AECOM Blog — YALI Reflections: Three ideas to help sustain Africa

AECOM Blog — YALI Reflections: Three ideas to help sustain Africa

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AECOM Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Lawrence discusses sustainability with Presidential Precinct Fellows of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a program originated by President Obama.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 9:00am

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As part of AECOM's sponsorship of more than 20 Fellows in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program originated by U.S. President Barack Obama, AECOM Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Lawrence mentored the group on sustainability.

"Like every continent, there are significant challenges in Africa related to health care, governance, tribalism and nostalgic impulses that create more difficulties than they resolve," said Lawrence in his recent blog post on his participation. "With regard to sustainability specifically, we conversed about a number of details within the context of three sets of ideas."

Find out what three ideas AECOM Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Lawrence believes will help to sustain Africa.

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