AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

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THE POWER OF STORYTELLING TO STIMULATE FINANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Ndifreke Okwuegbunam
Ndifreke Okwuegbunam
ASPIRE CORONATION TRUST FOUNDATION, Director of Grants and Programs
Amaechi Michael Okobi
Amaechi Michael Okobi
Access Bank Plc, Group Head, Communications & External Affairs
Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Life Bank, Founder and Group CEO
Abosede George-Ogan
Abosede George-Ogan
Women in Leadership Advancement Network (WILAN), Founder

In Africa and for centuries, storytelling has been the core of knowledge transfer, inspiration and the unwavering drive for the community.  Let's get back to the root on how to apply storytelling to drive investment that addresses the gaps in youth skills and entrepreneurship interventions which includes funding.

Our panelists will be sharing successes of storytelling from a personal and organisational perspective. The session promises to provide basic and practical steps successfully implemented in Africa and Nigeria, that can attract the right stakeholders and funders to increase sustainable funding for entrepreneurship interventions.

Our panelists have led organisations and built a career successfully not without storytelling as one of their vital tools in fundraising,  stakeholder partnerships known across Africa. We will debate on the fails, successes of adopting foreign storytelling strategies in Africa and what matters more when financing entrepreneurship in Nigerian and Africa more broadly.

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DATA DRIVEN E-COMMERCE: MAKE BETTER DECISIONS. CREATE BETTER PRODUCTS. DELIGHT YOUR CUSTOMERS
Ndu Ekwomadu
Ndu Ekwomadu
Brand Drive, Founder/CEO
Shirley Grace Hart
Shirley Grace Hart
Heimdall Technologies, Operations
Dayo Adesokan
Dayo Adesokan
Primera, Head of Business Intelligence and Data
Brain John
Brain John
AXA, Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert
Elijah Affi
Elijah Affi
Takeout Media, Creative Director

More and More businesses in the E-commerce industry are being created in Africa, unfortunately little will succeed. This is not because the rest don't have good business ideas but because behind every number is a user/customer.

An ecommerce businesses should rely on data especially while making business decisions. How do you recognize data. What is Data to a lady selling makeup products in her dorm room? How does she recognize the use of data?

It is our hope that every business owner not only knows how to recognize data but how to use data. We  want to change business by errors .

This session will create not just a more in depth knowledge of data and analytics using artificial intelligence but will also broaden the industry into overlooked data and create possible solutions and collaborations.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
[1] The importance of data in the e-commerce industry
[2] How e-commerce businesses can effectively leverage data
to make better decisions, create better products and improve the the customers overall experience and journey.
[3] Best practices to scale your business using analytics


                                          This session is hosted by Brand Drive

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BRIDGING THE AFRICAN DIGITAL ECONOMY GAP
Rachael Wanogho
Rachael Wanogho
Bookings Africa, Social Media Manager & Content Creator
Barbara Anthony-Okafor
Barbara Anthony-Okafor
Bookings Africa, B2B Manager - SSA
Nosa John Garrick
Nosa John Garrick
Blend / F.A. Garrick & Co., Founder / Managing Partner
Charles Okafor
Charles Okafor
Bookings Africa, Senior Operations Manager

The fast rise of the African digital economy serves to improve the lives of Africans and transform underserved communities. Africa has a unique opportunity to become more sustainable and create economic growth through the better use of e-commerce and social space. The growing gig economy is part of the African economy that brings people closer together, creates jobs and makes societies more efficient.

Africa has a chance to successfully bridge the knowledge gap and the impact of digital technologies to monetize their skills and enhance their entrepreneurial qualities.

Our panelists will be sharing their knowledge of digital technologies and exploring various topics such as:
1. The opportunities within the African Digital Economy
2. How to leverage your current skills and stand out in the competitive online marketplace.
3. Building a social media brand/portfolio.
4. The customer service experience and how it affects service delivery.
5. Scaling a business in the digital economy (a B2C/B2B perspective). 


                          The Session is Hosted by Bookings Africa

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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CONNECT N TREK: CREATIVES MEETUP
Tamara Aihie
Tamara Aihie
The Yellow Wall Writer, Host
Eden Benibo
Eden Benibo
Hello ICON Magazine, Writer/Poet, Founder

Walk. Talk. Build. Connect N Trek switches up the conference vibe, bringing like-minds and future collaborators together in an unconventional and refreshing way. Let’s connect for a walk and talk around campus, that is sure to inspire. #weoutside

TOPIC: Personal Branding for Creatives

This is the Walk and Talk is an interactive session for creatives to share relatable stories and proven ways to stay heard and seen in the ever-competitive creative space. We'll talk about Maintaining Originality, Doing the Unusual, Carving a Niche and so much more

CONNECT N TREK is refreshed by #AFRICANXT …  post-walk refreshments will be served in the Creators Hub

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NEXT GENERATION STORYTELLING - YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP
Tonye Ekezie Faloughi
Tonye Ekezie Faloughi
TEEOF Media / Simone's Oasis, CEC, Author, Content Producer and Special Needs Advocate
Adesola All
Adesola All
Kids Literary Circle, Founder

*** THIS SESSION IS BY INVITATION. FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN ONLY ***

This will be a creative writing workshop aimed at children. We are specifically looking to address the lack of African authors and stories out there and accessibility to those stories.

Sharing our unique stories and seeing others who look like us in the media fosters a sense of belonging and connection that’s vital for us to feel included, appreciated and validated.

Right now we are looking at an African creative renaissance and it is important that we do not leave the children, our future, out of the movement. By sharing with them the skills and techniques of creative writing, we give birth to more thought narrative in this direction. We are empowering the next generation to dream about possibilities they may not have entertained or felt entitled to.

To grow this industry, we need more people with the skills. Let's lay the strong foundation now. It is time.


                        This session is hosted by TEEOF Media / Simone's Oasis