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The Carter Conference


The 2020 Carter Conference on Shifting Momentum in African Agriculture through Research and Technologies:

SMART Agriculture | SMART Growth | SMART Kids
Improving resiliency, livelihoods, and nutrition

Hosted by the Center for AfricaStudies & Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems

University of Florida | December 10-11, 2020

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For over 25 years the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida has organized annual lectures or a conference in honor of the late distinguished Africanist scholar, Gwendolen M. Carter. Gwendolen Carter devoted her career to scholarship and advocacy concerning the politics of inequality and injustice, especially in southern Africa. She also worked hard to foster the development of African Studies as an academic enterprise. She was perhaps best known for her pioneering study The Politics of Inequality: South Africa Since 1948 and the co-edited four-volume History of African Politics in South Africa, From Protest to Challenge (1972-1977).

In the spirit of her career, the annual Carter lectures offer the university community and the greater public the perspectives of Africanist scholars on issues of pressing importance to the peoples and societies of Africa. Since 2004, the Center has (with the generous support of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) appointed a Carter Faculty Fellow to serve as convener of the conference.


Keynote Speakers

Isaac Sesi | Co-founder and Team Lead of Sesi Technologies.

isaacIsaac has been named one of MIT’s Technology Review’s “35 Innovators under 35”

Ayoola Oduntan | CEO and Group Managing Director, natnudO Group

ayoolaThe story of Ayoola Oduntan company’s strategic path to success has been studied by the Harvard Business School.


For more information, please contact

Andrea Bohn
Project Manager

Please check the links below for more information about previous conferences.