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OD: Sub-Saharan Africa – What You Need to Know When Conducting Activities in This Region

Recorded on: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1:00 PM ET


Research, capacity building, clinical work and a growing number of educational programs have been taking universities and non-profits to Africa at a rapidly growing rate.But the region may be the riskiest and most challenging areas to do business in the world. In this webcast, part of a robust series discussing global issues based on the International Resource Center, we’ll explore the legal, financial, and logistical challenges of engaging in activities in some of the more common countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.Even if you’ve been conducting activities in the region for many years, there are many hidden issues that the university business officer may not be aware of!
Led by a panel of experts with doing business in this region, Bob Lammey of High Street Partners, Kate Riley of the University of Washington will identify the risk factors business officers should be looking for, and suggest best practices to help mitigate risks to your university.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn which program activities present the greatest legal risk.
  • Identify countries which are particularly challenging.
  • Gain a stronger understanding of which employment practices may present human capital and financial risks.
  • Explore common best practices to mitigate risks.

Meet the Presenters

  • Kate Riley, Ph.D. project manager, global support project, financial management, University of Washington
  • William Ferreira, attorney at law, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
  • Bob Lammey, senior director, higher education practice, High Street Partners

Who Should Attend

  • Chief business officers
  • Director of human resources
  • Director of global initiatives
  • Risk managers
  • General counsel
  • Tax directors

Course Information

  • Length: 100 minutes


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