I woke up this morning to get some grapes from my little green-house home garden. I do feel like becoming a farmer though!! Well maybe not a hands-on farmer but investing in agriculture in Africa is a great career move. Do you know of anyone who has made that move?
Can Africa feed itself? The truth is that Africa is too small for Africa to feed when Africa can feed the world!!! Did you know that Africa sits on 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world and so Africa can feed the 9 billion people on Planet Earth by 2050.
However, smallholder rural farmers contribute up to 80% of sub-Saharan Africa’s food supply and yet make up 80% of the continents poor. This is so wrong!!!There is a huge disconnect as rural farmers do just enough to produce food to feed family and make a living but to expand operations is a different ball game. This is where understanding the agricultural supply chain and how to enhance it is fundamental.
Next month is the UK Government funded Lancaster University Food and Agriculture Month in the Participate with Recirculate Programme. You can register now for a free International Sustainable Agriculture webinar on - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/116990223909 see flyer for details.
All participants will receive a certificate of participation from Lancaster University Recirculate GCRF Project.
When next you buy food, imagine you were involved in some form in making food available. Once I was blind, but now I see!!!
The Pilot’s Cockpit is where he or she is in control. It’s the location where he/she displays innate and developed knowledge and skills of management, communication, manoeuvre and technical precision amongst other things.
He/She flies supreme conscious that his/her every action has an impact on other people’s lives and their desired destination. It is a responsibility not entered into likely or carelessly but with clarity, objectivity and the fear of God.
Have you discovered your Pilot’s Cockpit!!!
In the words of William Ernest Henley:
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the Captain (and Pilot) of my soul.
IT IS @recirculaters POST A PICTURE OF YOU AT WORK CHALLENGE DURING THIS ENTERPRISE MONTH!!!
Thanks to everyone for the showering of love and well wishes on the celebration of my daughter's twelfth birthday. Friends have told me that now the real work starts. God help me 🤣🤣🤣
So, one of the most reputable organisations in Africa promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Africa Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE) have asked me to deliver a two hour training on 'Career Resilience and Resourcefulness'. It is sponsored by them and free to participation so register now at - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrfuGppjMpGtYSvQTwLxI9NxADzY5ixfFE
Speaking with the organisers, it's clear that the gender gap in STEM subjects both in education and professions in Africa is huge and now women are being hit the most with the health and resulting economic upheavals of the era.
Those that will make the most difference in these challenging times are those who see 'problems as raw materials for creativity and innovations' and STEM subjects are a bed rock for solutions especially in this era - Industrial Revolution 4.0...
I wake up and she is twelve already. How did she grow so fast? It’s my daughter’s birthday today. I hear many parents say that a lot about their grown up kids and it never makes sense till today.
Driving her to her first day at High School this week felt amazing and emotional and I could feel and see the excitement and subtle anxiety in her face.
I turned to her and smiled and she knows ‘dad’s got her back’ but more than that God has an amazing plan for her and it’s my responsibility to guide her into her design pathway and let her fly uninhibited.
Happy birthday Kaela baby 😊. It’s party time!!!...
BEFORE COVID, individuals, universities, research organisations and even corporates in Africa struggled, now it is even worse.
How much do you understand resource mobilisation, internationalisation, professional resilience, and diversification of income and revenues?
2 weeks ago, I delivered a 2-hour webinar to 70 school owners about how to increase their revenue base and gave them 15 simple action points to enhance their resources. After just one week, I have had over 30 incredible testimonials. It shouldn't be so difficult if you know what to do.
See the picture of me riding a bicycle last week but guess what? I am only focused on my movements and not that of the bicycle. However, my actions are a lot easier to achieving physical fitness because I am tapping into the already well structured system of the bicycle. Many struggle when they can tap into free and established databases, systems and opportunities.
For example, on my laptop, I have a list over 200 international organisations who give funding in my field. I know when, why, to whom and where they give funding. I track them and why not? Why should I be looking for money when I don’t know who gives money???
This has been the focus of the many short webinars I have delivered lately to different institutions.
If you wish to book a short webinar for your organisation, hit me up. It can be better!!!...
Last week I received a letter from the most reputable expert organisation for career advisers in the UK - The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) confirming me as a Partner of the organisation. It is an absolute delight to sit on different committees of the organisation to provide expert career advise to UK and international students and graduates.
As I read the letter I smiled because if you told me several years ago after I completed my doctorate in environmental management that I would be writing career books, producing career development courses and giving career talks globally, I would laugh hysterically. But that is the point exactly.
When you find something you are good at, makes you happy and makes a difference, pursue it with all you've got.
Join me as I moderate another International Enterprise Webinar for the Lancaster University UK Funded GCRF 7 million pounds RECIRCULATE project on September 23rd. Register now for free on - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/participate-with-recirculate-international-enterprise-webinar-tickets-116863831867
All participants will receive a certificate of Participation from the Lancaster University RECIRCULATE Project....
I remember flying to Malawi in June last year with my good friend Prof Kirk, to moderate a bioenergy workshop and as if planned, the driver who picked us from the airport came in an ethanol-driven car. He told me the ethanol was from a local sugar factory and the Nissan engine was converted to run on ethanol.
It was the proudest I have been driving in a car. I was taking pictures like I have not been in a car before. I guess you know why. I am enthused and encouraged when Africans provide solutions to critical challenges instead of complaining alone.
I am happy to announce that the registration is now open for the 'International Bioenergy Webinar' which is the first one in the 'Participate with Recirculate' programme. It takes place on the 20th of August at 11am UK time.
All participants will receive a 'Certificate of Participation' from Lancaster University RECIRCULATE/ACTUATE Project funded by the UK Government Global Challenges Research Fund. It is going be an interesting discussion.
To register, Click on the link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/participate-with-recirculate-international-bioenergy-webinar-tickets-115985087519
Registration is FREE!!! Don't miss it.
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