Join Cuso International, OCIC and our networking partner The Agency for a Q&A social event with James Odey, while on his visit to Canada.

James will address food security, youth unemployment, and rural-urban drift by creating entrepreneurs in natural resource sectors of agriculture, forestry, ecotourism, aquaculture and renewable energy to promote sustainable economic growth in Nigeria’s Cross River State
James is a Development Professional with over 12 years’ experience across West Africa with a focus on Climate Change Adaptation, community based natural resource management including; biodiversity conservation, and livelihood activities for poverty alleviation.

Free to all students.

Date: Thursday June 22, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Location: The Centre for Social Innovation 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto

CUSO International
Host: CUSO is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.


Co-host: The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education and individual associate members working globally for social justice.


Manyatta Network is a non-profit organization committed to creating professional networking opportunities for the African Diaspora. We champion positive change by showcasing individuals, social entrepreneurs and organizations that are making a positive impact in our community.

My African Corner is the one stop source for all things African in your city

The Agency, a hub that facilitates introductions and wayfinding for students, faculty, teaching staff, alumni and partners focused on social innovation at UofT. Building a Community of Practice for social innovators and social entrepreneurs at the University of Toronto

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business: Accelerating trade, business and investment between Canada and Africa through world-class networking and information sharing opportunities.

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada, IPAC is an association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration. Our mandate is to promote excellence in public service: Through our prestigious publications, conferences, awards of excellence, and knowledge networks.