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Activate Talk 2014

Zimbabwe Activate Talks: Tackling challenges facing children through innovative solutions
UNICEF Zimbabwe has brought together five leading innovators at the second Activate Talks on the African continent following the first successful event held in Uganda in February.

Biography - Mkhululi Ndlovu
Mkhululi Ndlovu was born in 1976 in Filabusi, Zimbabwe. He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and Statistics from University of Zimbabwe, a Diploma in Business Leadership.

Biography - Sekesai Mtapuri-Zinyowera
All my professional life I learned at the University of Zimbabwe. As from 1991 – 1993 I did General diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology then a specialist in 1995 – 1996.

Biography - Nigel Mugamu
Nigel Mugamu is extremely passionate about technology and community-based initiatives. While he living in Edinburgh Scotland, he immersed himself in social media as a means of keeping in touch with developments back home in Zimbabwe.

Biography - Peter Roger Morgan
Peter Roger Morgan was born in 1943 Wellingborough, UK. He graduated from the University of Hull with a BSc in Zoology in 1964 and a PhD in Marine Biology in 1968.

Biography - Tendekayi Katsiga
Tendekayi Katsiga is the Operational Director of Deaftronics-Solar Ear Botswana, is a company which produces high quality low cost solar powered hearing aids made by people who are deaf for people with a hearing loss.

Background to Active Talks
Challenges to children’s rights demand new ideas and fresh thinking. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals fast approaching, global leaders and the development community have been examining the progress made.

Local innovations improving the lives of children in Zimbabwe
In its second Activate Talk on the African continent, UNICEF will convene a collection of tech start-ups, governmental agencies and international organizations to highlight the recent innovations that have improved the survival and well-being of children



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