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Sarah Edmonds

October 7th, 2014

Thandika Mkandawire recognized by prestigious Africa-America Institute award

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Sarah Edmonds

October 7th, 2014

Thandika Mkandawire recognized by prestigious Africa-America Institute award

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

mkandawire-t-113x148Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Chair of African Development, last week received the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Africa-America Institute in New York.

On receiving his award, Mkandawire thanked the the AAI for giving him a chance as a young person to come to the United States to study, and also applauded the organization for continuing to support higher education in Africa in recent decades, a time when others were pulling out in favour of primary education.

A detailed write-up of the ceremony by Amini Kajunju, President and CEO of the AAI, is available in her Huffington Post blog entry.

Videos of the award ceremony (Thandika Mkandawire is at about minute 8) and of the Conversation on Africa are available on YouTube.

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