Interview with Gayle Smith: Building Global Leadership for an Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, about the global response to COVID-19, inclusive access to an eventual vaccine, and the role of civil society in responding to the pandemic.

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The Case for Digital Identity in Africa during and post-COVID-19

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Tunde Fafunwa, Lead Advisor for the UNECA Digital Centre for Excellence, about the importance of digital identity for economic recovery.

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Precision Medicine and Entrepreneurship: Shaping the Future of Health in Africa?

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong, CEO of 54gene, about genomics research and precision medicine in Africa, as well as his company’s response to COVID-19.

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Africa: Economic Recovery and Transformation

How can African countries “build forward,” not build back, after COVID-19? Our panel of experts shares their thoughts on creating more resilient and more prosperous economies across the continent.

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How COVID-19 is impacting perception for infrastructure financing

“The Infrastructure gap in emerging economies is projected to reach about $520 billion annually over the next 20 years. It is now more than ever important to invest in sustainable, quality infrastructure which will close access gaps and improves economic and social outcomes.”

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Supporting Africa’s Small Businesses and Tackling Debt Sustainability during COVID-19: An Interview with Acha Leke

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to McKinsey’s Chairman for the Africa region, Acha Leke, about government responses to COVID-19, the support needed for SMEs, and debt sustainability.

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Interview with Lionel Zinsou: Priorities for Private Sector Growth and Attracting Investment in a Post-Pandemic Africa

Lionel Zinsou, Founder and Managing Partner of SouthBridge and former Prime Minister of Benin talks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about opportunities for private sector growth and investment post-COVID-19.

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Tackling COVID-19 in Nigeria: Health Tech Rising to the Challenge

“What is the role of the private sector in economic growth in Nigeria, especially when it comes to economic recovery and transformation after the pandemic?”

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Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals Despite the Pandemic: Interview with Professor Allam Ahmed

Prof. Allam Ahmed, founding President of the World Association for Sustainable Development, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about financing the SDGs, human capital, and access to electricity.

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Quels sont les impacts du COVID-19 sur la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’ouest?

Dr. Mabouba Diagne, vice-président de la Banque de la CEDEAO pour l’investissement et le développment, échange avec le Milken Institute au sujet de la sécurité alimentaire.

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