Driving Pan Africanism: Zimbabwe to host Africa One Identity Business Seminar


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May is the month to celebrate Africa Day and as a precursor to this important day with a view of driving Pan-Africanism on the continent, Africa One Identity will host a business seminar to push a development agenda as the business sectors from different countries, mainly our own host country, Zimbabwe, meet to discuss, share, and empower each other as African business enterprises.
There will be presentations from renowned speakers like Dr. Joshua Maponga, Dr. David Matsanga, Dr. Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo, and Dr. Matsetse from Botswana, among other luminaries. The main seminar shall be on the 3rd of May, and it shall be held at Cresta Lodge, followed by other activities on the 4th and 5th of May, bringing participants together in one space to share cultures, businesses, and how African businesses can take advantage of networking opportunities to develop.
“The Africa One Identity Brand is meant for all Africans across the continent and beyond. We shall be embracing our diversity and encouraging unity for the benefit of our economy, the development of our continent, and creating our Africa One identity in our uniqueness. Exhibition stands will be available to showcase our products. Opportunities for panel discussions will also be open on the 4th.
“We thrive in embracing our differences as Africans, emphasizing unity for the benefit of expanding our economy, protecting our skills as we convert them into an economy, and encouraging women to take a stand against poverty by initiating projects and also by learning masculine industries like mining. We also pride ourselves on showcasing African designers to encourage our continent’s brands. We enjoy different cuisines from different cultures through our cooking competition,” said Princess Kelelo Dhlamini-Skade, the Founder of Africa One Identity.
One of Africa One Identity partners is the Southern Africa Kaleidoscope.
The Africa business seminar will be at Cresta Hotel from 3 May 2024. This will be followed by activities on 4 and 5 May 2024.
“We are going to have different speakers on topics such as business and health topics, including mental wellness. Visitors from outside Zimbabwe are also coming. We aim to encourage especially MSMEs people to know each other and help each other grow, and for them to learn from bigger brands.  Our seminar aims to encourage people to expand and to be open to more knowledge of trading across Africa and beyond.
“We embrace our skills industry as we encourage Africans to convert skills into economy.  Not all people have the opportunity to have an education. Some don’t even have access to the internet or basic schooling,  yet they have greater skills to share across Africa. We encourage designers to expand into bigger brands across the globe and advocate for African brands to be prioritized,” Dhlamini-Skade said.
The businesswoman is appealing for sponsorship to make the event a memorable one.
“Everyone is welcome to sponsor a ticket. We would like to encourage more women who are in common male-dominated industries and manufacturing fields Across Africa to join us and share with us their experiences. We also have recognition Awards for those who are contributing to change in our communities. At Africa One Identity,  we create solid networks across Africa and beyond,” she added.