Entries by Jaisheila Rajput

Innovating through human centered design

How can we innovate if we don’t know ourselves? Human centered design | TOMA-Now is working with some really smart, innovative people, introducing different ways of looking at new challenges. One of the approaches focuses on human centered design. This is turning out to be a game changer not only for our social impact partners […]

A year in review – goodbye to a stellar 2017!

2017 Focused on growing and developing the green economy. We were part of a bigger global movement that unlocked new opportunities through mapping and developing value chains within the green economy. It was an amazing year filled with new and returning clients, exciting work and new destinations. It was also a year of recognition and […]

Shifting gears | Community initiative to viable business

The community initiative Entrepreneurship is seen as key to job creation and economic development. This thinking is extended to the community initiative – if you build it they will come and make something amazing with it! But how do we truly create a winning scenario that supports community development with an emphasis on social impact? […]

Industrial parks as a vital engine to development

The Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa (DTI) recently held their 2nd Industrial Parks Symposium. The theme, as laid out by DTI Director General Lionel October was focused on industrial parks as the vital engine towards industrialization and transformation. This is seen as a much-needed strategic approach to economic development in South Africa. There […]

Recognition for TOMA-Now!

BWA Regional Business Achiever Awards finalist 2017 The Business Women’s Association Regional Business Achievers Awards (RBAA) are a set of annual events aimed at celebrating the success of women. The awards actively seek to identify, acknowledge and cultivate entrepreneurs, corporate and professional women leaders. Our CEO, Dr. Jaisheila Rajput was honoured to be a finalist for […]

African Marine Waste Conference | Interview Dr. Jaisheila Rajput

TOMA-Now attended the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference with a special focus on reduction of plastic based marine pollutants. See the interview with our CEO Dr. Jaisheila Rajput on her expectations from the event. The conference organizers used the platform to identify opportunities and solutions for Africa. The emphasis was on, Accumulating waste in Africa: Influence […]

No time to waste | African Marine Waste

No time to waste in addressing Africa’s marine waste. It’s definitely green economy conference season and last week’s (9-13 July 2017) inaugural African Marine Waste Conference hosted by Sustainable Seas Trust in Port Elizabeth did not disappoint. The conference featured keynote presenters such as renowned oceanographer, Sylvia Earle from Mission Blue / National Geographic, with a planned outcome of strategic […]

Sustainability Week 2017 | Spotlight: Green Energy

Sustainability Week is regarded as the premier greening event in South Africa with a call to learn sell and network while putting ideas into motion. This year the event was hosted at the CSIR Convention Centre 13-15 June 2017 with a strong call to advance the Green Economy. The event creates platforms for African stakeholders from different sectors to […]

African Utility Week – The Energy Revolution

Earlier this month, Cape Town hosted the 17th annual African Utility Week, the largest power and energy conference in Africa. Built into this year’s African Utility Week programme was a specific focus on Energy Revolution Africa – a framework within which to explore the transitioning energy landscape in Africa, with a focus on community-scale projects, […]