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Thursday, February 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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In the first decade of the 21st Century, there has been a lot of Diaspora returnees who have moved back to the continent to add value to the numerous sectors both private and public. This engagement in both sectors especially in Nigeria has disrupted a number of industries including banking, energy, agriculture, payments and transportation.

The cumulative effect of these shifts has significantly impacted develop throughout Africa. Ride sharing apps are making efficient transportation accessible to all and creating numerous employment opportunities at the same time. Payments has increased tremendously due to new platforms, apps and api’s that have solved for many of the issues and pain points that made online and mobile payments difficulty for many.

The effects of the Diaspora continue to be felt and have created a ripple effect on the economy especially in creating entrepreneurial spirit and disrupting multi-sectors.

This panel will discuss how industry and government can work in tandem to sustain this disruption and foster further economic growth. We’ll discuss how we can encourage more collaboration with the diaspora and those on ground across the continent. We’ll also explore how technology enables more Africans to participate in the global economy and how further engaging the diaspora can amplify this.

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Precious Ijara

Multimedia Journalist, Rockchique Media
Precious 'Rockchique' Ijara is a talented NYFA certified multi-lingual voice over artiste, journalist, actress, content developer, MC and body positivity advocate.'Rockchique' has worked across different platforms as well as several personal and business brands to successfully promote... Read More →
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Dr. Ola Brown

Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria
Dr Ola Brown is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria (https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/) which saves hundreds of lives across the West & Central African region... Read More →

Michael Adeleye

CEO, Crystal Blend Uk

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa

DG of National Diaspora Commission, SSA to the President on Diaspora Affairs

Akinwale Ojomo

CEO, Diaspora Innovation Institute

Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage