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North Central’s resident scholar to give farewell address April 16

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North Central College’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Augustine Afullo will give a farewell lecture to the campus community at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Smith Hall.

Afullo’s lecture is titled “Access to Improved Water for Kenya: A Human Rights Approach.” Gaining access to clean water in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in Kenya in particular, has been a challenge that significantly affects public health and development. The United Nations Millennium Development Goal 7.C to “halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation” seems more and more unrealistic as the deadline approaches, Afullo contends.

Afullo has been teaching at North Central as a resident scholar since fall term and will return to Kenya later this spring.

He is a senior lecturer, researcher and consultant in environmental and occupational health and management with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Afullo holds an M.S. in water and environmental management from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, an M.S. from Moi University in Kenya and a Ph.D. from Commonwealth Open University in the British Virgin Islands.