Prof. Goski Alabi, Vice Chancellor of Laweh Open University College, Accra, is to deliver two
lectures at Green Templeton College (GTC) at the prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
The two-day Conference, scheduled for May 17-18, is under the theme, “Asserting Africa’s Relevance: Locally, Continentally and Globally”.

On Friday, May 17, Prof. Alabi will be the keynote Speaker at the 2019 Human Welfare Conference (HWC) under the aegis of David Watson Memorial Lecture with the topic, Innovations in Higher Education and the Role of Higher Education in Training People to be able to Work in Resource Constraint Settings.
The 45-minute lecture would be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with the audience, including professionals, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students.

The David Watson Memorial Lecture is in honour of Sir David Watson, former Principal of the Green Templeton College and world leader in higher education scholarship. The HWC is an annual flagship event of the Green Templeton College and it is organised and run by students, and reflects the College’s diverse interests.
On Saturday, May 18, Prof. Alabi will be joining other distinguished academics and professionals at the 2019 Oxford Africa Conference to speak to “Education for Africa’s Self-reliance and Global Relevance: Aligning Education with Africa’s Development Needs.”

The Conference will highlight three interconnected sub-themes within which participants take
stock of the diverse indigenous assets that exist across Africa; address the question of Africa’s relevance as a continental unit; and finally, leverage these assets and opportunities to reposition Africa in broader multilateralism.

The Oxford Africa Conference is widely recognised as an influential platform and past speakers have included the sitting President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed; and 7th President of the African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka.
A letter jointly signed by Prof. Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of University of Oxford, and Papa Kojo Botsio, President, Oxford University Africa Society to Prof. Alabi, hoped that her presence and contribution of Prof. Alabi at the 2019 Conference would enrich the conversation invaluably.

In a complementary message, which formed part of her invitation letter to the 2019 Human Welfare Conference, the conference organising team was incredibly impressed with Prof. Alabi’s achievements and the impact of her work in academia and entrepreneurship in Ghana and beyond. It also appreciated her contribution to leadership development and involvement with the Women Economic Forum.
“We feel that your background in food science is also a great link to our conference, with one of the key panels being ‘the future of food’. Hence, we could not have hoped for a better fit speaker to deliver a lecture on the role of higher education in enhancing human welfare,” the organising team acknowledged.

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