Featured Speakers

Jan Jonker

Professor, Author and International Speaker

Sustainable Entrepreneurship, strategy and business modelling
Professor Dr J. (Jan) Jonker (Emeritus Spring 2021) is a specialist in sustainable entrepreneurship, strategy and business modelling. Until recently (Spring 2021), he was employed as a professor at the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) at the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU – Holland).

Olamide Ayeni


Pearl Recycling
Olamide holds a postgraduate certificate in circular economy and waste management from Dresden University of Technology Germany (Technische Universität Dresden) and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech Hons) in Computer Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Velma Mukoro

Research Fellow

The World Bank
Velma is a research fellow at the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, the World Bank Group. Her research investigates energy delivery models in forced displacement settings (e.g., refugee camps) in Kenya to identify crucial areas for policy action and market-based interventions.

Adebowale Onafowora


BIC Farms Concept
Adebowale Onafowora, fondly called Debo, is a social Entrepreneur, with Expertise in Agribusiness & Value chains development spanning 17years. He is the MD/CEO of Bic Farms Concepts, a company he founded in 2006.

Surika Behrens

Hub Manager

Social Enterprise Academy South Africa
Surika is the Hub Manager at the Social Enterprise Academy South Africa, a global learning and development social enterprise that supports people and organisations working for social change. SEA SA launched Social Enterprise Connect in 2020 in partnership with the IDC in South Africa.

Adeyemi Adelekan


Adeyemi is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity. He carries out research on social enterprises, sustainable business models, circular economy and behaviour change in both the Global North and South.

Jennifer D. Daniel

Researcher, University of Bristol and Co-founder, Qanna

Jennifer Dumle Daniel is a researcher of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Centre For Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Bristol. She is a writer and public speaker, providing commentary on contemporary gender, technology, and energy issues in Nigeria.

Dr Rejoice Shumba

Chief Executive Officer

Siyakholwa Group
Rejoice Shumba is an astute, qualified, and internationally experienced PhD Sociology holder and CEO with solid expertise covering strategic management, team leadership, organizational management, socio economic research, entrepreneurship, academic lecturing, writing, and publishing.

Dr.Peter Gituma Kimathi


Chuka University, Kenya
Kimathi is a lecturer in Chuka University in Faculty of Business Studies, Department of Business Administration lecturing entrepreneurship, research methodology among others. He completed his doctorate degree in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya.

Chisom Udemezue

Manager, Enterprise Development

Clean Technology Hub
Chisom Udemezue is an Enterprise Development Manager at Clean Technology Hub. She has experience working with public and private entities on issues of renewable energy and technology for sustainable development,

DR. IR. Niels Faber

Assistant professor, researcher and lecturer

University of Groningen (Campus Fryslan) and Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

Niels Faber is an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (Campus Fryslan) and
researcher/lecturer at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. His research focuses on the
organizational aspects of sustainability and the circular economy.

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