Zoom Meeting ID: 873 0954 2131
September 22, 2020 | 11:00 – 12:00 East Africa Time (EAT)
Topics of Interest
Sharing COVID-19 Lessons | Skills for Post-COVID Resilience | Youth & Global Citizenship
Impact Borderless Digital (IBD) invites you to the 5th International IBD Virtual Forum on 22nd September 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 East Africa Time (EAT). The global forum will be graced by the guest speaker, Cynthia Chigwenya, a Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholar in the Economic Diplomacy Programme at The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
“Now is the great reset time, a time for proactive leaders to conduct a premortem of the emerging post-pandemic period and a postmortem of the pre-pandemic phase. When the whole story of the disruptive global pandemic which is COVID-19 will be fully told, great students of history will be the greatest beneficiaries of its lessons. To understand the development and effects of COVID-19 is to understand countries and cooperation, digitalisation and distance learning, lives and livelihoods, markets and manufacturing, platform business models and pipeline business models, proactiveness and procrastination, production and politics, recovery and resilience, research and reinvention, safety and security, social discrimination and social distancing.”– Nashon J. Adero, Founder of IBD, writing to The African Executive on “Flattening COVID Curves and Transdisciplinary Future of Disease Governance”.
About Cynthia Chigwenya – Guest Speaker
Cynthia graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in International Studies and Criminology. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Development Studies (with distinction) from the University of Johannesburg and is currently pursuing her Masters in Development Studies at Witwatersrand University. Her research interests are post-conflict reconstruction and economic development. Prior to joining SAIIA, she worked as a Researcher at the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide in Rwanda and held a non-permanent post at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa in the Strategy, Accountability and Learning team.
From 11:00 East Africa Time (EAT) on September 22, 2020, Impact Borderless Digital (IBD) will host an international virtual forum facilitated by the Founder, Nashon J. Adero, and co-moderated by Lilian Mumbua, the CFO of Tsavo Media Group. The guest speaker will share her accomplishments as a young African familiar with the challenges facing youth on the continent. She will share her lessons and ideas on the emerging post-pandemic realities of the job market for youth and how to cope as global citizens.
Global young scholars and professionals will grace the virtual event. This follows the previous successful IBD virtual forums on Talents, Skills Development, and Resilience During and After COVID-19, held on May 29, 2020; Repositioning for Strategic Careers in the Post-COVID-19 Era, held on June 12, 2020; Data and Decision Science: Post-Covid-19 Frontiers for Youth, held on July 10, 2020; and Fintech and Startups: Adaptation Strategies and Sustainability Tips During and Post COVID-19, held on July 24, 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.
Join this 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.
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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.