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TUESDAY 17TH DEC 2019/ LAGOS, NIGERIA

Pistis Hub, 1a Ikorodu Road, Maryland

The WorkPlan is Africa’s first Private Sector Led Collaborative Platform for Policy Makers, Private Sector, Academia and Africa’s Youth to draw up a Practical Blueprint for developing the formal & informal Skills of young people that are pivotal to Job Creation and the sustainable growth of Africa’s various sectors and industries ahead of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

 

WHO WILL RUN TODAY’S BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS BY 2030

With an anticipated annual labor market entry of about 11 Million youth for the next 10years, it is crucial for Nigeria and Africa to get introspective about preparing our future workforce at a time when Innovation Enterprise is predicting that automation will power 85 percent of customer service by 2020 and cut business costs by $8 Billion by 2022.

Are Africa’s Youth competitive across the Continent and globally? Are our High Schools and Tertiary Institutions using Instructional Material that are future compliant? With the breakneck speed at which emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Block chain etc. are invading Public and Private Systems, does the quality of education and skills African young people have access to make them ready for the future of work? If we must position Africa’s current and successor generations to compete for high-level jobs with competitive remunerations in the emerging global digital economy, what policies, efforts and actions do we need to make and take?

 

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF WORK MEAN FOR AFRICA’S YOUTH?

” Of the 600 million young people entering the labour market by 2030, one in three will be a young African. A rethink now on how to better prepare African youth to the Future of Work is thus essential if we are to strategically implement Agenda2063 of the African Union and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” – International Labour Organization.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Students in Tertiary institutions
  • Young Professionals
  • HR Practitioners/Experts
  • Youth Corpers
  • CEOs
  • Federal Ministers and State Commissioners of Education, Science and Tech
  • Policy Makers
  • Representatives of International Agencies
  • Team Leads/Managers across Industries
  • Techies & Venture Capitalists

SPEAKERS

Under The Patronage of The President of the Africa Development Bank

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was named as Forbes African Man of the Year for his reform of Nigerian agriculture.

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina

PRESIDENT, AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK

Opening Keynote Speaker

Google's Country Manager in West Africa

Juliet Ehimuan is a Nigerian technology expert and entrepreneur who currently serve as Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria. In August 2011, she was listed in Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa.

Juliet Ehimuan

Google’s Country Manager in West Africa

Closing Keynote Speaker

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II CON

Muhammadu Sanusi II is the 14th Emir of Kano, who was crowned on 8 June 2014. He was a banker and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Time magazine listed him on its list of the 100 most influential people of 2011.

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II CON

THE EMIR OF KANO

Guest Speakers


Omotayo Omodia

Country Manager, Canon

Omotayo Omodia

Country Manager, Canon

Ola Brown

Ola Brown is a British-Nigerian medical doctor and managing director of Flying Doctors Nigeria; a charity based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a member of both the American Academy of Aesthetic Surgeons and the British Medical Association. She was listed among Young Global leaders by World Economic Forum in 2013.

Ola Brown

Founder/CEO, Flying Doctors Nigeria & Director, Greentree Investments

Odun Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder at Piggybank and also the Chief Operating Officer at Sharp Hire Global Limited, the organization behind Push CV, Piggybank and a new product in the pipelines.

Odun Eweniyi

Co-Founder/COO, PiggyVest

Gbenga Omolokun

Gbenga Omolokun is an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of VFD Group Plc. He previously worked with KPMG Advisory Services as a manager in the Technology division where he oversaw numerous projects notably of which were the ERP implementations for a large manufacturing company across 11 locations and 9 countries.

Gbenga Omolokun

Executive Director/COO, VFD Group

Nze Meekam K. Mgbenwelu

Meekam K. Mgbenwelu is a Public Sector Policy & Information Communications Technology (ICT) Expert. He currently sits as on the Imo State Executive Council as the Honourable Commissioner for Technology Development.

Nze Meekam K. Mgbenwelu

Hon. Commissioner for Technology Development, Imo State Government

Dr. Olatunde Adekola

Olatunde Adekola is a Nigerian statistician and education specialist working in the Africa Region at the World Bank and based in the Nigeria.

Dr. Olatunde Adekola

Senior Education Specialist, The World Bank

Tobias Wolgarten

Team Lead, GIZ Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE)

Tobias Wolgarten

Team Lead, GIZ Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE)

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji, a Nigerian social entrepreneur and human development expert is the founder and chief executive officer of Rise Networks, a Nigeria-based private and public sector funded Youth Interest social enterprise focused on using tech innovation to create advocacy and learning opportunities for the inclusive growth of youths with the core objective of preparing them for leadership and social change.

