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AfricaNXT … The Way Forward will be a two-day virtual gathering where big thinkers and doers, from a variety of industries and disciplines across Africa and the diaspora, come together for solution focused discussion and debate. Participants will share diverse ideas, best practices, and most importantly collaborate on how we move our communities, industries, countries and the continent forward. 

"We are experiencing unprecedented times, that will without a doubt have a lasting impact on us as individuals and collectively as Africans. It is also the case that there is much that we can learn in this moment. This moment affords us the opportunity to reflect, gain new insights, share a common experience and work together for a greater good. We are all being challenged to think outside the box and to ideate new models and approaches to daily living and doing business. We are recognizing how we truly are all connected, how the actions of one individual impacts us all as well as entire ecosystems. This understanding makes it more clear than ever that cooperation and collaboration is how we win in this moment and beyond. Make no mistake we all have a stake as Africans in what happens next and we all need to work together to chart a way forward."  - Ngozi Odita, Founder, AfricaNXT | SMW LAGOS

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PROGRAMMING + EXPERIENCES

  • MAINSTAGE TALKS. Find inspiration and garner insights and methods to navigate this moment and build a better future.
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS. Take a deep dive into key topics. Breakout Sessions also give YOU the opportunity to join the discussion and collaborate with your contemporaries across the continent. 
  • OFFICE HOURS. Meet with financial advisors, recruiters and investors. Gain personalized and practical approaches to address the challenges of this moment and better position yourself for what's ahead.
  • SPEED NETWORKING. Connect with innovators and creatives from across Africa and the Diaspora in fast paced, 3-minute, one-on-one video chat sessions.
  • STUDIO VISITS. Reimagine Now. Meet artists whose work fosters dialogue about society and culture. 

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Schedule

· Stage
DOORS OPEN | Get Settled in. Shoutout your city/country in the group chat. Stop by the “Info Desk.”
· Stage
The Power of We | Welcome. Statement of Purpose.
Ngozi Odita
· Stage
Africa’s Imminent Digital Transformation - Rethinking Technology Strategies, Infrastructure, Education and Policies
Melvyn Lubega Lesley Williams Nkemdilim  Uwaje Begho Joseph Agunbiade
· Sessions
From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Re-imagining Youth Empowerment
Abimbola Ajala Gideon Seun Olanrewaju Joshua Alade Mobolaji Olorisade
· Expo
Office Hours | Portfolio Reviews (Hosted By McFeey) + Financial Planning (Hosted by akiba) + Resume Reviews (Hosted By Career Queen)
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Stage
Flourishing In Spite of The Pandemic
Amanda Iheme Chude Jideonwo Naeem Dalal
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Expo
Office Hours | Portfolio Reviews (Hosted By McFeey)
· Sessions
Digital Health Infrastructure Post COVID 19 - New Practices and Improved Approaches for Frontline Workers, Healthcare Providers and Patients
Adesuwa  Osazuwa Adaorah Momodu Olayemi Dawodu
· Stage
Shifting Down Gears and Stepping On The Brakes in The Creative Economy
Biola Alabi Zain Verjee Chidi Afulezi
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Expo
Office Hours | Portfolio Review (Hosted By McFeey) + Resume Reviews (Hosted By Career Queen)
· Sessions
Travel and Tourism: Where Do We Go From Here?
Joan Mazimhaka Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Gael Vande weghe Bonita Mutoni Clare Akamanzi
· Stage
Future of Work: New Approaches To Skills Development
Nubi Kay Bridget Boakye Eyitayo Ogunmola Femi Longe
· Stage
Closing | Summation of The Day. Looking Ahead To Tomorrow.
Ngozi Odita
· Stage
DOORS OPEN | Get Settled in. Drop a shoutout in the group chap. Stop by the “Info Desk.”
· Stage
The Way Forward | Welcome. Statement of Purpose.
Ngozi Odita
· Stage
Digital Publishing: Meeting the demand for content creation and adopting new models of doing business in a post-COVID-19 Africa
Bukola Akingbade  Tonye Bakare Sean Burrows
· Sessions
Survival Mode for Startups in a High risk - Low Trust Environment
Nubi Kay Chidinma Iwueke Kareem Mostafa
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Expo
Office Hours | Portfolio Review (Hosted By McFeey) + Financial Planning (Hosted by akiba)
· Stage
Entrepreneurship: Harnessing Alternatives and Thriving in the New World
Amaka Nwaokolo Titilope Oni Segun Adaju Akintunde  Maberu
· Sessions
The Future of Investments In Africa Post COVID-19
Tomi  Davies Anie Akpe Danai Musandu : Goodwell Investments
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Expo
Office Hours | Portfolio Review (Hosted By McFeey)
· Stage
Arts, Entertainment and Culture -- Reimagining How We Gather
Kampire Bahana dillion s. phiri Maame  Adjei Anne Mazimhaka
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Sessions
The Future of Festivity
Ifeanyi Awachie Nandi Dlepu Nadu Placca Ivan Laranjeira
· Expo
Office Hours | Portfolio Review (Hosted By McFeey)
· Stage
All Hands On Deck … The Role of The Diaspora in Africa’s Progress
Claudine Moore Semhar Araia Amy Andrieux Narendra Reddy
· Stage
‘Turn Down For What?’ | Closing Remarks. Next Steps. Teck-Zilla DJ Set
Teck Zilla Ngozi Odita

