Africa

2022 Africa Shared Value Summit

The Shared Value Africa Initiative and Shift Impact Africa proudly present the 6th annual Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda on 25-26 October 2022.

The Summit brings together forward-thinking African business leaders, as well as political and non-governmental stakeholders, to inspire African solutions for Africa’s challenges. This year’s programme centres on the use of the Shared Value business management model to create technological and business solutions to bridge digital inclusion gaps and drive economic growth across Africa.

The Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit has been Africa’s premier Shared Value business event since its inception in 2017. Every year, the Summit assembles business leaders and change makers to investigate how Shared Value thinking and strategic partnership can create people-centred sustainable business solutions. Through in-depth discussions, experience sharing and collaboration, the Summit enables businesses to interrogate how they operate through the ‘profit with purpose’ lens and become growth catalysts.

One Africa, One Voice

The unifying theme ‘One Africa, One Voice’ underscores the need for organisations to work together across borders and industries for the benefit of all. The 2022 Summit will approach this theme through the lens of connectivity, interrogating how business can close the gaps in Africa’s digital landscape to promote economic growth and move the continent forward.

About the Organizers

The Shared Value Africa Initiative is a pan-African organisation and the regional partner of the global Shared Value Initiative. It assists and collaborates with organisations to profitably address social and environmental issues through the core business and build prosperous and sustainable economies and societies in Africa through a focus on profit with purpose.

Shift Impact Africa is a women-owned advisory and consulting firm that assists organisations to unlock the power of a Shared Value sustainability strategy centered on social and environmental impacts. We advocate strongly for profit with purpose, founded on the belief that business can create both economic value and value for society

Contact

For general inquiries, please contact info@shiftimpact.africa.

eLearning Africa 2022- 15th International Conference & Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development

General Information

Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and exhibition on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Over 14 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted more than 18,000 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 80% coming from the African continent. More than 3,830 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology supported learning, training and skills development.

Join us from May 11 – 13, 2022 in Kigali and make connections with the key people shaping the future of education and training on the African continent. Network with top educational decision makers and professionals, investors, experts, policy makers and practitioners from governments and inter-governmental organisations, public and private education and corporate learning and development.

The Dunning Africa Centre (DAC) – What Really Matters for African Business: A Pressing New Focus

The Dunning Africa Centre (DAC) at Henley Business School Africa is launching a new webinar series in May for leaders in Africa, which will tap the continent into an international research agenda and aims to unlock more global opportunities for African business. Their inaugural virtual event will tackle the question of how Africa became marginalized and how we can begin to fix this. Join their monthly event, which will take place every month on the first Thursday.

African Marginalization: Mobilizing to Mainstream the African Continent

Despite the optimism felt at the turn of the new millennium, the 21st century has not (yet) turned out to be Africa’s major growth point.

The Facts

  • Most African economies remain dependent on exporting low-value added goods, mainly in mining and agriculture.
  • There has been an overall decline in manufacturing activities, with movement towards a knowledge economy limited and patchy across Africa.
  • Intra-African trade and investment remains low.
  • With a handful of significant exceptions, there are few African multinational firms that are globally
    competitive.

Debate Agenda

  • Are there reasons to remain optimistic?
  • What are the causes of the malaise?
  • Have we addressed the initial conditions necessary for sustained economic growth?
  • From a policy perspective: have we addressed the challenges for good governance and infrastructure, or is the expectation that we should have already achieved this?
  • What can the private sector do to build partnership and unification across sectors?

Date & Time

Thursday, May 5th 2022

5:00pm to 7:00pm SAST

11:00am to 1:00pm EST

The Dunning Africa Webinar Series

The DAC isn’t a place, it’s a continent-wide conversation for leaders. This series allows Africa’s top business minds and global experts to debate and discuss contemporary issues affecting African business. More than this, it allows you to join-in the conversation.

The Dunning Africa Centre, which is affiliated to the prestigious John H. Dunning Centre for International Business in the UK, will energise collaboration between top African scholars, business leaders and other experts. Together, this will drive enquiry into the impact of globalisation on international business from an African perspective. It will also seek to reposition African business as a significant and dynamic global player.

It is time for Africa to reclaim its identity and make authentic, assertive inroads into the global business market. Africans do business like no-one else. We have a unique outlook and hard-won experience in one of the most challenging and complex business environments on the planet.

Our topics have been sourced from African business people across the continent, and cover the pressing questions facing African businesses today:

● How should African businesses establish their identity in international markets?
● What are the challenges and opportunities we face when securing investments overseas?
● How should African businesses engage with large, inward investors?

An essential element of the DAC webinar is that business people from across Africa can offer their unique insights and perspectives. We have designed the platform so that the conversation can expand across industries and provide a unified path forward. Every voice counts.

