Citizen Generated Urban and Rural Data for Citizen-Centric Smart Sustainable Cities and Diaspora Change Makers

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Citizen Generated Urban and Rural Data for Citizen-Centric Smart Sustainable Cities and Diaspora Change Makers

Time: 2:00 PM Est | 1:00 PM Jamaica  | 7:00 PM UK

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Presenter: Roza Vasileva

Roza is a PhD Candidate in Digital Economy and Sr. Digital Development Consultant at the World Bank Group.  She has been actively involved in related work in Africa and have contributed to the agenda of the World Economic Forum. She has conducted research in the areas of  using data especially open government data and citizen generated urban data for designing citizen-centric smart sustainable cities. Roza holds an undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg and a dual master’s degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from  Maxwell School of Syracuse University where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Since 2012 she  serves as an ICT and Open Data consultant to the World Bank’s Transport and ICT Global Practice. At the World Bank she focuses on Open Government Data and Digital Government projects in over a dozen countries including Tanzania, Mauritius, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, India, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Why You Cannot Afford to Miss This Event

It is known that local actions by citizens and their contribution to providing data, raising issues as well as contributing to monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are crucial to the success in meeting the targets.  If we have learnt nothing from the harsh blows of COVID-19 in the BCAME diaspora (Black, Caribbean, Asian and other Minority Ethnic Groups) communities, we have learnt about the importance of not having community data. We have learnt the high price of not having evidence. We have learnt that government cannot generate all the data for supporting plans and policies for effecting the needed transformation in our communities.

We have seen how evidence in the form of videos recordings have helped in the fight against racial injustice the case of George Floyd being among the most notable. But it the data we generate can also help in other ways when it comes to ensuring what matters to you in relation to topics such as social injustice, climate change, mental health, economic inequality, education, entrepreneurship and modern day slavery are included on policy agendas, budgets, action plans, and studies among other. What gets measured gets funded!

Being commitment and having the capacity to generate our own data as entrepreneur communities and diaspora communities will make a significant difference in advancing our progress.  Evaluation is said to have the biggest multiplier effect in driving the delivery of the SDGs. It can work for you in making strong strategy plans, programmes, evaluation and delivering the evidence for ensuring your relevance, ensuring your inclusion and participation as well as transparency and accountability.

Businesses and entrepreneurs must also commit to contributing the voluntary national reporting on the SDGs by their cities and countries. Today only a quarter of businesses do so, change has to move from local to global, we must own, participate in and ensure accountability in relation the transformation that is needed by our communities and businesses.

Join us tomorrow learn what, how and the connection to the SDGs from expert Roza Vasileva.

Come ready to ask questions and to seek guidance for improving your programmes in the Q & A session.

Request the registration link at magate.wildhorse(at) gmail.com  or join us live on https://www.facebook.com/MagateWildhorse/

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Moderator: Meegan Scott,  B.Sc. Hons, MBA, CTM, ATM-B, CL, PMP

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Magate Wildhorse Consulting and The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs join the global community in celebrating MSME Day 2020.

On April 6, 2017  the UN General Assembly, designated  June 27 as  Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (UN Resolution A/RES/71/279).   The declaration and observation are intended to :

  • recognize the role of MSMEs in driving the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030);
  • create public awareness regarding the contribution of SMEs to the global economy;
  • rally support for small businesses; and
  • to encourage research, capacity building and other needed support for small businesses.

It is known that small businesses, both formal and informal make up over 90% of all firms and account, on average, for 70% of total employment and 50% of GDP globally (International Council for Small Business (ICSB).

However, there is an urgent need to improve the development of small businesses and their contribution to capital formation, innovation, decent work, sustainability, and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Women lead only one third (1/3) of businesses in the formal economy—therein lies implications for attaining SDG 5: Gender Equality.

The figures related to employment and contribution to GDP do not always hold true across all economies and countries.  For low middle income to low income countries the contribution to GDP by SMEs (MSMEs) range from 29% – 23%.  The contribution can be even less in some countries, groups of countries and among socio-economic groups within developed countries. SMEs were first responders and innovators rising to the challenge to find solutions to problems associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. But this was not true for all groups. Let us look at entrepreneurs who contribute to job creation through self-employment or within the informal economy for instance. The Black, Caribbean, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic Groups (BCAME) were  over-represented in that category, many of whom faced closure or had to pause their operations.