Speakers

Ngozi Odita
Ngozi Odita

Founder, AfricaNXT & Founder, SMW Lagos

Chidi Afulezi
Chidi Afulezi

co.founder, Rouse Media

Nubi Kay
Nubi Kay

Operations Program Manager, Stripe / Program Mgr, SMWLagos LaunchedInAfrica

Ifeanyi Awachie
Ifeanyi Awachie

Chief Curator, AFRICA SALON

Anne Mazimhaka
Anne Mazimhaka

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Illume Creative Studio

Joshua Alade
Joshua Alade

Project Coordinator, Nigeria Youth SDGs Network

Nadu Placca
Nadu Placca

Event and Experience Architect, The Zoo

Maame  Adjei
Maame Adjei

Producer | Content Creator

dillion s. phiri
dillion s. phiri

Founder, Creative Nestlings

Anie Akpe
Anie Akpe

Founder, African Women In Technology

Nandi Dlepu
Nandi Dlepu

Mamakashaka/Creative and Managing Director

Titilope Oni
Titilope Oni

Ag. Head Think Tank Operations, NESG

Eyitayo Ogunmola
Eyitayo Ogunmola

Founder, Utiva

Gideon Seun Olanrewaju
Gideon Seun Olanrewaju

CEO, Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi)

Abimbola Ajala
Abimbola Ajala

CEO, Lend A Hand For Africa

Kampire Bahana
Kampire Bahana

DJ, Artist, Organiser of Nyege Nyege

Bridget Boakye
Bridget Boakye

Founder, TalentsInAfrica

Ivan Laranjeira
Ivan Laranjeira

Mafalala Festival/Director

Melvyn Lubega
Melvyn Lubega

Co-Founder GO1

Amanda Iheme
Amanda Iheme

Psychotherapist, Ndidi

Chude Jideonwo
Chude Jideonwo

Founder, Joy, Inc.

Joan Mazimhaka
Joan Mazimhaka

illume Co-Founder and CEO

 Tonye Bakare
Tonye Bakare

Team Lead, Digital Editorial, Guardian Newspapers Ltd

Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae)
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae)

Founder and CEO, Tastemakers Africa

Bukola Akingbade
Bukola Akingbade

Founder and CEO Kucheza Gaming

Gael Vande weghe
Gael Vande weghe

Co-founder of Illume Ltd and Illume Editions, CEO of Illume Editions

Sean Burrows
Sean Burrows

Ingressive LCC COO

Nkemdilim  Uwaje Begho
Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO Futuresoft

Chidinma Iwueke
Chidinma Iwueke

Partner at Microtraction

Femi Longe
Femi Longe

Founder, Qiesto

Bonita Mutoni
Bonita Mutoni

Luxury Travel Expert and Chairperson of the Rwanda Tours and Travel Association

Lesley Williams
Lesley Williams

CEO Tshimologong

Joseph Agunbiade
Joseph Agunbiade

Founder Univelcity & CoFounder BudgIT

Mobolaji Olorisade
Mobolaji Olorisade

Chief Encouragment Officer, The Skill Up School

Naeem Dalal
Naeem Dalal

Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist Registrar

Danai Musandu : Goodwell Investments
Danai Musandu : Goodwell Investments

Investor Relations Associate, Goodwell Investments

Amaka Nwaokolo
Amaka Nwaokolo

Head, Research & Policy, Fate Foundation/ Co Facilitator, NESG Community of Practice on MSMEs

Adesuwa  Osazuwa
Adesuwa Osazuwa

Head of Public Health, Restructure Africa

Olayemi Dawodu
Olayemi Dawodu

MD/ CEO Clina-lancet Laboratories

Adaorah Momodu
Adaorah Momodu

Co-founder and COO, Oncopadi

Kareem Mostafa
Kareem Mostafa

Co-Founder, TribeTactics

Clare Akamanzi
Clare Akamanzi

Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board

Akintunde  Maberu
Akintunde Maberu

Thematic Lead, Access to Finance, NESG Community of Practice on MSMEs/Rep NASME

Segun Adaju
Segun Adaju

Chief Energizing Officer, Consistent Energy Limited

Biola Alabi
Biola Alabi

Founder and Executive Producer, Biola Alabi Media and Entertainment

Tomi  Davies
Tomi Davies

African Business Angels Network (ABAN) - Founding President

Claudine Moore
Claudine Moore

Founder/MD, C. Moore Media // International PR + Communications

Zain Verjee
Zain Verjee

CEO, Zain Verjee Media

Amy Andrieux
Amy Andrieux

Executive Director, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

Narendra Reddy
Narendra Reddy

Executive Vice President & General Manager, The Africa Channel Inc.

Teck Zilla
Teck Zilla

Nigerian Producer/DJ/Writer

Semhar Araia
Semhar Araia

Head, Diaspora Public Policy, Facebook Africa

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