The UWC Africa Week got more exciting with a great assembly and panel forums on Friday the 15th of June 2018.
Waterford students rendered thrilling performances such as poems, music and dances. The head of UWC Africa Week lead team and SRC co-president Simon Lowry (IB2) delivered a powerful speech that brought hope on the African continent. “The challenges of Africa will be successfully addressed,” he said.
After the Africa Week assembly, there were two panel forums inside Waterford’s Michael Stern Hall. The first was named, “The New Scramble for Africa: Recolonization or Pan-African Renaissance?” This panel forum was moderated by Gciniwe Fakudze (Eswatini), Chief Customer Officer, Swazi Mobile and the panelists were: Mrs. Lisa J. Peterson, U.S. Ambassador to Eswatini , Pierre Bide, (Benin) Consultant Trade & Private Sector Development, PB Dev , Wangari Muikia Founder and Principal Consultant Global Expertise Consulting and Mr. Martin Kingston, (United Kingdom) CEO, Rothschild, South Africa.
The second panel forum was named: “Africa’s Demographic Boom: Opportunity or Ticking Time Bomb?” This forum was moderated by Wabantu Hlophe (Eswatini, WK 08-13) , Fikile Nkosi Managing Director, Nedbank, Eswatini , Veronica King (South Africa) Founder and CEO of Emuthini Consulting, South Africa , and Mary-Jean Moyo Regional Head of Industry, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS), Sub-Saharan Africa.
Both panel forums were informative and participants also got an opportunity to engage on African issues such as trade and industry as well as youth empowerment.
For more information, go to the UWC Africa Week Website.