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How can young people use the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to create work for themselves and their peers and use it to help with the many economic issues that we have had to deal with as a consequence of the pandemic? (We will interrogate the ACFTA to see if it works for us and capitalism of development and how that would look for us)
The “What Now” series created by the Ubuma Foundation seeks to have an intergenerational round table to discuss what some of the changes that have taken place during the pandemic mean for the world that we are live in post-COVID -19. More than that we seek to share insights on what the role and responsibilities of young people should be in building back a better tomorrow for all.
Tumiso is the Grants Officer at the Southern Africa Trust (the Trust). He is responsible for the life cycle of grant applications, the co-management of the grants management system, and supporting the capability assessments of civil society organisations.
Nomsa Daniels is the Executive Director of Scientific Resource Management Holdings (Pty) Ltd, an investment holding company that has invested in start-ups, early-stage businesses and established companies in South Africa for almost two decades. Its portfolio has included investments in telecommunications, mining, aerospace, financial services and e-commerce.
I am an International Relations and Diplomacy practitioner. Currently serve as a Private Sector and Enterprise Development Associate at the African Union Department of Trade and Industry. I am driven to accelerate the African Union Agenda 2063 and the SDG goals in the African continent particularly in sustaining Peace, Gender and Youth Inclusion and fighting the Climate Crisis. I am dedicated to building high performing organizations committed to social change.
Lesley Donna Williams
CEO of Wits University’s Tshimologong Precinct, a digital innovation and skills precinct that aims to realize African digital innovation for global markets. “Tshimologong” works in collaboration with Gauteng provincial government, corporates, entrepreneurs and international development agencies.
Dr. Nkosani Moyo
Nkosana Moyo is a national of Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK, an Eisenhower fellow. He was, until August 2011, the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Before joining the AfDB, Nkosana worked at Actis Capital LLP as Managing Partner for the Africa Business. He also served on the boards of a number of companies in the cement, sugar, finance, tourism, mining, airline and food sectors. He also served as Minister of Industry & International Trade of Zimbabwe. For three years, Nkosana was the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum – Africa Regional Agenda Council on the Future of Africa. Nkosana is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Investment Climate Facility (ICF) and is on the Board of the Africa Leadership Institute. In the tertiary education sector, Nkosana has served as an Advisory Board Member of the London Business School as well as the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Since 1 September 2011, Nkosana has been the Executive Chairman of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies.
Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Specialist
Lebohang Liepollo Pheko
Lebohang Liepollo Pheko is an activist scholar, researcher, public intellectual, development practitioner with interests in Afrikan political economy, States& nationhood, international trade & global financial governance, the feminisation of poverty, regional integration and impacts of globalisation on labour migration.