Choose the Winner of “This is How I Moved my #BusinessFoward-Responsible Business Edition” Campaign

Businesses of various sizes have shared how they are aligning their purposes and operations with sustainability goals. Watch these short-listed stories and vote for the one that inspired you most here.

“This is how I moved my #BusinessForward” campaign, developed by Business Forward the knowledge portal of the AUC School of Business in partnership with CIB Egypt, The Coca Cola Company, L’Oréal Egypt and Vodafone Egypt, invited the business community to share how they are becoming more attuned to corporate responsibility, and are contributing to the evolving needs of society and the environment.

Awards to the most inspiring cases of responsible business and most-voted for by the audience will be announced in the event, amidst an exchange of knowledge and experience from the participating industry experts and campaign partners. Your vote counts; check the below on how to vote.

Interested in attending the closing ceremony of the campaign and finding out who won?The Closing ceremony of the digital engagement campaign , will take place on March 30. You can join us virtually via Zoom from 12 – 2 GMT. Engage with practical examples of how corporate responsibility is practiced in Egypt and beyond.

You may check the Event Agenda here.

Make sure to claim your invitation and register below.

Simultaneous Arabic translation is provided.

Stellenbosch Business School’s Responsible Leadership Reimagined Conference (Virtual)

Date & Time

March 16-18, 2022 I Online

8:00 AM SAST

About the Conference

What is Responsible Leadership?

Responsible leadership is a leadership approach that addresses responsibilities and accountabilities of business leaders. It is driven by purpose and positive social impact. To reach a complete understanding of responsible leadership, its importance and how it can be implemented to benefit society, we need to establish a number of things. These include:

  • How do we make sense of the concept of responsible leadership globally as well as in the African context?
  • What are the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the responsible leadership discourse?
  • What is the relationship between responsible leadership and social innovation?
  • How can organisations develop and nurture responsible leaders internally?
  • How can we establish a dialogue between sectors, co-create best practices and shape pathways and actions towards responsible leadership?

Why We Need This Conference

The Responsible Leadership Reimagined Conference is an event that seeks to address important questions about responsible leadership, and encourage further research and to advance the discussion on responsible leadership in Africa. This will enable us to move towards a common understanding of what responsible leadership is and what it can achieve on the continent.

How You Can Help Us

The submission date for papers closed on 30 November 2021.

More About the Conference

The Responsible Leadership Reimagined Conference will be hosted by the Centre for Responsible Leadership Studies (University of Stellenbosch Business School), in collaboration with the Allan Gray Centre for Values-based Leadership (University of Cape Town), the Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute (University of Pretoria) and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative.

2022 EFMD Middle East and Africa Conference

Event Details

This conference tackles the specificities of both Africa and the Middle East regions in common plenary sessions and in separate tracks, specifically targeting relevant issues for both regions. The conference addresses topics such as ongoing trends and new developments in management education, inside, and outside of the two regions. It promotes an active debate between regional actors and participants from other regions of the world.

Business school professionals that attend the conference will develop higher levels of insights on how to approach challenges in the upcoming years, while also strengthening their networks across the regions.

Supported by EFMD steering committee members
This conference is designed with the expertise of our committee members from the following institutions:

Target Group:

Deans, Associate Deans, Directors of Programs, those in charge of External Relations or International Relations with an interest in the Middle East and Africa regions.

Strategic Partner:

Registration

Program

Practical Information

Early Bird Fee until 28 February: 

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 360 plus 21% VAT
  • EFMD non-member: € 420 plus 21% VAT

Normal Fee from 1 March: 

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 510 plus 21% VAT
  • EFMD non-member: € 595 plus 21% VAT

Special Fee for Regional Participants:

  • € 180 plus 21% VAT

25% discount on the applicable fee will be available for every second and further participant from the same institution. Please contact mea@efmdglobal.org to receive the promotional code if you are the second or third participant from your institution.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 28/02/2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives the notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the start of the conference, you will not have access to the online conference platform.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: 18th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa

Theme: Invigorating African Higher Education Institutions’ Response to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Higher education is affected by coronavirus whose consequences are expected to continue for unforeseeable future. African higher education community needs to find innovative and creative ways to invigorate the response to the pandemic to mitigate the risks associated with it. St. Mary’s University will hold its 18th international conference which will bring scholars, researchers, practitioners and decision-makers together virtually to debate on the common agendum – responding to COVID-19 – on September 08, 2020.

