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Tue, May 21

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Virtual Event

Africa and Beyond: Connecting Communities through Digital Literacy

Join our meeting to meet Dr. Samuel Meehan who will speak about Africa and Beyond: Connecting Communities through Digital Literacy.

Africa and Beyond: Connecting Communities through Digital Literacy
Africa and Beyond: Connecting Communities through Digital Literacy

Time & Location

May 21, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Virtual Event

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About the Event

Dr. Samuel Meehan is a physicist who has spent over a decade working in academia, performing research at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland and teaching math and science around the world, including in South Africa and Ghana at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  He now works in the U.S. Department of State as a science advisor and diplomat supporting initiatives aimed at increasing access to the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.  Dr. Meehan founded Kente Connect in 2018 with Philip Bimpong from the community of Adanwomase in Ghana as an organization focused on improving digital literacy in rural Africa, thereby bringing technological justice to the fastest growing world population.  Kente Connect works closely with the Maxim Nyansa organization, based in Ghana and is pursuing a project in the village of Adanwomase to construct a computer lab and digital library in their junior high school.

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