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Unpacking Africa during Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has expedited the need for empathetic conversations on exploring health, education and logistics ecosystems that are fraying in the light of the global disease. We look to future-cast African solutions to contribute to the tomorrow-world order. Do you or anyone you know want to collaborate?

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Unpacking Africa: Podcast host E.A. Gamor explores health, education and logistics ecosystems that are fraying in the light of the pandemic with six suggested ways-to-improve  after the virus is cured and its global effects managed.

The 4IR Message

How does Africa leverage indigenous innovation and relevant technology to boost and improve economic development? In which ways can the continent's youth dividend and professional workforce be gainfully engaged with the Future of Work?

With the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), what are the true opportunities for a Single African Market and how are countries negotiating to facilitate, foster & amplify local products and services of Africans for Africans on the continent to scale?

Unpacking Africa: The effort to realize the continent's economic potential from raw materials and a growing youthful population needs to be deliberate, strategic and sift through which aspects of converging technology, industry 4.0 or the 4th industrial revolution can be prioritized and leveraged for a sustainable impact for the continent's prosperity.

Our promise is to interrogate, research, analyze and execute on collaborative pathways in the developmental wellbeing commitments to Africa's citizens.

Thabo Mbeki Foundation 4IR

South Africa former President Thabo Mbeki on the sidelines of WEF spoke up against #XenophobiaInSouthAfrica and characterized recent events particularly as heinous crime against specific black shop owners that are being made to be xenophobia.

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#DSYInspireSessions such an honor to speak with fellow educators, researchers, teachers and practitioners on 21st Century Education & 4IR on the sidelines of World Economic Forum on Africa in CapeTown, South Africa.

WEF Strategic IQ Application

The World Economic Forum Strategic IQ app is available for download with resources for TopLink users & guests alike.

Link to download on Apple App Store here: Strategic IQ 

A phenomenal strategic intelligence reporting resources that I’m actively engaged in in having more insights from diverse thinkers; traditionally marginalized opinions and effective youth contributions moving forward. #ShapingKnowledge

Study: Potential of 4IR in Africa

Our technopolis friends gave us permission to share insights to this report with case studies: Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa.

Scroll down to see full reports Unpacking Africa:

Report: Africa Regional Integration Index 2019

Published on May, 2020 - Africa Regional Integration Index 2019

The 2019 Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) assesses the regional integration status and efforts of countries that are members of the eight regional economic communities recognized by the African Union:

Africa Youth Survey 2020 #AYS2020

The Africa Youth Study provides a new understanding of a rise in "Afro-optimism" among young people on the African continent. Unpacking Africa.

Flip through the report book with kind courtesy from the Ichikowitz Family Foundation website:

Creatives and Social Media Community

@urithimedia hosted a recent free-to-attend creatives & digital community session with amazing Accra Avengers Justice + Sylvester + Sylvernus as co-facilitators showing the power of passing it on, video here. To our partners and collaborators at Impact Hub Accra, thank you.

I couldn’t be more humbled and proud of each of them at the same time.
#EachOneReachOne #GamorLegacy

Unpacking Africa Emmanuel Gamor - Future Nations Schools South Africa

Future Nations Schools

In boarding school at Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School, Legon, we grew up reading famous quotes of luminaries vandalizing our classroom buildings.

In college at University of Florida, a group of us after a Martin Luther King weekend diversity and inclusion retreat: Gatorship, in our accountability circle went round and articulated, dreamt + aspired to leave long-lasting impactful legacies we would not necessarily be remember for.

Mine? To be the conduit for validating the experiences and audaciousness of young people regardless of who we are or where on the African continent we are from.

Each one, reach one. #Urithi

Rebranding a Nation: #BeyondTheReturn

I signed up, interviewed, presented for and got selected to consult on a national project that is near and dear to my heart in 2020.
Last quarter, I publicly prayed about the opportunity to build ecosystems on the continent that empowers us....our experiences and our culture are valid. More on Ghana's Beyond the Return here.

SFAN: Student Entrepreneurship Week

SFAN Student Entrepreneurship Week was held in Accra at the Ecobank Headquarters with the opportunity to share experiences about the African ecosystem for sustainable entrepreneurship, the positives and challenges of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and ways in which a fostering ecosystem can be realized in achieving national innovation system goals. Unpacking Africa.

