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Adding value to Africa’s capacity

Adding value to Africa’s capacity

Insights on ways to efficiently improve skills for Africa’s industrialisation development.

As an advocate for corporate social responsibility and profit-oriented sustainability programs, I believe we can tackle global issues such as the excessive migration flow, climate change and so forth through education and training.

There are a number of effective ways to promote industrialisation development through capacity building in the Sub-Saharan region. Here I focus on three:

1. Integrate entrepreneurship in the school curriculum.

Necessity is a main driver of innovation. Teaching school children the principles of entrepreneurship would eventually transform the social and economic landscape. The rise of EduTech is on the path of overturning under-financed and archaic education system.

You are on the right track if you have come up with a concept to deliver education content through mobile SMS. Most of the population in low-income countries do not have smartphones…

Challenge: an underfinanced education system; relatively few companies within and beyond borders allocate resources to act socially responsible specifically for the education and training sector.

Outcome: an increased chance for local small-medium sized enterprises to trade globally, a vast pool of a skilled and emerging workforce, attract international business and foreign direct investments.

Do you know of the Integrated Entrepreneurship Education (IEE)?
The IEE covers the teaching of knowledge and skills that will enable the individual student to plan, start and run his/her business, delivered as an integrated part of the curriculum at an acknowledged education and training institution within the national education system. It’s an initiative funded by and supported by enterprises and organisations.

The IEE is constantly on a mission to upgrade school curriculum with a focus on entrepreneurship as one of the subjects of instructions. Botswana, Kenya and Uganda have already successfully integrated entrepreneurship and skills development in their school curriculum with a focus on administration, ICT, engineering and agribusiness.

2. Prioritise training programmes and apprenticeships to match skills with jobs on a global scale.

The misfortune of others is fortunate for another.  Acute skills shortages in leadership, marketing, sales and artisan work present as a great business opportunity and philanthropic deed for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Consultancies, artisan associations, multinational organisations and educational institutions that are willing and able to supply training programmes to match demands in Africa are in the chance to cater for the rising number of affluent consumers.

Challenge: low capacity in leadership, marketing, sales and artisan work in many Subsaharan countries.

Outcome: Match skills demand and supply of industry and education. Develop the capacity to manage and solve problems; drive the performance of individuals, businesses and the society as a whole.

There is no such thing as a useless university degree. In fact, each countries priorities lie in different companies. Occupations in health and manufacturing, such as mechanics, welders and electricians are high in Africa’s demand. Perhaps you can supply?

The apprenticeship system within the DACH region is world renown and often regarded as the potential model for developing countries. Apprenticeship brings some benefits including self-employment, adequate job security, and skill development for those with no education. On the flip side, apprenticeship systems can carry risks if not standardised, which leads to limited skill transfers or underpaid employment.

Have you heard of the Green industrialisation?
It’s another coined description of becoming industrial to meet energy demands and preserve the environment. Renewable energies, financial and education technologies present great opportunities for Africa’s youth to drive green industrialisation forward. All it takes is an investment, private sector involvement and the right policies to drive training and apprenticeship programs forward.

3. Engage private sector to help shape skills development policies

Capacity building and skills development are both a means and an end.

Challenge: Competition poaches trained workers after all the invested efforts of training. This misfortune happens across all sectors and corners of the business world.

Outcome: Develop skills of the local workforce to match international standards. Partnerships with enterprises, business, industry, craft associations, unions, and other formal and informal stakeholders to make training more relevant to the labour market (AfDB/OECD, 2017).

Corporate social responsibility initiatives across borders

Today’s global marketplace increasingly explores opportunities to trade with Africa’s emerging markets through profitable sustainability programs and corporate social responsibility programmes.

Complex questions have arisen on how to execute international corporate social responsibility programmes without relieving the public sector from its duties. Who is responsible for solving today’s pressing issues? What role does technology play in launching a sustainability program? What are the benefits and pitfalls?

Frontiers of Dialogue, part of an event series started in Vienna, is a vigorous discussion among a distinguished panel and audience to address these questions and more. On September 7th, 2017, a distinguished panel and audience discuss Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders in view of Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Click here for more info.

The Summer of Love in Europe

The Summer of Love in Europe

Views on the political dynamics of pro-European parties.

Along with sustainability, business and technology news, I like to keep informed on current international affairs. So, this post serves as an insight into the political dynamics in Europe.

