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Showcasing Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19

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 of innovation investment experts.

Welcome Address by Professor Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School

Judges Panel inclues Juliet Ehimuan, Director - West Africa, Google, Andile Ngcaba, Founding Partner and Chairman Convergence Partners, Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital, and Adrian Vermooten, Head of Digital Innovations, Standard Bank.

What’s the Real Story Behind Africa’s COVID-19 Figures?

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 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

_Professor David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur

Women are Proving to Be Great Leaders During COVID-19. Is this the Pathway to Power?

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 Africa, Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative, Former Minister of Education Nigeria, and Former VP Africa Region of World Bank, Anne Juuko, Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Suzan Kereere, Global Head of Merchant Sales & Acquiring, VISA Inc., and Natasha Wang Mwansa, Women Deliver Young Leader.

Crafting Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty

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, Chairman, McKinsey Africa, Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of MainOne, and Rob Shuter, Group President and CEO of MTN.

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