African Entrepreneurship and Education for Advancing the SDGs

This panel will discuss our ongoing collaboration between University of California, Davis (UCD), and the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda, which is harnessing and cross-transferring expertise in education, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. Current students in our joint program are developing entrepreneurial projects focused on global challenges including poverty alleviation, food security, health, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and IT. We will also discuss our Entrepreneurship/SDG Workshop, which has been redesigned into an online workshop to take place in Spring 2021. It will be developed with the intention to be used again in subsequent semesters, with the ability to adapt the curriculum and continue to build student and faculty input. Together students and faculty working in both institutions will have a better, more holistic understanding of some of the most relevant SDG challenges and potential solutions in various African countries.


Carrie Waterman, Assistant Professional Researcher, University of California, Davis

Gaidi Faraj, Dean of College, African Leadership University

Moderated by: Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of the State University of New York’s Center for Collaborative Online Learning