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Africa Table - Connecting the Next Billion

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.
Speaker: Jennifer Fong, Strategic Product Partnerships Manager at Facebook, with a regional focus in the Middle East and Africa
Jennifer is a Strategic Product Partnerships Manager at Facebook, with a regional focus in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to working with tech developers and entrepreneurs, she also focuses on Internet.org, which aims to bring internet connectivity to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected.
In 2014 Jennifer completed a year long assignment with the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency to support the Ministry of Agriculture's Growth and Transformation Plan 2011-2015. The Plan focuses on enhancing the productivity of smallholder farmers, strengthening market systems, improving participation of the private sector, and reducing the number of food insecure households. Using strategic planning with multiple stakeholders, design thinking, and technology, Jennifer worked on solutions related to climate and environmental sustainability on a national scale.
Jennifer holds a dual MPA in International Development from Columbia University and the London School of Economics.

Details

When:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016. 12:00 PM

Where:

Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall

Sponsor:

Center for African Studies

Contact:

650-497-7688
africanstudies@stanford.edu

Admission:

Open to the public. Lunch will be served.