob Crane (invited), Director of the Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA), PSU


Tuesday, August 28 

Africa Collaboration Colloquium

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom

Time: 8am-5.30pm

Registration required - click here for details

Draft agenda - click here


Wednesday, August 29

Morning: Conclusion of Africa Collaboration Colloquium

Afternoon Symposium: Youth in African agriculture: engaging the future

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom A/B

Time: 1-5pm

Draft agenda click here

To register for the symposium, click here

Thursday, August 30

Study abroad in Africa: connecting Penn State and African youth
Location: 118 ASI

Time: 4.45-6:45pm

Speakers: Students from Africa-based study-abroad programs, including CYEC-Kenya, Parks and People Tanzania, CAS Mozambique-South Africa


Friday, August 31

Special Departmental Seminar: Strengthening young peoples’ skills and opportunities for social transformation through civic engagement in sub-Saharan Africa

Location:  215 Armsby

Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Speaker: Alan Kerins, Alan Kerins Projects, Ireland.