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Trade and Foreign Affairs

The Athenian envoys said to the Melians:

We both know that the decisions about justice are made in human discussions only when both sides are under equal compulsion, but when one side is stronger, it gets as much as it can, and the weak must accept that” – (416 B.C.E)

In similar vain, Africa’s cry for justice and fairness at negotiating tables is in vain, until we are seen as equals. Sadly as in ancient antiquity, the strong still plunder the weak in the 21st century.

#ideas #justice #fairness #power #internationalrelations

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Cognitive Diversity at board level

Cognitive diversity is no longer the gold standard for firms. It’s like folding our arms after presenting a thought experiment.

Oftentimes, we still need to go that extra mile with an actual experiment to test the validity of the thought experiment. In simple terms, real people acquire wisdom from lived experiences.

Furthermore, the constitution of a board reflects the essence and it’s also a true reflection of the brand when the PR frills are removed.

The good news is, forward thinking firms see both the moral and economic arguments for demographically diverse boards.

#diversity #ideas #boarddiversity Healingsprings fellowship

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Origins and Beyond: Digital Divide

Healingsprings fellowship is hosting the 2nd instalment of our online events on Saturday, August, 15th 2020, 7 pm – 8:45 pm (UK Time).

The theme for August’s virtual conference is The Digital Divide, with a focus on a case study on the impact of community IT provisions by an NGO in slums. The vlog will cover 3 settings in Lagos State, Nigeria.

By way of context, among other challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the biggest concern in the developing world has been the gap in access to information technology. While the West is now focused on cloud solutions and cyber security, the developing world is only scratching the surface in Information Technology.

For instance, schools and universities have really struggled to make the transition to digital teaching and learning in Nigeria for a plethora of reasons.

Those that are geared up for delivery are often faced with learners who: do not own a device; lack a safe space to study; are experiencing poor internet connectivity, lack electricity or alternatives to power their devices.

Overview:

  1. Talk: Origins and Beyond: the Digital Divide by Clement Akran, BA Theology, Media & Communications, MBA Ethics & Sustainability (30minutes)
  • An overview of the digital divide
  • Explore some of the reasons why it exists

  1. Vlogs from 3 community IT settings in Lagos (15mins)

  2. Panel Discussion and questions from the audience (30minutes)

  • Where do we go from here: alignment, realignment, disruption or what?
  1. Synopsis, closing remarks and update on Future Events (5minutes)

Schedule:

  • Welcome and Talk
  • Q & A, panel discussions

  • Vlogs from 3 community IT settings in slums in Lagos

  • Closing remarks, and future events

  • Please register using the link below for your FREE TICKETS!Spaces are limited — https://my.demio.com/ref/gZZbuCMrLYrkjja8

    Human Capital Development

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