ABOUT ECONOMIC RE-ENGINEERING 2021
Yearly, The Tribe Africa organizes the Economic Re-engineering Conference which brings to Abuja, the best minds in the fields of career, leadership development, business consulting, manufacturing, entrepreneurship and technology in Nigeria as speakers to share their experiences.
The 2021 Economic Re-engineering conference seeks to provide a knowledge exchange and transfer experiences that will empower youths to explore innovative ideas for tackling socioeconomic challenges and growing relevant strong digital economy communities. It will inspire cross fertilization of ideas in different sectors while guiding participants to take advantage of these opportunities.
AUDIENCE AND EVENT FORMATS
Studies have shown we remember little of what we hear at conferences. People forget, and they forget fast. This is largely due to the learning formats used. The more interactive, collaborative and needs-focused the sessions are, the better you remember and use the knowledge. To maximize learning outcomes, Business Re-engineering will experiment with a variety of new formats. These include:
60% of participants will be Small and Medium Enterprise entrepreneurs within the age of 18- 40.
The objective is to provide a knowledge exchange and transfer experiences that will empower youths to explore innovative ideas for tackling socioeconomic challenges and growing relevant strong digital economy communities. It will inspire cross fertilization of ideas in different sectors while guiding participants to take advantage of these opportunities.
35% of our target audience will be jobseekers, matching job seekers with employers. It will also provide a platform to discuss and exchange on skills match and employment promotion as a vehicle for economic growth in Nigeria.
The Job fair aims at the following specific objectives:
Our speakers are selected from the best minds in the fields of career, leadership development, business consulting, manufacturing, entrepreneurship and technology in Nigeria as speakers to share their experiences.
Prof. Kingsley Moghalu
Kingsley Moghalu is a global leader who has made contributions to the stability, progress and wealth of nations, societies and individuals across such domains as academia, economic policy, banking and finance, entrepreneurship, law, and diplomacy. As Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009-2014 he led the execution of extensive reforms in the Nigerian banking system after the global financial crisis. He was a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee that brought inflation down into single digits. As Professor of International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA he has taught, trained and inspired graduate students from more than 40 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, men and women who will go on to leadership roles in their countries in careers from business to government service, from non-profits to military intelligence. Kingsley served as the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Nigerian-Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Center. He was also a Member of the Boards of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, and the global Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). He is the Founder & CEO of Sogato Strategies LLC, a global strategy, risk and macroeconomic advisory firm that has helped multinational corporations, global banks, private equity and asset management corporations make successful investments in emerging market countries. Kingsley previously worked for the United Nations for 17 years, leading successful work in national reconciliation and nation-building in fractured societies, risk management and management reform in the UN, and raising billions of dollars for social investments in developing countries by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Geneva. A visionary thinker and thought leader, he is the author of several books, an international keynote speaker at industry conferences, and a frequent commentator in the global media including CNN, BBC World TV, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times. A philanthropist, Kingsley founded the Isaac Moghalu Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support for literacy, educational institutions, and access to education for underprivileged children in rural communities in Nigeria. Kingsley was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D., M.Phil.), The Fletcher School at Tufts University (M.A.), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (LL.B.), and the Institute of Risk Management in London, UK. He has completed executive leadership programs in economic transformation, macroeconomic management, global leadership, corporate governance, and strategy at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Chicago Booth School of Business, and the International Monetary Fund Institute.