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The suffering brought on by lack of social protection and the implication for SDG #: 1 No Poverty was stalk.  More than 50% of BCAME entities reported they might not be able to survive the pandemic. To make matters worse a substantial number of such businesses did not qualify to receive stimulus packages. Significant portions of entrepreneurs and individuals who are economically active members of BAME or BCAME in home and host countries are without social protection.

But with effective planning, risk intelligence, and systems thinking many impacted entrepreneurs might find a second chance in penned up demand triggered by COVID 19.

Goal # 8 : Decent Work and Economic Growth, what and how will the BCAME SME community do in order to increase their contribution to capital formation and investment?  The preceding are two key actions and indicators of what we must do in order to  increase income per capita within the community and beyond.  How and in what areas will we focus our efforts to increase production and intellectual property assets?

Recently in our Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminars issues related to increasing the portfolio of owners of Geographical Indicators (GIs) and the equitable transfer of related wealth to communities was discussed by Massimo Vittori, Managing Director of oriGIn.

More recently Simon Anholt, founder and publisher of The Good Country Index spoke about the need to better leverage brand Jamaica by developing more high value products.  He proposed the example and opportunity of producing a Jamaican made running shoe. The challenge is for Jamaicans at home as well as in the diaspora. Diasporans should see themselves as key  collaborators, partners, investors and even the triggers  for driving related high value product development and sales.  While products with GI indicators must be produced in the home country in order to retain their economic value, diasporans looking to boost their business or personal economic recovery might be wise to invest in businesses in their home countries in addition to their going concerns in host countries. The Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange presents an easy opportunity to act for change as shared by Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange in yet another episode of Outride COVID 19.

In 2016 the Global Sex Slavery Index reported that approximately 17,000 people were living in modern day slavery or are victims of human trafficking in Canada.  Trinidad and Tobago  is said to have the highest demand for trafficked individuals in the Caribbean. In May 2020, seventy-nine (79) individuals including 25 minors destined for criminal gangs in Trinidad were rescued by the Venezuelan Navy (Trinidad Guardian). How will Caribbean diaspora entrepreneurs, Canadian and US SMEs address these issues?

As it relates to SDGs: 13 Climate Action, 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production,  9 Industry,  Innovation and Infrastructure what actions will we take?  Responding to SDG 9 requires positioning and capacity to participate rather than to fund unless through investment.

The Goals just mentioned should be included in both our PESTLE and SWOT analysis as well as our value chain assessments. We need to look at how we can reduce or eliminate negative impacts and drive the increase in positive impact for delivering the goals as well as business viability.  As we look at profit and purpose we must also consider the existential threat to the Caribbean posed by Climate Change.  What role will you play in growing or supplying the market for climate finance solutions in the Caribbean?

The 2100s is not that far away; so, what will we do to support Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal #7?   Goal 7 and Goal 2, Zero Hunger are major priorities for the Caribbean. Undernutrition is a big challenge, health and well-being and high mortality rates highlighted the resilience gap in the BCAME Community.

So, what will we do about Goal # 3 Health and Well-being?

Drug abuse and drug related deaths— are there opportunities for you to make a difference in your host and home country?

What will your business or non-profit do to advance progress related Goal # 4: Quality Education?  Specifically, what will we do to facilitate the growth of high value in-demand professionals and tradesmen with  21st  Century employability skills in our communities?

With a global ocean-based economy of USD 3-6 trillion per year, what can you do to grow your business while protecting the ocean environment? Perhaps SDG 14 is the missing piece in your economic recovery, environmental scan and value creation puzzle.

As it relates to Goal # 10: Reduced inequalities, are there gaps in the capacity of the public sector to serve BCAME that your business or non-profit could fill?  Are there issues you must champion through advocacy?

Crime is a problem for more Caribbean countries than meet the eyes, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic and Honduras may feature prominently in the reports, but serious issues exists in other countries who are experiencing significant growth in criminal activities. How can you profit for good and drive the results for Goal 16?  We cannot do it alone.  With whom will we partner for delivering the goals and Goal 17?  What will you do for ensuring “no one is left behind”? When all is said and done we must plan, monitor, evaluate, learn, adjust, and improve. Evaluation is said to have the highest multiplier effect in delivering the Goals.

