WAI Director General participates in the 2017 RISC International Conference and Doctoral School, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 30-31 October and 1-3 November 2017

Photo WAI DG AguascalientesProfessor Djénéba Traoré was invited by the Scientific Committee of the 2017 RISC International Conference and Doctoral School to participate in the academic events on «Integrated and  Coherent  Sustainable  Development» which have been held at the Centro de Investigación y  Docencia Económicas (CIDE), in Aguascalientes, México,  from 30 October to 03 November 2017.

RISC, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, is the acronym for «Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion».

In addition to attending the conference on 30-31 October, Prof. Harlan Koff, the Chairman of RISC, invited WAI Director General to take part in RISC Consortium business meetings on 1 November as an institutional representative of the West Africa Institute and also to participate as an instructor in the doctoral school, held on 1-3 November 2017.


In conformity with the agenda of the RISC 2017 International Conference, the Director General of WAI held a conference on November 3 on «The Role of Language and Culture in Sustainable Development». As language and culture are the basic building blocks for an inclusive and sustainable development policy, it is important to reflect on ways and means allowing to maximize their impact in this regard.


To give a concrete example of the leading role that language and communication play in the process of sustainable development, Prof. Traoré has taken as an example the effective communication strategy of the Head of the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Prime Minister Dr. José Ulissses Correia e Silva, in the framework of the 4th World Economic Development Forum that the city of Praia hosted on October 17 to 20, 2017.


Here is the PowerPoint presentation on «The Role of Language and Culture in Sustainable Development»

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