As 2018 ends , i have listed below the last set of events i am speaking at:
#AfricaEweek: Thee Africa ecommerce Week jointly organized with African Union and the European Union. Hosted by the Government of Kenya under the theme: Empowering African Economies in the Digital Era, this event is scheduled for 10th-14th December 2018 in Nairobi Kenya.
I am particularly excited about this high-level discussion on the 11th December, 2018 dubbed ‘Trade and the Digital Economy in Africa’ of which get to share this platform with great minds like:
- Mr. Andrus ANSIP, Vice President, European Commission
- Ms. Claire MESSINA, Deputy Executive Director, UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation
- Mr. Stephen KARINGI, Director, Capacity Development Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa and many more.
# Re:publicaAccra: Second on the bill is re:publica Accra, scheduled for the 14th-15th December.
Re:publica, Europe’s largest internet and digital society festival comes to Africa for the first time and Accra has the opportunity to host it . This event will attract over 500 attendees from all parts of the world to discuss current issues of digital society and participants represent a cross-section of digital society which include professionals from economics, politics, business, hacker culture, NGOs, media, and marketing, as well as bloggers, activists, artists, and social media experts.
My panel discussion, HerStory – Insights from Female Leaders will be on the 15th December with phenomenal women leaders as we share our journey into the tech industry and focus on how to encourage /facilitate women in technology industry to build successful alliances
The very exciting bit of this session for me personally, is in the course of sharing our stories, an artist illustrating key points of your journey in real-time, I cannot wait to see what he comes up with.
Last but definitely not the least is the Future of Work in sub-Saharan Africa Conference to be held in Accra. Co-organized by the IMF and the Government of Ghana, this event is scheduled for the 17th of December.
This conference will discuss how sub-Saharan Africa can create the 20 million jobs needed per year over the next two decade, faced with three global uncertainties: the impact of technology on how we produce goods and services and work; the severity of the impact of climate change; and the course of global economic integration. I am particularly honored to share the stage with IMF’s Managing Director, Madame Lagarde, who will be the moderator for this panel.