While we join organizational leads, the International Trade Centre, UNIDO, the ILO and the World Bank in celebrating MSME Day 2020 we want to encourage BCAME to celebrate with no blinkers on.  Know your numbers and context, plan, and act to be truly part of SME communities that are transforming our societies for improving “people, planet and prosperity”.  Review the seventeen (17) Goals and 169 indicators and identify where you can make a difference for your business and in delivering the Goals.

Neither “power” nor “potential of small” can be “unlocked” without knowing our context.

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We salute all entrepreneurs!  We celebrate and salute entrepreneurs in the BCAME community!

Thank you Argentina for giving us MSME Day!

Happy MSME Day.

Be with us at 10 AM EST on June 27, 2020 when host a conversation around resilience skills and behaviours for entrepreneurs on Facebook.

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COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot

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Notice of misprint: Series 9 was held on Friday June 12, 2020 instead of Thursday the 11th.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

The series is grounded in risk intelligence (RI). RI is that process of embracing risks and putting it to work for ensuring your business can survive or thrive during a crisis and beyond. It is also about value creation and protection. About delivering your vision and mission in the face of crisis as well as during the “normal”.

We were delighted to present series nine (9) in the Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar series yesterday.  Originally scheduled for Thursday the 11, 2020, heavy rains in the USA, Internet woes in Jamaica and Canada sought to outride our participants.

We empathize with those who were still experiencing challenges and had to join by phone or to missed the session.

While we wanted to wait for you; we had to make the week’s delivery timeline, so we did yesterday, June 12, 2020. Nothing would stop our special edition in support of our commitment to The Decade of Evaluation for Action.   And we were richly rewarded by the responses and ease with which attendees stayed  for the event which was held 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, on a Friday evening.  For that we promise you workshops and discussions that expand on some of the topics touched on as you rollout plans and execute your COVID 19 recovery strategy and actions. Those sessions will also help those who joined the series in the later half,thus making it more difficult for them to complete the series assignment for strenghten their organizations because of the sessions missed.

When: June 11, 2020  |  Time: 3:00 PM EST  | Toronto & New York

Where: Online  | Registration detail below

Cost: Free

Event Programme: Click here to view.

Featured Sessions: 

The Decade of Evaluation for Action – What’s in It for Caribbean Communities presented by Meegan Scott. 

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Shared in that session were the campaign messages for the observation that were provided by conveners– UNFPAEvalYouth and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation.  In addition, the what, whys, who, and how for delivering the intended and desires results of the Decade of was presented.

Meegan shared how evaluation helped to tell where we were in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 5 and 8 (No Poverty, Gender Equality, and Decent Work and Economic Growth).  The gathering examined why those goals were important and reflected on some of the associated indicators and targets. With greater success in delivering those goals globally the Black, Caribbean, Asian and other Minority Ethnic Groups (BCAME) would not  have been hit so hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Attendees found answers to the questions:

  • What is evaluation?
  • How it differs from data analysis?
  • How evaluation provides evidence for informing decision making versus data analysis by itself (especially as borrowed from research for another purpose)?
  • Why evaluation is critical to delivering the SDGs, pathways of transformation (broad and contextual).

Ten (10) evaluation approaches were presented; and of the ten, seven (7) were highlighted for significant increase in demand and use by community service organizations in the Jamaican and Caribbean diasporic markets.

Among the ten listed were utilization-focused evaluations, randomized control trials, gender-based, humanitarian and empowerment evaluations.  Types of evaluation generally applied at various stages in the life of an intervention, evaluation questions associated with each; the need for better evaluations and capacity building in evaluation was also shared.  Meegan, also shared the Magate Wildhorse commitment related to influential evaluations— facilitating the use of evaluations, partnerships for evaluation, accelerating the SDGs through evaluation, strategic planning, and critical friend evaluation support.

Also shared were four types of influential evaluations, features, utility and impacts of good influential evaluations.  Attendees were encouraged to join and commit to the Decade of Evaluation for Action. We are pleased to note that one attendee is in high gear with planning for the delivery of one action by next week; and another is moving to establish a supporting business..

That session was the second action delivered by Magate Wildhorse as a  committed North America organizational partner in the delivery of the global goals and expected results of the Decade for Evaluation for Action.

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Theo Chambers delivered another laughter extracting power treat, Joy Spot Motivational Session. He reminded participants that “knowledge was not power, but that power was what you do with knowledge”.  “Thank you Theo, Great reminder of how to live life” and  ” well said” were among the comments participants share in response to Theo’s message.

