#TheWayForward Digital Toolkit

Resources to help us navigate our now and best prepare for our next.


All Hands On Deck
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All Hands On Deck … The Role of The Diaspora in Africa’s Progress

Speakers – Claudine Moore, Semhar Araia, Narendra Reddy, Amy Andrieux

Runtime – 50 minutes

Africa Imminent Digital
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Africa’s imminent Digital Transformation – rethinking technology strategies, infrastructure, education and policies.

Speakers – Nkem Uwaje Begho, Melvin Lubenga, Lesley Donna Williams, Joseph Agunbiade

Runtime – 41 minutes

Arts Entertainment and Culture
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Arts, Entertainment and Culture — Reimagining How We Gather

Speakers – Anne Mazimhaka, Dillion S. Phiri, Maame Adjei, Kampire Bahana

Runtime – 32 minutes

Digital Health
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Digital Health Infrastructure Post COVID 19 – New Practices and Improved Approaches for Frontliners, Healthcare Providers and Patients

Speakers – Adesuwa Ozasuwa, Adaorah Momodu, Olayemi Dawodu

Runtime – 41 minutes

Digital Publishing
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Digital Publishing: Meeting the demand for content creation and adopting new models of doing business in a post-COVID-19 Africa 

Speakers – Solomon Fowowe, Sean J Burrows, Bukola Akingbade

Runtime – 33 minutes

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Entrepreneurship: Harnessing alternatives and Thriving in the New World

Speakers – Titilope Oni
Amaka Nwaokolo

Runtime – 14 minutes

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Flourishing in spite of the pandemic

Speakers – Chude Jideonwo, Amanda Iheme, Ngozi Odita

Runtime – 31 minutes

Re-imagining Youth Empowerment
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From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Re-imagining Youth Empowerment

Speakers – Olanrewaju Gideon, Joshua Alade, Mobolaji Olorisade, Abimbola Ajala

Runtime – 36 minutes

Future of Work
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Future of Work: New approaches to skill development 

Speakers – Kayode Nubi, Eyitayo Ogunmola, Femi Longe, Bridget Boakye

Runtime – 49 minutes

Shifting Down Gears
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Shifting Down Gears and Stepping On The Brakes in The Creative Economy

Speakers – Zain Verjee, Chidi Afulezi, Biola Alabi

Runtime – 36 minutes

Survival Mode
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Survival Mode for startups in a High risk – Low trust environment

Speakers – Kayode Nubi, Kareem Mostafa, Chidinma Iwueke

Runtime – 49 minutes

Future of Festivity
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The Future of Festivity

Speakers – Ifeanyi Awachie, Ivan Laranjeira, Nandi Dlepu, Nadu Placca

Runtime – 49 minutes

Future of Investments
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The Future of Investments In Africa Post COVID19 

Speakers – Anie Akpe, Tomi Davies, Danai Musandu

Runtime – 42 minutes

Travel & Tourism
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Travel and Tourism: Where Do We Go From Here?

Speakers – Cherae Robinson, Bonita Mutoni, Joan Mazimhaka, Gael Ruboneka Vande weghe

Runtime – 43 minutes


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Funding / Grant Opportunities

National Geographic: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations.

CcHub Call For Proposals

Co-Creation Hub has issued a call for projects to fund and provide research and design support, via their Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects in a particular Africa

Peace First: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants For Youth

Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world.

The Pollination Project

The Pollination Project seeks to support the helpers—those ordinary people who are creating extraordinary change on behalf of people affected by the Coronavirus. Funding is available for volunteer community projects that address direct needs around water, sanitation, and hygiene; community and emotional resilience; and virtualization of existing grassroots projects.

Covidcap.com Searchable Funding Database for Entrepreneurs

Covidcap.com is a searchable database of over $1 trillion in COVID-19 cash relief resources available to small business and nonprofit entrepreneurs around the world.

IBM Call For Code Global Challenge

IBM’s 2020 Call For Code Global Challenge to address the topics of Water and Energy Sustainability, and Disaster resiliency.

Additional Resources For African Creatives, Entrepreneurs & Startups

COVID-19 Resources for

Curated By: The Assembly

COVID-19 Resources for Tech Startups

Curated By: MEST Africa

Free Business Survival

Led By: African Management Institute

Resources for African Startups In Light of COVID-19

Curated By: The Flip

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