Anne Ekwueme CEO of Zibah women initiative
Anne Ekwueme is a Fashion Entrepreneur, the CEO of Zibahbyannekwueme. Anne holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business management, an alumni of the entrepreneurial development center,(Goldman Sachs)Lagos. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, Nigeria with specialization in societal leadership. Anne is passionate about the next development of generation; therefore she founded a forum called PURITY ROCKS which educates teenagers to become blameless, harmless and faultless children of God in a crooked and perverse generation. She is the host and founder of a YouTube program called ” BECOMING WITH ANNE” Anne is married to Uchenna Ekwueme and are blessed with 4 children
Grace Ihejiamaizu-University Lecturer| Founder Opportunity Desk
Grace is a Social Entrepreneur, Educator and Mandela Washington Fellow working to promote quality education and empower the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. She is a University Lecturer as well as the founder of iKapture Networks, a center for youth development that provides afterschool education and services to students and out-of-school youth in Nigeria using creative learning methods and ICT. Since inception, iKapture has reached over 3000 young people. She is also the founder of OpportunityDesk.org, the largest online platform that shares relevant opportunities for youth across the world. Grace is committed to shaping a world where young people have unlimited access to quality education and opportunities. She volunteers her time to mentor young people especially women. In 2015, she coached a team of young girls to develop a mobile app to solve a problem in their community. The group, Team Charis, represented Africa at the Technovation World Pitch in San Francisco where they emerged global winners. Grace has since become a Technovation Master Educator fellow to get more girls into technology. Her passion and dedication to the development of youth has won her several awards including being named one of Google's 12 brightest Young Minds in 2011 and a Global Changemaker in 2012. She was one of the Honorees for the 2013 Future Awards Africa Young Person of the Year Prize and in 2016, became a Mandela Washington Fellow of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Grace has spoken and facilitated sessions at international conferences including the 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the 2015 UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris and 2016 OpenCon in Washington DC. She is studying for a Masters in Sociology, and holds Certificates in Civic Leadership from Kansas State University and Social Entrepreneurship from University of Connecticut, USA.
Timipre Wolo- Founder TFN Energy Nigeria
Timipre Wolo is the CEO of TFN Energy Limited and the Founder of the Centre for Gender Equality, Education and Empowerment (CGEEE), an NGO which she set up in response to the high level of illiteracy and poverty amongst women and girls in rural areas across Africa. Growing up in the oil rich but highly impoverished Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Wolo developed an early interest in finding lasting solutions to the development issues in the region. The loss of her mother at the age of 12 did not stop her from pursuing her educational dreams. A lawyer by training, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Masters’ Degree (LL.M.) in Oil & Gas Law, from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. Timipre began her career in private legal practice, whilst also running the Greener Nigeria Initiative, an NGO focused on the environment which she co-founded. In 2010, she joined the Legal Department of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigeria’s foremost government agency responsible for capacity development in the country’s oil and gas industry and was subsequently appointed Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary. In September 2011, she was assigned the responsibility of driving the PTDF Post Amnesty capacity-building initiative, as pioneer Head of the Industry Collaboration Unit (ICU) of the Fund, thus becoming the youngest member of the PTDF Management. These initiatives led to the award of full foreign undergraduate scholarships to young men and women from less privileged backgrounds from the Niger Delta and across Nigeria, to study at various universities across the globe. Timipre also spearheaded the first ever helicopter pilot training programme for the petroleum industry in Nigeria with the training of indigenous youths as internationally certified commercial helicopter pilots to take over opportunities hitherto dominated by Expatriates. Following the successful completion of their training, Timipre played a key role in initiating a job-creation partnership between the fund and the private sector leading to the employment of the young budding pilots in the industry, upon completion of their type-rating/hour-building internship. A Finalist in the Professional Achievement category of the prestigious British Council Alumni Awards 2017, Timipre is listed as one of 90 personalities who inspire Nigeria by an international communications agency, Those Who Inspire. Her service to humanity and leadership excellence has been recognized by the international and local guild. She has received numerous accolades including a “Letter of Recognition” by the Commonwealth Youth Council; the “African Woman of Worth” 2015 Award, by the African Women in Leadership Organization; as well as the Role Model for the Female Child 2016.Wolo, who represented Nigeria at the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2005, 2006 and 2008 respectively, has a passion for developing young people and now dedicates her time to speaking at conferences and mentoring young women and girls, through the CGEEE and One Hour With The King, a non-denominational Christian Fellowship which she founded in 2013.Timipre enjoys traveling and working with vulnerable children in orphanages and refugee camps. She believes that education is a vital tool for sustainable development and that; anything is achievable irrespective of your station at birth. A firm believer in women supporting women, Timipre believes that there is really nothing as encouraging and inspiring as receiving support from fellow women. She says she would probably not be the woman she is today without the support of other women in her family, career or personal life.
