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.
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Law and Crisis Management: Working with Lawyers in Business, Government, and Society to Manage the Challenges of COVID-19
Drawing on insights from leading lawyers across Africa, this webinar focuses on how the law connects businesses, governments, and societies. Understanding Africa through this lens provides a unique perspective on Africa’s short, medium, and long-term response and strategy. In a time of legal uncertainty, this webinar also explores some of the substantive questions facing legal practitioners, as well as the developmental and social challenges the pandemic presents for African societies.
Six finalists were chosen from a wide field of applicants to compete on today’s Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19, a “Shark Tank” style contest in which entrepreneurs competed for prizes. The judges for the competition were Juliet Ehimuan, Director, West Africa-Google; Andile Ngcaba, Founding Partner and Chairman of Convergence Partners; Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital; and Adrian Vermooten, Head of Digital Innovation, Standard Bank. In addition, over 2,000 audience members voted for their innovator of choice.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa; Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
In addition to public sector leaders like Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Women (and former Deputy President of South Africa), and private sector leaders like Anne Juuko, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Uganda, the panel will feature a dynamic young activist from Zambia, Natasha Mwansa. Mwansa is the youngest recipient of the Global Health Leaders award worldwide awarded by the World Health Organization, in recognition of her work towards adolescent health for over six years and after her awe striking speech on what young people want, during the opening of the 72nd World Health Assembly.
In this 4th session of the series,
led by Andy Zelleke, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, the panel includes 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, Rob Shuter, Group President and CEO of MTN
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