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Adding Value In Africa: some reflections from the grandson of a Ghanaian cocoa farmer

Africa Talks

Date: Thursday 10 May 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Lord Boateng
Chair: Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Drawing on his unique experience as an MP, a peer, a Labour Minister and the grandson of a Ghanaian coco farmer, Lord Boateng will explore how aid to Africa can be used to empower producers instead of fostering dependency.

Paul Boateng served as the British high commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009 and was the UK's first black Cabinet Minister.

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