Roundtable: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: towards a resilient society and economy
Global challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the economic crisis provide us with a chance to be innovative and to adapt the way we live and do business. Sharing experiences and expertise is a big part of leveraging such change.
The Ethical Leadership Roundtable on ’Innovation and Entrepreneurship: building resilience in the economy and society’ will facilitate exchange on small and big innovations and adaptations in such fields as health care, education, work, commerce, payment services, delivery and entertainment.
Angelica Kiboro, iBizAfrica at Strathmore University, Entrepreneurship and Partnerships Manager/Lecturer
Attendees will learn about:
general trends in entrepreneurship and start-ups to innovate and adapt to challenging situations
context specific challenges and opportunities in different countries
the role of entrepreneurship in bridging the digital divide
14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)
Interactive Panel Discussion: Lifelong learning for a resilient economy / Followed by a networking session with speakers and participants
Quality education and lifelong learning are key elements in building a resilient economy.
examples from business of how lifelong learning has evolved since the pandemic
the opportunities and risks of workplace learning in formal and informal economies
the role of education technology in building a resilient economy
Followed by a networking session with speakers and participants
Inspiring reflections on how to lead in times of crisis and beyond
Concrete and practical examples of overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities
New ideas and insights from people of different cultural and professional backgrounds
Friday, 26 June
10:00 - 11:30 (CEST)
Interactive Panel Discussion: Leadership for a moral renewal in the economy / Followed by a networking session with speakers and participants
At a time of unprecedented crisis, business leaders have to make prompt decisions, based on a limited amount of information. Simultaneously they need to anticipate future opportunities to increase business sustainability. At times of crisis and uncertainty, it is important to reassure employees and customers – and this requires empathy, compassion and trustbuilding. At the same time, leaders need to protect business performance.