Development Practitioners Network Convention 2017
Our Theme this year:
“Development Reality: Collectively Envisioning the Future”
“Development Reality: Collectively Envisioning the Future!!
This year the Convention theme seeks to address the realities of the state of the global developing society. A lot of times individuals and corporates find themselves with brilliant ideas for development in the ever-changing modern-day society, challenge, however, arises in the implementation of these ideas. Ideas never manifest into practice due to financial constraints and lack of professional guidance and advice from professionals. There is a need for development consultants that are readily accessible to help ideas manifest into projects on the ground.
To provide opportunities for networking and establishment of sustainable partnerships.
To discuss factors that are hindering development and solutions to these problems.
To encourage thinking outside the box for more innovative ways to fund development projects.
To enhance cooperation amongst key players in development work through sharing ideas, the creation of synergies and partnerships.
ICT for Development
Students: The Future of Development
Corporates in Development
Development Practitioner: Profession in future
The Role of Funding Institutions in Development
Exhibitions and Sponsorships
University Students Debate
DPN believes that students harbour the most intelligent input to current challenges in tertiary institutions and society. Students are a powerful information source in the ever-expanding global developing world.
Hazel has over ten years of interdisciplinary consultancy experience with extensive skills in sustainable development, particularly Women Economic Empowerment; Climate Change Resilience; and Renewable Energy Access. Her experience is grounded in diverse and interdisciplinary settings in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Switzerland, United Kingdom, South Africa, and the Netherlands.
Topic | ICT for Development
Lovemore is a hands-on, results-oriented and experienced leadership, strategy and transformation senior leader in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) sector. He has almost 20 years working in diverse environments, solving problems, managing large-scale projects, experiencing challenging moments and gaining invaluable experience in the process. He has worked in a number of countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe in business, mining, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and technology, media & telecom (TMT) sectors.
Topic | Financial Literacy
Gabriel Chipara is Founder and MD of Mantis Africa P/L, a business consulting and seminar company. He has been a management and business consultant, speaker and trainer for over the last fourteen years.
Gabriel is a distinguished thought leader on improving the financial literacy/fluency of young adults, adults, couples, families and entrepreneurs. He has been the anchor presenter on weekly radio shows on the financial literacy since July 2012 and has clocked over 2,000hours (and counting) of speaking, presenting, coaching and training people from all walks of life on the topic.