Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Black Enterprise

Episode 4 — The Black Lives Matter movement #BLM, rekindled by the unfortunate death of many black people, most noteworthy the 8 minutes 46 seconds knee-on-neck strangulation of George Floyd has the entire world interrogating racism and colonial structures that have, and continue to, disenfranchise blacks and Africans across the globe.

This episode, “Black Enterprise” features two phenomenal minds in business enterprise: Zimbabwe-born Brian Mushongera who is business development for Code4Kids in South Africa and his outfit uses the lockdown during Covid-19 to create a digital meeting application: Room.sh, and Nike Anani Nigerian, UK-raised next-generation business coach, mentor, and co-founder of Africa Family Firms.


They both share authentically about the current situation for African businesses, they delve deeper in addresses social issues such as black lives matter, gender-based violence, the role of men from Brian’s perspective in South African; and in Nike’s instance, the legacy she is leaving with her young sons from Nigeria to the world.

This episode was particularly personal to me as I share my father’s legacy and how a social enterprise, Urithi Labs, is the best way I also know how to pass on skills, talents, and knowledge to the now-generation of young doers.


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Episode Links
Brian Mushongera’s LinkedIn
Code4Kids: www.getcode4kids.com | Room.sh: https://room.sh
Nike Anani’s website
Africa Family Firms: www.africanfamilyfirms.org
We are in this together.
Be safe, be well, be loved.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Happy Africa Day

Happy Africa Day

Conversations that Matter.

As we celebrate the strides towards a consolidated African economy community, and recognize the many strides made in the past;

Kwame Nkrumah’s speech at the OAU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia circa May 24th, 1963
I’m reminded of the power of ideas that lead to insightful conversations that push movements to become institution-bound and operationalized for the Africa we want.
Looking onward; I am excited to share The Pathfinders conversation I shall be having with H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo & Dr. Greg Mills on June 9th, 2020 where I shall be irreverent with much needed community-interventions exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pathfinders conversation I shall be having with H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo & Dr. Greg Mills on June 9th, 2020
The Pathfinders: Dr. Greg Mills, HE Obansanjo, Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor
To join in kindly click this link for more information. Fee waiver for SMEs & students!
Heavy Chef and Fred also invited me for a deep-dive conversation ahead of the event, to get a flavor of my thoughts and submissions on what our what-next looks like click play:

Heavy Chef: African Culture Is Key To Unlocking Innovation” Podcast Host Emmanuel Gamor
A bit of what I shall be sharing is a culmination of conversations that I have been privileged to have with amazing African professionals in the fields of entrepreneurship, tech, healthcare and most recently education on the Unpacking Africa podcast.
Learning Journeys — this episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates www.4irAfrica.co
Unpacking Africa: Learning Journeys
Guests on the Learning Journeys episode: Fauzia Issaka a development professional, Zinhle Mkhabela an M&E professional as well as Kwabena Boateng, host of the HBCU African American Homecoming.

Thanks so much to the community members who have subscribed and left a 5 star review (for international discovery of the podcast) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and Anchor. To those who haven’t yet — kindly support my efforts. It takes less than a minute.
Ameyaw Debrah | George Britton | Oral Ofori had kind words to share about the pod here, here and here.

“The forces that unite us are intrinsic and greater than the superimposed influences that keep us apart.” — Kwame Nkrumah

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Learning Journeys

In adjusting to this “new normal” I have found it comforting to hear from peers also navigating through these hours-days-weeks-all-meshed-in-one virus prevention routines. With a myriad of different government regulations on lockdown and economic recovery, it is equally important to ask what is happening in our education ecosystems affecting the millions of us in continuous learning and teaching programs with a global impact on the lives of millions of children across the world…



Learning Journeys: this episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates: Zinhle Mkhabela, a Measurement and Evaluation practitioner in South Africa, Kwabena Boateng, a collaborator on Pan-African education ecosystems in the United States and Fauzia Issaka, an International Development consultant & doctoral student in the United Kingdom.

