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Impact Borderless Digital (IBD) invites you to the 2nd International IBD Zoom Forum on 12th June 2020, 11:00 – 12:30 East Africa Time (EAT). The global forum will be graced by Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng – Professor in Positioning & Navigation Systems and Head of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London.
“COVID-19 has been a disruptive, distractive, destructive, and distancing disease. The current digital and data revolution summons an equivalent knowledge-and-technology-led revolution for a progressive paradigm shift. The post-COVID-19 era challenges youth to reposition themselves with transferable skills and exploit online democracy for borderless and collaborative work culture.” – Nashon J. Adero, Founder, IBD.
From 11:00 East Africa Time (EAT) on June 12, 2020, Impact Borderless Digital (IBD) will hold an international Zoom forum facilitated by the Founder, Nashon J. Adero. Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng from Imperial College London will be the guest expert speaker. Global young scholars and experts in Engineering, Data Science, ICT, and Social Sciences will grace the virtual event. It follows the successful inaugural IBD Zoom Forum on talents, skills development, and resilience during and after COVID-19, held on May 29, 2020. Before the pandemic, IBD had already conducted Youth Talent and Career Fairs across six Kenyan counties. The inaugural IBD nationwide TV broadcast series, Talanta Talks, was aired live on January 30, 2020.
TOPIC: Education 4.0: Repositioning for Strategic Careers in the Post-COVID-19 Era
The IBD speakers will share on Mentorship & Funding Sources, Data-Driven Careers & Transferable Skills, and Productivity Tools.Join an interactive session with a progressive international audience of students, young professionals, and scholars drawn from Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, among others.
Guest Expert: Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng – Professor in Positioning & Navigation Systems. He will share on youth career development and research funding opportunities from the UK)
About Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng
- Head of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London
- Chair, Positioning and Navigation Systems, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
- Director, Imperial College Engineering Geomatics Group (ICEGG)
- Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)
of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) (FICE)
Prof. Ochieng has multifaceted engineering and geomatics background and has been recognised for his excellent contribution to knowledge-and-technology-driven societal transformation. His research interests are in the design of positioning and navigation systems for land, sea and air applications; Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has been a key player in major international projects including the design of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and GALILEO, GNSS measurement error modelling, specification of aircraft trajectory management tools for the Single European Sky’s ATM Research (SESAR) programme, and integrated positioning and navigation systems for many applications including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Watch his recent interview on addressing congestion problems here: Chamwada Report– Daring Abroad
About Nashon Adero
Host: Nashon Adero is a youth mentor, a thought leader and speaker with international exposure. Drawing on his multifaceted work experience cutting across government, industry and academia, Nashon identified mentorship as a critical missing link in the training of most African youth, leaving wide gaps in communication and employability skills. Based on the core values of diligence, excellence, and intergenerational responsibility, he has since 2014 been mentoring youth on career development, culminating in founding his youth-centric Impact Borderless Digital brand. He is a Youth Mentor under Kenya’s Presidential Digital Talent Programme. He was featured the Personality of the Week on January 17, 2020 by the Nation Media Group. Leveraging his thought leadership and mentorship skills is his membership in key expert groups such as the System Dynamics Society (SDS), The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship (FORCE11), and Elsevier Researcher Academy. He is a regular columnist on matters of education and skills development for The African Executive, a weekly think tank bulletin.
Nashon is a geospatial expert and lecturer at Taita Taveta University, School of Mines and Engineering. He graduated from the University of Nairobi’s School of Engineering and later studied Resources Engineering and Mine Surveying in Germany at MSc (Karlsruhe) and PhD (Freiberg) levels, respectively. He has been trained in mentorship and public policy research & analysis at the Kenya School of Government and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). To enhance his soft skills, he has undertaken more than twenty support courses including Working in International Teams, Leadership and Intercultural Communication, and International Project Management under the “Empower Good Governance Programme” (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany).
About Bonface Osoro
Youth/Mentee Speaker: Bonface Osoro is a youth mentee under Impact Borderless Digital (IBD), a graduate of Geospatial Engineering (Technical University of Kenya) and currently a postgraduate student (MSc. in Satellite Applications with Data Science) at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. A scholarship holder, he will share on his scholarship journey to motivate fellow youth and talk about data-driven career opportunities in today’s dynamic technology marketplace.
About the Secretariat
The Tsavo Media Group CEO and Chief Editor of voi2day.com, Mr.job, will handle all media and publicity affairs. The Secretariat is composed of Taita Taveta University students, alumni, and friends. They include students and DAAD scholars in the postgraduate engineering programme at Taita Taveta University and universities abroad: Mr. Dickson Wachira, Ms. Khadija Omar, Mr. Emmanuel Kiamba, and Ms. Fridah Valencia. They are part of the IBD mentees and wider IBD National Youth Secretariat. Ms. Imelda Nasubo, a Mining Engineering student at Taita Taveta University, will assist on the panel of co-moderators.
Youth are encouraged to sign up for this free virtual impact workshop to benefit from the topical items of the day and ask questions. Tune in for subsequent series of talent talks, mentorship sessions, and targeted inspirational contents courtesy of Impact Borderless Digital (IBD).
Nashon, a geospatial expert, lecturer and trained policy analyst applies dynamic models to complex adaptive systems. He is a youth mentor on career development and the founder of Impact Borderless Digital.