COVID-19 Africa Watch Interview Series

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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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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How is COVID-19 Affecting Food Security in West Africa? An Interview with Dr. Mabouba Diagne

Dr. Mabouba Diagne of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development talks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about the lessons of COVID-19 for improving food security in the West Africa region.

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Small-Scale Farming in the Face of COVID-19 in South Africa: An Interview with Mbali Nwoko

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Mbali Nwoko, CEO of Green Terrace, about how COVID-19 is impacting small-scale farming in South Africa.

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Interview with Omer Omarabi: Using FinTech in Sudan’s Economic Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Africa Watch speaks to Omer Omarabi, the General Manager of Electronic Banking Services Sudan, about how financial technology has played a role in Sudan’s COVID-19 response initiatives.

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Interview with K.Y. Amoako on Africa’s Economic Recovery and Transformation

COVID-19 Africa Watch speaks to K.Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation, about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the continent.

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Interview with Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Special Envoy

COVID-19 Africa Watch speaks to Aya Chebbi, African Union Special Envoy on Youth about the impacts of COVID-19 on youth across the continent.

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Interview with Prof. Iyeopu Minakiri Siminialayi, Chairman of the University of Port Harcourt COVID-19 Task Force

COVID-19 Africa Watch speaks to Professor Iyeopu Minakiri Siminialayi, Provost, College of Health Sciences & Chairman, University of Port Harcourt COVID-19 Task Force, about mitigation strategies at the local level.

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Interview with Dr. Natasha Kaoma: Maintaining Community Work and Reproductive Health Efforts during the Pandemic

Dr. Natasha Kaoma, CEO of Copper Rose Zambia, an NGO working on issues of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her organization’s work.

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