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Lauder Symposium: The Future of Work in 21st Century Africa

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· Sessions
Networking with Affinity Booths
Participants are invited to meet and visit with attendees interested in similar affinity groups
2021-03-19T08:30:00Z 2021-03-19T09:20:00Z America/New_York Networking+with+Affinity+Booths Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Opening Remarks
Setting the stage for our two-day meeting.
2021-03-19T09:20:00Z 2021-03-19T10:00:00Z America/New_York Opening+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Ms. Aya Chebbi will present the keynote address on how young people can co-lead for the Future of Work in Africa.
Aya Chebbi
2021-03-19T10:00:00Z 2021-03-19T11:00:00Z America/New_York Keynote Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable Session 1
Concurrent roundtable sessions. Panel 1: Defining New Work Paradigms; Panel 2: Investing in the Future; The Future of Investments
Erin Hern Patrice Raymond Backer Meghan Ference Marc Sommers Abu Musuuza Myrtle Witbooi Daouda Sonko Ahmadou Aly Mbaye Nelson Boateng Euler Bropleh
2021-03-19T11:10:00Z 2021-03-19T12:40:00Z America/New_York Roundtable+Session+1 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closeout/ Preview of Day 2
Reflections on Day 1 and preview of Day 2
2021-03-19T12:40:00Z 2021-03-19T13:00:00Z America/New_York Closeout%2F+Preview+of+Day+2 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable Session 2
Concurrent roundtable sessions. Panel 3: Training the Workforce of the Future; Panel 4: The Redistribution of Talent
Namnso Ukpanah Mariam Braimah Ndidi Nwuneli Max Smith Leonard Wantchekon Tayib Fall
2021-03-20T08:30:00Z 2021-03-20T10:00:00Z America/New_York Roundtable+Session+2 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking One-on-Ones
Participants are invited for a speed-dating type networking opportunity
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T10:45:00Z America/New_York Networking+One-on-Ones Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Dance Party
An opportunity for a mid-session break with DJ Saphir.
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T10:15:00Z America/New_York Dance+Party Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable Session 3
Concurrent roundtable sessions. Panel 5: The Creative Industry; Panel 6: Health, Economics and COVID-19: Lessons and Opportunities from the Pandemic
Amadou Sall Jessica Cohen
2021-03-20T10:50:00Z 2021-03-20T12:20:00Z America/New_York Roundtable+Session+3 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Final Reflections/ Next Steps
Closing reflections and next steps
2021-03-20T12:30:00Z 2021-03-20T13:00:00Z America/New_York Final+Reflections%2F+Next+Steps Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Saphir Esmail

DJ Saphir

Mariam Braimah

Lead Product Designer on the TV Team at Netflix

Tayib Fall

Chief Business Officer at Baobab Consulting

Leonard Wantchekon

Founder and President of the African School of Economics

Namnso Ukpanah

Co-Founder of Kimoyo Fellowship

Max Smith

General Manager of LOOKA

Jessica Cohen

Associate Professor of Global Health at Harvard School of Public Health

Amadou Sall

Director at the Institut Pasteur

Nelson Boateng

CEO and Founder of Nelpast Ghana Limited

Ahmadou Aly Mbaye

Professor in Economics and Public Policies at Cheikh Anta Diop University

Daouda Sonko

Program Lead at MSME Finance Mastercard Foundation

Myrtle Witbooi

General Secretary at SADSAWU

Abu Musuuza

Founder and CEO of Flip Africa

Marc Sommers

Strategic advisor on youth, peacebuilding, conflict, CVE, education, refugee & urbanization issues

Meghan Ference

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brooklyn College

Ndidi Nwuneli

Managing Partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd.

Ruth Castel-Branco

Research Manager for the Future of Work(ers) Project at the University of Witwatersrand

Patrice Raymond Backer

Chief Investment Officer at AFIG Funds

Erin Hern

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University

Aya Chebbi

Inaugural African Union Youth Envoy

Euler Bropleh

Founder and Managing Director, Vested World

Mary Kinyanjui

Researcher at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Nairobi

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