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Andrew Sharpe gifted us with “Bun and Cheese” for life in the session A Moment with Miss Lou.  Participants had the following comments for Andrew, “Enjoyable Love Ms. LOU”, “Great work Andrew”,  “ Nice piece of Jamaica culture @Andrew” and “He’s good, am sorry he did not pursue it as a career”. “I loved it”.  Andrew we at Magate Wildhorse was hearing “Bun and Cheese” by Miss Lou for the first time. Thank you for that treat.

Meegan Scott also delivered the fourth session, COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot (For profits & Non-profits) .

In this session we took a quick recap of the entrepreneurial skills gap of the Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (See Fact or Fiction). Following the pre-COVID 19 capacity challenges of both for profit and non-profits, Scott challenged the gathering to become industry influencers. She emphasized the need to conduct needs assessment for entrepreneurship and other community development interventions, experiments, case studies, SMARTER and measurable indicators that would stretch and reward organizations and their leaders as they stepped to the COVID 19 challenge.  She also highlighted the need for capacity building in evaluation for both programme and business operations, for  Caribbean communities and the rest of BCAME.  The need to “do it ourselves” when it comes to business recovery as well as purpose and profit for driving the delivery of the SDGs in host and home countries was also stressed. The need for more and better evaluation, advocacy,  grey literature, and community finance was hammered home.

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From Session 4 , Getting ready for re-opened markets

Session four is where for-profit leaders got a deep dive into why BCAME did not benefit from stimulus monies and the fact that the writting was on the wall before the funding became available. The 5C’s and 5P’s methods of evaluating credit risk;  periodic cashflow red flag; indicators, results trees and how they were used to track changes in beneficiary outcomes and validate resilience or transformation was covered.  Given, the interest of several participants in the agriculture and food business sector the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) guidelines and examples referenced since the start of series  was expounded on in greater depth yesterday.

Not All Doom and Gloom – Pent Up Demand– Get Ready for Re-Opened Markets

Socio-economic trends globally, sustainable ocean economy (blue economy) opportunities by way of home countries were discussed as was tactics for tapping the COVID 19 BCAME legacy.  Meegan shared that many BCAME businesses thought to be dead in the service sectors will have significant opportunities for filling pent up demand; the need for new inventory by retailers; and heightened demand for variety, plus willingness to bargain shop and to try new things. She cautioned entrepreneurs to get ready to meet the demand, protect health and provide reassurance to clients related to the protection of their health. She left them with  ten tactics for seizing the opportunities presented by COVID 19. And a reminder to plan, execute, monitor, conduct ongoing environmental scans, evaluate, adjust, and update strategy and plans if they are to attain increased risk intelligence and resilience.

What participants had to say about the two sessions presented by Meegan Scott:

“The session was an informative one and there was valuable information shared that a I think that the Caribbean Diaspora could benefit from especially the group that is involved in non-profit organizations”.

“Excellent information”, “Informative session”, “Great presentation Meegan”, “Awesome presentation.  I felt like I was in a PHD class.  Thanks”

“Great point about able to do higher level analysis @ Meegan”.

As always the session ended with the gathering and chit chat among attendees.

Event Rapporteur, Dania Sammott will provide notes from the session report for attendees.

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Join us next Thursday at 2:00 PM Eastern for series 10.

If you’ve never been to one of the sessions and would like to join us, please pre-register at the link below.

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Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Please note that this event is not just for small and micro-businesses, big businesses and big nonprofits can benefit also.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting, and The Community of Practise for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Home of BIDEM Conference & Trade Show)

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You can’t spell BAME without the C.  The contribution of the Caribbean has been too significant.  The impact on the Caribbean community is significant and different BCAME (Black, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups) #BCAME    #BAME

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Save The Date: COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot

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Coming to you Thursday, June 11, 2020                                                                  COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot

Time: 2:00 PM EST [Toronto & New York] | 1:00 PM Jamaica                                                      7:00 PM UK  | 8:00 PM Zambia

Rescheduled:  To be held,  Friday, June 12, 2020  @ 2:00 PM EST.

Registration: Free  | New participants pre-register at the link below 

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About the series:

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Magate Wildhorse Inc. Celebrates June 2020 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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Congratulations to the Caribbean Americans who have worked to ensure the significant contribution of the peoples of the Caribbean to the USA is observed and celebrated.

