Event Start Date:
December 9, 2018
Event End Date:
December 15, 2018
Event Venue:
University of Botswana, Gaborone

Southern African Students and Youth Development (SASYDA) Presents the Second Annual Summit 

THEME: Harnessing the fourth Industrial Revolution for employment creation – the
future of Jobs for all
DATE: 09-15th December 2018
VENUE: University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Entry Fee: (Food, Accomodation, Internal Transport) $100.00 

                       (For Those not on camp but inclusive of refreshments and Lunch) $55.00


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Southern Africa Students and Youth Development Association was founded on the 24th of May
2017. Its founding members include student and youth leaders from Botswana, Lesotho,
Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It is a regional networking platform targeted at students, youth and professionals of Southern
African with a descent desire to positively impact the future of Africa in regards to Innovation,
technological growth, democracy and civic leadership and art and diversity.
We envision to become the hub of the Southern African region where students, youth, and
professionals of any discipline/talent come together to share their knowledge with their peers,
assist one another to attain higher levels of performance and mastery in their respective fields,
gain valuable practical experience in respective fields via a plurality of programs that will be
offered on the platform, and devise novel technical solutions to address Africa’s problems via
a continuous and iterative process of collaborating and experimenting with ideas and concepts
that are targeted at accelerating the attainment of economic development throughout all African
 Career Clinic
 Public lectures on socio-economic development topical issues
 Leadership mentorship
 Research
 Annual regional human resource development conference
 Poverty Eradication Program
 Student and youth Legal Aid
 Student and Youth development and education National policy reviews
 Industrial Revolution Seminars
 Job Summits
In achieving the above vision we host public lectures, round table discussion, open debates and
annual summit addressing a certain theme of our objectives. The annual summit is whereby all
SASYDA members across the southern Africa region converge to lecture, learn and deliberate
on what he organisation should do in addressing its mandate. We also call on board the politicalleaders, students, youth, business community, civic leaders and any relevant stakeholder to the
issues being discussed.
Our summits are held by different countries where the next host is chosen at the end of the
current summit. We had our first summit at Zimbabwe last year December and Botswana was
chosen to host the second annual summit billed for December from the 9th to the 15th
The theme of the event is ‘Harnessing the fourth Industrial revolution for employment
creation – the future of all jobs’. The theme is self-explanatory, we are living in an era where
the only constant thing is change. The world is evolving, the machinery has revolutionised our
economy and way of life.
We have to adapt or face extinction, we need to be innovative and keep up with the trends if
not setting them.
The word “revolution” denotes abrupt and radical change. Revolutions have occurred
throughout history when new technologies and novel ways of perceiving the world trigger a
profound change in economic systems and social structures. Given that history is used as a
frame of reference, the abruptness of these changes may take years to unfold.
The first industrial revolution spanned from about 1760 to around 1840. Triggered by the
construction of railroads and the invention of the steam engine, it ushered in mechanical
production. The second industrial revolution, which started in the late 19th century and into the
early 20th century, made mass production possible, fostered by the advent of electricity and
the assembly line. The third industrial revolution began in the 1960s. It is usually called the
computer or digital revolution because it was catalysed by the development of semiconductors,
mainframe computing (1960s), personal computing (1970s and 80s) and the internet (1990s).


The fourth Industrial revolution (4IR) is the fourth major industrial era since the
initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies
that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. It is marked by
emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial
intelligence, block chain, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet
of Things, The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), fifth-generation wireless technologies
(5G), additive manufacturing/3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles.
The fourth industrial revolution, however, is not only about smart and connected machines and
systems. Its scope is much wider. Occurring simultaneously are waves of further breakthroughs
in areas ranging from gene sequencing to nanotechnology, from renewables to quantum
computing. It is the fusion of these technologies and their interaction across the physical, digital
and biological domains that make the fourth industrial revolution fundamentally different from
previous revolutions. for more download here. 

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The Profile of
Dr. Iyke Odo as he is popularly called is a product of the Prestiguous University of Nigeria, graduating
from its College of Medicine in 1989 as a Medical Doctor. He later obtained a Postgraduate Degree in
Family Medicine from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, an executive Masters in
Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Healthcare Management from the University of Port Harcourt Business School. Dr. Odo holds a Ph.D honoris causa, from the Common Wealth University.

A visionary and an astute leader given to team inspiration and innovation, he has
always stood out of the crowd at every level of his career. His capacity for service
and accountability was particularly tested and proven as an undergraduate
student at several legislative and executive positions. Dr. Odo in all his medical
career has been actively involved in the total engagement of patient care, human
capacity development and resource management.
He is a medical practitioner with a commitment to diligence that is readily evident in the passion he brings to patient care. He is a practitioner that has not only shown he has a golden touch to patient care but has also demonstrated his leadership and management skills by initiating the efforts that have crystallized into the establishment of one of the leading hospitals in his part of the country, Port Harcourt.
His unequalled campaign for the total improvement in the standard of care for
the patients in Nigeria has earned him the title of “Patients’ Advocate” amongst
his numerous patients. His zero tolerance for excuses and his obsession for
excellence in service have characterized his career both in hospital business and
allied ventures. Dr. Odo is a consummate investor and administrator who has set
tall standards in various sectors of the economy.

