The University of Toronto is pleased to host the Fostering Economic Ties Between Africa and Canada Through Entrepreneurship event on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m (Eastern Time), in partnership with Africanada Commerce Exchange, Inc., as part of its celebration of Black History Month. 

In line with the spirit of the Scarborough Charter, a pledge of over 50 Canadian universities and colleges to promote Black inclusion and address anti-Black racism, the panel will explore the role of higher education in engaging local communities to foster entrepreneurship partnerships with Africa.

This free and virtual event brings together University of Toronto faculty and staff, African entrepreneurs, and the diasporic community to discuss existing collaborative models. The panel will also explore how collaborative partnerships can contribute to economic development for Africa and Canada.

Moderated by Jackson O. Igbinosun, president and founder of the Africanada Commerce Exchange, Inc., the panel will feature Professor Wisdom Tettey, Vice-President of the University of Toronto and Principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough and one of the key leaders in the development of the Scarborough Charter; Efosa Obano, Founder, African Impact Challenge and Program Manager, Black Founder’s Network; Edwina Apaw, PhD Candidate in Business Informatics & Systems Science, Henley Business School; Lauri E. Elliott, Founder of Conceptualee Resources; and Akin O. Alaga, Principal at Liberator.