International Business Seminars: Phase II: Africa
Thursday, November 25th 2010
DATE: Thursday, November 25th 2010
LOCATION: Henry Angus Birmingham Lounge
PRICE: Free Admission for Members / $10 for Non-members
This Thursday, the International Business Club will be hosting its second IB Seminar focusing on the region of Africa.
Come out and hear from Jeff Kroeker and Jocelyn Ling and learn about the International Service Learning: SE101 Program, the Arc Initiative, as well as the general customs involved when conducting business and/or traveling to one of the most amazing regions in the world: Africa.
Jocelyn, a recent Sauder Graduate, who has participated in the SE101 Program and currently writes on economic development and social entrepreneurship with her focus in Africa, is excited to share her personal experiences and knowledge of the extraordinary region. Along with Jeff Kroeker, a current professor at the Sauder School of Business who also inspired the Arc Initiative Program, our speakers will provide input on the International Service Learning program at UBC and paint a broader perspective of the business concepts common to African customs.
What is more, enjoy it all over delicious East African delicacies to be served at the event! ! Pili Pili Masala Mogo, Naan Dough Pizza, Tandoori Wings, and much more!
Social Entrepreneurship 101: Africa is one part of the African Initiative of the Sauder School of Business. SE101 started delivering a business plan training program to youth living in Africa in the summer of 2006. Most of their efforts have focused on Kibera and other areas of Nairobi, Kenya, but they have also delivered a modified version of SE101 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their workshops educate and enable impoverished youth to start their own businesses. The program is based on one designed by Sauder faculty and delivered to residents in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, the poorest postal code in Canada.
The Arc Initiative seeks to challenge conventional approaches to aid. This is not a “lets save Africa” project. It is a unique partnership of business leaders, faculty, young professionals and students. Each participant has a diverse story to tell, yet they all share a passion about connecting to global communities through the sharing of knowledge. By collaboratively identifying the strengths and needs of their business partners, The Arc Initiative intends to create genuine and sustainable relationships.