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?
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.
We are collaborating with relevant stakeholders to build a pan-African ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org | @4irafrica_
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.
#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.
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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
Our technopolis friends gave us permission to share insights to this report with case studies: Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa.
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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.
EdTech Live at the EdTech Africa conference: buzz words “gamification” “3-D printing” “online platforms” “Data-driven” “manipulatives” “21st Century” and our all time fav “4IR” 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.
#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
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
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
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?
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.