Colloquium on 16 July 2015
Maximising Astronomy’s Human Capacity Development Impact

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Title: Maximising Astronomy’s Human Capacity Development Impact
Speaker: Eli Grant
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2015
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

The International Astronomical Union’s Strategic Plan (2012) put forward a number of theories about how Astronomy can positively impact human capital development (HCD) in low- and middle-income countries. This talk gives a brief overview of these theories, how they fit with economic human capital accumulation models, and how impact might be conceptualised and measured. Current Astronomy HCD initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa are then examined and strategies for increasing long-term impact are proposed.

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