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Women in Entrepreneurship with Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Join us for an inspirational evening with Anne Githuku-Shongwe as we unpack how social entrepreneurship and digital technology can be used to positively impact the lives of young people across Africa.

Date: August 25, 2020

5:30 pm

Award-winning social entrepreneur, digital innovator and thought leader on the use of technology for development, Anne Githuku-Shongwe has built a successful career doing meaningful and fulfilling work. She is the Representative for the United Nations Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO), which is responsible for women’s empowerment and gender equality in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and South Africa, where the office is based. 

A key responsibility of her work is to develop women-owned businesses and the leadership capacity of women both in the public and private sector. Anne has 20 years of experience as a senior International Development professional which includes her tenure with the United Nations Development Programme throughout Africa as well as managing US Scholarships for African Graduate Scholars.

Inspired by her children and the realisation that children may not be exposed to much positive African content in media, Anne founded Afroes Games; a Tech-Education social enterprise with which seeks to revolutionise learning in Africa by focussing on delivering positive Africa-focused mobile phone entertainment to the youth market across the continent. Founded in 2010, Afroes creates innovative educational products to engage youths across Africa and equip them with life skills whilst connecting them to future work opportunities. 

For her phenomenal contribution to youth development through Afroes Games, Anne was awarded the prestigious Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2013.

Join us for an inspirational evening with Anne Githuku-Shongwe as we unpack how social entrepreneurship and digital technology can be used to positively impact the lives of young people across Africa.

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