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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Africa Talks Jobs - Update & Evaluation Survey / Pour des nouvelles et questionaire d'évaluation

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Dear attendees of Africa Talks Jobs 2017,

In the name of the organizing team we would like to wish you a happy new year and the best of luck for all your endeavours in 2018!

We would also like to use this opportunity to give you an update on the outcomes of the Africa-EU Summit which took place in Abidjan from 29 to 30 November 2017 under the theme “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Future”.
Within the joint priority area “Investing in people – education, science, technology and skills development” nine resolution points were launched. These mirror many of the themes brought up in the policy recommendations produced by ATJ. The resolution text emphasized the necessity to foster universal quality education at all levels and the necessity to link education and skills stronger to employment. It further declared support for mutual recognition and partnerships between institutions, as well as mobility of students and researchers. It was agreed to develop innovative actions in the fields of Science, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, work-based learning and youth formal learning by partnering with the private sector. Finally, culture has been stressed as an important tool and engine for social and economic development.
To sum up, we are happy that many of the themes that you brought into ATJ found their way into the summit discussions.
For more information on the 5th Africa-EU Summit please klick here:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-summit/2017/11/29-30/

Finally, we would like to hear your feedback on the experience you had at Africa Talks Jobs 2017 and to ask for your input on the further development of the platform. If you haven't already done so at the conference, please take 5-10min to fill out our evaluation survey until 25th January 2018:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17N_CRo8-ZvyBkhPc4BYqtoJL9e6d0sXRXUoN2zeZpwY/edit

Thank you very much!

With kind regards,

Your Africa Talks Jobs Organizing Team.


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Chers participants d'Africa Talks Jobs 2017 ;

Au nom de toute l’équipe organisatrice, on aimerais vous souhaiter un excellente année, et beaucoup de réussite dans vos projets.

On voudrait aussi profiter de cette opportunité pour vous donner des nouvelles à propos des résultats du Sommet Afrique - UE qui s'est tenu à Abidjan du 29 au 30 novembre 2017 sur le thème «Investir dans la jeunesse pour un avenir durable».

Dans le domaine prioritaire commun «Investir dans les ressources humaines - éducation, science, technologie et développement des compétences», neuf points de résolution ont été lancés. Ceux-ci reflètent un grand nombre des thèmes abordés dans les recommandations politiques produites par ATJ. Le texte de la résolution soulignait la nécessité de promouvoir une éducation universelle de qualité à tous les niveaux et la nécessité de relier l'éducation et les compétences à l'emploi. Ce qui a aussi donné son soutien à la reconnaissance mutuelle et aux partenariats entre les institutions, ainsi qu'à la mobilité des étudiants et des chercheurs. Il a été convenu de développer des actions innovantes dans les domaines de la science, de l'éducation et de la formation techniques et professionnelles, de l'apprentissage par le travail et de l'apprentissage formel des jeunes en établissant des partenariats avec le secteur privé. Mais aussi, la culture a été soulignée comme un outil et un moteur important pour le développement social et économique.
Pour résumer, nous sommes heureux que de nombreux thèmes que vous avez abordés durant ATJ aient trouvé leur place dans les discussions au sommet.

Pour plus d'informations sur le 5ème Sommet Afrique-UE, visitez le site web suivant:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/fr/meetings/international-summit/2017/11/29-30/

Enfin, nous aimerions avoir votre avis sur l'expérience que vous avez eu à Africa Talks Jobs 2017 et vous demander de nous faire part de vos commentaires sur le développement futur de la plate-forme. Si vous ne l'avez pas déjà fait lors de la conférence, nous vous prions de prendre 5-10min pour répondre à notre questionnaire d'évaluation jusqu’au 25 Janvier 2018:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gt782QHAhRSd2NBFjHipoQFHM-Fvy2pc7gz9YnZmZSc/edit

Veuillez agréer nos plus sincères salutations,

L’équipe d’organisation d'Africa Talks Jobs



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

AUSC President and Founder's Office in Kigali-Rwanda shares Two Easy Ways to Register for African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018 January 26-27, 2018 | Computer History Museum | Mountain View, CA. Kigali December 18th, 2017.


Two Easy Ways to Register for African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018

January 26-27, 2018 | Computer History Museum | Mountain View, CA

"For the last three years, African Diaspora Network (ADN) has been working hard to bring Africans and friends of Africa together to strengthen past relationships and forge news ones via this signature gathering. Our platform seeks to inspire our global community to come together as one and make a positive impact in Africa. Join me at ADIS2018."
Chris Folayan, Chairman, African Diaspora Network; Founder, MallforAfrica

Dialogue with Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Investors

Join us for a Dialogue with Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Investors
What does it take to become a successful and impactful entrepreneur? This panel provides a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of pursuing the path of entrepreneurship, exploring challenges, opportunities, and insights along the way. Drawing on human capital investment as a means of optimizing human talent and resources, what kind of ecosystem is necessary for a thriving system that will allow global entrepreneurs and investors to thrive?

