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Partners & Facilitators

SAFRI

Original Partner and Workshop Sponsor

The Southern Africa Initiative of German Business – SAFRI – was set up in May 1996 at the suggestion of the then German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl by the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV – German-African Business Association), the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). The establishment of SAFRI laid a foundation for the political, economic and social cooperation between German business and the SADC region (Southern African Development Community). Recently, the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) joined as a fourth supporting organisation.

J2Ex Program Developer Nina Mapili worked with SAFRI from the beginning. (See: SAFRI In Contact 1999 Newsletter)  Her focus: to promote entrepreneurial excellence and entrepreneurial thinking, thereby supporting regional integration, increased competitiveness, and an improvement in the standard of living. Until the end of 2014, SAFRI was the main force behind the implementation of the Journey to Excellence Program in southern Africa.

As of 2015, SAFRI’s long-serving Chairman Prof. Juergen Schrempp, former Chairman of DaimlerChrysler AG, is stepping down. The initiative will be expanding its range to Sub-Saharan Africa, and will be coordinated by the associations of German business in the “Haus der deutschen Wirtschaft” in Berlin. Support for special projects, including the Journey to Excellence, is being discontinued under the new framework.

See www.safri.com

Most active current partners

ISCAM, Ecole de Commerce
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Contact: Jaona Ranaivoson, Director General
www.iscam-mada.com/

Compagnie Miangaly Théâtre
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Facebook: Compagnie Miangaly Théâtre

Kentia Holding sarl
Antananarivo, Madagascar
www.kentia-services.com

Other partners

EDCA—Entrepreneurial Development Centre Africa
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Facebook: Entrepreneurial Development Center Africa (EDCA)

REDI—Regional Excellence and Development Initiative
Mbabane, Swaziland
www.redi.co.sz/

eLearning Solutions
Harare, Zimbabwe
www.elearning.co.zw

Polytechnic of Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia
www.polytechnic.edu.na/
https://ced.polytechnic.edu.na/
nbic.polytechnic.edu.na/
www.cce.polytechnic.edu.na/
www.polytechnic.edu.na/centres/coll/coll.php

SKT Enterprises
Windhoek, Namibia
lungi.skt(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Hochschule Wismar
Wismar, Germany
www.hs-wismar.de/en/homepage/

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Town, South Africa
www.cput.ac.za/

Interested in becoming a partner?

Would you like to cooperate with the J2Ex Program, perhaps by organising workshops or other types of events?
Contact: Nina Mapili
Email: nina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mapili.com

Licensed Facilitators

An appropriately licensed facilitator must be present for every Journey to Excellence Program Workshop.  S/He may, or may not, act as the workshop’s lead facilitator.

All J2Ex Program Workshops
Nina Mapili
J2Ex Program Developer and Senior Facilitator
MD, Mapili GmbH, past Special Advisor to SAFRI
Friedrichshafen, Germany
nina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mapili.com

“Take Charge of Your Mindset!”
Fela Razafiarison
Compagnie Miangaly Théâtre
Antananarivo, Madagascar
razfelak(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Nantenaina Razafindradama
Antananarivo, Madagascar
razafindradamanantenaina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

“Take Charge of Your Life!” 
Fela Razafiarison
Compagnie Miangaly Théâtre
Antananarivo, Madagascar
razfelak(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Nantenaina Razafindradama
Antananarivo, Madagascar
razafindradamanantenaina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Mirelle Parsons Matiwaza
MD, Entrepreneurial Development Centre Africa
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
edcafrica(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
Mirelle is taking a “baby break” and will not be training until 2017.

Ngunoue Cynthia Kaimu (previously qualified, license not current)
Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN), Centre for Enterprise Development (CED)
Windhoek, Namibia
ckaimu(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)polytechnic.edu.na

Lungisile D. Mareka (previously qualified, license not current)
Windhoek, Namibia
lungi.skt(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

“Take Charge of Your Life! for Kids” (TCYL4Kids)
Clotilde Ranaivoson
ISCAM, Ecole de Commerce
Antananarivo, Madagascar
clotilde.r(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)iscam.mg

“Take Charge of Your Project!” 
Fela Razafiarison
Compagnie Miangaly Théâtre
Antananarivo, Madagascar
razfelak(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

“Take Charge of Your Business!” 
Prosperin Tsialonina
Founder, Kentia Holding
Antananarivo, Madagascar and Hamburg, Germany
prosperin.tsialonina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

“Take Charge of Your Personal Finances!” Workshops
Ruth Thembani
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
ruththembani(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)myfastmail.com

Would you like to become a J2Ex Program Facilitator?

Contact: Nina Mapili
Email: nina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mapili.com

Note: Every officially sanctioned J2Ex Program workshop will be listed on this website under Events – Workshops.

Assistant Facilitators / Facilitators-in-Training

Facilitators are constantly in training for various J2Ex Program workshops. Part of the training process is acting as Assistant Facilitators.  The following people are currently active. They are listed under the workshop type that is their current facilitator training program focus, but may “cross-facilitate”.  Some are already licensed facilitators for other J2Ex workshops.

“Take Charge of Your Life!” 
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lucy Ravel-Ramanoara
Hanjarisoa Tsitohaina
Onja Rahamefy

Gauteng, South Africa
Rebecca Mackett
softtouch(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mweb.co.za

Mbabane, Swaziland
Thembayena Dlamini
tdlamini(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)redi.co.sz

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
A team of volunteer “Mentors” working with the Bulawayo-based NGO Lead Us Today will be assisting with TCYL workshops for their club members from local schools.

“Take Charge of Your Project!” 
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Mirelle Matiwaza
Thulani Matiwaza
Esnat Zhou

Harare, Zimbabwe
Frank Muzenda
Trevor Masimba
Gay Mbire

“Take Charge of Your Business!” 
Mbabane, Swaziland
Sikhomba Gumbi
sgumbi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)redi.co.sz

Business Mentors

Within the framework of a special program run in Botswana, a number of business mentors were trained. As a result, the following people were recommended as mentors.

Level 2, recommended for SMME mentoring in SADC
Joe Nyamunda
Par Excellence Associates
Windhoek, Namibia and Harare, Zimbabwe
willnyamunda5(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)aol.com

Level 3, recommended for SMME mentoring in Botswana
Colet Ncube
Sand Sledge Business Services
Gaborone, Botswana
coletncube(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sandsledge.co.bw

Victor Mong-gae
Par Excellence Associates
Gaborone, Botswana
tatlhego(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.com

Would you like to become a J2Ex Program Mentor?
Contact: Nina Mapili
Email: nina(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mapili.com