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Funding, Innovation & Trade (FIT) – Rural Communities

02 May 2023 | 09:00 - 10:30
Social innovators and entrepreneurs visiting universities to give lectures, Launch a programme andor project with the community or the government, TV or talk show appearances
Problem-Solving Sessions / Thematic Workshops

Key topics will include:
– The importance of market-creating innovations (The Prosperity Paradox)
– identification, documentation of creators, TVET and makers residing outside of maistream cities
– leverage of eCommerce and mCommerce
– AfCFTA as an enabler and equalizer (is it possible)
– leverage of Africa’s demographic dividend
– creativity being fused with accessible exponential technology such as AI,AR etc

Key takeaways will be how can the rural residents expereinec frontline access to funding and capacitybuilding tools connecting them to the world without leaving the only ambitious aspiration to ‘moving to the city?’

Final dot-connecting will be the importance of encouraging innovation that creates opportunities and markets while embracing culture and retaining African heritage through innovative means.

Global funding, particularly targeting women and youth should be highlighted and availed during the discussions

The hosts

Sustainable development goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty SDG 10 - Reduced Inequality SDG 9 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

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