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First Annual GPFD/BCF Community-Driven Development Forum

2019 Theme: Sustainable Development

Arusha, Tanzania

June 26th-28th, 2019


The First Annual GPFD/BCF Community-Driven Development Forum will be held on June 26th-28th in Arusha, Tanzania. With the theme of “Sustainable Development,” the program will consist of guided discussions, lectures, workshops, and panels.

Sustainable development is vital to addressing East Africa’s problems in the long-term, yet sustainability is too often overlooked and undervalued. When faced with extreme poverty, rapid population growth, and lack of basic infrastructure, East African communities and NGOs frequently ignore the economic, social, and environmental challenges of sustainability.

The Forum presents an unparalleled opportunity for East Africans and Americans with a wide range of skill sets, knowledge, and experiences to come together to explore sustainability issues, collaborate on innovative ideas, and learn from one another. Ultimately, the aim of the Forum is to advance practical and effective solutions to building resilient and sustainable East African communities

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