This session examines the economic strategies that COVID-19 might accelerate for businesses in Africa. Featured speakers include Acha Leke, Senior Partner McKinsey Johannesburg, Chairman McKinsey Africa; Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and 9th Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation is featured in this fireside chat with Harvard Business School Professor Caroline Elkins, as part of Africa.com’s webinar series Crisis Management for African Business Leaders. The session examines the COVID-19 crisis for Kenya and East Africa, and the changes that COVID-19 might accelerate for businesses and philanthropies.
Graça Machel and Melinda Gates will deliver a powerful call to action for public and private sector leaders to address gender equality as Africa undertakes its reconstruction efforts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will take place on Africa.com, and the conversation will be moderated by Africa.com CEO, Teresa Clarke.
Digital Consumer Trends that Will Continue to Dominate Daily Life in Africa, explores the many ways in which African consumers have shifted towards digital products and services over the last three months. The discussion will explore how Africans are shifting towards delivery takeaways with UberEats, how telemedicine has taken a huge leap forward, how distance learning is gaining ground, and how contactless payments are the next big thing in the mobile payment space.