2023:Program/Submissions/Telling Africa's Story...Our Way - HXBYAP

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Title: Telling Africa's Story...Our Way


George Wandera

I'm George Wandera, a dynamic individual with a wealth of experience as a banker, entrepreneur, and creative thinker. With a passion for excellence and a drive for success, I established myself as a force to be reckoned with in various fields. Beginning his career in banking, I honed my skills in finance and project management. I quickly rose through the ranks, taking on increasingly challenging roles and earning praise for my performance. However, my entrepreneurial spirit soon led me to venture out on my own, founding my own company and pursuing my dreams of creating something unique and impactful. As an entrepreneur, I demonstrate a keen eye for opportunity and a willingness to take calculated risks. My creative thinking and strategic approach have enabled him to launch a successful business in African Storytelling, generating significant value for my stakeholders and customers (Working with many travel organizations to showcase African Culture through stories and numerous creative events. In summary, I am a visionary leader, an accomplished entrepreneur, and a compassionate individual who has made a positive impact in my community and beyond. With my impressive track record and my unwavering commitment to excellence, i am poised to make even greater contributions in the years ahead.

Esther Baraga

I am an accomplished graduate, who holds a Masters degree in International Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences. I have a passion for creating opportunities for growth and development for African youth and communities, particularly in the areas of health and education. With my expertise and experience, I have worked with various international organizations to achieve this goal. In addition to my professional pursuits, I am a talented individual story telling. I use my platform at the Forest to showcase the rich heritage, diverse cultures, and inclusivity of Africa through stories. With my storytelling skills, I have captivated audiences and allowed them to showcase the beauty of the continent and its people. Overall, I am a driven and dedicated individual with a heart for service and a talent for storytelling. I am an asset to any organization I work with and a source of inspiration for those around me.

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Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

For so long, Africa's story has been told in ways that are incorrect and in many ways demeaning. We use Storytelling to highlight the real and best aspects of Africa. We infuse a recollection of theatre, dance, generosity and song to showcase our African culture and celebrate our real African heroes.

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Welcome to my session where I will be discussing the idea of providing traditional African stories in a natural forest setting. The aim of this attraction is to showcase the beauty and richness of African culture through storytelling.

One of the primary objectives of this concept is to provide a platform for the traditional African storyteller to showcase their skills and preserve this aspect of African heritage. The storyteller will take the audience on a journey through African folklore, myths, and legends, providing a glimpse into the cultural and historical significance of these stories.

This concept is particularly important because it aims to address the misconceptions that have been perpetuated about Africa. Through the stories, the audience will gain a better understanding of the people, places, and culture of Africa. They will be able to appreciate the diversity of African traditions and the contributions that these traditions have made to the world.

The natural forest setting provides the perfect ambiance for the storytelling experience. The audience will be immersed in the beauty of nature, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the forest, making it a truly memorable and unique experience.

In conclusion, this concept of providing traditional African stories in a natural forest setting is an important initiative that seeks to preserve African heritage while promoting cultural appreciation and understanding. The storytelling experience will be informative, entertaining, and transformative, leaving the audience with a deeper appreciation of African culture and a desire to learn more.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This session relates to the event themes of diversity, collaboration, and future in several ways.

Firstly, the storytelling experience aims to showcase the diversity of African cultures and traditions. By sharing stories from different parts of Africa, the session highlights the richness and variety of African heritage. This promotes diversity and cultural appreciation, which is an important aspect of creating a more inclusive and accepting society.

Secondly, the session fosters collaboration by providing a platform for traditional African storytellers to showcase their skills and preserve their heritage. This collaboration between the storytellers, the organizers of the event, and the audience is important in creating a shared understanding and appreciation of African cultures.

Finally, the session also relates to the theme of the future. By preserving and sharing traditional African stories, the session ensures that these stories are not lost to future generations. The storytelling experience also inspires curiosity and interest in African cultures, which can lead to further exploration and learning about African history and traditions in the future.

Overall, this session aligns with the event themes of diversity, collaboration, and future by promoting cultural appreciation, preserving heritage, and inspiring curiosity and learning.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Tick Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Tick Pre-recorded and available on demand