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
at the University of Florida postponed dates to be announced.
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.
The 2020 Carter Conference program is forthcoming.
Isaac Sesi | Co-founder and Team Lead of Sesi Technologies.
Isaac has been named one of MIT’s Technology Review’s “35 Innovators under 35”
Ayoola Oduntan | CEO and Group Managing Director, natnudO Group
The story of Ayoola Oduntan company’s strategic path to success has been studied by the Harvard Business School.
Joseph Mureithi | DDG Livestock Research, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization
Ephraim Nkonya | International Food Policy Research Institute
Berhanu Gebremedhin | Precision Agriculture for Development
Evelyn Ohanwusi | International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
More information regarding registration for the Carter Conference is forthcoming.
Harn Musuem of Art
Parking & Directions
Address: 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
Parking is free after 3:30 pm on weekdays. Monday through Friday, before 3:30 pm, parking is available for $4 at the kiosk in front of the museum. Free handicap parking is available near the entrance to the museum.
For individuals with a valid University of Florida parking decal, “all decal” parking is available in the lot and parking garage in front of the Cultural Plaza.
Note: Objects including (but not limited to) purses larger than 11 × 14 inches, backpacks, umbrellas and rigid baby carriers that pose a potential hazard to the art are not permitted in the galleries. Items may be checked at the Information Desk.
Parking & Directions
Address: 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32603
Note: There is a campus-wide speed limit of 20 miles per hour.
We recommend parking in the UF Welcome Center & Parking Garage located on Museum Road. There is a daily fee of $6.00 to park in this garage. Visitors should park on the lower level of the Reitz Union parking garage and then follow payment instructions posted on signs at each space. These signs direct customers to one of four pay stations where electronic space meters accept payment in bills, coins or Visa and MasterCard. An attendant will be available to answer questions or assist you at the pay stations. If you are staying at the Reitz Union Hotel, you will receive parking privileges in the garage for one vehicle per room.
Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Short-term and daily fees apply during this time. The garage may be used during non-operating hours for short-term parking, free of charge.
Directions to the UF Welcome Center & Parking Garage
Information about the UF Welcome Center & Parking Garage
For more information, please contact
FEED THE FUTURE INNOVATION LAB FOR LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS
Please check the links below for more information about previous conferences.
2014 Kongo Atlantic Dialogues
2007 African Visual Cultures: Crossing Disciplines, Crossing Regions
2003 Dynamics of Islam in Contemporary Africa
2002 Zimbabwe in Transition: Resolving Land and Constitutional Crisis
2001 Governance and Higher Education in Africa
2000 Renegotiating Nation and Political Community in Africa at the Dawn of the New Millennium
1999 Aquatic Conservation and Management in Africa
1998 Africa on Film and Video
1997 Communication and Democratization in Africa
1995 African Entrepreneurship
1994 Transition in South Africa
1993 Africa’s Disappearing Past: The Erasure of Cultural Patrimony
1992 Sustainability in Africa: Integrating Concepts
1991 Involuntary Migration and Resettlement in Africa
1990 Health Issues in Africa
1989 Structural Adjustment and Transformation: Impacts on African Women Farmers
1988 Human Rights in Africa
1987 The Exploding Crisis in Southern Africa
1986 The African Food Crisis: Prospects for a Solution
1984-85 SADCC’s Bid for Independence from South Africa: Will it Succeed?