Following the success of our first roundtable, we are pleased to announce our second rountable will be holding on the 22nd of August, 2020 at 1pm BST. This roundtable is themed ‘The Future of Social Innovation in Africa”. The session will be moderated by Dr. Genevieve Bosah who will be joined by a stellar cast of experts.
Genevieve Bosah, PhD – Strategic Communications Consultant & Academic
Genevieve is an academic, a strategic communications consultant and a writer. She has worked with media institutions, governments and NGOs and has consulted for International development projects sponsored by USAID and DFID amongst others. She has worked in management and communications consulting, successfully delivering solutions to complex communications needs for individuals, small businesses and multinational companies. She is interested in developing and implementing communication strategies and how communication intersects with theories of participation and social change. She is also interested in the intersections with digital media, big data and how these can be effectively utilised in understanding influence, stakeholder relations and business/programme development.
Genevieve will be moderating the roundtable and will also be speaking on communicating impact
Richard Munang, PhD – Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UN Environmental Programme
Dr. Munang is the Africa Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). He is the author of the book –Making Africa work through the Power of Innovative Volunteerism, a structured innovative approach he developed to guide and inspire climate action in Africa. He is the first person to win the prestigious African Environmental Hero Award in 2016 and has published over 500 articles in both international peer reviewed journals and magazines. He holds a PhD in Environmental Change & Policy from the University of Nottingham and an Executive Certificate in Climate Change and Energy Policy from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Munang will be speaking on Innovative Volunteerism at the Africa Social Innovators Roundtable
Raashi Saxena – Social Innovator and Community Development Expert
(Sustainability and Innovative Technologies)
Raashi is a dynamic community builder, international speaker and engineer with expertise in using technology to build inclusive environments that celebrate cross disciplinary creators and inventors in her local community. Her capacity building & advocacy efforts in the North East region of India have helped rural women fight against Internet Shutdowns. She is the primary licensee for TEDxKoramangala and was the Vice Curator (2019-2020) of the Bangalore Chapter of the Global Shapers Community, a World Economic Forum initiative. She is currently a consultant for Gapminder Foundation, a Swedish non-profit that promotes sustainable global development and a local expert for Studio INTO, a fast-growing international research consultancy.
Raashi will be speaking on Sustainability & Innovative Technologies at the Africa Social Innovators Roundtable.
Adeyinka Adewale, PhD – Academic & CEO, Thrace Advisory
Adeyinka is the convener of the Africa Social Innovators Roundtable, a social impact initiative aimed at equipping African social innovators with practical and relevant insights towards building sustainable enterprises of the future. He is an award winning social innovator and community builder who serves on the board of different start-ups in Africa. He also regularly gives talks and facilitates seminars on themes around leadership, entrepreneurship and business ethics globally. Adeyinka is currently the Deputy Director of Studies in the department of Leadership Organisations and Behaviour at the Henley Business School, United Kingdom. He is also the CEO of Thrace Advisory, an international consultancy firm.
Adeyinka will be speaking on Innovation Ecosystems at the Africa Social Innovators Roundtable
Nokwazi Mzobe – Founder and Lead Consultant Motoyana
(Systems Thinking Mindset)
Nokwazi Mzobe is an author, consultant, facilitator, adjunct lecturer, and an entrepreneur, who is passionate about developing businesses in Africa. Her work allows her to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking; develop and empower business owners as well as promote a culture of intrapreneurial, innovative and creative thinking. She is the founder and lead consultant at Matoyana, an entrepreneurship & sustainability focused consulting firm which works with corporates, non-profits, business schools and individuals that believe that we (as a collective) can make a positive change on our continent by supporting & developing people to run successful, sustainable businesses. She is also passionate about giving back, and therefore sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Children and Violence Trust;
Mokwazi will be speaking on Systems Thinking Mindset at the Africa Scocial Innovators Roundtable