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MSU Celebrates June 16, ‘Day of the African Child’

Alliance for African Partnership

Every year since 1991, the world has celebrated the International Day of the African Child on June 16, to honor those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976. But MSU researchers – more than 160 core faculty members in 54 different departments – are working every day of the year to ensure a promising future for children in Africa.

Here are a few of their stories

The Future

According to the Michigan State University African Studies Center, “Michigan State has been connected with the African continent since the founding of the university in 1855, at first through the work of individual professors and later through formal institutional engagement.” Recently, MSU announced its launch of the Alliance for African Partnership to develop a collaborative and cross-disciplinary platform for addressing today’s global challenges.

The initiative will innovate new models of engagement for shared research, while enhancing the resources and capacities of African universities, institutions and scholars.  In partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam and RUFORUM, MSU is officially launching the AAP initiative July 18, 2017, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Focused on the theme of “Putting Vision into Action Together,” the launch will build on AAP’s mission to bring about positive change in Africa through meaningful, equitable partnerships.

  • PHOTO: MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon with some of the Alliance for African Partnership Convening attendees and staff.

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