Monday, February 28, 2022

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5-DAY GUIDED MEDITATION
Sadam Waziri
Sadam Waziri
Therapist

Mental wellness, Meditation is a traditional method of restoring the state of mind.

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BRIDGING THE AFRICAN DIGITAL ECONOMY GAP
Rachael Wanogho
Rachael Wanogho
Bookings Africa, Social Media Manager & Content Creator
Barbara Anthony-Okafor
Barbara Anthony-Okafor
Bookings Africa, B2B Manager - SSA
Nosa John Garrick
Nosa John Garrick
Blend / F.A. Garrick & Co., Founder / Managing Partner
Charles Okafor
Charles Okafor
Bookings Africa, Senior Operations Manager

The fast rise of the African digital economy serves to improve the lives of Africans and transform underserved communities. Africa has a unique opportunity to become more sustainable and create economic growth through the better use of e-commerce and social space. The growing gig economy is part of the African economy that brings people closer together, creates jobs and makes societies more efficient.

Africa has a chance to successfully bridge the knowledge gap and the impact of digital technologies to monetize their skills and enhance their entrepreneurial qualities.

Our panelists will be sharing their knowledge of digital technologies and exploring various topics such as:
1. The opportunities within the African Digital Economy
2. How to leverage your current skills and stand out in the competitive online marketplace.
3. Building a social media brand/portfolio.
4. The customer service experience and how it affects service delivery.
5. Scaling a business in the digital economy (a B2C/B2B perspective). 


                          The Session is Hosted by Bookings Africa

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NFT UTILITY & COMMUNITY: THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN HERITAGE AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION
Maia Lepine
Maia Lepine
African Artists Coalition, Founder
Anthony Marshall
Anthony Marshall
Meta Strategist, Creative Executive
Jalina Stewart
Jalina Stewart
BLANK XR, Chief Experience Officer, CXO
Desire Yavro
Desire Yavro
Tech Consultant
Olayinka Odeniran
Olayinka Odeniran
CybSecWatch / BWBC, Founder / CTO

Long gone are the days when Africans feel the urge to leave the continent to seek opportunities for further biz development and opportunities. More importantly, we have entered an era where cultural preservation is now more possible than ever. No more will there be room for the theft of African resources, especially through the art market which presents the top earners in 2021, in the World Art Market Revenue. Covid has expedited innovation, and with the beauty of the internet, and blockchain- it is time to even out the playing field. The residual effects of colonial demarcations are wearing out, and Africa is the Future. Let's discuss how NFTs, DAOS and other blockchain utilities can address the expansion of African Artistry, on all levels. Looking forward to sharing what we've learned, with a larger community, and more importantly, being of service to our Motherland.


                               *** This Session Will Be Virtual ***

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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HOW INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES CAN SOLVE AFRICA'S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS
Olayinka Oloko
Olayinka Oloko
Product Manager
Michelle Ijomah
Michelle Ijomah
Agnes Health, Co-founder & Director of Product
Tomilola Majekodunmi
Tomilola Majekodunmi
Bankly, Co-founder & CEO
Douglas Kendyson
Douglas Kendyson
Selar, Founder & CEO
Jadesola Adedeji
Jadesola Adedeji
Stem Mets, Co-founder

Africa has a target to meet Sustainable Development Goal 1 – Eradicate Poverty by 2030. In 2021, the rate of poverty in Africa climbed from 489 million in 2019, to 490 million in 2021 with a total population of 1.38 billion people. This means that Africa is not on track to meet its target.

Nigeria is part of the top 10 poorest countries on the continent and with the highest population also.

For this panel, we have gathered industry experts across pivotal sectors in the economy; ranging from AgriTech, FinTech, HealthTech and EduTech to discuss the roles that their sectors play in empowering the people to be independent.


                                This session is hosted by Agnes Health Limited

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INVESTMENT - LET NOTHING STOP YOU ON YOUR WAY TO PROSPERITY
Hero Daniels
Hero Daniels
Moderator
Wole Adeniyi
Wole Adeniyi
Stanbic IBTC Bank, Chief Exceutive
Bunmi Olarinoye
Bunmi Olarinoye
Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers, Executive Director
John Okhueleigbe
John Okhueleigbe
Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Head, Micro Pensions
Wunmi Ehis-Uzenabor
Wunmi Ehis-Uzenabor
Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd, Executive Director, Operations

The session seeks to acquaint individuals new to the stock market with basic investment terms and enlighten them about the various and simple ways of earning wealth through investments with minimal funds. The discussion will border on what to know before making investments, the benefits of investing, how to invest in line with risk appetites and so on. The audience is suitable for everyone seeking to know more about investments.

At the end of the session, the audience will know how to assess their risk appetite and requirements of making an investment. The audience would have also learnt the various types of investments then the benefits and usefulness of investments. 

Africa NXT 2022 is focused on reimagining Africa’s economic developments. Stanbic IBTC through its various initiatives, products and services is committed to Nigeria’s prosperity and Africa at large. 


