African Excellence Series: YGS

– Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni A Conversation with Curwyn Mapaling. Videography by Sharon Tshipa This is a 2.55 minute video, where Sihle asks Curwyn the following questions: 1. Can you tell us more about yourself? 2. How does the work that you do link with your application to the Yenching Global Symposium and China in general? 3. What are your thoughts on the Africa-China relationship? 4. What can China learn from the continent of Africa and vice versa?     Continue reading African Excellence Series: YGS

African Excellence Series: YGS

-Nothando Khumalo 

-A conversation with prospective UN Secretary General: SIMBARASHE MOYO-

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On the final day of the Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) I had the pleasure of interviewing Simbarashe Moyo. The ever vibrant Simbarashe hails from Zimbabwe. He is currently a Teaching Assistant at the University of Zimbabwe where he also holds the role of Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador. His main professional goal is to become the United Nations Secretary General.  Simba co-founded  AGRINEXUS, a social enterprise that is aimed at promoting food security in Zimbabwe. Inspired by the “clean state of Beijing” on his first visit to China in 2014, Simba founded the ‘Let’s Green the Future’ (LGF) project which seeks to achieve environmental sustainability through empowering children to become environmentally responsible.

Simba is one of five African YGS delegates that were selected from a pool of 1800 applicants from across the world. This is the first of a five-part interview series that will capture the perspectives and insights of the five African YGS delegates. Continue reading “African Excellence Series: YGS”