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Africa: An Ecosystem of Changemakers
African ecosystems are constantly experiencing a myriad of positive disruptions and, now, perhaps more than ever before, sustained quantum leaps require managing transformations to ensure effectiveness. As the rest of the world looks forward to re-emerging economically, socially, financially and politically from the inevitable changes and challenges arising from the global pandemic, the innovative deployment and adoption of sound project management principles for initiating and driving project delivery is crucial to the resilience and transformation of ecosystems on the continent.
The effectiveness of changemakers and stakeholders in tackling the challenges of food insecurity, education, portable water, maternal mortality, sustainable housing, insecurity, and social and economic inequality hinges on adoption of data-driven decision-making, artificial intelligence and machine learning in private and public sectors to leverage the advantages and accelerate the growth and competitiveness of the several actors and key players in Africa’s ecosystems.
As Africa’s future growth continues to attract investment in Africa, industrial and social transformations driven by changemakers must be effectively initiated and managed to maximize their social impact and drive real economic recovery. Africa has an exciting opportunity to exploit the vibrancy of its relatively young population to create a critical group of change agents that are equipped to exploit information technology and take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution by launching and adopting projects that apply data analytics to create an ecosystem of rapid economic recovery. Leveraging information technology, agriculture, and entrepreneurship, will enhance Africa’s pace of growth, by continually initiating and driving solutions that taps into its youthful population, enhances youth employment, protects the middle class, minimizes economic exclusion and has significant and sustained social impact.
The 2021 Virtual Africa Conference hopes to attract small-scale and large-scale project case studies from entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and key players in private and public sectors who have initiated and/or exploited planned/unplanned disruptions to optimise expected outcomes. By showcasing the deployment of effective project management principles for driving policy changes, eliminating waste, reducing cost, maximising quality, and optimizing speed and quality of project delivery and execution, the conference intends to inspire conversations, interactions and engagements in African ecosystems and showcase the business value of successful deployment of project management in building strong institutions in government, minimising bureaucracy, fighting corruption, reducing poverty, enhancing social inclusion and overall economic recovery on the continent.