Mrs. Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi
Mrs. Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi is a Voice, Media entrepreneur and an event-profiled global Enterprise Communicator. She is the Executive Director of DOXA GROUP- (Doxa Digital Nig., Doxa Conference Management Bureau, Doxa Prints & DBL/DOXA CEO Brand); a complete corporate entity that is tested and proven in the market place providing total event design, management and sequencing, for prestigious occasions and ceremonials of various government, social, diplomatic and corporate reference; both National and International. She is an ordained Deaconess and the wife of Pastor Tunde Benjamins-Laniyi of the THRONEROOM RCCG Abuja that meets at Transcorp Hilton. DOXA is a corporate brand synonymous with prestigious international and national ceremonial events with diversified enterprise in printing, media, conference hall design, configuration and installations of technical and innovative enterprise. Nigeria’s foremost and best equipped one-stop shop for professional event coordination and technical support/services. An English [Honors] graduate of the University of Ibadan, Dayo is a public speaking entity and an experiential consultant who has honed a reputation as one of Nigeria’s most recognized and sought-after Master of Ceremony (MC), with a stellar background spanning Media, Entertainment, Events design & architecture, Hospitality, Culture/Tourism and CEO branding. DBL celebrity compere has planned and masterfully executed a significant number of high-profile events, both locally & internationally. She is so inspired by nature and environment around her that she develops personal relationship with her plants; and they are named deliberately according to their place in her heart. The African Culture Transformation (ACT) Initiative is an NGO/Cultural rejuvenation engine, which she has initiated to restore, strengthen and redefine African pedigree for women advocacy and entrepreneurship. Dayo is also working on an Agro-Transformation project for African Women. This project is primarily concerned with the integration of African women as global ‘Agro-preneurs’. She is a relationship and entrepreneurship mentor/counselor to youth and women of all ages, and the host of a popularly known TV series with Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) called Ask Aunty D on Living The Life Series. She is the CEO of the annual DBL Bold & Beautiful that celebrates women in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD). The program is an intentional initiative that inspires a vibrant networking and mentorship platform for women across all ages, race, experiences, purpose and pursuits - using the power of personal stories. DreamGirlsAfrica (DBL-DGA) is the inspired initiative and African Girlchild advocacy of its founder and convener `Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi (DBL). It is dedicated to the global empowerment of the girl child in Africa, through a project-based appraisal of her academic, physical, psychological, and emotional vulnerabilities; using the founder's home nation, Nigeria as it's geopolitical Polaris. Through creativity and innovation, DBL DreamGirlsAfrica provides mentorship, guidance, support, global leadership and entrepreneurship skill sets which radically transform the emotional profile and mindset of the African girlchild and positioning her in strength and happiness for the future she truly deserves. Dayo is the brand ambassador for The Nigeria Social Media Summit and the Vice-Chair of the NigeriaTrinidad & Tobago Chamber of Commerce, Abuja Nigeria. She is happily married with four children. Dayo is an outstanding toastmaster, and a patron to a number of foundations.
THE DIGITAL ECONOMY- , THE OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND THE FUTURE
The 2021 Business Re-engineering seeks to provide a knowledge exchange and transfer experience that will empower youths to explore innovative ideas for tackling socioeconomic challenges and growing relevantly strong tech communities. It will inspire cross fertilization of ideas in different sectors while guiding participants to take advantage of these opportunities
When: April 17th 2021 Where: Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja, Abuja Nigeria