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CSR Across Borders: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

CSR Across Borders: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

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Thursday 7 September 2017, 18:00-21:30
Salon Razumovsky, Vienna

 

Countless organisations across the world have voluntarily improved their corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance for financial reasons. Today’s global marketplace increasingly explores opportunities to trade with Africa’s emerging markets through profitable sustainability programs and CSR in view of strengthening skills, tackling climate change, erratic energy supply and weak infrastructure with focus on:
– Education and Training,
– Cleantech Solutions,
– Commercial Agriculture,
– Financial Services.

Why not extend sustainability efforts beyond national borders?
What role does technology play in launching a sustainability program?
What are the benefits and pitfalls?

Aphropean Partners in collaboration with IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Chapter facilitates an open debate about Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa.
Together with a distinguished panel of academic experts and practitioners, we explore strategies that make social responsible international business operational by placing sustainability at the forefront.

WHEN? Thur, 7 September 2017 – 18:00 – 21:30

WHERE IS IT? Salon Razumovsky, Jacquingasse 57, 1030 Vienna

WHY IS IT OF INTEREST?
The purpose of discussing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives across borders is to realise an alternative approach to penetrate the emerging markets in Africa.

The aim of #FOD17 is to help decision-making on sustainability initiatives, thus attract investors and brand loyalty by understanding sustainable business opportunities in emerging markets.
We will focus on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in aspects of:
– its customs/culture and consumer expectations,
– opportunities to build local capabilities,
– challenges and pitfalls, and
– how to work with stakeholders to determine impact solutions in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

WHO ARE THE PANELLISTS?


WHO WILL ATTEND?

Professionals and peers with a mutual interest in sustainability, international trade and relations:
Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Consultants, Academics and the Curious.

We place emphasis on promoting intercontinental experts and thought leaders based in Austria.


HOW WILL IT BE DELIVERED?

An exclusive and engaging panel discussion with four speakers moderated by the host to address key themes of intercontinental relevance.

The event ambience is in an intimate and international setting including:

– Language: English
– 
Education: 60mins interactive panel discussion and 30mins Q&A
– Entertainment: drinks and snacks, music during networking period
– Price  €10 (students) – €20 (standard) including hors d’oeuvres and drinks (wine, beer, water, juice).


PROGRAM
18:00    Reception, Networking
18:30     Welcome and Debate Introduction
18:40     Debate Round One
19:00     Debate Round Two
19:20     Debate Round Three
19:40     Audience Q&A
20:10     Debate Conclusion
20:15     Drinks & Canapes Reception, Networking

 

#FOD17 FRONTIERS OF DIALOGUE

#FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue is an event series for entrepreneurs, executives and professionals exploring the opportunities in Africa’s emerging markets. A panel of leaders of thought and practice exchange views on matters concerning business, technology and current affairs in the context of profitable sustainability.

Frontiers of Dialogue helps to expand the understanding of the African consumer, their needs and trends. Participants interact and build relations to actively engage on the internationalisation of their business to the top economies of Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Previous topics of #FOD17 included:
Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology (March 2017)
Driving Environmental Performance with Technology (May 2017)

Making Profit & Sense of Sustainable Agriculture

Making Profit & Sense of Sustainable Agriculture

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Thursday 9 November 2017, 18:30-21:30, Salon Razumovsky, Vienna

 

At this Frontiers of Dialogue (#FOD17), we are hosting a conference involving academia, civil society, the public and private sector at large across the whole agricultural value chain, which special focus on Making Profit And Sense Of Sustainable Agriculture in Africa.

WHEN? Thursday 9 November 2017

WHERE IS IT? Salon Razumovsky, Jacquingasse 56, 1030 Wien

WHY IS IT OF INTEREST? 

  • To encourage meaningful dialogue and effective participation;
  • To provide concrete food for thought;
  • To highlight CSR initiatives and sustainable development programs in Africa;
  • To create opportunities to network within sector of interest;
  • To foster intercontinental economic cooperation and business partnerships.

WHO ARE THE PANELLISTS?

