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Invitation to Africa CREATE: A social innovation tour to South Africa organised by Africa++ and i-genius

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Africa Create Invite

  1. 1. Africa CREATE A Social Innovation Tour to South Africa 19th – 24th May 2009 An invitation to connect with the creative energy of a new South Africa + with support from Organised by:
  2. 2. Why South Africa? South Africa - the ‘rainbow’ nation, rich in diversity and natural beauty, is in the midst of profound change. Shaking off the legacy of apartheid, South Africa is re-inventing itself. Led by a new generation of social entrepreneurs and extraordinary partnership programmes across government, business and the community, a new country is emerging. It is a country filled with a sense of hope and confidence that by working together, its people can overcome the challenges they face. South Africa will provide you with both insight and inspiration. Why should I attend Africa CREATE? The six-day tour includes: Africa CREATE offers participants the opportunity to: A programme of talks, seminars and group discussions 1. Develop a deeper understanding of the changes taking place in South Africa Visits to exemplary community and 2. Share knowledge and experiences of working with business regeneration programmes in communities, building social businesses and other forms Johannesburg and Soweto of social innovation Two nights accommodation and 3. Learn from examples of South African leadership in activities at a bush lodge near The Cradle education, climate change, arts & culture, sport & of Mankind (World Heritage site) recreation, science & technology and the media Traditional and contemporary cultural 4. Explore opportunities for developing partnerships with and entertainment programme a new generation of inspiring South Africans Africa CREATE 19th – 24th May 2009
  3. 3. Who is invited? From all around the world, we are inviting: Social entrepreneurs and NGO leaders Investors and financiers Big businesses and small enterprises Media and creative communication specialists Government officials Academics and students The Flow Programme Arrival and evening reception 19th May Sandton (financial hub of South Understanding the local context and future potential Africa) of South Africa (includes visit to the Apartheid Museum) 20th May Sandton/Soweto Community innovation, start-ups, business 21st May Johannesburg development and Government support Sustainable development of talent, effective 22nd May Bush lodge in Muldersdruft communication and role of telecoms and the media (close to The Cradle of Mankind in promoting social change - World Heritage site) Building effective partnerships and financing 23rd May Muldersdruft opportunities, working with corporations and overcoming obstacles to finance/investment 24th May Johannesburg Future plans and close Africa CREATE 19th – 24th May 2009
  4. 4. Participation rates Participant fees include working lunch, evening dinner and a cultural entertainment Corporate R16,800 programme. They also cover two nights NGO R10,000 accommodation at a bush lodge. Individual R7,700 We will provide attendees with (Currency: South African Rand) recommendations of accommodation near the Gordon Institute of Business Science Early reservation is essential as places are (University of Pretoria) for the other nights. strictly limited to ensure ideal group cohesion. Care will be taken to ensure ample space for To apply for a place, please email your name, participants to pursue their own areas of organisation and brief description of why you interest. would like to be a participant on the tour to: We aim to provide participants with an authentic South African cultural experience. To discuss group bookings, partnership and i-genius sponsorship opportunities, please contact: i-genius is a World community of social entrepreneurs with members London Tommy Hutchinson in over 90 countries. Founder & CEO, i-genius UK + 44(0)79467881474 Africa++ Africa++ promotes collaborative Johannesburg Lesley Williams action with local communities, the Co-Founder & Director, African Diaspora and friends of Africa++ Africa to address socio-economic needs across Africa. SA +27(0)71502 7138 Africa CREATE 19th – 24th May 2009