Creating Wakanda: Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship Across Africa

The Marvel Studio’s Black Panther movie recently inspired a generation of Africans to see themselves as technological leaders in a sci-fi world and saw them portrayed with powerful voices defining their own futures. What does a real-world technologically driven future vision of Africa look like? How can this future be created by people from the continent themselves?

Join us for a discussion on harnessing entrepreneurship to take advantage of the continent’s youth and ambition. How do Africans feel this can be supported by better access to finance, a more conducive start-up environment, and skills to meet future technological challenges?

The dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Ngaire Woods, will chair the discussion with Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Group, Atherton Mutombwera, founder and CEO of Hutano Diagnostics Ltd, and Jessica Price, who is a co-founding partner of the Rhodes Incubator.