  • TBD

WHO WILL ATTEND?
Professionals and peers share a mutual interest in international trade and relations: entrepreneurs, executives, consultants, academics and the curious.

We place emphasis on promoting intercontinental experts and thought leaders based in Austria.


HOW WILL IT BE DELIVERED?

An exclusive and engaging panel discussion with four speakers moderated by the host to address key themes of intercontinental relevance.

The event ambience is in an intimate and international setting including:

  • Language: English 
  • Education: 60mins interactive panel discussion and 30mins Q&A
  • Entertainment: drinks and snacks, music during networking period
  • Price  €10 (students) – €20 (standard) including hors d’oeuvres and drinks (wine, beer, water, juice).


PROGRAM

18:30 – 18:00    Registration, Welcome drinks
18:00 – 19:00    Panel Discussion
19:00 – 19:30    Q&A
19:30 – 22:00    Networking, Connecting and Socialise

#FOD17 FRONTIERS OF DIALOGUE

#FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue is an event series for entrepreneurs, executives and professionals exploring the opportunities in Africa’s emerging markets. A panel of leaders of thought and practice exchange views on matters concerning business, technology and current affairs in the context of profitable sustainability.

Frontiers of Dialogue helps to expand the understanding of the African consumer, their needs and trends. Participants interact and build relations to actively engage on the internationalisation of their business to the top economies of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Previous topics of #FOD17 included:
Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology (March 2017)
Driving Environmental Performance with Technology (May 2017)

Driving Environmental Performance With Technology

Driving Environmental Performance With Technology

This event took place on 4 May 2017.

Technology plays a crucial role in managing environmental performance and achieving sustainable results in Africa’s emerging markets. 

Aphropean Partners in collaboration with the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society invites you to join #FOD17 FRONTIERS OF DIALOGUE.

At this #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue, our panel will focus on the opportunities and challenges associated with environmental technology for sustainable development. We will close this inclusive discussion with an opportunity to network over drinks and canapés.

When & Where?

Thursday 4 May 2017 at 18:00h
AFRO-ASIATISCHES INSTITUT, GROSSER SAAL, TÜRKENSTRASSE 3, 1090 VIENNA

Our panel involves an exciting line-up of leaders of thought and practice from academia, civil society, public and private sector:

Moderator:

Rita Isiba, MBA, Aphropean Partners

Panellists:

His Excellency, Ambassador S.M. Gitonga,
Deputy Permanent Representative and Deputy Head of Mission 

Embassy & Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya

Dipl.-Ing Festus Imarhiagbe
,
Agricultural Scientist
AgrarMarkt Austria

Naomi Morishita, MSc, BSc,
Programme Officer
OeAD Housing Office GmbH

Jesse Ojobor MSc, BSc,
Industrial Resource Efficiency Expert
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Jonathan Schreiber,
Entrepreneur
PureSelfMade

#FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue aims to shed light on the role of technology in driving environmental performance, and the opportunities and challenges this presents in Africa.

What we will cover:

  • Key trends moving environmental technology forward in Africa’s emerging markets
  • Challenges faced in improving environmental performance: lessons learned
  • Opportunities for cooperation and transfer of environmental  technology

Program

18:00 – 18:15 
Registration and refreshments
18:15 – 18:30
Welcoming remarks by Rita Isiba, Aphropean Partners
Remarks by Engr. Oluyemi O. Ogundele, NIDOE Austria Chairman
18:30 – 20:00 
Panel Discussion + Q&A with Moderator Rita Isiba
20:00 – 21:00 
Connect over drinks and canapés

Places are limited so to avoid disappointment register now.

 

6 reasons why you will benefit from #FOD17

This event series exists to give you a motivating mix of inspiring content, great people, music, drinks and snacks. We charge a small fee to create a valuable experience in order for you to: 

  1. Discover from leading experts in academia, private and public sector with international exposure;
  2. Great opportunity to ask questions and share your opinion;
  3. Get up to speed on key trends and issues affecting the way of business and work;
  4. Develop your knowledge for new ideas and approaches in business or work;
  5. Connect offline and meet professionals with international in spirit based in Austria;
  6. Have a great time after working hours with an inspiring mix of great people, music, drinks + snacks 🙂

FAQs

I do not have a PayPal account. What to do?
Registration fees can be paid at the door.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email the event team – events@aphropean.com .

