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Growing Sustainably: Africa on the Move

Plenary / The EU and its Partners
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The population of Africa is set to double by 2050. To cope with this increase, 20 million jobs will need to be created every year. What political conditions need to be in place to empower entrepreneurship and create decent jobs that don’t harm the environment?

Fellow, The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge/MA
Chairman, Chapel Hill Denham Group, Lagos
Head of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Henley Business School, Johannesburg


Fellow, The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge/MA

 Titi is a thought leader in public policy and affairs for digital economies sector in Africa. She is focused on shaping the enabling environment needed for an innovating and thriving African digital economy and beyond. She has spent the last two decades discerning which, where, and how public policies are used to harness digital opportunities while mediating emerging tensions and addressing limiting gaps.
 Over the last 20 years, Titi has initiated, managed and led delivery on projects and initiatives for ICT & development, ICTs & Education, the Information Society, Internet Governance, Telecom Value Added Products & Services across 35 nations globally. She has engaged with dynamic policy processes nationally, regionally and internationally. This experience spans both the public and private sectors working and or consulting with a range of international institutions, including AfriNIC, the World Bank Institute, IICD, Mindset, UN-GAID, UNECA, SchoolNet Africa and MTech Communications.
 A Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard University, Titi holds a Masters Degree in Public and Development Management and is currently pursuing a Masters in Law (LLM, Osgoode Law, York University). She
 married and blessed with 2 beautiful daughters.

Adebayo Olawale EDUN

Chairman, Chapel Hill Denham Group, Lagos

1994-1999 Denham Management Limited, Lagos,Nigeria
1999-2004 Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State Government, Nigeria
since 2004 Chairman, Chapel Hill Denham Group, Lagos, Nigeria
since 2016 Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ogoni Restoration Fund


Head of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Henley Business School, Johannesburg

2004-2005 IT Manager, Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation
2005-2008 Senior Software Engineer, University of Cape Town
2009-2015 Head, Humanities Central Technology Unit, University of Cape Town
since 2015 Head of Henley Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Henley Africa, Johannesburg
since 2015 Facilitator, Knowinnovation, USA
since 2017 Facilitator, Inclusive Innovation, Europe
since 2019 Co-Founder, Upside Global, Johannesburg
since 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Alchemy Inspiration, Johannesburg

Political and Legal Symposia

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17:00 - 20:00Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary
20:00 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial


08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawPartner
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global MindsetBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Experimental Government and the Story of Basic Income in FinlandBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Demography and DemocracyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Digital Diplomacy vs Digital ColonialismBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: How We Benefit from Empowering the Young in PoliticsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Lost in translation? The EU’s struggle to speak with one voice on foreign policyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Democracy BootcampBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Two Sides of the Same Coin?Partner
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019: Wake-up Call for Europe!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: Africa on the MovePlenary
16:00 - 17:30Ideology in the Courtroom: How Impartial Are Judges?Plenary
17:30 - 18:30What Can Be Done against the Climate Crisis?Plenary
18:00 - 19:30How Free Is the Press Across the EU?Plenary
19:00 - 20:00What Does the World Think? A Conversation on Fundamental Philosophical QuestionsPlenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary


08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Emissions Trading: an Effective Way to Reduce EmissionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: When Machines Judge PeopleBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: How Free Should Trade Be? The Development of European Standards for Trade and Foreign Direct InvestmentsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 11: International Arms Trade Regulations: A Call for ActionBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 12: Does More Digital Freedom Automatically Mean Less Legal Security?Breakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 13: New Wars – New EpidemicsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 14: Human Rights Under Pressure: The Role of Ombudspersons and National Human Rights InstitutionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 15: Security through Liberty: About the Will for Public OrderBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: make_shift: A Pathway to Sustainable Business TransformationBreakout
14:00 - 15:30‘Soft Power’ or Defence Union? Military Cooperation in the European UnionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Struggle for the Rule of Law: Is the EU Fighting a Losing Battle?Plenary
14:00 - 18:00LAW Working GroupsBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Let’s Talk!Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Freedom of Speech at Universities: What Is (Still) Acceptable?Plenary
18:00 - 19:00How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary


09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary
11:30 - 13:00Tackling Complexity: Insights from the Alpbach Learning MissionsPlenary