George Roter, co-founder and CEO of Engineers Without Borders Canada, will give a public lecture called "Stop 'helping those poor people in Africa:' An argument for a systemic approach to supporting international development."
Roter, who is St. Paul's University College Visiting Professor in International Development, will examine standard approaches to poverty reduction and development in sub-Saharan Africa. He will argue that simple actions – like building a well or a school – are insufficient to achieving poverty reduction and get in the way of more effective approaches. A different way forward is needed to drive economic and social development, and deliver greater justice for those living in poverty.
George will give his public lecture in the new Lecture Hall, STP 105, at St. Paul's University College, 7 p.m., Thursday, February 16. No RSVP required.
On Wednesday Feb 15th George will host a lunchtime seminar at noon in MacKirdy Hall, St Paul's University College – open to all University of Waterloo students.
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