Phaka Hlazo

Africa Tourism Consultant - Digital and Innovation
Phakamile (Phaka) is the Africa Tourism Consultant, Digital and Innovation at the World Bank Group. She is the founder of Zulu Nomad, an African travel startup whose core purpose is to be the architects of Africa's tourism industry of the future.

During her talk "How to Be the Table and Scale Your Impact", Phaka will share about her journey from tour operator offering curated experiences in Africa, and experiencing the challenges of being a small business owner, to conceptualizing the Africa Travel Hackathon and eventually arriving to her role now at the World Bank Group where she has the opportunity to work on solutions impacting the entire tourism value chain.