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Open Design Afrika calls on Afrikans and the world to action small seeds of change everywhere! It is time to rise in solidarity!

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#smallisMASSIVE!

Open Design Afrika calls on Afrikans and the world to action small seeds of change everywhere. Today we have to write the most important design brief in the history of humanity; it is time to rise in solidarity with our global neighbours and Inspirators for action!

Join us for DAY 2 of #ODA2020 on 28 October at “Global Inspiration Day”, as we Livestream from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Let’s celebrate the power of creativity and humanity through our global design champions, unsung heroes and changemakers; as we share stories, learn together and get inspired to unlock greater potential and aspirations for a thriving future!

Through a series of global dialogues, followed by virtual coffee sessions; we will bring exciting Inspirators together with our global audience so that you can get inspired by their personal stories that touch the lives of a few, a community, city, country, continent or globally.

SPONSORS

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 livestream 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)

"Through building trust we can accelerate actions that matter - there are causal connections between trust and better outcomes at individual, organisational and country levels, which informs appropriate strategies, greater impact and creating thriving futures" - Dominic Wilhelm, founder of trustXVII

  • Dominic Wilhelm, Cape Town, SA: trustXVII
  • Louis Prevost, Cape Town, SA: Oribi Village
  • Adrian Jankowiak, Nairobi, Kenya: Founder of Nairobi Design Week
  • Karidas Tshintsholo, SA: Co-founder of Khula Farmers app

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

A focus on “The Futures Project” (TFP): The Futures Project, an international not-for-profit organisation, aims to change the global dialogue about innovation and the future. Building on the UN Agenda 2030, The Futures Project (TFP) brings people together across borders and sectors to create shared visions for the future and facilitates the action and innovation that bring these visions to life.

In spring 2020, The Futures Project launched a global, open Call to Action for Innovators for the Future. The Call seeks innovation projects and initiatives that are making positive and substantial impacts on communities and their futures by addressing the urgency of the moment and staying committed to the future.

This session will feature some of the most inspiring Innovators for the Future and their change projects and future visions.

  • Julia Stamm, Berlin, Germany: The Founder & CEO of the The Futures Project will be in dialogue with some of her Innovators for the Future semi-finalists.
  • Venuste Kubwimana, Nairobi, Kenya: Rwandan youth activist and social entrepreneur
  • Wainright Acquoi, Liberia: social entrepreneur reimagining the future of secondary education in Liberia​
  • Benedicta Chukwuyem Apuamah, Asaba, Nigeria: Founder of Girls for Development Goals Foundation
  • Wynand Espach, Tzaneen, South Africa: Chief Operating Officer of Agricolleges International
  • David Idunnuoluwa, Lagos, Nigeria: E-Mobility specialist at MAX - empower millions of people at the bottom of the pyramid

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 THE FUTURES PROJECT AFTER THEIR TALK:

Book your exclusive virtual coffee sessions with The Futures Project for during the break: Limited seats - only 15 people. Book NOW and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

SESSION THREE: 13:20 pm - 14:30 pm (GMT+2)

2020 Inspirator Bios are available HERE

“WETOPIA, making cities together”: In WETOPIA we all acknowledge that we can only make a city together. In Wetopia we actively stimulate more cooperation and develop, research and demonstrate new alliances between citizens, politicians, civil servants, city makers, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, scientists etc. Because all change makers are policy makers.

WETOPIA, Making Cities Together is a global living lab of communities of practice in which we work locally in the field to connect people and projects, to explore more holistic solutions and possibilities, to learn, to understand, to work on new forms of democracy by co-creating and working together and doing so, expanding the Wetopia way of working globally.

In this session, the driving force of WETOPIA, Joke Quintens will introduce the Wetopia work and invites Wetopians Siyasamkela Kilani and Ellen Fischat to share their take-aways from the local Wetopia Learning Program for Policy Makers in Cape Town.

Then she will invite two great change making Wetopia examples to the session, who are working with the most deprived communities in Brazil and in Kenya: Pimp my Carroça and Cataki in Sao Paulo, Brasil by Mundano, an activist and artist and Living Lab Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya by Dr Amollo Ambole, a scientist. Kevin Kimwelle, Wetopia partner and community architect based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa will make the closing remarks.

  • Joke Quintens, Marseille, France: Founder of WETOPIA, making cities together
  • Ellen Fischat, Cape Town, SA: Founder of Story Room
  • Siyasalkela Kilani, Cape Town, SA: Founder of Langa Township Mountaineers NGO
  • Dr Amollo Ambole, Nairobi, Kenya: Living Lab Nairobi
  • Mundano, São Paulo, Brazil: Founder of Pimp My Carroça and Cataki
  • Kevin Kimwelle, Port Elizabeth, SA: Community Architect & Sustainability Researcher

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 sessions with any of the above 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

Asia come together with Africa, come together with the World to celebrate life

  • Richard Hsu, Shanghai, China: Co-founder of Pan-Asia Network
  • Saamdu Chetri, Bhutan, India: "Gross National Happiness paradigm beyond GNP"
  • Sirikul NUI Laukaikul, Bangkok, Thailand: "Moderation" and Balancing Growth
  • Biman Najika Liyanage, Beijing, China: "How to build products with conscious engineering framework"
  • Sun Li-Tsuei, Taipei, Taiwan: Founder of Shang Orientheatre - "the culture of Chi"
  • Xinlin Song, Shanghai, China: "diversity in culture but unity in nature"
  • Joe Sidek, Malaysia: Chairman | Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP)

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 sessions with above 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(GMT+2)

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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