He is the Medical Director/CEO of Meridian Hospitals Ltd., Chairman/CEO Pyramid Integrated Services Ltd., Chairman/CEO Pyramids Diagnostic Services Ltd., Chairman/CEO Century Medicaid Services Ltd. and International President/Founder Pilgrims Africa Health Foundation Inc. He was elected President of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), the largest body of family doctors in Nigeria and member of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). Dr. Odo is a leader in the medical profession at state and national levels with a wide network of international collaborations. He is a respected member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA), the American Society of Family Physicians and an Associate of the American Emergency Medical Services. He holds tens of awards including the Fellow of the Association of General Practitioners (FAGP), Distinguished Medical
Practitioner (DMP) of the same association, United Nations (UN–POLAC) Ambassador for Peace Award, African Leadership Excellence Award in Medicine courtesy of the African Summit Awards London 2018, the Nigeria Gold Merit
Award for Excellence And Accountability, African International Role Model Gold Award, Niger Delta Ambassadorial Award and a Fellow of the Association of Professional Managers of Nigeria, etc.
By his words and actions, Dr. Odo has demonstrated his enduring love for the medical profession. He believes that the health sector of Nigeria is very richly endowed but has been poorly harnessed and so run down. He advocates insightful and visionary leadership to restore the lost glory of the doctors and the health sector in Nigeria. He is an advocate of Universal Health Coverage. He has an unblinking inclination for philanthropy that transcends tribe and tongue and believes that every man is a measure of the worth he has given to his fellow man in service. He believes that the greatest development is that of the mind. He believes that knowledge through the education of the mind rules and
that humanity is the opportunity to maximize self actualization in service.
Dr. Odo is given to intellectual imperatives that have led to several literary works including: The Dangers That We Face: Being A Prism Perspective Of The Plight Of The Nigerian Doctor In Nigeria; Group Medical Practice in Nigeria; Basic Clues to Understanding Health Insurance Scheme/Managed Care; The Burden of Healthcare Financing in Nigeria; Medical Tourism and Investment Options in
Nigeria, etc. Dr. Odo is a teacher, a mentor, a motivational speaker, a community leader and
builder of men, a doctor per excellence, an investor of unique persuasion, a defender of justice and a philanthropist. He has sponsored tens of indigent youths through university education and supported others find expression in vocations and enterprises for productive life.
Dr. Odo is blessed with three beautiful daughters and a firm minded son from his marriage to Mrs. Doris Obiageli Odo, a business management consultant. He hails from Isiofor, Obuoffia in Awkunanaw, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria.

Gonaya Monei Sethora

Gonaya Monei Sethora is a 23-year-old university student and youth leader pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. In 2016, she was elected the first female President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the New Era College, Botswana. Her leadership in the SRC set the stage for her to bring to the fore her innate desire to serve humanity. As SRC President, Gonaya vehemently advocated for students’ rights, women’s and children’s rights and academic freedom, which earned her a lot of plaudits amongst her peers and contemporaries. Having excelled at the position of SRC President, she was soon elevated to the position of treasurer for the Southern African Students and Youth Development Association.A firm believer in social justice, female empowerment through entrepreneurship and training (emphasis on mentorship and leadership).

Gonaya believes “walking the talk” is the best model of leadership; this is evidenced by her incessant desire to contribute to the solution rather than the problem and to take action to create a better world, regardless of how small you start.  She is the founder and President of the impactful Business Woman Africa Foundation (BWAF); the platform which affords African women, especially the young women, the opportunity to take charge of their destinies and build social enterprises that have potential to change the narrative of young girls on the African Continent. BWAF aims to bridge the gender gap (especially in the digital and economic ecosystems) and to accelerate the quest to reach gender parity and reducing inequalities across all social strata (SDGs 5 & 10) Business Woman Africa has been recognized and endorsed by the  Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union . Gonaya is the major shareholder and managing partner (CEO) of the twin companies: AS Constructions PVT in Zimbabwe and the Ss95 Holdings PTY LTD in Botswana as well Telecommunications Solutions Africa Pty Ltd ; the 3 companies provide civil engineering services, supplies and Telecommunications Systems Consultancy Services.Owing to her priceless skill sets and competences, Gonaya has been nominated severally to represent her Country (Botswana) at international Youth Development and Leadership conferences and workshops. Gonaya Monei Sethora also known as Naya, has a proven track record of organizing successful youth and leadership development workshops and seminars that has afforded most young people the opportunity to work with International Organizations such as the African Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and other International Organizations. She has successfully hosted public lectures and dialogues on the African Youth Charter, SDGs and Agenda 2063, all of which have enjoyed substantial local and international recognition. In her quest to create perfect synergy between the various actors working towards similar goals, Gonaya works in close collaboration with other youth and women groups to achieve shared goals and objectives. She keeps a harmonious balance between work and family; as she strives to be an example to many young women.


Kgobero Kehuparetse

Kgobero Kehuparetse is an overall Nice Guy, affectionately known as Cage with a K. Kgobero is a Speaker, Facilitator and Master of Ceremonies and is a multiple Botswana Toastmasters Speech champion. He was ranked in the Top 10 of public speakers in the SADC region by Toastmasters International Having majored in Finance Kgobero’s exuberant personality that is brimmed with a fine mix of confidence, Wit, Warmth Humour and Talent is the reason why your event will be the talk of the town. With partnerships that range from corporate to government and personal; Kgobero’s meticulous planning ensures that clients always want more. Whether he is delivering a Keynote at an awards ceremony, giving motivational talks to schools around the country or moderating an event, there is something special about the event. With stories from his adventures in countries across the SADC region, his ability to work with people, his eye for detail and his exposure to the African, European and Asian markets have contributed to his amiable nature. When he’s not working like a pro, Kgobero enjoys the thrills of skydiving; He enjoys travelling and hopes to travel to all 54 African countries that make up the African Continent.



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