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Past Event

African Book Talk Series - "The Harambee Factor," by Ambassador Gurjit Singh

May 30, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi

Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi African Book-Talk series is a virtual program that features primarily African authors. With this series, CGC | Nairobi provides a platform where African writers can engage a global audience, discussing their work and exciting perspectives on how personal, political, and cultural experiences drive their storytelling.

We shall be featuring "The Harambee Factor" by Ambassador Gurjit Singh in this upcoming episode. In this book, written with a rare passion, he shares his deep knowledge and familiarity with the India-Africa partnership. The book represents a collection of his own experience, interviews with participating entities, and engagement with African and Indian business-people, academics, institutional leaders, and the like. This book serves as a major source of information and perspective on India's African engagement in the 21st century.
 

Join us on May 30th, 2022 as we delve deeper into this discussion in a session moderated by Wendy Njoroge, a bookish curator, entrepreneur, community builder, podcaster, and reading advocate. Her work is invested in making African literature discoverable to a wider audience.

Wendy

Wendy Njoroge is a bookish curator, entrepreneur, community builder, podcaster, and reading advocate. Her work is invested in making African literature discoverable to a wider audience.

SINGH

Ambassador Gurjit Singh is the former Ambassador of India to Germany, Indonesia, Ethiopia, ASEAN and the African Union.

He Chairs the CII Business Task Force on Trilateral Cooperation in Africa, including the Asia Africa Growth Corridor with Japan. He comments on current events on TV and in journals. His report on such cooperation in 2019 focused on private sector engagement to make Trilaterals successful.

He is associated with the social impact investment movement and is working on expanding it in Africa and other trilateral initiatives, including Japan, for B2B engagement. He is an independent director of companies achieving social impact. He is also associated with civil society efforts through the Aavishkar Foundation and the Advisory Council of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

Ambassador Singh is an avowed cinema buff who is interested in Indian cinema, which is both academic and historical. He is very fond of sports, including cricket and is a qualified umpire from the Kenya Cricket Association. He enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and cuisines and meeting people. His commitment to enhancing outreach programs in every assignment and enlarging the engagement agenda is well-known. He is considered a business-friendly developmental diplomat.

He is married and has two children.