Rwanda to Host Africa Future of Work and Entrepreneurship Summit

On 17 November 2022 at 03:47

Taking place in Kigali on the 26th of November is the inaugural edition of the Africa Future of Work and Entrepreneurship Summit at the Kigali Convention Centre. This event will bring together hundreds of Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Government Representatives, and other Ecosystem Stakeholders from within and outside Rwanda. Organized by Learnible Global, a Learning Innovation Company based in Rwanda, the event is themed “Accelerating the Rise of the Entrepreneurial Workforce.”

According to Demilade Oluwasina, the founder of Learnible Global and host of the summit, this summit is designed to showcase entrepreneurial opportunities existing in the evolving future of work and connect young people and professionals to leverage these opportunities. Additionally, the summit further strengthens innovation exchange and collaboration among stakeholders for more significant value creation and economic thriving of African societies.

Learnible Global is a Learning Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Company based in Kigali, Rwanda, serving clients and impacting professionals across Africa and the globe. Learnible Global has worked with various notable organizations in Rwanda and beyond to develop innovative learning programs for academia and the workplace. The company also hosts the Learning Excellence and Innovation Conference.

Through its Planbpreneur Project, Learnible Global has had a significant impact on several young Africans and connected them to new entrepreneurial opportunities, including freelancing, consulting, portfolio careers, monetizing knowledge, and more entrepreneurial pathways that leverage digital, remote, and distributed work.

One of the programs includes the Digital Skills Employability Accelerator program, which has helped many young Rwandans get jobs. Through the Planbpreneur brand and innovation academy, aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals who desire to create new income and drive impact to undergo mentoring workshops and sessions to help them achieve those goals.

At the Africa Future of Work and Entrepreneurship Summit, Learnible Global is not only creating a platform to connect entrepreneurial opportunities to young people and professionals but also further expanding the work done with the Planbpreneur Brand. During the event, The Planbpreneur book and Planbpreneur platform will be launched as tools to help individuals become entrepreneurial professionals and learn ways to create income and impact in the future of work. More importantly, the event will reinforce the significance of entrepreneurial thinking and action, as well as emphasize intrapreneurship within organizations to generate value in the economy and create resilient organizations that can innovate and thrive in our perpetually changing world.

The summit will feature panel sessions, masterclasses/workshops, business exhibitions, showcases, networking, and more. Some of the areas of focus include: developing skills to thrive in the future of work, creativity, and innovation, building digital businesses and startups, leveraging Africa, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the future of work, building professional brands, and much more.

Speakers at the event include Rica Rwigamba, Country Head of the Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda as Keynote Speaker; Alex Ntale, Chairman of the Rwanda ICT Chamber; Gbemi Disu, Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Africa; Malik Shaffy, Country Manager, African management Institute; Dr. Gaidi Faraj, Pan-African Solutionist and Fmr Head of College at the African Leadership University; Demilade Oluwasina, the Founder of Learnible Global, among others to be announced. Additional speakers include Elvis Melia from MeliaCRED and a Consultant to GIZ; Amanda Akaliza, Founder of Humeka Organization and 1st Runner up, Miss Rwanda, who will moderate the event.

Partners include Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre, IGIHE, Waka Global, and more to be announced.

The main event will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre on Saturday, 26th November 2022, at 11:30 am. You can participate in the event through affordable ticket packages. The standard ticket costs RWF10,000, and the VIP ticket costs RWF50,000 for early-bird registration. Both tickets hold several benefits.