One of the fallouts of Covid-19 pandemic for corporate organisations is the massive disruption in stakeholders’ expectation with its attendant drawbacks. Often left to design strategies for dealing with this unexpected developments are those managing Public Affairs functions; a responsibility that will need new thinking, new paradigm to be effectively managed going forward.
To exchange ideas on strategic solutions to this disruption, the management of Re-Ignite Public Affairs Limited, a strategy driven, evidence – based solution provider in the Public Affairs space for business and government, is organising an online forum via zoom-webinar platform on Wednesday June 10 at 2:00pm (WAT). Expert resource persons have been carefully selected to speak on the topic: Managing the Public Affairs Function Post Covid-19.
Speakers include: Sade Morgan, Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Ade Adefeko, Vice President, Corporate & Government Relations, Olam Nigeria; Emeka Oparah, Vice President, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Airtel Nigeria; and Olufemi Awoyemi, Founder/ Chairman Proshare Nigeria. The session will be moderated by Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, President Africa Public Relations Association (APRA), and Group Managing Director, CMC Connect Limited (Perception Managers) while Executive Director/COO, Re-Ignite Public Affairs, Franklyn Ginger-Eke is the forum coordinator.
The panelists will explore various aspects of Public Affairs function and emerging challenges in the face of Covid-19 disruptions. They will proffer solutions based on their respective experiences in the areas of crisis management, government relations, stakeholders’ engagement, regulatory affairs, customer relations and shareholders management, employee’s relations, policy matters, etc.
The speakers will be joined by industry peers across the African continent to cross fertilize ideas on how best to navigate these turbulent times and stay on top of the game.
The convener, Re-Ignite Public Affairs provides evidence based Public Affairs solutions that help to improve governance, and enhance relationship between business community and the different arms of government and its agencies; through the provision of services that combine effective government and legislative relations, public policy research and analysis; sector specific expertise which can be critical success factors for clients in a highly volatile competitive and regulatory business environment.