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December 9, 2022
Harare, Harare

As humans live longer and as the pace of innovation continues unabated, a dynamic digital future lies ahead for the next generation. What possibilities and opportunities will come with tomorrow’s technological advancements—for both people and for enterprises? And just as important, where does your organization and country fit in? How will you respond in the face of constant disruption? It is time to reimagine everything. TEDx Borrowdale is a platform for ideas worth sharing in which speakers from different backgrounds sought to bring together our passion for change, different experiences and deep respect for each other's work and facilitate sustainable transitions to future re-imagined.

Celebration Centre
162 Swan Drive, Borrowdale Rd, Borrowdale
Harare, Harare, 00263
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Dr Masahiro Okochi MD&PhD

Director of Okochikai Medical Corporation, Okochi Internal Medicine Clinic
Born in Aichi, Japan in 1964, Opened Okochi Internal Medicine Clinic in Aichi, Japan in 2012, Established Okochikai Medical Corporation in Aichi, Japan in 2015, We received awards in the 10th Awards for Japan’s Most Valued Companies in 2020 and the 7th White Company Awards in 2021. In addition, our clinic was featured in the book series ‘Japan’s Most Valued Companies’ in 2022.

Dr Peter Kwaira

University OF Zimbabwe Senior Lecturer of Art, Design and Technology
2002 to 2008 – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, specializing in Science and Technology Education. 1987 to 1989 – Master of Arts in Technical Education with the University of Linkoping in Sweden, specializing in; Industrial Arts, Design & Technology, Material Science, Metal Technology, Foundry Technology and Research Methodology. 1985 to 1987 – Bachelor of Education Degree with the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, specializing in Craft, Design & Technology (CDT) and the Philosophy of Education. 1981 to 1983 – Certificate in Education with the University of Zimbabwe, specializing in technical subjects (Woodwork, Metalwork and Technical Drawing).

Dr William Mavengere

Biotechnologist - Harare Institute of Technology University
Harare Institute of Technology University Senior Lecturer. Honours dissertation was on identifying a plant natural product that inhibits Glutathione transferase (an enzyme that makes some cancers resistant to chemotherapy), May 2020 - PRESENT, ZIMBABWE, Lecturer, Bachelor of Technology honours in Biotechnology (Courses taught: Technical Communication Skills, Bioprocess Engineering, Enzymology and Immunology), Member of the HIT Journal of Biotechnology Editorial board Midlands State University / Lecturer. 2019 - 2020, ZIMBABWE, Lecturer, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Course taught: Biochemistry) Stellenbosch University / Postdoctoral Fellow

Kudakwashe Dhliyawayo

Social Entrepreneur, Chemist and Green Business Consultant
Kudakwashe Dhliwayo is a social entrepreneur, chemist and green business consultant who is passionate about green innovations, technology and entrepreneurship. She is the founding director of Vital recycling. A waste management and recycling company whose mission is to build environmentally sustainable economies through the use of innovation and technology in waste reduction, reuse, recycling, customer service and education. She has worked in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and has experience in drug-products research and development. She has in-depth understanding of how industrial activities and other waste management issues contribute to the degradation of the environment and climate change. She is therefore passionate about applying innovation and technology to solve some of the biggest waste problems Africa has today.

Kunio Hara

Mr. Kunio Hara is a developer and a representative director of Ho-me-I-Ku group (Praise Education
Kunio Hara (Founder and president, Ho-Me-I-Ku group) Invented his own educational method “Ho-Me-I-Ku” and impacted 420 companies and over 1 million people. (a) Published 23 books. (b) Appeared in TEDx twice (won the top number of views on January in 2022). (c) Got interviewed for NHK world and The Japan Times.

Mayumi Takahara

President and Founder, the Japan Association of Life Organizers (JALO)
Takahara became the top salesperson in the interior consulting division of Takashimaya, a major department store in Japan, consulting more than 600 annual projects with sales of 200 million yen throughout her 12-year career as an interior designer. While facing organizing problems, she learned that many of her clients struggled with the same issues. Takahara began more profound research on the art of organizing to maximize results with minimal effort.

Mickael Pearce

Green Architect
Michael Pearce has been working in Zimbabwe and Zambia for 33 years. His experience covers a wide range from building in remote parts of Central Africa to converting old buildings in north east England and large-scale city developments in Harare, Zimbabwe. Committed to appropriate and responsive architecture, He has specialised in the development of buildings which have low maintenance, low capital and running costs and renewable energy systems of environmental control. He has been closely involved in the development of rammed earth construction for low cost housing in remote locations in Zimbabwe where transport and energy are the largest costs in producing buildings. He was also directly responsible for the design and supervision of Eastgate in Harare.

Tawanda Collins Muzamwese

Tawanda Collins Muzamwese is an International Consultant in Sustainability. He has started up consulting enterprises, publications and mentored businesses from start-up to maturity. He has carried out audits, training and consultancy in more than 100 businesses drawn from 30 countries across the world. He is founder of Toxiconsol Consultancy t/a African Sustainability Consultants a specialised consulting division providing companies with consultancy services and guidance towards certification.

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Borrowdale, Zimbabwe