<p>Jonah is a young social entrepreneur, philanthropist, a researcher and a business analyst. He spends most of his time in research and humanitarian work. Jonah first served at Muteesa 1 Royal University (of Buganda Kingdom-Uganda) as an Assistant Lecturer and later joined Ndejje University (Uganda). He is the Founder of Gateway Research Centre Uganda-a think tank for which he is the Managing Director since 2019 to date.</p> <p>His research is evidence-based and aimed at informing policy and contributing to social-economic development. He sits on Kyaddondo CBS PEWOSA SACCO with over 8,000 members where he is the Board Secretary. He envisages a Uganda free from socio-economic development deficiencies. </p> <p>He is the founder of Tuwangule Women's Forum located at Wakiso Uganda. The forum aims at empowering women to ensure self -sustaining families. </p> <p>Jonah is also an Evangelist Pastor at Word of Faith Christian Ministries Namagoma-Uganda. </p>
Institute for Global Expansion is an academic-commercial collaboration, aiming to improving the ways SMEs internationalise. On the policy side, we aim to contribute to improving framework conditions for SME expansion, global trade, making research, knowledge and structures available to governments, trade associations and international institutions. On the commercial side, we aim to create a model for Accelerated Global Expansion for SMEs and Born Global Start-Ups. It will be an all-inclusive solution comprising international strategy, strategic management, market development, sales support and funding.
Professor Hirona Matayoshi is a Professor in Applied Linguistics at Yokohama National University. She earned her B.A in Political Science at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and her M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) at the Temple University Graduate School (College of Education) in Philadelphia, USA. Professor Hirona Matayoshi is bilingual in English, Japanese, and Semi-lingual in the Okinawan language (designated as an endangered language by the UNESCO since 2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Yokohama National University, she was an Associate Professor at Osaka Seikei University Department of Global Tourism and Business, she was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture at Osaka University, a Lecturer at Rikkyo University and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Matayoshi's research centers around 3 themes: The first theme is based upon Bilingual Education that focuses upon the preservation of indigenous languages and culture. The second theme is Applied Linguistics (Curriculum Development) including governmental policies (OECD) architecturally influencing global education. The third theme is using the first and second themes to examine and assist Intangible Heritage volunteer groups to sustain their cultural heritage (language, art, and architecture) through merging all possibilities to promote and reconstruct.
A specialized Advisory & Consultancy associated with Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN), African Union (AU), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) & Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) Secretariats, placing emphasis for the development of creative, innovative & strategic economic propositions integrating its Member States and Island Nations.
Mr Ravindra NGO is an Advisor, Business consultant and International speaker with an expertise in ASEAN/Belt & Road Initiative. EXPERIENCE Founder of The ASEAN Think Tanks Network (“ATTN”), a social network by invitation-only who is mainly composed of Government Officials, C-Level positions, High Net Worth Individuals, Entrepreneurs, Academics, Ivy League Alumni & Young Leaders who share the vision of ASEAN 2025: “Forging ahead together”. Founding Chairman of The Cambodian Society, a non-profit organization promoting Khmer Art & Culture in Asia, Business knowledge through workshops & conferences and supporting charities. He is also sitting on the Advisory board of the Pacific Economic Basin Economic Council. HONORS & AWARDS He was selected by the World Economic Forum in the “ASEAN Expert” Network
My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.
Associate Member of EuroScience, Member of Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) European Commission. Member of the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) and FISITA International Engineering Community (FIEC) and the recipient of AISI, Noble Researcher Award 2018 (IJRULA), Life Time Membership Award (IJRULA), Promising Researcher Award 2018, Community member EURAXESS, Member of International Association of Engineers, Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) Member, Member Immerse UK, Author at (London)Journals of Current Engineering and Technology, Author of Introduction to the future of trucks using tms & fms, Researcher at Web of Science.