Unpacking Africa

Unpacking Africa

By E.A. Gamor
Award-winning multimedia journalist & digital aficionado Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor hosts conversations from Tech to Arts and Culture. @eagamor shares resources while exploring ecosystems in our communities and figuring out issues pertaining to the African continent. @4irAfrica_
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Learning Journeys - Intros
Learning Journeys - this episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates: Zinhle Mkhabela, a Measurement and Evaluation practitioner in South Africa, Kwabena Boateng, a collaborator on Pan-African education ecosystems in the United States and Fauzia Issaka, an international development consultant & doctoral student in the United Kingdom. We get to hear their perspectives on the challenges the pandemic has presented in their own academic lives - as well their students; pain-points in digital access on educational systems; and the opportunities in future-casting post-Covid educational journeys that highlight solutions among likely allies. With cross-collaborative programs with universities on the African continent and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States of America as a primary example. While you listen to this edition, you might as well grab a cup, lean back and lean-in to their intriguing insights. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:14
May 26, 2020
Learning Journeys - Studying Abroad
Fauzia Issaka is a development professional pursing a doctoral degree in the United Kingdom. As a teaching assistant currently in Ghana, she shares professional transition tips and makes a case for students in ongoing on-campus programs that have turned into distance-learning offerings during these times. Her submissions interrogate how parents and teachers may vet the learning competence of their wards this academic year due to the challenges of homeschooling during the pandemic. To keep in touch find her, Fauzia Issaka, on LinkedIn. Episode 3 - This episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates: Zinhle Mkhabela, a Measurement and Evaluation practitioner in South Africa, Kwabena Boateng, a collaborator on Pan-African education ecosystems in the United States and Fauzia Issaka, an international development consultant & doctoral student in the United Kingdom. We hear their perspectives on the challenges the pandemic has presented in their own academic lives - as well their students; pain-points in digital access on educational systems; and the opportunities in future-casting post-Covid educational journeys that highlight solutions among likely allies. With cross-collaborative programs with universities on the African continent and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States of America as a primary example. While you listen to this edition, you might as well grab a cup, lean back and lean-in to their intriguing insights. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:48
May 21, 2020
Learning Journeys - Africa's Diaspora
Kwabena Boateng is the founder and president of the African Diaspora Nation and hosts the HBCU Homecoming initiative from Atlanta, Georgia USA to Accra Ghana. He plays in the Leadership Development space with a priority on Human Capacity Building for Africa’s Diaspora. Kwabena is looking to create a United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals Innovation & Education City in Accra, Ghana. To find out more about his initiatives visit Africandiasporanation.org. Episode 3 - This episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates: Zinhle Mkhabela, a Measurement and Evaluation practitioner in South Africa, Kwabena Boateng, a collaborator on Pan-African education ecosystems in the United States and Fauzia Issaka, an international development consultant & doctoral student in the United Kingdom. We hear their perspectives on the challenges the pandemic has presented in their own academic lives - as well their students; pain-points in digital access on educational systems; and the opportunities in future-casting post-Covid educational journeys that highlight solutions among likely allies. With cross-collaborative programs with universities on the African continent and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States of America as a primary example. While you listen to this edition, you might as well grab a cup, lean back and lean-in to their intriguing insights. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:44
May 19, 2020
Learning Journeys - Validating the African Experience
Zinhle Mkhabela is a Phd student in Development Studies at the Wits University; and a THINK (Transforming Humanities Through Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge) Fellow in Johannesburg, South Africa. She works as an M&E associate for an education non-profit and shares her active role in leveraging research, data analytics and technology in delivering positive interventions in education for clients such as the Department of Basic Education. To connect with her, follow @Zinhle_MK on Twitter & her blog www.bravebrownwonder.com. Episode 3 - This episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates: Zinhle Mkhabela, a Measurement and Evaluation practitioner in South Africa, Kwabena Boateng, a collaborator on Pan-African education ecosystems in the United States and Fauzia Issaka, an international development consultant & doctoral student in the United Kingdom. We hear their perspectives on the challenges the pandemic has presented in their own academic lives - as well their students; pain-points in digital access on educational systems; and the opportunities in future-casting post-Covid educational journeys that highlight solutions among likely allies. With cross-collaborative programs with universities on the African continent and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States of America as a primary example. While you listen to this edition, you might as well grab a cup, lean back and lean-in to their intriguing insights. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:35
