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The sustainability efforts of Liberia will be the topic of conversation when Augustus Goanue, executive director of the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency of Liberia, visits The University of Toledo Thursday, Nov. 18.

His lecture, “Sustainable Education in Liberia,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium on the Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation. The free, public lecture is part of the President’s Lecture Series on Diversity.

Goanue has been at the heart of the energy reform of the Government of Liberia since 2004 and served as adviser of the agency he now leads. About three years ago, he coordinated the drafting of Liberia’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy and Action Plan and participated in the formulation of the National Energy Sector White Paper and the National Energy Policy of Liberia.

Goanue has extensive experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency policy analysis and formulation, project design, planning, and management both locally and internationally. He is an electrical engineer with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Liberia.

The President’s Lecture Series on Diversity was charged in 2008 by Dr. Lloyd Jacobs to promote awareness of diversity issues through public activities and events open to the University and the surrounding communities.

For more information on the event, contact the President’s Lecture Series on Diversity at plsd@utoledo.edu or 419.530.4229.

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