EduTech Conference

EdTech¬† Live at the EdTech Africa conference: buzz words ‚Äúgamification‚ÄĚ ‚Äú3-D printing‚ÄĚ ‚Äúonline platforms‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúData-driven‚ÄĚ ‚Äúmanipulatives‚ÄĚ ‚Äú21st Century‚ÄĚ and our all time fav ‚Äú4IR‚ÄĚ have joined us¬† @EduKanea #MosquitoClaps

I facilitated a session to an experts-only audience on The Digital Education & Vocational Training in the South African context. Full Speakers list here.

Rotary Club of Jozi

#GraceAddict Always grateful to share my journey with fellow Rotarians (volunteers, philanthropists & the most kind-hearted humans I know) at the The Rotary Club of Johannesburg cc: Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central #Rotary

#FunFact Rotary Club of Johannesburg is the first club in Africa and turns 100 years old (centennial celebrations) in 2021! Whew talk about legacy #Service #Rotary

#GamorLegacy

Invest in Africa

Investor Emmanuel Gamor shares his point of view:

"Most of the smartest investors are actually investing in times that do not seem the most ideal or the most popular, so I'm even more confident, but also more on the nuances to have: how to invest in younger generations because they also need hope? " he said. "For me, the current climate requires us to invest strategically because it's the only way to achieve a more collaborative future," he says.

WEF on Africa, CapeTown in South Africa. Article Link: here

iAfrikan AfCFTA #Trade

AfricaWeWant The devil is always in the details & getting it right.

I had a chance to share a few lines on the need for multi-stake holder engagement on this relevant agreement: with youthful voices, innovative practices and insight woefully missing from top level engagement on all-fronts. hashtagBetterMustCome hashtagEcosystemBuilding Insightful, nuanced article by Heather Tinotenda Mavunga. Unpacking Africa.

BofA Education in Shaping Global Citizens and Empowering Innovation

WEF Agenda: #InternationalYouthDay

WEF Agenda: #InternationalYouthDay

Inspired by the community of impactful leaders and the global work who put in work daily to improving our state of the world.

In what ways are you or someone youthful (also can be at heart) positively leading in your community?

Share your insights by kindly taking the Shaping the Future of Work survey World Economic Forum + Global Shapers

Happy #InternationalYouthDay. Unpacking Africa.

Rotary: UN Innovation Day

Rotary Day at the United Nations.

Youth Innovation: Creating Solutions to Emerging Challenges, Nairobi Kenya.

About 750 participants attended this year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, Youth Innovation: Crafting Solutions to Emerging Challenges. UN officials and humanitarian experts will inspire participants to find innovative strategies for addressing humanitarian challenges locally and globally.

General sessions and workshops discussed the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the technological revolution, and young people’s role in creating change.

#Unwind Wyclef Jean

Be authentic  unrepentantly, unabashedly so. Be kind as best you can.

Blaze your trail & lead your path. Love & light, always.

The Wall Street Journal Private Party, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Next stop: Jam session, Uncle Wyclef Jean is happening this December in Accra, Ghana. #TheYearOfReturn Nations statement on the The Year of the Return here.

Africa's Data Revolution

Africa's data revolution will be truly realized when there is localization & translation of content so that young people on the continent may adapt technology to truly suit our needs. - E. A. Gamor, World Economic Forum on Africa 2015. Cape Town, South Africa.

Ghana risks losing its competitive advantage on the global stage if it fails to identify the unique opportunities technological advancements offer.

GBC 24 Interview with Moomen Tonight on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

Over 3,000 participants including leaders and luminaries such as Sir David Attenborough, Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel, Prince William and Jacinda Ardern gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2019.

Prez Commission on 4IR

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the PC4IR to push the envelope in recommending strategies for policy implementation for Africa's 4th Industrial Revolution.

As industry experts we engaged in a blitz to  develop a country 4IR Strategy, coordinate, monitor and evaluate multi-sectoral initiatives that will position South Africa as a globally competitive player in the 4IR space. Unpacking Africa.

Shaping Tech

Johannesburg Global Shapers held an engaging event at WeWork to explore the impact of tech and its adoption to South Africa's economy in the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Panelists included finance, education and big tech professionals who shared the potential of already existing innovation and dared the audience to dream about what is possible in South Africa's near future.