Registration for Breakfast Dialogue 2021 is open! The ACT Foundation Breakfast dialogue is an annual event focused on creating discussions that are necessary to develop transformative strategies and perspectives on maximizing the social development potentials of various organizations.
The 2021 edition of the Breakfast Dialogue is themed “Reimagining the Future of Development: Learn, Adjust, thrive! The dialogue seeks to break down sector silos, ensuring that there is a vertically and horizontally integrated approach to policymaking, business solutions, and strategy implementation that reinforces sustainable development for the future. The highly interactive plenary session will host key decision makers and experienced practitioners from social, private and public sectors to debate and devise solutions to Africa’s most pressing issues.
14th & 15th
Look back at some of the best moments from Breakfast Dialogue 2020. The event brought together development enthusiasts and industry leaders working to create positive change across Africa.
Africa’s experimentation with Structural Adjustment Programs and other development initiatives has failed to effectively address economic problems. This discussion will explore a variety of potential contributions of innovation to economic development. Innovation helps to drive economic growth and address socio-economic challenges such as poverty. This discourse will investigate how different strategies which support innovation have to be adapted to the specific conditions of emerging and developing countries in Africa. There is a need for strategic transformative reforms in governance structures, intra-Africa cooperation, and development pathways that enhance transitions towards wealth creation. The discussion will present a cross-sectoral approach to achieving development as a continent.
The structural transformation and progress in terms of sustainable development have been limited in Africa. The growth process has neither been inclusive nor equitable. It has also not been transformational enough to respond to challenges ushered by external and internal economic shocks, high unemployment rates, rapid urbanization, and changing demographic patterns largely characterized by a youth bulge. Africa is home to more than 1 billion people, and almost 60% of the population in 2019 is under the age of 25, making Africa the world’s youngest continent. Africa is a diverse continent offering human and natural resources that have the potential to yield inclusive growth and wipe out poverty in the region, enabling Africans across the continent to live healthier and more prosperous lives. With the world’s largest free trade area and a 1.2 billion-person market, the continent is creating an entirely new development path, harnessing the potential of its resources and people. It is the responsibility of all sectors to collaborate on strategies that can surmount the challenge of poverty, inequality, and unemployment.
The call for a ‘more inclusive’ development trajectory originates in the realization that, despite high economic growth over the first decade of the 2000s, large groups of people remain excluded from this greater prosperity. This panel discussion will look at three aspects of inequalities and the opportunities available for driving inclusive strategies for optimal development- Gender inequality, inequalities in people living with disabilities and financial inclusion. In the continuous efforts to advance development of Africa, it is important for interventions and strategies to cut across various demography.
Fostering Ownership: Driving Sustainable Impact in Communities across Africa.
Tsitsi Masiyiwa : Executive Chair and Co-Founder of Higherlife Foundation, Zimbabwe
Executive Chair and Co-Founder of Higherlife Foundation
Co- Founder, ElectHER, NIGERIA
Chief Economist, Development Bank of Nigeria
Vice President of Operations and Administrations at Kepler, Kigali, RWANDA
Co-Founder, Moremi Initiative, Ghana
Senior Strategic Partnership Manager, World Vision UK, NIGERIA
CEO, Teach for Nigeria, Nigeria
CEO Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance, KENYA
Executive Director, The Irede Foundation, NIGERIA
Coach and Lead Consultant at the Inspired by Glory Academy, NIGERIA
Co-Founder of DBH Africa, NIGERIA
CEO, African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHEALTH), NIGERIA
Clintonel Innovation Centre, NIGERIA
Chief Catalyst at the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy, Nigeria
Managing Director/Head of Sub Saharan Africa Bank of America, NIGERIA
THave your questions ready for a Q&A that promises to be insightful and unfiltered!
CEO OF JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AFRICA (JA AFRICA) NIGERIA
FOUNDER, IAMTHECODE, SENEGAL
ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue also incorporates a "Meet the Experts" Masterclass, an interactive class session designed to tackle shared challenges within the social sector and provide practical solutions to spur immediate action.
The 2020 Masterclass sessions will comprise of three virtual classes and would be facilitated by seasoned experts in each field of the masterclass topics. Attendance is exclusive to a maximum of 100 pre-registered participants.
The 2021 Breakfast Dialogue shall also incorporate 3 exclusive Masterclass sessions, with seasoned experts, designed to tackle shared challenges within the social sector and provide practical solutions that spur immediate action.
Director and Principal consultant of Habiba Balogun Consulting Limited
29th September, 2021
1pm - 2pm
Africa's Senior Vice President for Heifer International
29th September, 2021
1pm - 2pm
Director of Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Centre
29th September, 2021
1pm - 2pm
Talent Management and Retention in the New Normal
Scaling Impact for Nonprofits
Demystifying Succession Planning for Nonprofits
Breakfast dialogue 2021 will witness a Masterclass session and the unveiling of Changemakers Innovation Challenge.
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