🎙Unpacking Africa podcast is available on Apple Podcasts Spotify & Google Podcasts

We get to hear their prospectives on the challenges the pandemic has presented in their own academic lives — as well their students; pain-points in digital access on educational systems; and the opportunities in future-casting post-Covid educational journeys that highlight solutions among likely allies. With cross-collaborative programs with universities on the African continent and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States of America as a primary example. While you listen to this edition, you might as well grab a cup, lean back and lean-in to their intriguing insights.

www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Podcast: 'Rona virus & Me

2020 started with national lockdowns from AsiaEuropeAmericas to the African continent in response to the pandemic caused by the CoronaVirus or Covid-19, with global health structures struggling to cope and the disruption of transportation and hospitality industries while plummeting economies across the world into recession. 
How are you reacting to the virus in your community? Are there any learnings and lessons that may be scaled to other parts of the world? In which ways can we individually and collectively do better?

Podcast host E.A. Gamor explores health, education and logistics ecosystems that are fraying in the light of the pandemic with six suggested ways-to-improve after the virus is cured and its global effects managed; he speaks with young citizens from Bahrain, United States, Chile, Nigeria, Jamaica, Botswana, South Africa and Ethiopia and caps the episode off with remote work best practices - what teams and organization members can do - during the outbreak that has over a quarter of the world's entire population "social distancing" and being mandated to stay at home.

Episode contributors: Esraa Sabah (Manama, Bahrain 🇧🇭), John M. Montgomery II (Jersey City, USA 🇺🇸) Alejandra Salazar 🇵🇪 (Santiago, Chile), Ugo Chukwujiaka (Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬), Stephanie Hazle (Kingston, Jamaica 🇯🇲), Leonardo Nunes (Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱), Tsholo Angel Kopi (Gaborone, Botswana 🇧🇼), Aslam Levy (CapeTown, South Africa 🇿🇦), Kal Kassa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🇪🇹), Kim Ofori (Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱). 👏🏾 #MosquitoClaps
Kindly send us comments on the show, happy to hear from you. Please click “subscribe” on SpotifyAnchor & RadioPublic for subsequent episodes.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Remote Work during Covid-19 #CoronaVirus

FREE remote work consultation for your team, kindly fill out the form so we understand your needs and assist you during this time here.
World Economic Forum HQ, Geneva Switzerland, 2019 - Emmanuel A. Gamor

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More info:
WHAT: Thanks to the advent of Covid-19 or Coronavirus, numerous governments and organizations have mandated a new playbook in our lives which will require us to work remotely.
All businesses, including SME's, NGO's and functional groups need to communicate seamlessly with team members who will not physically see each other for weeks to months. Starting off with many FREE platforms that require sign-up and on-boarding we aim to get you and your team going immediately to mitigate productivity lapses during this time. #Covid19 #Coronavirus
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WHO: I am digital professional and social entrepreneur that has worked remotely and collaboratively with local, regional, multi-national partners across the global for over a decade. From collaborative platforms for sharing, work-stream flow and execution strategy even for non-profits and social enterprises. #RemoteWork #Digital #Online LinkedIn(projects listings), here.
Ghana Tech Summit 2019, Accra - Emmanuel Gamor
WHY: Honestly I don't know how to not be pro-active and jump in in any way to pitch-in to challenges and community challenges with my resources, in-kind contribution and lately with skills I have honed and mastered.
In as much as I have engaged, lectured and participated in many face-to-face courses and events, I have also curated online Digital Expertise and learning modules with the University of Stellenbosch Exec-Ed (more soon) and also engage with most of you, you guessed it online! When you read this, you may kindly share the Google Form link
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JOIN: Others with skills who are willing and able to share to the folks who request assistance, kindly email eagamor@4irAfrica.co let's get it.
49th Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters,  Switzerland WEF 2019 - Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor
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