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Founder, Rise Networks

Adetayo Bamiduro

Adetayo Bamiduro is the co-founder of MAX (Metro Africa Xpress), a Nigeria-based mobility platform that connects users to vetted professional motorcycle-taxi drivers via a mobile app.

Adetayo Bamiduro

Co-founder, Max.ng

Foluso Gbadamosi

Foluso Gbadamosi is the Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic Group, Co-Founder at 8191 Solutions and Serving with Love Foundation.

Foluso Gbadamosi

Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic Group

Emeka Okoye

Emeka Okoye, CEO/ Chief Architect, Cymantiks limited, Founder/Consultant, OpenDataNG  is a tech veteran focused on the semantic Web and data and he has over 15 years industry experience behind him.

Emeka Okoye

Semantic Architect/Knowledge Engineer
Cymantiks Nigeria Limited & Advisory Board Member, The Rise Labs

Nkemdilim Begho

Nkemdilim Begho is founder and Managing Director of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security.

Nkemdilim Begho

Founder/CEO, Futuresoft

Toyin Adeniji

Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director Micro Enterprises of the Bank of Industry has functioned as the Managing Director of Susu Microfinance Bank Limited, an institution licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide a broad range of financial services to micro entrepreneurs and unbanked market.

Toyin Adeniji

Executive Director, Micro Entreprises, Bank of Industry

Godman Akinlabi

Godman Akinlabi Founder/Lead Pastor of the Elevation Church started his pastoral ministry at Daystar Christian Centre, where he served in different capacities. On 10 October 2010, the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Church, Sam Adeyemi, commissioned The Elevation Church of which Godman has since been its lead pastor.

Godman Akinlabi

Founder/Lead Pastor, The Elevation Church

Joel Kachi-Benson

Joel Kachi-Benson, is the founder and Creative Director of JB Multimedia Studios, he is also the first Nigerian filmmaker to produce a Virtual Reality documentary film, a film that takes viewers on a virtual journey into one of the most densely populated IDP Camps in Nigeria, showing the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.

Joel Kachi-Benson

Founder/CEO, VR 360 Stories

Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment is a Nigerian lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), critic, columnist and human rights activist. He was appointed Minister of State for Niger Delta ministry and later Minister of State for Labor and Employment, the position he presently occupies.

Festus Keyamo

Honourable Minister of State for  Labour and Employment

Segun Adaju

Segun Adaju, CEO of BlueOcean Nigeria and a renewable energy Consultant/ Financial Advisor has provided expert services as a consultant on renewable energy to various organizations.

Segun Adaju

Chairman, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria

Yinka David-West

Yinka David-West, Fintech Advisor, Professor of Information Systems & Academic Director at Lagos Business School and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University is a digital financial services expert who consults regularly for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Yinka David-West

Fintech Advisor, Professor of Information Systems & Academic Director at Lagos Business School​ and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University

Hilda Kragha

Hilda Kragha is the Chief Executive Officer of Jobberman. She was previously as previously an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, advising blue chip clients on strategy, human capital, and organizational transformation projects.

Hilda Kragha

CEO, Jobberman

Chioma Nwachuku, PhD

Dr. Nwachuku is a multi-skilled professional with over 25 years extensive experience leading teams to deploy Corporate / Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Human Resource Management and Corporate Social Responsibility strategies to achieve business objectives.

Chioma Nwachuku, PhD

General Manager, External Affairs and Communications, Seplat Petroleum Plc.

Lola Esan

Lola is an Organisation Design specialist, whose professional background spans, media and advocacy, strategic human resources management and management consulting from different sectors in Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Nigeria.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Management from Queen Mary, University, London, a first degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan as the MCIPM, PRINCE2 and GPHR Certifications.

Lola Esan

Director, People Advisory Services -EY West Africa

Dele Arikawe

Manager, Information Management & Analytics, Chevron Nigeria Limited.

Dele Arikawe

Manager, Information Management & Analytics, Chevron Nigeria Limited.

Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa

Acting Director, Centre for Information Technology & Systems University of Lagos.

Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa

Acting Director, Centre for Information Technology & Systems University of Lagos.

Professor Kayode Alese

Professor of Information and Cyber Security, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Professor Kayode Alese

Professor of Information and Cyber Security, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Akinyinka Akintunde

Business Development Manager AFEX.

Akinyinka Akintunde

Business Development Manager AFEX.

Seyi Osiyemi

Urban Mobility Expert & Chief Operating Officer, Lagos Bus Limited.

Seyi Osiyemi

Urban Mobility Expert & Chief Operating Officer, Lagos Bus Limited.

Tricia Ikponmwonba

Founder, Business Lab Africa.

Tricia Ikponmwonba

Founder, Business Lab Africa.

