Nairametrics Interview – Driving EdTech Solutions for Professionals Post-Covid in Nigeria
According to research, soft skill-intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030. It is estimated that between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and would need to find new jobs.
Workers of the future will spend more time on activities that machines are less capable of, such as managing people effectively, applying emotional intelligence, and communicating with others as opposed to physical activities, collecting, and processing data, where machines would exceed human performance.
BusinessDay Article: Paucity of leadership roles for African women in higher education
In the corporate sphere, women have taken up roles in key, formal leadership roles because of their upward workforce mobility. However, they still lag behind men in many areas of leadership such as representing only 4.6 percent of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), although female entrants in higher education institutions in Africa increased to about 45% as of 2011, they hold only about 10 percent of leadership positions in higher education.
Business Day Article: Soft skills education: A pragmatic approach to developing human capital
Based on the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI), which measures the potential productivity of the next generation, children born in Sub-Saharan Africa today will be only 40% as productive when they grow up as they could be if they had complete education and full health. This is because Africa’s HCI score is 0.4, compared to a global average of 0.57.
BMGA Enterprise, ACU partner to narrow the gender skills gap
BMGA Enterprise Limited (BMGA), an edtech finishing school for the next Information Revolution and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), an international university network, have announced a partnership agreement.
The partnership aims to provide young women across Commonwealth countries with the knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental soft skills that strengthen their marketability for a successful career in the 21st century. It also aims to support the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals by addressing quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth.
BusinessDay Article: How Internet Inequity is affecting Learning Outcomes in Africa
Across the world, there are different ways in which technological advancement has been received. In some countries, it has inspired innovation and economic growth while others have struggled to find their place amidst the fast-paced nature of the information revolution.
The COVID-19 pandemic further lent credence to the state of preparedness of each nation as exemplified by the urgency of elearning adaptation across the world. Despite the critical nature of this shift in learning methodology, several countries have instead suffered setbacks in their educational systems.
Interview with Nairametrics – How a luxury expert turned capacity builder is narrowing the gender skills gap on 01 September 2020
For many years, employers have been frustrated about the skills mismatch exhibited by fresh university graduates versus the skills required in the workplace. Many students have the technical skills but not the professionalism required to be strong effective players in the corporate world. An impact consulting company committed to the transformation of enterprises and professionals is determined to provide a solution to this problem.
Article by Thunderbird School of Global Management – That’s Rich: How Gbemi Abudu’s Goal of Living a Fulfilled Life Can Help Transform Markets and Nations in Africa
Abudu is the founder and managing partner of BMGA (Brand Manager Gbemi Abudu) Enterprise Limited, a venture she started nearly a year ago after spending most of her professional career as a custodian of brands. She has held marketing positions at Walt Disney Company, Louis Vuitton in North America, Polo Limited in West Africa, and ANAP Business Jets Limited based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Article by the Luxury Network – Rare Dahlia, the exclusive perfumery in Abuja, unveils sensational new campaign – scripted, creative directed, and produced by BMGA
The “I am Every Woman” campaign was created to celebrate the versatility of women, and the men in their lives who support them, as they take up space and contribute to the development of society.
Rare Dahlia believes in a world where women contribute to the social and economic development of their societies, with men as allies and partners in attaining the higher prosperity of the advancement of the world. The brand makes provision to cater to the fragrance needs of men and women, which enables them to feel good and confident while playing their respective roles.