STRATEGIES! is pleased to announce, its CEO, Kah Walla, will be a Visiting Fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania, April 22 – 26, 2019. During her stay, Ms. Walla will be helping to shape the intellectual agenda of Perry World House’s inaugural research theme, “Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography”.
Ms. Walla will interact with University of Pennsylvania students and professors as a Visiting Professor in various classes, speak at conferences and working sessions as well as hold one-on-one sessions with students. Building on her extensive experience as a development professional and her work as a frontline political leader, she will work with graduate students and professors to expand research and produce a policy-oriented paper on the theme “Transitioning societies from autocracy to sustainable democracy”.
Kah Walla is an entrepreneur, political leader, activist and former presidential candidate who is recognized internationally for her expertise in management and governance, as well as her commitment to Africa, its development, its women and its youth. Research and analysis carried out by STRATEGIES! in the last five years on Macro Trends in Africa in the areas of:
- Peace and Security,
- Economic Development & Food Security
- Demography and Migration
will serve as a basis for her work at Perry World House. Ms. Walla’s grassroots and national level work as the President of the Cameroon People’s Party on Political Transition in Cameroon will inform on the practical challenges of transitioning from autocracy to sustainable democracy.
Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy league research located in Philadelphia. It is one of the most highly ranked universities in the world and prides itself on a tradition of active pragmatism, translating knowledge into social-minded action.
Perry World House’s mission is to bring the academic knowledge of the University of Pennsylvania to bear on some of the world’s most pressing global policy challenges, and to foster international policy engagement within and beyond the Penn community. Visiting Fellows at Perry World House are a distinguished group of international scholars and professionals including profiles such as Susan Rice, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Michel Gabaudan, former President of Refugees International. Kah Walla is proud to be the first Perry World House Visiting Scholar from Africa.
Following her stay as a Visiting Fellow at Dartmouth University in 2018 and her conferences at Harvard University, Georgetown University and Yale University in prior years, STRATEGIES! is proud of its CEO’s continuous collaboration with the finest universities in the United States. These collaborations have enabled our firm to integrate global conversations, contributing through our specific field work and research on the African continent. Africa’s challenges are the world’s challenges. As STRATEGIES! seeks solutions for these challenges in its daily work, it is a privilege to take part in some of the most innovative and advanced conversations on our planet.