Ayo Bankole-Akintujoye

Strategy Expert & Convener, Lagos SME Bootcamp.

Ayo Bankole-Akintujoye

Strategy Expert & Convener, Lagos SME Bootcamp.

Ifeanyi Odoh

Head Offer Marketing and Business Development, Schneider Electric.

Ifeanyi Odoh

Head Offer Marketing and Business Development, Schneider Electric.

Oluwatobi Williams

Ex-KPMG Data Analyst & Founder, Resagratia.

Oluwatobi Williams

Ex-KPMG Data Analyst & Founder, Resagratia.

Deji Balogun

Deji Balogun, (Developer Extraordinaire) is the Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Terragon Group. He is a self-taught programmer who has a rich wealth of product development experience and competence in various web and mobile technologies.

With over a decade of programming experience, he has worked on a myriad of projects and has led critical initiatives and development of proprietary platforms across various sides of the Terragon Group business.

Deji Balogun

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Terragon Group.

Akeem Lawal

Akeem Lawal – Member of the founding Interswitch management team in 2002. Lead the technology and operations for the company and was responsible for building, operating and managing the Interswitch Super Switch infrastructure. Currently Divisional CEO of one of the business divisions at Interswitch.

Akeem Lawal

Interswitch’s Divisional Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) for Transaction Processing & Enablement.

Priya Amarnani

Priya is a member of the founding team and the Business Development Head at Omnibiz. Prior to this, she was the head of Enterprise sales at Vconnect. Omnibiz is a SAAS platform simplifying growth for growing businesses in developing countries, Omnibiz helps businesses offer a great customer experience with increased team productivity and online presence. Vconnect is Nigeria’s largest search engine helping millions connect with the best professionals to get things done.

Priya Amarnani

Former Head of Enterprise at V-Connect & Co-Founder/Head of Business Development, Omnibiz Africa.

Lehle Bahde

Lehle Baldé holds a BA in communication from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a master’s degree in International Marketing Strategy from the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom. She is a senior associate in the department of strategy innovation and partnerships at West Africa’s most authoritative daily and content producer, Business Day Media

Lehle Bahde

Senior Associate, Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships, Business Day.

Timi Olagunju

Timi Olagunju is a professional in the intersection of policy, law, technology, and innovation. He is a researcher, lawyer, and policy expert with keen passion for leveraging technology and innovation to accelerate human advancement and prosperity within Africa and globally. He is a recipient of several awards for his distinction in open development and leadership, including an award from President Barack Obama and the Lead City University.

Timi Olagunju

Consultant (Law, Policy, Innovation), Groundswell Consulting.

Tope Ajao

Tope Ajao has over 10 years of quality work experience in Information Technology, Financial Services and Telecommunications sectors. A trained Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence, Project Manager, Business Analyst, E-Payments Manager, Strategist and Trainer with outstanding interpersonal, communication, presentation, negotiation and problem solving skills. Tope oversees at Bluechip Technologies Limited’s BI Program for its clients.

Tope Ajao

Director, Blue Chip Technologies.

Onyinye Ikenna- Emeka

General Manager, Enterprise Marketing & Head of SMEs, MTN Nigeria

Onyinye Ikenna- Emeka

General Manager, Enterprise Marketing & Head of SMEs, MTN Nigeria.

Dotun Kayode

Cool FM Anchor & Creative/Music Entrepreneur

Dotun Kayode

Cool FM Anchor & Creative/Music Entrepreneur.

Fisayo Fosudo

Award Winning Tech Video Producer & Visual Storyteller

Fisayo Fosudo

Award Winning Tech Video Producer & Visual Storyteller

Jide Benson

Compere/Event Host

Jide Benson

Compere/Event Host

Temi Popoola

Compere/Event Host

Temi Popoola

Compere/Event Host

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Create a system and talent pipeline that launches Young people into new careers in emerging fields of expertise through retooling, training and new education in alignment for the Jobs of the Future.
Organized and administered online Vocational Education Programs, either in traditional ‘course’ formats, or in self-directed, independent learning opportunities, supplemented by face-to-face, hands-on, practice Sessions especially for in-demand jobs and industries.
A dedicated policy driven, private sector led investment in the training, internships, apprenticeships and job placements of Young People from post high school to post tertiary education level.
Fully Immersive Campus Based Higher Education and Person-to-Person learning, as well as mentoring to build and deepen social and work readiness skills, capabilities and attributes.
The Revamping of our Education Systems by increasing the motivation and skills of Teachers and Instructors to teach Young people TO PERFORM rather than simply teach TO MEMORIZE.

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Premium Sponsors

Knowledge & Consulting Partner

Sponsors

Transportation Partners

Public Sector Partners

Media Partners

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