May 14, 2020
Learning Journeys
Learning Journeys - this episode engages 3 African professionals, 2 of whom are PhD candidates: Zinhle Mkhabela, a Measurement and Evaluation practitioner in South Africa, Kwabena Boateng, a collaborator on Pan-African education ecosystems in the United States and Fauzia Issaka, an international development consultant & doctoral student in the United Kingdom. We get to hear their perspectives on the challenges the pandemic has presented in their own academic lives - as well their students; pain-points in digital access on educational systems; and the opportunities in future-casting post-Covid educational journeys that highlight solutions among likely allies. With cross-collaborative programs with universities on the African continent and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States of America as a primary example. While you listen to this edition, you might as well grab a cup, lean back and lean-in to their intriguing insights. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
30:39
May 12, 2020
Health Matters - Healthcare Investments
Garikia "Gazah" Govati's Maiko Healthcare Group makes investment in healthcare solutions and speaks about Epione.net and shares the symptom tracker for pre-screening, self-monitoring and health practitioner identification features of the app on Google Android Play store and Apple's App Store. He goes further in making a collaboration call for you, our dear listeners to be distribution partners, share-holders and to give much needed feedback once you download. Episode 2 - April 2020, with extended partial or full lockdowns across almost every nation on the globe, this episode hones in on the health professionals from Zimbabwe and South Africa and gives opportunity to all of us practicing social distancing to have some agency. Healthcare ecosystem challenges have been spotlighted more during the pandemic and by peeling the layers we recognize the oft-overdue needed investment in infrastructure, sustainable technology for personalized and tech-enabled diagnostics and medicine delivery and on the practitioner side the work hours, stress and inadequacy of many a healthcare institute in serving citizens across Global North and Global South, our African, countries. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:27
April 21, 2020
Health Matters - Healthcare Professionals
Dr. Palesa Phalafala is a plastic and reconstructive surgery registrar at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (the largest in Africa and 3rd largest in the world!). She shares anecdotal insights on her day-to-day, the amazing work, resolve and sacrifice each health professional goes through in taking care of us in their communities but also having to social distance from their family during this insidious pandemic. She highlights SHEROES, of which she is one and the work the do with CoronAssist.Online and reiterates the importance for all of us to stay home and individually own the fight by practicing better hygiene and social distancing. Episode 2 - April 2020, with extended partial or full lockdowns across almost every nation on the globe, this episode hones in on the health professionals from Zimbabwe and South Africa and gives opportunity to all of us practicing social distancing to have some agency. Healthcare ecosystem challenges have been spotlighted more during the pandemic and by peeling the layers we recognize the oft-overdue needed investment in infrastructure, sustainable technology for personalized and tech-enabled diagnostics and medicine delivery and on the practitioner side the work hours, stress and inadequacy of many a healthcare institute in serving citizens across Global North and Global South, our African, countries. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:27
April 15, 2020
Health Matters