Sub-themes

Sub-theme 1. Higher Education Institutions’ response to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Higher Education Institutions’ response to COVID-19
  • Teaching, learning, assessment and research practices during and post-COVID-19
  • The role of indigenous knowledge in solving the COVID-19 challenges
  • The role of technology in higher education during and post-COVID-19
  • Sustaining post-COVID-19 academic quality
  • Online education and challenges in technology
  • Capacity development of teaching faculty in a post-COVID-19 transformed system

Sub-theme 2. Higher education institutions’ role toward inclusive and sustainable youth
development and employability

  • Lessons and strategies toward youth development: inclusiveness, entrepreneurship and employability during and post-COVID-19
  • African higher education towards meeting Agenda 2030 and 2063 for sustainable livelihoods, disability, gender and health
  • Importance of national strategies for regional Higher Education
  • Internationalization of Higher Education in Africa

Sub-theme 3. The profile of Private Higher Education in Africa

  • Access, relevance, quality, challenges and opportunities
  • Accreditation practices of Higher Education institutions in Africa
  • Research and technology in private Higher Education in Africa
  • Strategies to minimize PHEIs’ dependence from tuition fees
  • Public-Private partnership in the African HE space
  • The profile of PHEIs in a specific regional or national context

Sub-theme 4. Lessons and strategies towards effective networking and global engagement

  • policies, strategies and practices for effective linkage between higher education, business/industry, and other key stakeholders
  • collaborations, joint research and innovation in Africa
  • Knowledge management in Africa
  • Effective use of media in Higher Education

Sub-theme 5. The role of higher education institutions in ensuring serene Africa

  • Issues of identity, diversity and gender
  • Multiculturalism and green environment for prosperous and peaceful Africa
  • Democracy and rights in multicultural societies
  • Higher Education Institutions’ social climate
  • Climate change and its effects on education

Register

Talent for Africa: The Business of Sustainable Development

Africa accounts for 17% of the world’s population yet emits less than 5% of the world’s carbon emissions. Africa boasts a massive talent population, but also demonstrates the highest rate of education exclusion. It is a continent rich in resources, talent potential, and innovation, but lacks the necessary tools to expand its portfolio in sustainable ways.  Session four investigates the various components of sustainable development, from female participation in the workforce to healthcare resources to relevant education, and what the continent is doing to address some of these broader goals.  Africa is leading the way in the business of UN Sustainable Development Goal relevancy, but what is holding its people back from success?  This session will explore relevant struggles in the integration of the SDG initiatives, as well as provide an engaging discussion of what can be done going forward to achieve these broader goals.

Date

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

  • 5:00am MST
  • 7:00am EST
  • 1:00pm WAT
  • 2:00pm SAST
  • 3:00pm EAT

Speakers

  • Mamokgethi Phakeng

    Vice-Chancellor
    University of Cape Town
    South Africa
  • Carl Manlan

    Vice President of Social Impact
    Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    United Arab Emirates

Talent for Africa: Powering Digital Transformation

Digital transformation plays a central role in the sustainable development of Africa. Yet the continent does not yet have the tech talent to enable this transformation. How do we develop the skills to support the needed investment? How can business, academia, government, and civil society work together to create an environment that unlocks the full potential of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs? Can business schools and universities take the lead in connecting diverse talent needed to accelerate innovation? Join this session to consider these and other important questions in this fifth session of the Talent for Africa Forum.

Africa is rising as a global player and is a true beneficiary in the global arena and we are here to celebrate that, as well as help the rest of the world to benefit from it.

Date

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

  • 5:00am MST
  • 7:00am EST
  • 12:00pm WAT
  • 1:00pm SAST
  • 2:00pm EAT

Register

To attend this session, please complete the registration form below.

Speakers

  • Philip Thigo

    Director for Africa
    Thunderbird School for Global Management, Arizona State University
    USA
  • Kizito Okechukwu

    Board Vice President and Interim President
    Digital Africa
    South Africa
  • Meriem Zairi

    Senior Managing Director MENA
    SEAF
    Morocco

Talent for Africa: The Future Workforce – Learning and Development in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Africa’s most powerful resource is its people. In a world of shrinking working-age populations, favorable demographics point to substantial opportunity within Africa. But there is no guarantee that the demographics will translate into greater prosperity. Join us in this session, as we tackle some of the more pressing questions related to Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Does Africa have the capacity to educate the young while delivering on the growing needs for upskilling and reskilling the workforce? How is technology changing the mix of knowledge and skills that African organizations need?  What are the specific sector needs, such as health care, government, and finance? How are new technologies, and increasing experiences in using them, creating new opportunities that make education both more effective and more accessible? 

Date

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

  • 7:00am EST
  • 1:00pm WAT/CET
  • 2:00pm SAST
  • 3:00pm EAT

Speakers

  • Rebecca Harrison

    CEO and Co-Founder
    African Management Institute
    Kenya
  • Enase Okonedo

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    Pan-Atlantic University
    Nigeria
    Board Treasurer
  • Nick van Dam

    Chief of the IE University Center for Corporate Learning Innovation
    IE University Center
    Spain
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