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CONNECTING WITH GEN-Z: PATHWAYS & POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT PURPOSE-LED TEENAGERS IN AFRICA CAN CREATE
Adaora Mbelu
Adaora Mbelu
Lumination Global Network, Co-founder
Karishma Daryani-Chugani
Karishma Daryani-Chugani
Lumination Global Network / AIS Lagos, Cofounder / Director Communications

Society is continuously evolving at an exponential rate. Gen-Z (youth aged 9-24 years) face a lot of pressure that many parents didn't experience growing up. Some of these pressures stem from self-esteem issues, academic or professional career-path stress, bullying, depression, cyber addiction, and anxiety over friendships and relationships. As algorithms increasingly choose what we watch, listen to, or whose opinion we hear on social media and other digital platforms, the fundamental questions of ‘Who am I?’ ‘What do I want to do?’ ‘What do I stand for?’ ‘How can I contribute to something bigger than myself?’ are increasingly challenging to define. Parents of teens are often focused on kids’ academics, and general welfare while overlooking their health, social and emotional learning, creative endeavours, and transition to work. What used to work on the path towards ‘success,’ often gets imposed on our youth, without truly understanding the information, innovation, and pathways to the possibility that exist ahead of them.

Our Gen-Z kids on this continent are brilliant and motivated. When our youth have ideas and are ready to work for change, how do we build their mindset, resilience, self-esteem, and habits to carry them forward? How do we empower them to speak their truth, share their voice, and contribute meaningfully to this ever-changing world? We've seen where traditional paths of success and the pressure to achieve have taken over and have left many youths more lost, dazed, and confused, than ever. If we provide them 'with the best,' that can potentially lead to entitlement, inertia, and an overall lack of direction. This podcast episode will talk about how we can support Gen-Z to build the life skills necessary to deliberately decide the impact they want to make on the world around them and to lead with courage and empathy. We will first define the challenges facing our youth and future leaders today, and then talk about nurturing self-awareness, world-awareness, and purpose-driven action - as parents, teachers, bosses, coaches, mentors, peers, and leaders.

ABOUT LUMINATION-Z
Lumination-Z is a purpose-centric thought leadership content platform and community for adolescents on the African continent aged 13 to 19 years. We are committed to building a generation of purpose-driven leaders that will be equipped with the mindset, skill-sets, and emotional intelligence to make sure the continent of Africa prospers. Our content and experiences include social media platforms, podcasts, workshops, events, immersive experiences, and resources targeted to Gen-Z. We are building a nation of bright lights and we’re starting early!


                           This session is hosted by Lumination Global Network

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#TRAVELAFRICA: AFRICANS TELLING THE AFRICAN TRAVEL STORY
Ibrahim Makanjuola
Ibrahim Makanjuola
Getittome africa concept Ltd, Tour operator
Jumoke Munu
Jumoke Munu
The Smiley’s Place Travels, Experience Curator & Founder

Through the years, travel within Africa has evolved from the years that only the expatriates and travelers from other continents were the ones who explored the gem. Travels in Africa by Africans is on the rise, more Africans living in Africa and Africans in diaspora are beginning to explore the motherland and we are telling our stories like no one else would have. Despite this fast growing trend, a lot of Africans are still apprehensive of exploring their own land based on what the media says.

What are we doing to change the narrative and ensure positive and in-depth stories about different destinations for explorers/travelers to consume?

Notwithstanding the exploitations and terrorism from our stories (past), How can we make Tourism the strongest pull to Africa today (present) to guarantee a boost in the National Income of African States (Future)

We will be discussing these points and more with the panelists, who are Africans living in Africa and have traveled Africa efficiently.


                         This session is hosted by The Smiley’s Place Travels

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5-DAY GUIDED MEDITATION
Sadam Waziri
Sadam Waziri
Therapist

Mental wellness, Meditation is a traditional method of restoring the state of mind.

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BITCOIN AND THE FUTURE OF AFRICA
Mary-Victoria Imasuen
Mary-Victoria Imasuen
The Nobcast, Host
Bernard Parah
Bernard Parah
Bitnob, CEO/Co-Founder
Rebecca Asseh
Rebecca Asseh
Blockchain & Bitcoin Journalist
Joseph Peculiar
Joseph Peculiar
Crypto.com, Blockchain Engineer

Globally, people are solving a variety of problems using technology. One of the recent use cases of technology in problem solving is the Blockchain, creating a borderless payment solution with Bitcoin leading this, which makes a wider adoption of Bitcoin as a store of value inevitable. Given the peculiarity of the African experience, it is only right that Africans position themselves to benefit from the creation and sustainability of wealth through Bitcoin.

This session aims to educate and simplify Bitcoin as an asset for Africans as well as highlight the importance of investment strategies like Dollar Cost Averaging. The panelists will simplify Bitcoin, the Lightning Network and what its adoption means for Africans and the future of the continent.