Breakout 1
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Saturday
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10:15 am
Aldrich 110
Ecosystem Development

Demographic Dividend: Leveraging Africa's Growing Workforce in a Globalized World

Over the last decade, widespread debate has occurred over the opportunities and risks of Africa's fast-growing youth population and the implications which this will have on Africa's workforce. How do we unlock Africa's massive workforce talent both for the continent and on the global scale for decades to come? Are there other geographies which African leaders should be drawing inspiration from as they position their nations for a new era in an increasingly globalized workforce? As working populations become older in many Western nations and African nations experience a rise in youth talent, what implications does this have for the dynamic of global talent and migration? Finally, which sectors should Africa be prioritizing its talent development efforts in to ensure a well-balanced skills distribution?

Demographic Dividend: Leveraging Africa's Growing Workforce in a Globalized World

Over the last decade, widespread debate has occurred over the opportunities and risks of Africa's fast-growing youth population and the implications which this will have on Africa's workforce. How do we unlock Africa's massive workforce talent both for the continent and on the global scale for decades to come? Are there other geographies which African leaders should be drawing inspiration from as they position their nations for a new era in an increasingly globalized workforce? As working populations become older in many Western nations and African nations experience a rise in youth talent, what implications does this have for the dynamic of global talent and migration? Finally, which sectors should Africa be prioritizing its talent development efforts in to ensure a well-balanced skills distribution?

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Aldrich 110

Other Sessions

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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 306
Thematic Lunch: Investing in Africa
Themed Networking Lunch
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Thematic Lunch: Investing in Africa

Connect with folks that are interested in and/or investing in Africa.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten Hives 306
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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 109
Scaling African Startups: From 0 to 100 and Beyond
How can African startups access capital, talent, and mentorship to fuel sustainable growth
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Scaling African Startups: From 0 to 100 and Beyond

In the past decade, the African continent has experienced a remarkable surge in startup activity, as many enterprising individuals have set their sights on solving local challenges through innovative solutions. However, this momentum has been met with a challenging year, where several startups have been forced to either shut down or significantly downsize to weather the current storm. This panel will focus on how African startups can scale from 0 to 1 and from 1 to 100 and how they can access capital, talent, and mentorship to fuel sustainable growth.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 109
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Specials
Saturday
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10:15 am
Batten Hives 301
Building a Venture in Africa
How to move from idea to venture
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Building a Venture in Africa

Venture building is a comprehensive and systematic approach to creating, developing, and scaling new businesses or startups. Our workshop is focused on sharing expert knowledge on building VC backable businesses on the African continent. We will showcase how we turn ideas into successful ventures by sharing our tips, tools, and methodologies. Our workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals of venture building and also demonstrate one of our ideation techniques in action.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Batten Hives 301