With extended partial or full lockdowns across almost every nation on the globe, this episode hones in on health professionals from Zimbabwe and South Africa and gives opportunity to all of us practicing social distancing to have some agency.  Healthcare ecosystem challenges have been spotlighted more during the pandemic and by peeling the layers we recognize the oft-overdue needed investment in infrastructure, sustainable technology for personalized and tech-enabled diagnostics and medicine delivery and on the practitioner side the work hours, stress and inadequacy of many a healthcare institute in serving citizens across Global North and Global South, our African, countries. Garakia "Gazah" Govati's Maiko Healthcare Group makes investment in healthcare solutions and speaks about Epione.net and shares the symptom tracker for pre-screening, self-monitoring and health practitioner identification features of the app on Google Android Play store and Apple's App Store. He goes further in making a collaboration call for you, our dear listeners to be distribution partners, share-holders and to give much needed feedback once you download. Dr. Palesa Phalafala is a plastic and reconstructive surgery registrar at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (the largest in Africa and 3rd largest in the world!). She shares anecdotal insights on her day-to-day, the amazing work, resolve and sacrifice each health professional goes through in taking care of us in their communities but also having to social distance from their family during this insidious pandemic. She highlights sheroes, of which is one and the work the do with CoronAssist.Online and reiterates the importance for all of us to stay home and individually own the fight by practicing better hygiene and social distancing. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
23:37
April 14, 2020
'Rona - Covid19 & Me #CoronaVirus - Remote Work
"So although it's always preferable to establish clear remote work policies and training in advance in times of crises or other rapidly changing circumstances; this level of preparation may not be feasible. And, recent developments have left many employees and their managers working out of the office and separated from each other for the very first time. Fortunately, there are specific research-based steps that managers can take without great effort to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees; even when there's little time to prepare." Kimberly Ofori, ScaleUp Consultant. Episode 1 - March-April 2020 started with national lockdowns from Asia, Europe, Americas to the African continent thanks to CoronaVirus or Covid-19, with global health structures struggling to cope and the disruption of travel, transportation and hospitality industries while plummeting economies across the world into recession. Podcast host E.A. Gamor explores health, education and logistics ecosystems that are fraying in the light of the pandemic with six suggested ways-to-improve  after the virus is cured and its global effects managed; he speaks with young citizens from Bahrain, United States, Chile, Nigeria, Jamaica, Botswana, South Africa and Ethiopia and caps the episode off with remote work best practices - what teams and organization members can do - during the outbreak that has over a quarter of the world's population "social distancing" and being mandated to stay at home. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:23
April 5, 2020
'Rona - Covid19 & Me #CoronaVirus - Trailer
Episode 1 - March-April 2020 (Trailer) Podcast host E.A. Gamor explores health, education and logistics ecosystems that are fraying in the light of the pandemic with six suggested ways-to-improve  after the virus is cured and its global effects managed; he speaks with young citizens from Bahrain, United States, Chile, Nigeria, Jamaica, Botswana, South Africa and Ethiopia and caps the episode off with remote work best practices - what teams and organization members can do - during the outbreak that has over a quarter of the world's population "social distancing" and being mandated to stay at home. Special thank you's: Esraa Sabah (Manama, Bahrain), John Lloyd Montgomery (Jersey City, United States), Alejandra Salazar Delgado (Santiago, Chile), Ugo Chukwujiaka (Lagos, Nigeria), Stephanie Hazel (Kingston, Jamaica), Leonardo Nunes (Santiago, Chile), Tsholo Angel Kopi (Gaborone, Botswana), Aslam Levy (CapeTown, South Africa) and Kal Kasa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Kimberly Ofori (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community members. www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_
01:35
March 30, 2020
'Rona - Covid19 & Me #CoronaVirus
March-April 2020 started with national lockdowns from Asia, Europe, Americas to the African continent thanks to CoronaVirus or Covid-19, with global health structures struggling to cope and the disruption of travel, transportation and hospitality industries while plummeting economies across the world into recession.  Podcast host E.A. Gamor explores health, education and logistics ecosystems that are fraying in the light of the pandemic with six suggested ways-to-improve  after the virus is cured and its global effects managed; he speaks with young citizens from Bahrain, United States, Chile, Nigeria, Jamaica, Botswana, South Africa and Ethiopia and caps the episode off with remote work best practices - what teams and organization members can do - during the outbreak that has over a quarter of the world's population "social distancing" and being mandated to stay at home. Special thank you's: Esraa Sabah (Manama, Bahrain), John Lloyd Montgomery (Jersey City, United States), Alejandra Salazar Delgado (Santiago, Chile), Ugo Chukwujiaka (Lagos, Nigeria), Stephanie Hazel (Kingston, Jamaica), Leonardo Nunes (Santiago, Chile), Tsholo Angel Kopi (Gaborone, Botswana), Aslam Levy (CapeTown, South Africa) and Kal Kasa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Kimberly Ofori (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community members.  www.4irAfrica.co | @4irAfrica_  
39:54
March 30, 2020