The year 2017 appears to mark Europe’s summer of love.
Last year, following the Brexit and election of US President Trump, there was an overwhelming assumption that other countries, particularly Europe would follow suit in the wave of right-wing populism and nationalism.

History has shown us time and time again, that austerity breeds discontent towards migrants and the foreign. Some countries feared globalisation more than others, depending on the levels by which citizens, companies and countries around the world have become more interconnected through trade, investment and advances in technology.

Evidently, the political status quo and fear of mass migration triggered a global right-wing movement in Europe.

Austria

It was interesting to witness how the Austrian political showdown tried to emulate the unsavoury American style of debates, rhetoric and dirt digging. The far-right oriented Austria’s Freedom Party leader, Norbert Hofer put up a tough fight and retreated following a narrow win of the Pro-European Alexander van der Bellen, following the presidential elections on 4 December 2017.

Netherlands

Every country’s nationalist party should have a fair share of seats in the House of Representatives to protect the interest of tradition and domestic affairs. The Dutch nationalist Party for Freedom took it a step too far with constant feeds of anti-Islam propaganda, spearheaded by its sole member and controversial leader Geert Wilders. The world was surprised to learn of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy to win the general election, and this despite the opinion polls prediction to put the right-wing populist Party for Freedom in the lead for the election held on 15 March 2017.

Finland

The populist and nationalist-oriented party, True Finns had false hopes in winning the municipal election to draw out of the European Union and drive away all migrants. The National Coalition, a conservative but liberal and strongly pro-European Party eventually won the election held on 9 April 2017.

France

Effects of globalisation and prevalent anti-immigration rhetoric brought the largest far-right movement in Europe.
Marine Le Pen’s Front National party failed to live up to supporters’ expectations in a closely-watch French general election. Similarly experienced to the US presidential election of Barack Obama in 2008, newly elected French President and pro-European Emmanuel Macron brought hope. France dodged a right-wing nationalist bullet at the general election held on 7 May 2017.

Italy

Despite the burden of handling a steady flow of desperate refugees, Italy’s neo-fascist party, the Lega Nord lost its recent local election and prepared to charge ahead for the general election in 2018. Italy’s pro-European Democratic Party emerged as winners of the local election held on 25 June 2017.

Great Britain

Along with the American, British politics is truly show business for ugly people. Current Prime Minister and Conservative Theresa May faced a humiliating defeat against Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn who won 10% growth voters confidence; an achievement last experienced in 1945. The recent election appeared to be more about inequality than the nationalistic movement that led to Brexit. According to multiple poll surveys, the average Labour voters represented high-income, and highly educated demographic and Conservative voters represented the working class with only secondary school education. Usually, it’s the other way round …
The UK general election held on 8 June 2017 was overwhelmingly voted by the British wishing to remain in union with Europe.

Germany

The nationalist-populist party Alternative für Deutschland along with all other alternative parties have a slim chance of moving German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the throne. Since 2005, the Christian Democratic Union has managed to bring the German economy to a leading position in the world, along with 6% drop in unemployment and a largely multicultural and family-oriented democracy.
Who in their right frame of mind wants to vote against a stable and predictable Merkel economy? We will find out in the German general election held on 24 September 2017.

Austerity breeds populism.

Across the world, people are fed up with the political status quo.  The effects of globalisation in Europe swing in favour of anti-immigration, anti-Islam and Euroscepticism. Also, emerging technology is to blame for the harsh transition of replacing labour with automation across all sectors.

Instilling fear, uncertainty and doubt through populist rhetorics achieve an abundance of votes in the short term. Evidently, love and sensibility trumps hate and ignorance in Europe. Many of us, including the most sensible right-wing conservative, can relate to the fact that immigration brings innovation and diversity.

The European Union brings security and international trade.

International trade which is associated with globalisation has been a practice for centuries. Countries need access to goods and service they don’t have or cannot produce. There are two ways to gain access; either through trade or conflict.
Which would way would you rather?

Corporate Pledge for International Development

Corporate Pledge for International Development

Business for international development

I never thought I would become a fan-girl of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) tedious development process and its Byzantine application. But the recent conference hosted by the IAEA convinced me otherwise by addressing the role of business and partnerships for sustainable development.

The International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme held on 30 May – 1 June in Vienna highlighted numerous achieved cases and future perspectives of the Technical Cooperation Programme in agribusiness, energy, environment and health for developing countries.

Of course, there was a multitude of stodgy senior civil servants waffling about the status quo; those sessions are inevitable in the United Nations establishment. But, what made the event significant, were the companies invited to present their specific nuclear application in collaboration with the IAEA to meet profitable and sustainable developments in developing countries across the globe.