We join you in celebrating June 2020 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

We celebrate the works of those who delivered the impact that made the observation justified through their different contributions. Whether the helped to  build brand USA, secure its people, make it a better place, or advance progress towards the delivery of the  American dream without their contribution there would be nothing to celebrate.

We therefore thank Caribbean Americans who deliver the benefits of immigration to both host and home countries.  Immigrants and their descendants who through sharing their cultures enrich the ones they joint and help to spawn and grow innovation and innovative solutions.  We celebrate those who through their presences have erased mistrust, assumptions, fallacies, and misinformation that drives suspicion and devices among people from different places and with diverse cultural practices or skin colour.

Congratulations and thanks to Andrew Sharpe and Authentic Caribbean Foundation for ensuring June is celebrated as National Caribbean American month in Massachusetts.

We thank the US Government for officially recognizing the contribution of the people of Caribbean descent.  A people whose culture and contribution is so different that one cannot accurately spell BAME without the “C”. Let us get it right and in celebrating Caribbean include all the ethnic groups of the Caribbean who have contributed to one of the most solid and diverse culture there is on earth—from music to cuisine, to languages and to the very features of its people.

Let us dedicate this month to celebrating, highlighting, owning, and observing, but also to advancing plans and actions for driving social and economic development and increased levels of community impact by not some but by all Caribbean Americans.

Let us turn the magnifying glasses on problems and our minds, strategies, plans, hands, and resources on solutions that demonstrate the symbols of freedom, independence, and the capacity to self-determine. To prevail against all odds together even as we contribute as to building home and host countries.

As a Caribbean corporate citizen, Magate Wildhorse Inc., looks forward to playing its part in collaboration with our partners, clients, Caribbean Entrepreneurs, and families in the USA.

Coincidence can be great. Minutes before the release of the proclamation we stopped to remind the work that we are there to serve from New York.

Make this a happy, entertaining, and productive observation and celebrations.

We are here to play a role in strengthening businesses, entrepreneurs, departments of government and non-profit organizations. In sharing the Caribbean culture and of course getting involved in the virtual parties.  Don’t miss the next three in our Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar it might just be the solution for helping you with your pivot.

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Magate Wildhorse Inc. is a proud Caribbean Corporate citizen of the USA.

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Authentic Caribbean Foundation best wishes to you as you help to kick-off the celebrations.

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Held Over by Popular Demand — Outride COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

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Held over by popular demand!     

The Outride COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar series which was scheduled to break from May 7 to August 2020 before resuming to support planning and execution has been extended.

Attendees at the season finale — “Outride COVID 19: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who”, indicated that they had come “to look forward” to the sessions and felt any break would disrupt the rhythm, strides, and future impact of the programme.  Members of the gathering therefore decided to play more active roles for ensuring the series continue uninterrupted.

The proposed break was intended to facilitate analysis of research conducted and the application of learning from the five seminars and its exit COVID 19 assignment for participants. However, participants are willing to take on the challenge without meeting holidays.

Governance

 During last Thursday’s event Meegan Scott proposed and presented a hybrid of the core-peripheral network governance model with integrated market mode— for governing and coordinating the initiative.

The core-periphery structure is often used for driving resilience because it allows for connectivity,  idea generation, and information flow including in emergencies or shocks.  The flow can be intensified or scaled down as required to for drawing in the public and private sectors and civil society as needed.

However, significant changes in culture, practice, and the need to develop key industry market sectors, entrepreneurship in diasporic markets along with other social and economic challenges (to be addressed by our organizational leaders in partnership with key stakeholders and duty bearers in the third, public and higher education sectors in host and home countries) required a market mode input for delivering effective coordination and the development of efficient markets.

Outriding COVID Together

The series commenced on April 16th with the theme  “Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”.  Value creation and preservation;  and risk intelligence as a “new normal” in doing business and driving growth among both mission and profit driven organizations were major sub themes. Inclusiveness, contribution to host and home country economic recovery by twinning purpose and profit was another major sub theme.

Accordingly, the gathering explored opportunities for advancing the shared and different development objectives of host and home countries as well as the profit and purpose objectives of the participating organizations as a key focus of multiple sessions.

Holding Each Other Accountable

The series were designed to better understand the COVID 19 impact and responses of Caribbean diaspora organizations as well as to support organizational leaders and provide them with information for ensuring they could act to make their entire strategy house and businesses more risk intelligent competent, agile and adapted to survive or thrive during COVID 19.

