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Afrika is Rising Day

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Afrika is Rising! Time to take action, share our stories, take control of our own destiny so that we can design a thriving Afrika together!

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Rise with us and get inspired to action small seeds of change everywhere at the 2020 Open Design Afrika Virtual Festival where #smallisMASSIVE!

Join us for DAY 1 of #ODA2020 on 27 October at “Afrika is Rising Day”, where the power of creativity will be celebrated through our design champions, unsung heroes and changemakers. Let’s come together and unlock greater Afrikan potential and aspirations to design our thriving futures. Through a series of Afrikan stories and dialogues, workshops and virtual coffee networking sessions; we will bring these Afrikan Inspirators and creatives together with a global audience to experience Afrikan greatness. Through Creativity and appropriate Innovation, we can impact the life of one person, a hundred, a thousand and even a million.

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Open Design Afrika Virtual Festival is sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture; V&A Waterfront; TooMuchWifi and in associations with SMILE 90.4 FM

REGISTRATION

This day consist out of the following FOUR storytelling sessions, featuring great "inspirators" from Afrika and further abroad. Your registration for this day and the virtual link you will receive will allow you full-day access or to any of the individual sessions below. This link does not give you access to the individual virtual coffee sessions with speakers after their talk during the break. You have to book coffee session separately

PROGRAMME

2020 Inspirator Bios are available HERE

SESSION ONE: 9:00 am - 10:30 am (GMT+2)

Get inspired and learn from the following Inspirators as they share their unique stories with us during this special first session that will focus on creatives who find their inspiration from their own Afrikan cultures, traditions and rituals.

  • Ralitsa Debrah, Ghana: design educator and researcher
  • Samuel Quartey, Accra, Ghana: Founder of Animation Africa: "Animating our stories, our strategy"
  • Bubu Ogisi, Lagos, Nigeria: Creative Director, stylist and designer behind the label IAMISIGO

1ST BREAK: 10:30 am - 11:30 am (GMT+2)

  • Enjoy musical performances by Cape Town musicians - life stream from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

OR AT 10:45 am - 11:25 am (GMT+2): VIRTUAL COFFEE DURING THE BREAK WITH SPEAKERS AFTER THEIR TALK:

Book your exclusive virtual coffee session with any of the previous speakers for during the break: Limited seats - only 15 people per speaker. Book NOW and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

SESSION TWO: 11:20 am - 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

2020 Inspirator Bios are available HERE

Get inspired and learn from the following Inspirators as they share their unique stories with us during this special second session that will focus on Sustainability thats creating flourishing environments and adding significance and meaning to their communities.

  • Jamila Bargach, Morocco: Co-founder of Dar Si Hmad: "Biggest Fog Harvest project in the world"
  • Ralph Borland, SA: "African Robots & Spacecraft"
  • Musinguzi Mark Musiimenta, Uganda: Founder of Hya Bioplastics, Africa’s first biotechnology startup

2ND BREAK: 12:30 pm - 13:30 pm (GMT+2)

  • Enjoy musical performances by Cape Town musicians - life stream from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

OR AT 12:45 pm - 13:25 pm (GMT+2): VIRTUAL COFFEE DURING THE BREAK WITH SPEAKERS AFTER THEIR TALK:

Book your exclusive virtual coffee session with any of the previous speakers for during the break: Limited seats - only 15 people per speaker. Book NOW and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

SESSION THREE: 13:20 pm - 14:30 pm

2020 Inspirator Bios are available HERE

Get inspired and learn from the following Inspirators as they share their unique stories with us during this special third session that will focus on creatives and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to YOUTH development in Afrika especially with regards to future skills.

  • Dr Rael Futerman – SA: Co-founder of Cartedo: "COVID-19 Youth Innovation Challenge"
  • Sihle Tshabalala- SA: Co-founder of Quirky30: "Misfit Economies"
  • Benedicta Chukwuyem Apuamah, Asaba, Nigeria: "Fly Girl Period Kit (Green Menstruation)" Finalist of The Futures Project

3RD BREAK: 14:30 pm - 15:30 pm (GMT+2)

  • Enjoy musical performances by Cape Town musicians - life stream from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

OR AT 14:45 pm - 15:25 pm (GMT+2): VIRTUAL COFFEE DURING THE BREAK WITH SPEAKERS AFTER THEIR TALK:

Book your exclusive virtual coffee session with any of the previous speakers for during the break: Limited seats - only 15 people per speaker. Book NOW and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

SESSION FOUR: 15:20 pm - 16:30 pm (GMT+2)

2020 Inspirator Bios are available HERE

"Inspired by Afrika" - small is MASSIVE! In this special session we will focus on three Inspirators who will share how Afrika has inspired them. Rise with us! Get inspired and learn from the following Inspirators as they share their unique stories during this fourth and last session of the day.

  • Richard Hsu, Shangai, China: Co-founder of Pan Asia Network
  • Julie Taymor, NYC, USA: The director and designer of the global theatre success, THE LION KING
  • Gunter Pauli, Antwerpen, Belgium: author of "The Blue Economy"
  • Hicham Lahlou, Casablanca, Morocco: "How to leverage Design-led Innovation to develop thriving circular economies in Afrika"

4TH BREAK: 16:30 pm - 17:30 pm (GMT+2)

  • Enjoy musical performances by Cape Town musicians - life stream from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

OR AT 16:45 pm - 17:25 pm (GMT+2): VIRTUAL COFFEE DURING THE BREAK WITH SPEAKERS AFTER THEIR TALK:

Book your exclusive virtual coffee session with any of the previous speakers for during the break: Limited seats - only 15 people per speaker. Book NOW and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

17:30: MC conclude the day

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS: #ODA2020 #OpenDesignAfrika #smallisMASSIVE

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OPEN DESIGN AFRIKA

Open Design Afrika is determined to keep this platform free of charge and accessible to everyone. If possible, we would appreciate your support by making a donation to Open Design Afrika NPO. Your donation will enable our team of change-makers to continue our valuable work in democratising the sharing of knowledge, participation and skills development so that we can unlock and ignite greater Afrikan solutions and new aspirations to build thriving futures. Please use the provided QR code if you want to make a donation. The ODA Team thank you for your support.

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