Our founder, Dr. Adeola Olubamiji spent today at the Canada International African Diaspora Summit as a keynote speaker and to lead discussion on skill acquisition for the jobs of the future alongside the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor. Also in attendance was Dr. Habiba Chakir (Vice President, Ottawa Diplomatic Association). The event took place at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the African Union “Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want” was championed and “1+1 Million by 2021” was launched. To obtain the Africa we want, our founder advocated for education reform with focus on implementing Industry 4.0 skills acquisition pathways for African Universities. She explained that to attract manufacturing and research and development investments to Africa, we must be equipped with skill sets needed to compete for the jobs of the future. She also stressed that critical thinking must be paired with entrepreneurial thinking to enable us be able to create 1 Million innovative jobs by 2021 (1+1 million by 2021).

Dr. Olubamiji at this outstanding summit led the discussion on skill acquisition for jobs of the future alongside the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor. Also in attendance was Dr. Habiba Chakir the Vice President, of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Olubamiji advocated for education reforms with a focus on implementing Industry 4.0 skills acquisition pathways for African Universities. She explained that to attract manufacturing, research and development investments to Africa, Africa must be equipped with skill sets needed to compete for the jobs of the future. Dr. Olubamiji also stressed that critical thinking must be paired with entrepreneurial thinking to enable Africa to create 1 Million innovative jobs by 2021 (1+1 million by 2021).

Highlighting the importance of leaders and role models to building the Africa we want, Dr. Olubamiji further stated that African children needed mentors like herself that they could look up to and charged participants to lead in their homes, communities, and personal spaces in order to empower African youths.

MoreSo, we acknowledge the efforts of the Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario, Faisal Hassan, who discussed how he moved the motion to enable creation of internships and coops for Ontario students to enable that students obtain some work experience while in school. Shout out to some of STEMHub’s engineers and scientists who showed up at this event to support our founder #Youths #Agenda2063 #AfricanUnion #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #Africa #TheAfricaWeWantToSee #AfricansInDiaspora #BlackScientists

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