Webinars & podcasts

  1. Choose an interesting topic related to the Textile, Apparel and Accessories industry for African fashion entrepreneurs and prepare a short summary on the topics to be covered during the webinar.
  2. Think about the format you would like to use (presentation + audio recorded, record a live webinar and then share the video through our platform, etc.) and the duration of the webinar. We are open to suggestions.
  3. Think about the presenter(s) that would speak through the webinar.
  4. Send us a 1 pager document with all these ideas so we can discuss further.

Webinars on our platform www.fashionomicsafrica.org are free of access for all creative minds wishing to learn more about this inspiring industry. They just need to create a free account on our platform to start learning!

Webinars are available through the platform for a period of one month. Then, it will be hosted on our YouTube channel.

Please note that the African Development Bank do not function as a financing agency. We don’t have dedicated funds to sponsor external stakeholders. However, we would be more than happy to feature your webinar on our platform and give you visibility via our social networks.

You can also submit blogs, podcasts, online training courses, etc. Just let us know.

If you are an African Fashion Expert, send us your 1 pager to info@fashionomicsafrica.org!

Available webinars & podcasts:

The Itoka Group Podcast: Episode 1 with Moses Turahirwa, Creative Director of Moshions

Apr 20, 2021
How do fashion brands design with integrity & dignity while building the creative economy? I tackle this question and more in a dynamic conversation with Moses Turahirwa, the Founder & Creative Director of Moshions. Established in 2015, Moshions reimagines the eclectic visual heritage of...

Business Law for your African Fashion Business

Apr 14, 2021
Business Law for your African Fashion Business: Introduction to business law for your African fashion business Legal business structures for a new business 5 legal areas to put in place when starting up And going forward

Mettā Podcast - Episode 11: Creativity In A Crisis

Apr 14, 2021
This episode is brought to you be the Creative DNA Program which was a 12 month incubation program, powered by the British Council Kenya, that sought to help 11 fashion businesses grow by tackling various growth stage challenges. In this episode, we discussed how creatives can create during...

Textile and fashion value chains: Opportunities for the private sector in Kenya

Apr 6, 2021

The Potential of African Jewellery Manufacturing

Apr 5, 2021
The Potential of African Jewellery Manufacturing During the seventh episode of the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series, the panelists discussed Africa's jewellery industry and its potential to advance growth and prosperity on the continent. They identified the challenges and...

African Continental Free Trade Area: Opportunities for Fashion Entrepreneurs

Mar 2, 2021
African Continental Free Trade Area: Opportunities for Fashion Entrepreneurs During the sixth episode of the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series, organised in collaboration with Afreximbank, the panelists discussed the African Continental Free Trade Area and its potential for the fashion...

Fashion Africa Now Podcast - Side Effects Of Black Intellectual Women: Dr. Natasha A. Kelly

Feb 25, 2021
Dialogues about Black aesthetics are necessary, according to Dr. Natasha A. Kelly. Dedicated to empowering and educating the Black community in Germany, the diaspora and strengthening the bond to Africa. Kelly is an academic, an author, a critical thinker, a visionary and an arts and culture...

Fashion Africa Now Podcast - Heritage Aims For Excellency: Awa Meité

Feb 25, 2021
Awa Meité, the Malian textile and fashion designer, epitomising power and humility. Awa debuted her unique handmade SS20 collection on the catwalks of Lagos Fashion Week, through unimagined fateful paths crossing. Awa Meité is known for her excellency and has been chosen to be part of Beyonce`s...

Fashion Africa Now Podcast - The Body Is The Primary Museum: Prof. Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Feb 25, 2021
Passionate about creating spaces of learning, Prof. Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung shares his perspectives with Beatrace on artisanship from Africa and the diaspora. An internationally renowned curator of African art, author, professor at the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin, founder of...

Fashion Enablers: Bridging the Gap for Fashion Entrepreneurs in Africa

Feb 5, 2021
Fashion Enablers: Bridging the Gap for Fashion Entrepreneurs in Africa During the fifth episode of the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series, the panelists shed light on the role of fashion enablers in improving the exposure of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the...

Mettā Podcast - Episode 8: Women In Design

Jan 15, 2021
This episode is brought to you by Hivos East Africa, a development aid organization that provides financial support to organizations working in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They advocate for and support knowledge sharing, in particular in the field of, social change, digital activism, and...

Mettā Podcast - #WhatsGood Creative Ambition - Fashion

Jan 15, 2021
This episode is brought you to by Hivos, under The Resources of Open Mind project, which supports the global creative work and projects of artists, musicians, and media producers around the world. The project through its various initiatives aims at supporting a new generation of creative...

