Genda Connections Suva 12/03/16 - Speakers

 Abhishek Sapra

Abhishek Sapra

 

Genda Connections - Fiji's First Live Talk Events | Suva 12/03/16 Abhishek Sapra talks about how he gave up a lucrative Media Communications career in New York, USA to return back to his island home of Taveuni to start a farming venture.

 Adish Naidu

Adish Naidu

 

Adish Naidu is an award-winning eminent architect whose design portfolio illustrates some of the most challenging and landmark designs in Fiji. Passionate about music. Adish talks about how the first 13 years of his life in rural Sigatoka Valley prepared him to be who he is today.

 James Bhagwan

James Bhagwan

 

An ordained minister, Reverend James Bhagwan is a former award-winning radio and television producer and presenter and writer who at the age of 21 was the first local director for Fiji One News. He is the youngest minister within the Methodist Church in Fiji Leadership.


 Sachiko Soro

Sachiko Soro

 

Sachiko Soro is a human who loves dance and consequently has spent most of her life on this planet doing just that. Director of Vou Dance School, Sachiko talks about the importance of art education in early childhood learning in Fiji.

 Div Damodar

Div Damodar

 

CEO Div Damodar talks about taking charge of a business his family spent the past 50 years building up in Fiji. Div shares his story about learning the ropes, dealing with generational gaps in businesses and expanding into new territories while never loosing sight of his core family values.

 Monica Waqanisau

Monica Waqanisau

 

Human Rights Advocate and Researcher Monica Waqanisau talks about Identity. Monica shares her story of being diagnosed with a skin condition called Vitiligo and her journey dealing with the symptoms and physical changes from the rare condition.

 Monifa Fiu

Monifa Fiu

 

A Conservation Practitioner and Researcher, Monifa Fiu shares her story of growing up on her island home of Rotuma. Monifa talks about taking notice of the environment, being connected to the land and sea and understanding the way things are.

 Shivana Singh

Shivana Singh

 

School Teacher Shivana Singh shares her story of discovering her two-spirited soul and her decision to empower herself by getting an education. As a transgender woman, Shivana talks about celebrating one's own life by embracing what makes you different and simply living it as your truth.

 

The Genda Project Founder, Sharon Narayan poses the question - How would you define yourself without your job title? Talking about happiness, making stories count and why she started the initiative in Fiji.