Brigham Young University's College of Health and Human Performance will host a lecture by Robb Davis on Thursday (Oct. 31) from 11 a.m. to noon at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies (238 Herald R. Clark Building).
He will discuss "Credit with Education-A Strategy That Integrates Two Powerful Development Tools: Money and Information to Improve the Lives of Women and Children."
Seating for the lecture is limited; interested faculty and students are encouraged to arrive early. The lecture will be Webcast live and archived at *~*http://kennedy.byu.edu/*~*.
Davis is senior technical advisor for maternal and child health with Freedom from Hunger and chairman of the board for Child Survival Collaborations and Resources, a network of more than 35 nonprofit organizations working together in more than 140 countries to promote and improve primary health care programs for women and children and their communities.
"Dr. Davis is a leading figure in the field of international health and has contributed greatly to our understanding of poverty, microenterprise, health and development. His hands-on teaching style will make the event both fun and inspiring," said Gordon Lindsay, chair of the Health Science Department. "His experience in implementing programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia will enable students to complement their understanding of the theory of development with hands-on practice."
Davis joined Freedom from Hunger in 1999 with extensive experience in participatory learning methods and training, specifically in West Africa.
Prior to his work with Freedom from Hunger, Davis was senior technical advisor for health at Catholic Relief Services and has worked with the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Peace Corps.