Washington 2011 Programme


From Art to Technology, Health to Entrepreneurship:

Who’s making it happen?

Friday Nov 4th 2011 – 1700-2030

Curator: Marieme Jamme – Co-Founder of Africa Gathering
Organisers: Molly Mattessich and Kathleen Bomani
WE ARE STILL BOOKING SEATS

1700-1800 : REGISTRATION – NETWORKING – COFFEE
1800-1810 : WELCOME – MODERATOR OPENING REMARKS
Welcome from the Africa Gathering Team.
1810-1900 : Focused Talking Points (The Activators of Africa)
Diverse Case Studies- Analysis & Discussion

  • Social entrepreneurship education: What do we know about social entrepreneurship in Africa today?
  • Growth and good governance in Africa: Where do we stand?
  • Technology: are social networks enough?
  • Business development: how can we help ideas become reality in Africa?
  • Financing the diaspora: who is funding the projects?
  • 1900-1945 Group reflections

  • Compare it to your businesses
  • How apply it to your business context
  • Pros and cons based on your perspective
  • Processes taken to make this conclusion
  • Immediate actions to take forward
  • 1945-2015 Presentation of Outcomes & Discussion on ideas shared
    2015-2030 : Q&A, interviews, networking

    Saturday Nov 5th 2011 – 0930-1800

    0900-1000 : REGISTRATION – NETWORKING – COFFEE
    1000-1015 : Welcome from Africa Gathering Team.
    1015-1030 : Sophie Latham, Lynette Evans- US State Department.
    1030-1040 : Semhar Araia – Founder of the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN)
    1040-1110 : COFFEE BREAK
    1110-1120: KemDI eBI- Co-Founder & Brand Director
    1110-1130 : *Sosena Solomon- Film Maker/Art Director
    1130-1145 : Kaushall Jhalla-Consultant, Governance and Innovation- World Bank
    1145-1200 : *Katherine Lucey – Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Solar Sister
    1200-1215 : *Kambale Musavuli -National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo
    1215-1225 : Khwezi Magwaza- Youth Pop Culture Curator
    1225-1235 : Boima Tucker- Cultural Activist
    1235-1320 : LUNCH BREAK
    1320-1340 : Barbara Birungi – General Manager of the HIVE Colab in Uganda
    1340-1400 : George Ayittey- Ghanian Economist
    1400-1420 : Jackson Muneza M’vunganyi – Voice Of America Radio Host
    1420-1440 : Nii Simmonds – Co-Founder of The DAIN Network – Agribusiness/Food Security.
    1440-1520 : COFFEE BREAK and NETWORKING
    1520-1530 : Brainstorming Session – Friday Recap
    1530-1630 : Group Reflexions, connection to Nairobi
    1630-1730 : Presentation of Outcomes & Discussion on ideas shared.
    1730-1800 : Q&A, interviews, networking
    Thank you SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) for hosting our event.

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