Companies such as ThermoFisher and ELEKTA and many others emerged as real stars of the conference by demonstrating corporate social responsibility without jeopardising the bottom line.

Since we are on the topic of corporate social responsibility, I ask you to save the date for the next series of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue on Thursday, 7 September 2017. We have invited a multidisciplinary panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss CSR across Borders: Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Click here for more details.

In the coming weeks, I will keep you posted on the upcoming #FOD17 theme of business opportunities with effective impact solutions in Africa’s emerging markets.

Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders

Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders

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Frontiers of Dialogue

CSR Across Borders: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

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

Today’s global marketplace increasingly explores opportunities to trade with emerging markets.

Salon-Razumovsky Frontiers of Dialogue location

Aphropean Partners in collaboration with IEEE TEMS (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Technology, and Engineering Management Society) invites you to be part of an inclusive conversation.

At this Frontiers of Dialogue, we’ll discuss the options of bridging the sustainable business divide between Austria and Africa.

We have invited a distinguished panel representing the academia, public and private sector who will be sharing their sustainability initiatives in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. These individuals are incredibly valuable sources of knowledge and even better, can help you and your enterprise avoid the same mistakes they made.

The #FOD17 Panellists

Nwabisa Mayema
NNFINITY

Chuks Ojeme, MSc
Griller & Bauer

Arch DI Dr Doris Österreicher
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Mag. Hans Stoisser
ECOTEC – Institutionelle Infrastrukturaufbau GmbH

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What’s on the agenda?

An engaging dialogue between experts of sustainable business, technology, and Africa in a relaxed setting with an after-work canape.

In order to successfully, expand your market to Africa, you need to understand the business conduct and market demands fully. Those of you who have already attempted trading in Africa: what your business did to be successful in the past might not be ideal in the future. Africa is connected and enlightened today more than ever before.

Together, we’ll learn about the opportunities and challenges of ethics and sustainable business initiatives with focus on the underserved market demands of Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa – particularly in the field of agriculture, education, and training, renewable off-grid energy, finance, consumer goods, manufacturing, and transport.

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What’s the point?

At this #FOD17 evening, we’ll learn about the opportunities and challenges of ethics and sustainable business initiatives in the developing world.

If you are interested in strengthening your professional Africa-Austria relations, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet intellectual people, exchange views and learn. We may not solve the world’s problems by the end of the evening, but our conversations may be the most inspiring.

The evening will be casual and filled with those sharing a common interest in the sustainable development of Africa to stem migration, create a skilled workforce and reduce the reliance of foreign aid among other matters. We place emphasis on promoting leaders of thought and practice with Africa experience.

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Sponsors and Partners of Frontiers of Dialogue

Previous topics of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue:

Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology (March 2017)
Driving Environmental Performance with Technology (May 2017)

Upcoming topics of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue:

Making Profit and Sense of Sustainable Agriculture  (November 2017)
Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders (September 2017)

Making Sense & Profit of Sustainable Agriculture

Making Sense & Profit of Sustainable Agriculture

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What does agriculture have to do with the sustainability business? Everything.
Agriculture is the common thread which holds the global goals together;  from protecting society, our health and animal welfare to preserving the environment.

This inclusive discussion is particularly relevant for:

> suppliers of agricultural products and services,

> representatives of health and environmental protection agencies,

> food distributors and processors,

> NGOs and organic farming groups,

> environmental scientists.

In sponsorship of Knowledge City, Aphropean Partners 4th Frontiers of Dialogue is produced to increase your understanding of sustainable agriculture and highlight the lucrative opportunities as well as challenges in trading between Austria and Africa.  

At this Frontiers of Dialogue, we’ll discuss the opportunities relevant to sustainable agriculture, along with the technological and market changes in Africa.

We have invited a panel from the private sector who will be sharing their sustainability initiatives in sustainable agribusiness. These practitioners are incredibly valuable sources of knowledge and even better, can help you and your enterprise avoid the same mistakes they made. Together, we’ll explore high growth potentials and various pathways to the green industrialisation of Africa. 

The #FOD17 Moderator

Rita Isiba
Aphropean Partners
Founder, Director of Partnership Development and Programmes

The #FOD17 Panellists

Festus O. Imarhiagbe
Fesima Agro Consultancy
Agribusiness Expert, Agricultural Consultant

Thomas Kukovec
Technik-Plus – Carbon Farming Austria

Business Development Regional Manager MENA & Sub-Saharan Africa

Gert Zechner
Ponganic
Entrepreneur

What’s on the agenda?

