Professor Jainaba Kah Speaks at Islamic Bank Forum in Senegal

Professor Jainaba Kah Speaks at Islamic Bank Forum in Senegal

Associate Professor of Management and Public Policy, Dr. Jainaba M.L. Kah, was a panelist at a forum organized by the Islamic Development Bank and the Government of Senegal in December 2019.

At the Transformers Summit, Professor Jainaba, spoke on "Transport and Public Spaces: Connecting the World's Cities and Communities." 

"I am so honored to have been part of such an important discussion," the coordinator of AUN’s School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE) Graduate Program told our reporter. 

"This panel looked at the role of public-private partnerships and innovative financing methods in developing sustainable transport networks for our smart - and ever-growing - cities. Transport is the backbone for sustainable development."

An excerpt justifying the convening of the forum reads: Africa has unparalleled potential for socio-economic development and lifting millions out of poverty. The harnessing of technology to enhance transportation, logistics and mobility will accelerate national and Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and provide job opportunities for our young population. It's urgent for academics, development partners, the private sector and national governments to work hard to articulate and implement sustainable transport and mobility plans and policies in tandem with the sustainable development of our cities and urban centers; cognizant of our contexts and identities. Let's do it - a humanist approach to urban planning and design!

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