|Description||Marlon Parker, a native of South Africa, is an entrepreneur and social advocate with a passion for community development that influenced a global movement know as Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs). RLabs provides innovative solutions to impact, empower, and reconstruct local and global communities by creating an environment where creativity, innovation, skills development, and entrepreneurship is encouraged. The RLabs main hub is in Cape Town, South Africa but this global movement spans 21 countries worldwide.
Mr. Parker has been listed as of the 100 World Class South Africans in 2013, an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, and an honorary faculty member of the International School of Digital Transformation. During 2014, he was also selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He was the co-founder of JamiiX that was the backbone to one of the largest mobile chat counseling networks in the world with more than 3 million people being reached since its inception. Mr. Parker is also a trustee of the Mxit Reach Trust and his most recent initiative is co-founding the Kukua Fund, an early stage investment company seeking to invest in high growth social entrepreneurs in Africa.