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Talent for Africa: The Future Workforce – Learning and Development in the Fourth 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

Registration

This virtual forum is free of charge, complimentary of GBSN and Ecobank Academy.

Moderator

Rob Vember
Senior Advisor: Communications and Membership
GBSN

Rob Vember is a multi-award winning broadcaster who has worked for some of South Africa’s most iconic media brands across radio and television. Following a semester studying International Business at The George Washington University in D.C., he joined the Global Business School Network as Senior Advisor for Communications and Membership. 

Rob holds a degree in Journalism & Media Studies, and Politics from Rhodes University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. 

Rob serves as Patron of The Chaeli Campaign – a non-profit mobilising the minds and bodies of children with disabilities, and normalising society through advocacy and education. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Management Skills for Wildlife Conservation, a Washington D.C. based NGO focused on providing management and leadership training to African wildlife conservancy communities.