In recognition of the need to bring the entire Caribbean community on the journey of change and transformation, we focused on civil society or community organizations and how they could be strengthened and involved for accessing and distributing needed development resources available to Caribbean diasporans, but which currently sit on the table while communities at home and in host countries fail to be benefit.

We also found it important to ensure Caribbean is not lost in BAME hence our reference to BCAME (Black, Caribbean, Asia, and Minority Ethnic Groups) during the series.

Many Caribbeans are not of African descent, the cultural treasures and accomplishments of the Caribbean, its music, its cuisine, it art and entertainment forms reflects the contribution, investment, melting and blending of indigenous peoples, Africans and Europeans, Asians (Chinese, Indians, Javanese and others), Jews, Mediterraneans, North Africans and other groups. While loaded with African retention the culture of the Caribbean is boldly distinct; and the contribution of diasporans to host markets is significant.

The development of many art forms was supported by Caribbean governments, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs and the returns on those investments should go to Caribbeans and be branded Caribbean it should not be submerged in African culture or a single diaspora brand. Moreover, the complexities of problems faced by the both diasporic groups comprise of similar and different challenges, which require different and relevant eyeball attention and surgical interventions as well as collaborative measures.

Participants in the series are determined to the take the necessary steps that will enable them to deliver their vision and missions in the face of COVID 19.  Among the areas covered were:

  • Risk intelligence
  • Strategy Planning for Outriding COVID 19
  • Agribusiness Sector —Market Intelligence Planning & Response
  • Customer Service, Value & Sales
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Nonprofit Governance and Response
  • Risk Intelligence for Outriding COVID 19 —Key Questions, Practical Responses for SMEs
  • Outride COVID 19: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who
  • Disaster Risk Financing: CCRIF, Climate Risks and COVID-19
  • Digital Transformation – Process Pivots for COVID 19 and Beyond
  • COVID 19 Risk Intelligence: Are Your Legal Rights Protected in This Time of Uncertainty?
  • Supply Chain― Diaspora Who’s Who for Outriding COVID 19 as well as a network governance model for cooperation and leveraging intelligence for improving diaspora and home country outcomes.

The series also featured global participation, a Joy Spot motivational speech and activity segment, Mouth and Mind panel discussions, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora, in Caribbean, other representatives of BAME or mainstream peers), Elevator pitches  and networking sessions.

The pivot of one technology company was facilitated at the very start of the series.  Others will follow during the planning and execution phase.

Our Speakers

Among the speakers who gifted our participants with their messages and knowledge were Mark Brown, 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking; Professor Amit Kapoor, President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness, Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness;

Leo M. Tilman, President and CEO of Tilman & Company;

LaShanda Henry, Web Business Strategist and Digital Content Creator & Founder of SistaSense;

Albert Ramsay, Financial Advisor at APSOL;

Dr. Mythili Kolluru, Assistant Professor-College of Banking and Financial Studies, Oman & Magate Wildhorse Consulting;

Shariful Islam, Market Systems Development Specialist, PHAMA Plus and Country Manager PNG, Market Development Facility;

Theo Chambers, Motivational Speaker and Business Coach Consultant, at CaribAcademy and Co-founder of Positive Tourism News;

Gina Sanguinetti-Phillips, Program Manager at Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC);

Jennifer Clémence Graham, Managing Director and Senior Consultant at JG&G Consulting Services Inc.;

Philip Bedward of Pathways;

Andrew Sharpe of  Authentic Caribbean Foundation; Rudi Page of Making Connections Work;

Tannisha Scarlett, Life Media Productions Ltd (F.I.L.M. Productions Ltd.) and Agri Views; Loretta N. Green Williams of Caribeme Magazine; and Meegan Scott of Magate Wildhorse Consulting.  Rapporteurs included Lester de Souza, Counsel, Barrister & Solicitor and Manager, Impact Galaxy; and Tonny Ng’uni, Principal Consultant at Magton Ltd (Zambia).

Roy Page of Asterix Tourism Services Ltd and Dr. Roy Davidson of UNI Healthcare Inc were significant contributors to the discussions. Henry Madnani, Assistant Manager, Client Servicing at 10 Times shared the vision, timeline, and work in-progress for their pivot to a trade show and exhibition platform during the premiere edition.  The premiere edition was sponsored by Magate Wildhorse and 10 Times, in a pivot partnership facilitated by Magate Wildhorse.

