World Bank Executive Leader Discusses Africa with Patel College
May 18, 2012
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U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Group, Ian Solomon, discusses African water issues with Patel College of Global Sustainability.
After speaking to a packed audience on the ‘Role of the U.S. in the World Bank’, United States Executive Director of the World Bank Group, Ian Solomon, met with the Patel College of Global Sustainability Executive Director and research staff to discuss water opportunities in sub Saharan Africa.
Solomon is no stranger to African issues, having lived briefly in South Africa and co-authored chapters in the publication “No More Tears…Struggles for Land in Mpumalnga, South Africa” (Africa World Press, 1997).
The Patel College took the opportunity to share with Solomon their current work in the area of Integrated Urban Water Management and emerging cities in Africa.
“He was positive about what we are doing and what we can do,” said Patel College senior research fellow Kebreab Ghebremichael. “It was a good meeting.”
The following day, Solomon continued his Tampa tour with a high-profile breakfast hosted by Enterprise Florida, where the Patel College Executive Director was also in attendance.
Solomon was nominated to his position at the World Bank by President Barack Obama, previously he served as Senior Advisor to the United States Department of the Treasury on international and domestic issues, Solomon was also the former Associate Dean at Yale Law School.
For more on Solomon’s visit to Florida, click here (http://www.eflorida.com/PressDetail.aspx?id=9418)
For more information on Solomon’s USF visit, click here (http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=4459&z=122)