The landscape of African fashion manufacturing

Dec 21, 2020
The landscape of African fashion manufacturing: The background of African fashion manufacturing Opportunities in African fashion manufacturing Governance Future of African fashion manufacturing

Financing the fashion industry

Dec 17, 2020
Financing the fashion industry The fourth episode of the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series gathered investment managers and industry experts who highlighted the innovative and disrupting financing channels available for fashion entrepreneurs to develop the fashion industry on the continent.

Revolutionizing Africa’s creative supply chains: opportunities for creatives, industry enablers, and investors

Dec 11, 2020

Technology at the heart of tomorrow's fashion

Nov 16, 2020
Technology at the heart of tomorrow's fashion The webinar highlighted the promising alliance between fashion and technology and discussed the technological progresses that are disrupting the fashion industry. Panelists identified innovations that were sparked by the onset of the...

Sustainability and Circularity in the Textiles Value Chain

Oct 22, 2020
This webinar launched the UN Environment Programme report, Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain: Global Stocktaking, which explores these questions and spotlights existing initiatives to advance sustainability and circularity in textile value chains. A panel discussion...

Starting a Made-in-Africa Fashion Design Business:

Oct 6, 2020
Starting a Made-in-Africa Fashion Design Business: The African fashion business landscape Business model How to be a designer Business sense - wrap up

Building back better after COVID-19

Sep 9, 2020
Building back better after COVID-19 Moving towards a more sustainable and inclusive fashion industry on the continent. The second panel discussion of the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series intends to address the challenges and opportunities arising in a (post-)COVID-19 era to build...

How can I grow my business within international trade by utilizing modern technology?

Aug 5, 2020
In this webinar by Mr. Jesper Frandsen, Global Expansion Lead at Twill, he explains how can I grow my business within international trade by utilizing modern technology. The webinar covered four main topics: What is a digital logistics solution? What services can these...

What is Customs House Brokerage?

Aug 5, 2020
In this webinar by Bojan Strbanovic, Global Head of Growth for Customs House Brokerage at MAERSK, explains what is Customs House Brokerage? The webinar covers five main topics: What exactly can you expect when you hire Customs House Broker and do you really need one? What...

How can I extract value in my supply chain by using a freight forwarder?

Aug 5, 2020
In this 25 min webinar (and 25 min Q&As) Florian Kuentzel, explains how you can extract value in your supply chain by using a freight forwarder. The webinar covers four main topics: How does your business look like and what is your need? What are freight forwarders and what...

The Future of African Retail

Jul 28, 2020
Join Ray of Green’s conversation with retail experts about the future of retail on the African continent. Panelists include: Alex Harris from Alex Harris Consulting, a retail guru with more than 20 years’ experience. Kasamba Madondo from Brand Contact, a brand storyteller...

An Introduction to Ethical Fashion for the African Fashion Business Owner (II)

Jul 23, 2020
Webinar Agenda: What is Ethical Fashion? The Triple Bottom Line. Sustainability and African Fashion. The Solutions. Suggested Actions for small businesses. And finally, the Future Focus and your Next Steps.

Understanding African Luxury Fashion with Anisa Mpungwe

Jul 23, 2020
Understanding African Luxury Fashion with Anisa Mpungwe Join Ray of Green’s conversation with Anisa Mpungwe, her journey as the Creative Director of Loin Cloth and Ashes, challenges, opportunities and throwing the rope back down once you've reached the top.

Textile Conversation with Bridget Lebala

Jul 23, 2020
Textile Conversation with Bridget Lebala Bridget Lebala is not only an incredibly talented textile designer but she is also a partner in a business that produces the most incredible designer leather bags. But more importantly, Bridget is building South Africa’s first 100% black female-owned...

African Fashionpreneurs: Thriving in a (post-) COVID-19 World

Jun 29, 2020
African Fashionpreneurs: Thriving in a (post-) COVID-19 World What does the Covid-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Market? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors. 5 key experts . Mentors and entrepreneurs with excellent inside knowledge on business, African...

LOSÓDE: Covid-19 - Thriving in business

Jun 26, 2020
Covid-19 - Thriving in business The rapid outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across geographical borders has presented not just an alarming health crisis but also significant economic, business ad commercial impact. However it is not all doom and gloom as this has also presented multiple...

An Introduction to Ethical Fashion for the African Fashion Business Owner (I)

Mar 30, 2020
Webinar Agenda: What is Ethical Fashion? The Triple Bottom Line. Sustainability and African Fashion. The Solutions. Suggested Actions for small businesses. And finally, the Future Focus and your Next Steps.
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