An engaging dialogue in a relaxed and intimate setting between practitioners of organic farming and sustainable agribusiness in Austria and Africa.

It is said that over 65% of the global population is employed within the agricultural sector. In most of the developing world and Africa, the highest growth potentials are in agribusiness. Technological advancement and market changes have made it possible to drive the green industrial revolution. This comes along with an abundance of opportunities as well as challenges.

We’ll explore the correlation of sustainable agriculture with industrialisation, health, food distribution and human migration.

What’s the point?

At this #FOD17 evening, we’ll learn about the opportunities and challenges of sustainable agriculture in the developing world.

Take into consideration the population rate in economically challenged countries. Now more than ever, the world needs more job creation, food, water and land availability. What drives the success of entrepreneurial companies that sustainably produce agricultural products and services? How can Green Technology and Innovations help build a healthy ecosystem? Which business models are proven successful in Africa’s emerging markets? Why is impact investing crucial to the sustainable agriculture sector?

We will look into practices and strategies to understand what drives success in agricultural innovations and greentech.

If you are interested in the business of sustainability for development, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet amazing people, exchange views and learn. We may not solve the world’s problems by the end of the evening, but our conversations may be the most inspiring.

The evening will be casual and filled with a variety of people sharing a common interest in the Africa-EU relation to stem migration, create a skilled workforce and reduce the reliance of foreign aid among other matters. We place emphasis on promoting leaders of thought and practice with Africa experience.

Previous topics of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue:

Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology (March 2017) Click here to learn more
Driving Environmental Performance with Technology (May 2017) Click here to learn more
Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders (September 2017) Click here to learn more

Dr Dayo Olomu

Dr Dayo Olomu

As Africa’s No 1 Motivational Keynote Speaker in Europe and Vice Chairman, CIPD South London, Dr Dayo Olomu will share his insights on Staying Ahead in a Volatile Business Climate & Digital Age at the Afro-Austria Business Summit on 27 May 2017.

Dr Dayo Olomu is also a board member of Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and Founder of the Dayo Olomu Foundation.  He is an impactful business speaker with an innate ability to connect with his audience from the start. People relate to him in a very special way.

His client’s and audience call him credible, authentic, real, awesome, passionate and energetic. He delivers high content and educational value with cutting edge, innovative and practical ideas that

He is an impactful business speaker with an innate ability to connect with his audience from the start. People relate to Dr Dayo Olomu in a very special way. His client’s and audience call him credible, authentic, real, awesome, passionate and energetic. He delivers high content and educational value with cutting edge, innovative and practical ideas that

Dr Dayo Olomu delivers high content and educational value with cutting edge, innovative and practical ideas that inspire, challenge and motivate.

The Afro-Austria Business Summit is free, but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please email events@aphropean.com, call +43 664 494 1020 or click this link.

Hon. Dayo Bush

Hon. Dayo Bush

As the former Chairman Hous Committee on Treaties  & Agreements at the House of Representatives in Nigeria, Hon. Dayo Bush will share his insights on Business Protection and Security at the Afro-Austria Business Summit on 27 May 2017.

An Architect by profession, Hon. Dayo Bush has distinguished himself as a thoroughbred and proficient professional in the Nation’s building and construction industry before his foray into partisan politics.

He has proficiently combined the primary goal of representation which is lawmaking for the general well-being of the people and the enhancement of the development of his constituency. Hon. Dayo Bush had at several times implemented interventionist programmes in the area of roads, security, electricity, water supply and educational support projects in some primary schools within the Federal Constituency.

Due to his vast knowledge and experience and relationship with his fellow representatives, Hon. Bush-Alebiosu has served on many committees of the House including National Security, Petroleum (Upstream) and was a former sub-committee Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other committees.

Hon. Dayo Bush had at several times implemented interventionist programmes in the area of roads, security, electricity, water supply and educational support projects in some primary schools within the Federal Constituency.

Due to his vast knowledge and experience and relationship with his fellow representatives, Hon. Bush-Alebiosu has served on many committees of the House including National Security, Petroleum (Upstream) and was a former sub-committee Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other committees.

The Afro-Austria Business Summit is free, but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please email events@aphropean.com, call +43 664 494 1020 or click this link.

