Session 1: Releasing the Power of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Session 1: Releasing the Power of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs

Conference

Date & Time

Wednesday, 18 Jul

09:30 - 10:45

Description

2018; another year in a politically turbulent era as we witness the backlash around the world from decades of globalisation. But under the layer of chaos we have generations of hungry youths with more information available to them in the palm of their hands than that combined of the generations before them. And this is where the front line of innovation lies.

To open day two of the event we go straight to navigating the complex landscape of innovation and investors. What are the challenges and opportunities facing Africa’s young entrepreneurs? Who will the champions and role models for the youth be in an increasingly connected society? 

Join us as we bring together the stories of both failure and success and call all the digital players to action.

 

09.30 – 09.40 Chairperson Welcome

JP Nsengimana, Special Advisor, Smart Africa

09.40 – 09.45 Start-Up Ignite

Njavwa Mutambo, CEO, Musanga 

Deborah Carey, Head of Impact, Musanga 

09.45 – 10.10 Connecting Girls and why It Matters

Emma Roscoe, Country Director, Rwanda, Girl Effect

Laurence Umuhoza Tumukunde, Journalist, Ni Nyampinga

10.10 – 10.20 Joining the dots between Entrepreneurs and Employment 

Chris Maclay, Head of Growth, Lynk 

10.20 – 10.35 Fireside Chat

Joshua Mwaniki, Country Director – Kenya, Andela 

Moderator: JP Nsengimana, Special Advisor, Smart Africa 

 10.35 – 10.45 Presentation

Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager, Africa, SeedStars

10.45 Chairperson Close

JP Nsengimana, Special Advisor, Smart Africa