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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Specials
Saturday
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9:00 am
Meredith Room, Spangler Hall
Showcase
Inaugural Brand Showcase
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Showcase

The inaugural showcase will spotlight artisanal talent from across the continent via art, fashion, and cultural artifacts. Join us to engage with our phenomenal partner brands and celebrate the rich tapestry of African creativity.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 9:00 AM
Meredith Room, Spangler Hall
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Breakout 3
Saturday
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3:45 pm
Aldrich 112
Cultivating a Sports Ecosystem in Africa
Challenges and opportunities within the African sports ecosystem
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Cultivating a Sports Ecosystem in Africa

Africa is increasingly emerging as a dynamic player in the global sports arena. In recent years, African athletes have gained international recognition, and African sports federations have shown significant promise. This panel aims will delve into the challenges and opportunities within the African sports ecosystem, shedding light on unleashing talent, institutionalizing the appropriate infrastructure through smart investments and the path towards sports globalization. This panel will present viewpoints from across the sports ecosystem in Africa, including investors, operators, and former athletes.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 3:45 PM
Aldrich 112
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Breakout 1
Saturday
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10:15 am
Aldrich 112
Navigating Global Fashion Markets with African Identity
How can African brands build sustainable business models that enable their products to be accessible to local and global clientele?
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Navigating Global Fashion Markets with African Identity

The past few years has seen a renewed focus on African arts on the global stage: Afrobeats, Nollywood on global streaming platforms, African fashion being shown at various global fashion weeks and carried by global retailers. How can African brands leverage this momentum to build sustainable (economically and ethically) business models that enable their products to be accessible to local and global clientele and withstand the test of time? What are the opportunities to innovate across the value chain and what unique competitive advantages do we have on the continent? This panel will dive into these questions through the lens of various ecosystem stakeholders - designers, retailers, investors, manufacturers - at the forefront of innovating African fashion and bringing it to the global stage

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Aldrich 112