LECTURE: Rural Development: The Case for a Holistic Program of Study, April 26

Dennis Flemming will speak on rural development as it involves the efforts of diverse institutions and businesses to improve the quality of life for people in rural areas.

Dennis Flemming
Dennis Flemming

LECTURE: Rural Development: The Case for a Holistic Program of Study.
SPEAKER: Dennis Flemming, executive director of the Hāmākua Institute.
DATE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: University Classroom Building, room 100, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (campus map).

Summary

Rural development involves the efforts of diverse institutions and businesses to improve the quality of life for people in rural areas. “Rural Development: The Case for a Holistic Program of Study” will examine the global practice of facilitating rural development and why there is a need to develop a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to studying this field.

Bio

Dennis Flemming has spent more than 30 years designing, developing and managing multi-stakeholder development initiatives aimed at reducing poverty and conflict in the rural areas of several countries. The Hāmākua Institute and UH Hilo are currently developing a new joint initiative to explore how rural development can more effectively address the significant challenges of sustainably improving livelihoods in rural island communities throughout the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Sponsor

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management.

Contact

932-7038.