KMSA WebinarMass Food Markets as Foundations of Knowledge, Resilience and African Memory

Date: 16 September 2020
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
No cost

Topic: Mass Food Markets as Foundations of Knowledge, Resilience and African Memory 
Speaker: Charles Dhewa (Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Transfer Africa (Pvt) Ltd)

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 the presenter’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.

Please note that online registration is now closed for this event.

Meet the presenter

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. 


Among other qualifications, he holds a Master of Philosophy (Mphil) in Information and Knowledge Management from Stellenbosch University, SA. 


In 2018 he received the Knowledge Management for Development Award in recognition of his work in advancing knowledge within African food systems.