VERY TEMPORARY, in collaboration with Global Lab Network, present the second edition of Science Cafe, a knowledge exchange and networking platform that connects scientists, innovators, and the general public. This meet-up aims to promote community dialogue and scientific inquiry in informal public venues.
The inaugural Science Cafe Accra featured AI innovator and Founder of minoHealth Darlington Ahiale Akogo. He walked us through the world of artificial intelligence, touching on AI in general, its current applications, its potential in Africa and how it connects to our daily lives.
In this edition of Science Cafe, taking place at T-GARDEN in Accra, we shall be hosting young Water Professional Jacob Kwasi Amengor in a riveting talk on 'Co-Design: the Secret to Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Innovations'. This discussion is timely considering the centrality of water to all facets of our lives, be it in rural or urban areas. Climate change is disrupting the equilibrium of our livelihoods, while we face many challenges building and maintaining sanitation infrastructure across Africa. In all this, we need fresh voices to help us forge new paths to solving the 'wicked problems' of our times in sustainable manner.
Aside the talk and follow-up conversations, we're also planning fun activities including speed networking and a pub quiz. Science Cafe promises to be an all-round exciting evening full of learning and memorable interactions. We're also keen to welcome your ideas and insights as to how we can leverage co-design for sustainable development in Ghana and Africa.
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Jacob Kwasi Amengor (Speaker)
Jacob Kwasi Amengor is a young water professional, who hails from Volta Region of Ghana. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Water and Sanitation from the University of Cape Coast in 2014, and currently, he is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering. Jacob is a RECIRCULATE Ambassador with Lancaster Environment Centre. He has membership in the following bodies: International Water Association, Young Water Professionals Global Coordination Sub-Committee, Water Supply and Collaborative Council, and World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community.