Is my ticket transferrable?
Yes. If you are unable to attend, please send at least 24 hours before the event and we will give you a credit to use for future events.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will have your name on the list, so we know if you’ve booked or not.

What is the refund policy?
If you don’t turn up to the event you will not receive a refund or be able to transfer your booking to another event.

How to reach the venue?
AFRO-ASIATISCHES INSTITUT  (AAI) is located at Türkenstrasse 3, 1090 Vienna, Austria; Closest U-bahn station is Schottentor. You can plan your full journey with Wiener Linien.

 

Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology

Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology

This event took place on 2 March 2017.

Aphropean Partners in collaboration with the Universität Wien, Global African Diaspora Research Platform, the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Chapter Central Europe, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Kenyans in Diaspora Austria invites you to join #FOD17 FRONTIERS OF DIALOGUE.

WHEN? Thur, 2 March 2017 – 17:30 – 21:30

WHERE IS IT? Kleiner Hörsaal, Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

WHY?  Understanding that emerging technologies disrupt the traditional way of doing business plays a huge role in driving efficiency and cost reduction combined with sustainability practices. Also, individuals benefit from the convenience and low-cost alternatives that disruptive innovations bring. It is important to create awareness of disruptive technology concepts in order to adequately plug into the opportunities, particularly in Africa’s emerging markets.

At this #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue, we facilitate an open debate about Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology with a panel of intercontinental thought leaders and practitioners from the civil society, public and private sector.

We will close this inclusive discussion with an opportunity to network over drinks and canapés.

Our panel involves an exciting line-up of leaders of thought and practice from academia, civil society, public and private sector:

Moderator:

Annabella Johnson, Technologist and ICT Expert specialising in Humanitarian Affairs

Panellists:

Jacobs Edo, Business Transformation Expert and Author

Prof. Dr. Michael Heiss, Open Innovation Expert at Siemens and TU-Wien

Dr. Alain Nkoyock, Author, Scholar, Technologist at UN. Founder & President of Think Tank CABAC

Rita Okechukwu, Network Infrastructure Engineer, Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

#FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue aims to shed light on mastering the role of disruptive technology and innovation for sustainability strategies in Africa’s emerging markets.

What we will cover:

  • Key trends moving environmental technology forward in Africa’s emerging markets
  • Challenges faced in improving environmental performance: lessons learned
  • Opportunities for cooperation and transfer of environmental  technology

Program

18:00 – 18:30 Registration and refreshments
18:30 – 20:00 Panel Discussion + Q&A
20:00 – 22:00 Connect over drinks and canapés

Places are limited so to avoid disappointment register now.

6 reasons why you should join Frontiers of Dialogue

  1. Discover from leading experts in academia, private and public sector with international exposure;
  2. Great opportunity to ask questions and share your opinion;
  3. Get up to speed on key trends and issues affecting the way of business and work;
  4. Develop your knowledge for new ideas and approaches in business or work;
  5. Connect offline and meet professionals with international in spirit based in Austria;
  6. Have a great time after working hours with an inspiring mix of great people, music, drinks + snacks 🙂

ABOUT #FOD17 FRONTIERS OF DIALOGUE

More and more companies in Europe are seeking collaborating African partners to help tap into opportunities in Africa, and its complex environmental and social value chain challenges.

Rita Isiba, founder of Aphropean Partners established #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue out of a desire for a continuous, accessible event for Austria’s international community working towards profitable sustainability. Discover trends and current affairs impacting the future of business, technology and sustainability in Africa.

The concept is pretty straightforward:
After work drinks and 90-minutes inclusive panel discussion or keynotes on key themes centred around the business, technology and current affairs on the first Thursday of every other month.

The goal is to bring together bright minds to actively exchange views from an international perspective on a wide range of subjects to inspire and provoke conversations that matter for business, work and a sustainable world.

We place emphasis on promoting intercontinental leaders of thought and practice based within the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

Events are recorded and held in the English language.

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