The Caribbean Camera was our ethnic media attendee who helped us to share with audiences beyond the gathering. The  Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) at Ryerson University also held us to get the word out.

To our dedicated speakers, participants, and media partner we say a Big Thank You!

In the video we leave you a few reminders and points for consideration as you commence your exit COVID gallop.

If you would like to join us for this free programme please register at: https://forms.gle/PtpZAT8czWYExWpZ7

For ensuring you are included in the supply chain and factored in for support interventions please complete questionnaire below if you will not be participating in the series.

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Outride COVID 19: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who

Supply Chain Seminar

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

The series is grounded in risk intelligence (RI). RI is that process of embracing risks and putting it to work for ensuring your business can survive or thrive during a crisis and beyond. It is also about value creation and protection.

You are invited to join us for series five in the Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar.

Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who

This edition will present:

  • industry update related to supply chains and the impact of COVID 19
  • strategies for making your supply chain more resilient
  • information sources for enabling you to shore up your supply chain or
  • to benefit from business opportunities presented by big business and government looking to secure their supplies and de-risks their supply chain

When: May 14, 2020  |  Time: 2:00 PM EST | Toronto & New York

Where: Online  | Registration detail below

Cost: Free

Event features: Joy Spot activity, Mouth and Mind discussion, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora, in Caribbean, other representatives of BAME or mainstream peers), Elevator pitches (The first 20 registered to per series), networking session

.Featured Sessions include:

Disaster Risk Financing: CCRIF, Climate Risks and COVID-19, presented by Gina Sanguinetti-Phillips, Program Manager at Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC).   In attendance will be Elizabeth Emanuel, Sustainability Management Team Lead, CCRIF

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Gina, is an expert in sustainability and environmental policy management. She is a former Environmental Education Advisor to the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica, and American Journal expert.  Her academic background spans the fields of engineering, computer science, environment and sustainability.

Digital Transformation – Process Pivots for COVID 19 and Beyond, presented by Jennifer Clémence Graham, Managing Director and Senior Consultant at JG&G Consulting Services Inc. expert in IT, Business Process Re-engineering and digital transformation

Jennifer Graham

Jennifer brings “25 years of professional credibility working worldwide as a management and business consultant for her firm JG&G Consulting Services Inc., providing professional services to executives in Financial Services, Governments, Healthcare, IT, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Utilities, and in other industries.

Ms Graham is an SME in OCM, ITIL, project and portfolio management, change management, process re-design, and their related tools, techniques and strategies. She has extensive experience as a speaker, facilitator, and trainer in the corporate environment, and has taught at Universities and Colleges”.

The MarathonerMeegan Scott of Magate Wildhorse Consulting will address the topic “Supply Chain― Diaspora Who’s Who for Outriding COVID 19” as well as present a network governance framework for cooperation and leveraging intelligence for improving diaspora and home country outcomes. For almost two decades Meegan has helped organizational leaders across industries and geographical borders to get better results from their strategy development, planning, and execution processes.  She is the founder and owner of Magate Wildhorse Ltd. Her most recent in Caribbean engagements includes Climate Finance Strategy Planning, business incubation, and  corporate strategy planner to the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica.

Theo Chambers

Theo Chambers, Motivational Speaker and Business Coach Consultant, at CaribAcademy and Co-founder of Positive Tourism News (Jamaica) will deliver the Joy Spot, Motivational Talk.

Theo is also a tourism expert, author and former president of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce.

 

Other speakers at the seminar will include Philip Bedward of Pathways, Andrew Sharpe of  Authentic Caribbean Foundation and Rudi Page of Making Connections Work and rapporteur, Tonny Ng’uni, Principal Consultant at Magton Ltd (Zambia).

Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who  is the fifth and final of  in the series of business continuity and growth seminars which will be followed by execution and improvement interventions.

Registration Options

New to the series

To receive your access link to the seminar please register at the link below.

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Returning attendees

Email us at magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com  or click here.                                                Copy and paste the following in the subject line and body of your Email                          “Register me for Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who for Outriding COVID 19 ”  please include your name.

All attendee must click the join meeting link provided before the start of the meeting to receive your unique log in credentials.

Procurement officers and buyers in search of COVID 19 and other supplies are welcome to participate.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Please note that this event is not just for small and micro-businesses, big businesses and big nonprofits can benefit also.

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