Visit the official ADIS2018 website to view our complete session offerings.
Meet Our Speakers: Entrepreneurship | Technology | Investment | & More
Zekarias Amslau
Founder, MD; IBEX Frontier/Financial Consultant, Investment Advisor - Gebeya Inc.
Amadou Daffe
CEO and Co-Founder of Gebeya Inc. Ethiopia, Kenya, Silicon Valley, UK
Mussie Haile
Founder of Moya Technologies, Inc.
Wawira Njiru
Founder and Executive Director, Food for Education
Moderated by
Radhika Shah
Investor & Co-President, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs
Featured Organizations
Zekarias Amslau  has been at the forefront of providing exposure of the emerging Tech sector in Ethiopia starting from coining the term ‘Sheba Valley’ for Ethiopia’s tech space and representing and speaking on behalf of flourishing Tech-start-ups’ in Ethiopia at various platforms and research papers. Zekarias started his career in the private Banking sector in Ethiopia followed by a regional Finance Treasury role at Shell Oil East Africa Hub.

Amadou has two passions in life: Africa and software engineering. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc. in Management Information System from the USA. Over the last five years he has travelled across Africa searching for top software engineers and in the process, acquired a lot of knowledge on the IT landscape in Africa and the opportunities it presents. 
Zekarias Amslau
Founder, MD; IBEX Frontier/Financial Consultant, Investment Advisor - Gebeya Inc.
Amadou Daffe
CEO and Co-Founder of Gebeya Inc. Ethiopia, Kenya, Silicon Valley, UK
“In 2016 my team participated in the first annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium. That is where we met my current co-founder, who became the first investor of what is Gebeya today. We are very proud to be associated with African Diaspora Network and we look forward to continuing our partnership and support for ADN.

African Diaspora Network has been helpful in connecting Gebeya to a network of African diaspora keen to promote sustainable development in Africa. Through this connection, we can now work with the African diaspora in shaping a robust African IT Ecosystem.” Amadou Daffe, CEO & Co-Founder, Gebeya

Diaspora Tech Awards - Call for Nominations
Nominate a Founder for the Inaugural 2018 African Diaspora Tech Awards
As the Startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley slowly grows in diversity and Africa seeks its own original unicorns, we are eager to celebrate and elevate our current pioneers,and increase the stakes for true afropreneurship within Silicon Valley and all the way to the continent.

At the 2018 edition of the African Diaspora Investment Symposium, the African Technology Foundation and the African Diaspora Network will co-present the inaugural African Diaspora Tech Awards in Silicon Valley to recognize our own technology pioneers, and amplify the ventures of young upcoming entrepreneurs.

We are calling for nominations of male and female African Founders within the diasporaover the next three weeks. Self nominations are also welcome.

Nomination Criteria

Group I - Afropioneers
Qualifying businesses will:
1. Have growing revenue or a significantly growing customer base.
2. Have at least one founder in the African Diasporan community, and be either locally based, or willing and able to travel to ADIS for the event.

Group II - Afrinnovators
Qualifying businesses will:
1. Have a fully functional and demonstrable MVP and achieved product market fit.
2. Have at least one founder in the African Diasporan community, and be either locally based, or willing and able to travel to ADIS for the event.

Target Sectors
1. Frugal Technologies.
2. Application Software.
3. Inclusion and Impact (E.g. Energy, Fintech, Education, Health)
4. Services (E.g. Commerce, Transportation, Agriculture)
5. Enterprise Solutions.

To nominate a Founder within your network, or to nominate yourself, please fill out this nomination form before the deadline of December 22nd, 2017. All nominees will be invited to the Award ceremony to be held as part of the 2018 edition of the African Diaspora Investment Symposium.

The Competition seeks to celebrate African entrepreneurs in the Diaspora. The judges will evaluate each nomination within the two groups, and contact each nominee with further questions on their qualification criteria. All the participating startups will be reviewed within a standard selection framework.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating African ingenuity in the diaspora!


Partner Announcements
Healliance Application Deadline - Dec. 30

Do you know young African innovators who could benefit from our Grants, Scholarships and MentorsNominate them today to help magnify their impact.
Benefits include:
Mark Zuckerberg invests in Harambean Company
8 years ago, 19 year old student Iyinoluwa Aboyeji joined our Alliance and found friends, partners and investors in Harambe to help him nurture his ideas. Today his ambitions have blossomed into Andela, which recently attracted another $40 million round of investment by Harambean VC, CRE Ventures, and a visit from Mark Zuckerberg. Mr Aboyeji then went on to co-found Flutterwave, which in just over a year since its launch, has been responsible for processing over $1.5 billion dollars across 10 million transactions across Africa.

To support a young African like Mr Aboyeji in your network to benefit from our ecosystem, please nominate them today.

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Wishing you all the best .

IRAGUHA BANDORA Yves
President and Founder
African Union Students' Council (AUSC)"For The Better Africa We Deserve"
Kigali-Rwanda.

 

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