In her eagerly awaited panel discussion at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit, Masego Mohwasa, an accomplished Content Producer and Digital Content Strategist with a BA in Motion Picture Medium, will be at the forefront of the conversation on Financing the African Creative Industry.
As a distinguished filmmaker herself, Mohwasa will bring her expertise and passion to the stage, representing Botswana’s creative industry and shedding light on the specific challenges faced by talented creatives in her home country. With an in-depth understanding of the industry, Mohwasa will address the pressing issue of accessing adequate financing, highlighting the lack of institutional support and limited access to capital that often hinder the progress of aspiring filmmakers and artists.
Moreover, Mohwasa will emphasize the critical role of public-private partnerships in driving the growth of the African creative industry.
Drawing on her experience, she will discuss the importance of collaboration between governments, financial institutions, and private investors to establish funding mechanisms, grants, and incentives that pave the way for innovation, talent development, and enhanced market access for Botswana’s filmmakers.
Having witnessed the transformative power of capacity building and skills development firsthand from her experience with the Multichoice Talent Factory, Mohwasa will passionately stress the significance of investing in programs tailored to the needs of African filmmakers. Through training initiatives, mentorship programs, and the provision of educational resources, she will advocate for empowering creatives to develop their craft, navigate the complexities of the business landscape, and effectively compete in the global marketplace.
Addressing the challenges surrounding intellectual property rights and copyright protection, Mohwasa will draw attention to the importance of robust legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms.
With her unique blend of expertise, personal experiences, and unwavering dedication to the Botswana creative industry, Masego Mohwasa’s panel discussion promises to be an enlightening and experience for all in attendance. Her words will resonate deeply with creatives in Botswana, inspiring stakeholders to collectively pave the way for a more prosperous and vibrant creative landscape in Botswana and beyond.