The Afro-Austria Business Summit 2017

The Afro-Austria Business Summit 2017

Celebrating Africa’s New Dynamism

Purple Premium Ltd and Iroko Awards International, in collaboration with Aphropean Partners, invites you to participate in the first Afro-Austria Business Summit with a focus on global business and economic development.

Currently, on tour across Europe, this event provides you with an excellent chance to:

  1. Connect with enterprises who have successfully conquered a stake of the African market.
  2. Learn about the vast opportunities in real estate investments, capacity building, security, packaging industry, project funding and using technology for profitable sustainability solutions.
  3. Meet with industry specific decision makers, government representatives, civil societies and entrepreneurs with a vested interest in Africa’s New Dynamism.

Held on Saturday, 27 May 2017 between 17:00 – 21:00, the Afro-Business Summit will take place at the ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser, 8 Wagramer Strasse, 1220 Wien (near Kaisermühlen U-Bahn station).

The Afro-Austria Business Summit is free, but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please email events@aphropean.com, call +43 664 494 1020 or click this link.

WHAT BRINGS AFRICA’S NEW DYNAMISM?

Richard Obahor, multi-award winning CEO of Purple Premium Ltd and the event host explains.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

In the theme of Celebrating Africa’s New Dynamism, the Afro-Austria Business Summit will feature a line of inspiring keynotes, including Speakers (click on the names for bio):

Dr Dayo Olomu – Staying Ahead in a Volatile Business Climate & Digital Age

Rita Isiba – Profiting from Sustainability through Technology in Africa’s Emerging Markets

Hon. Dayo Bush – Business Protection & Security

David Smith – Business & Packaged Opportunities in Nigeria

Herbert Macheiner  – Project Funding

Yemisi Akindele – Grooming Leaders of the 21st Century

Richard Obahor – Real Estate Investment for Nigerian in the Diaspora

Subrinah Dolischka – Moderator

 

Afro Austria Business Summit

ENTERTAINMENT

Along with the inspiring and educational keynote sessions, the event will live music and an awards ceremony. The evening will feature a performance by Ola Egbowon, Austria’s critically acclaimed soul & pop artist, who will perform singles from his last album, Love is Alive. The Afro-Austria Business Award is a ceremony for deserving businesses and professionals, including categories:

  • Making a Difference in the Community
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellent Business

 

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To register for #AfroAustriaBusinessSummit, please email events@aphropean.com, call +43 664 494 1020 or click this link http://bit.ly/AfroAustriaBusinessSummit

Rita Isiba, Aphropean Partner

Rita Isiba, Aphropean Partner

Rita Isiba, Aphropean PartnersI am Rita Isiba, founder of Aphropean Partners,  a marketing professional specialising in sustainability, an advocate of corporate social responsibility and best known as the brainchild of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue, an event series to bridge Africa’s emerging markets with DACH region based SMEs.

Through my professional life, I have supported organisations from different sectors across Africa and Europe. I have crafted a broad base of expertise that helps organisations formulate sustainability into business strategy and performance evaluation.

I combine my deep interest in global business, emerging technology and current international affairs to monitor market trends in consideration of social, economic and environmental dimensions. This certainly helps to manage and promote sustainability-driven projects that meet the bottom line.

In 2016, I ventured out to establish Aphropean Partners based on the realisation of Europe’s increasing appetite to expand beyond continental borders. I cater particularly for the German-speaking region of interest to trade sustainability solutions suitable for Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.

In response to the rising demands of enterprises in Europe seeking to grab a share of Africa’s emerging markets, I engage with stakeholders by:

  • Conducting market analysis on and off site;
  • Promoting sustainable products and services;
  • Providing business development activities.

Through various marketing channels, I share #AphropeanViews (news) on the developments in business, technology and current affairs.

And I curate events.

You may have heard or attended #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue, an event series featuring distinguished panellists, who provide market insights, technical know-how and research evidence with focus on profitable sustainability initiatives.

I am certified in Knowledge Management, Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution, Equality & Diversity. Also, I hold a combined Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and European Studies from the University of Hertfordshire, Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Business School, UK.

In my personal time, I volunteer my expertise as a consultant in strategic planning and operations management to NIDO Europe, a non-governmental organisation in pursuit of Nigeria’s national development. Also, I am a member of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

I consider myself as an amateur anthropologist and love to travel and explore cultures and food.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritaisiba/

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

 

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 events 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 UBahnn station is Schottentor. You can plan your full journey with Wiener Linien.

In the 2nd series of Frontiers of Dialogue, the 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.

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