AFRICA: Changing the Narrative

AFRICA: Changing the Narrative

Working to create a better-shared future

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December 14, 2020 18 min

GE Healthcare – East Africa Projects Development Director Alexander Oketch

KUTRRH is poised to become the only Public facility in East and Central African region to offer the comprehensive continuum of cancer care with the establishment of an MIC. This centre will have state of the art technologies that will help in early diagnosis and management of cancer that will be expected to increase the survivorship of cancer patients, reve...

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Kenneth Oyakhire of GE Gas & Power Sub - Saharan Africa.  Restoring Up To 360MW In Nigeria Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic.

“Being Nigeria’s largest electricity generating company, with a total installed capacity of 4.0 gigawatts (GW), representing about 35% of Nigeria’s generating capacity, we are committed to strengthening Nigeria's power sector, despite the unexpected logistical challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak.”

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Njideka U. Harry is the President and CEO of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an innovative non-profit organization focused on using the power of technology to transform the lives of youth and women living in developing countries.

YTF’s strength lies in its ability to access market demands, design developmental programs, provide linkages that accelerate business opportunities and administer customized information and communi...

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Overview

This Virtual Summit, the first and the largest of its kind convenes thousands of c-suite executives and decision-makers at African businesses, large and small, to present to you, from the highest ranks, the ways in which the U.S. can assist in growing your businesses through trade, investment, and technical assistance.

Objective

Designed specifically to serve African business leaders, this Virtual Summit is a portal, a on...

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COVID 19 has unearthed massive inequalities within our societies and brought to glaring light the unique burdens that women carry the world over.

Graça Machel and Melinda Gates joined Africa.com to discuss their policy recommendations in regards to women during the pandemic.

Both of these women are strong advocates for women’s issues. And both have governments and private sector conduct policies to not only address inequities exp...

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Led by Teresa Clarke, Chair and CEO, Africa.com

Panelists:

  • Dr. Acha Leke, Senior Partner, Johannesburg, Chairman, McKinsey Africa
  • Dr. John N. Nkengasong, MSc, PhD, Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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    Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation is featured in a fireside chat with Harvard Business School Professor Caroline Elkins, as part of Africa.com’s webinar series Crisis Management for African Business Leaders.

    Among specific themes to be discussed is the balance between a company’s ethos and its ethical compass during crisis, and the leadership ...

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    William Miller, GE Senior Leader for Learning and Development

    The Africa Industrial Internet Programme

    GE partnered with African Leadership Group to build a new generation of digital leaders for Africa. The Programme enables mid-career engineers to build new skills in data analytics, data science, data engineering and data visualization. The programme is creating globally competitive, digital engineers right here in Africa, and w...

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    June 24, 2020 59 min

    Featured speakers include Victor Williams, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Africa Regions at Standard Bank Group and Mark Chaban, GM & CTO, Microsoft Middle East, and Africa.

    The Africa Investors Conference is designed to connect institutional investors to leading policymakers and some of Africa's most successful companies, sharing ideas with a view to finding key opportunities for growth on the continent.

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    Introduction by Sim Tshabalala, Group Chief Executive, Standard Bank Group. Presentation by Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist, Head: Standard Bank Research Standard Bank Group.

    The Africa Investors Conference is designed to connect institutional investors to leading policymakers and some of Africa's most successful companies, sharing ideas with a view to finding key opportunities for growth on the continent.

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    Challenges and Opportunities for Africa at the 10th Africa Investors’ Conference

    From the Africa Investors Conference, Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist and Head of Research, Standard Bank talks with Teresa Clarke, Chair and CEO of Africa.com.

    Mr. Ballim highlighted the stellar GDP growth that Africa has experienced over the past two decades with surging exports and flourishing trade with BRIC countries. Presently, however, Mr. Ball...

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    This session explores the many ways in which African consumers have shifted towards digital products and services. 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. To round it all off, the chief operating officer of Si...

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    A discussion with experts working with agricultural companies on development strategies, the introduction of technology, and creating sustainable employment opportunities for the continent’s burgeoning youth population. 

    How governments/development partners/private sector along the agriculture value chain can respond to COVID-19 and specifically what opportunities the pandemic might provide to rethink our agriculture and food syst...

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    A moderated discussion on how the current crises, health and economic, have focussed a bright light on numerous social issues facing Africans including inequitable access to healthcare, the economic vulnerability of workers, occupational safety and wellbeing, temporary improvements in air and water quality resulting from lockdowns, police brutality and excessive use of force, disparities in access to technology, and more.

    Intro Re...

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    A timely and valuable series produced by Africa.com in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School to address this unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19.

    Professor David B. Wilkins leads the discussion with top lawyers across Africa while the welcome is delivered by Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States.

    Panelists:

  • Gerald Abila, Founder and Executive Director, Barefoot...
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    A pitch competition to showcase and support African entrepreneurs who have developed solutions to support Africa’s fight against the coronavirus.  Entries are evaluated primarily on their impact against the virus and the viability of delivering the product or service. Financial sustainability is of secondary importance. Entrepreneurs will “pitch” their ideas, and will be questioned by a judging panel comprised of a seasoned group o...

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    Leading health experts on the frontlines of the pandemic in Africa will answer questions such as: “The numbers are low, but why?”, “Is it a question of access to testing?”, “Is it the climate?”, “Is it the youthful population?” and “Is it a matter of reporting?”

    Led by Teresa Clarke, Chair and CEO of Africa.com

    PANELISTS:

    _Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

    _Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of Nig...

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    A timely and valuable series produced by Africa.com in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School to address this unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19.

    Led by Teresa Clarke, Chair and CEO of Africa.com

    Panelists include Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Former Deputy President of South Afric...

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    A timely and valuable series produced by Africa.com in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School to address this unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19.

    Led by Andy Zelleke, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer of Business Administration.

    Panelists include Nolitha Fakude, Chair of the Management Board, South Africa Anglo American, Acha Leke, Senior Partner, Johannesburg, Chair...

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    A timely and valuable series produced by Africa.com in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School to address this unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19.

    Led by Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman, FSDH Holding Company, and Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

    PANELISTS:

  • His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
  • President of Ghana _The Honorable Nasir El-Rufai
  • Gove...
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