WEBINAR: Mass Food Markets as Foundations of Knowledge, Resilience and African Memory

16 September 2020. WEBINAR: Mass Food Markets as Foundations of Knowledge, Resilience and African Memory.

It is not by coincidence that African mass food markets have remained open during the COVID19 era in most African countries. These markets are sources of income, food, knowledge and identity for the majority of Africans. They are centres of African memory and resilience.

Where formal systems use the notion of competitive advantage to hide knowledge, mass markets consider knowledge a common pool resource that is valuable in absorbing shocks and stimulating socio-economic development. Based on Charles Dhewa’s experiences working with mass food markets across Africa, this webinar will reveal how COVID19 is a wake-up call for African countries to invest in developing local knowledge systems.

Charles Dhewa is the Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Transfer Africa (Pvt) Ltd (www.knowledgetransafrica.com / www.emkambo.co.zw ), based in Zimbabwe which he founded in 2006 to broker knowledge in agriculture and rural development.

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