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70% of Africans make a living through agriculture, and technology could transform their world. Rural areas are chronically underserved by financial service providers, which is a limiting factor for economic development. Even where financial services are accessible, evidence shows that social concerns are often not fully incorporated in funding deci…
 
Many African companies have realised that life will never be the same again post Covid-19. Business survival will, to a large extent, depend on how organisations embrace the future, use technology, invest in skilling and re-skilling employees, develop tailor-made employee benefits, incorporate mental well-being into HR models, develop sustainable w…
 
Blockchain is, for many people, still synonymous with cryptocurrencies and financial applications. Yet the features that make blockchain technologies so appealing for asset management and monetary transactions -- transparency, tamper-resistance, efficiency, and smart contracts -- are also useful in areas that have little to do with finance.…
 
Investing in impact businesses can increase access to basic services such as finance, healthcare, education, clean water, and energy. Several prominent examples in Africa demonstrate that impact businesses can be both profitable and beneficial for a wide range of stakeholders and while offering tangible social and economic benefits. Podcast host Te…
 
Africa’s situation deserves extraordinary attention: the continent contributes just 4 percent of global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the lowest of any region, yet its socio-economic development is threatened by the climate crisis. In other words, Africa contributes the least emissions but suffers the brunt of the consequences. Africa.com's…
 
Men significantly outnumber women not just at the senior management and board levels but at every stage of the African Corporate pipeline. This is why Africa.com is committed to supporting talented women who aspire to climb the corporate ladder in Africa. This workshop will inspire junior women by hearing the story of a successful African woman who…
 
Why is it that most discussions of African women in business are focused on small and medium-sized businesses? We want to see African women dream big – why not earn the top spot in a large, complex organization? On October 13, 2021, we began the journey of supporting every African woman to take on a new dream – climbing the corporate ladder to the …
 
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 o…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 s…
 
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…
 
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 fo…
 
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 …
 
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 progra…
 
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 ide…
 
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…
 
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 surg…
 
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 thin…
 
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 wha…
 
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…
 
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 th…
 
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” th…
 
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 …
 
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 Mlamb…
 
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…
 
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 Excellen…
 
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 Kunle Elebute, Chair of KPMG Africa Panelists include Welela Dawit, CFO, GE Africa, Admassu Tadesse, President & Chief Executive, Eastern & Southe…
 
Leadership in Times of Crisis is led by Harvard Business School Professor, Linda Hill, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative. PANELISTS: _Jay Ireland, Former CEO of GE-Africa _Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group _Kuseni Dlamini, Chair, Massmart Ltd. _Foluso Phill…
 
With unprecedented access to technology, the way in which we connect has rapidly evolved and revolutionized the work we are able to deliver to clients. Harnessing the spirit of Pan-Africanism – which is rooted in the idea that we can operate collectively to achieve a shared goal, despite our differences – we are now, more than ever, able to work ac…
 
Group CEO of Standard Bank, Sim Tshabalala believes this is the African century and that Africans will be the ones driving the development of the continent. He spoke to Teresa Clarke of Africa.com at the World Economic Forum in Davos about making sure the African continent plays its rightful role in the world by driving economic, social, human, and…
 
On 22 September 2019, Standard Bank Group became a founding signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. Alongside the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Standard Bank signed the first-ever global sustainability framework for the banking industry and committed to aligning its business strategy and practice with the Sustainable Develo…
 
Partnerships Are Key To Driving The Future Of Inclusive Payments In South Africa says Mark Elliott, President of Southern Africa MasterCard. In this podcast, Africa.com CEO Teresa Clarke discusses the future of payments in South Africa with Mark Elliott. The financial services sector in South Africa is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Ra…
 
The Friendship Bench project is an evidence-based intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. Health experts say globally there has been an increase in anxiety and depression as people struggle to cope with COVID-19 and job losses. Some grandmothers in Zimbabwe are offering free therapy sessions to tackle these men…
 
South African slam poet Koleka Putuma delivers a powerful recitation of the poem she authored, entitled – “Love Letter to Africa.” Putuma uses the medium of the spoken word to express her love for Africa and to highlight the unique traditions, legacies, and culture of the African continent. Her words are carefully chosen and beautifully penned, but…
 
Brenda Sisane chats with Teresa Clarke about her radio show, The Art of Sunday and how it brings the family together by playing new hidden gems from creative artists around the world, and old jazz records; enabling the parent to school their young ones on art and music in a comfortable setting. The music is mellow, allowing the listener to relax wh…
 
Abdoulie Janneh talks to Africa.com about good governance, sustainable cities, and the importance of creating jobs for Africa’s youth Former Under-Secretary-General of the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Abdoulie Janneh talks to Africa.com about the importance of creating job opportunities …
 
Geoffrey White talked to Africa.com in the run-up to the World Economic Forum for Africa in Durban about the importance of building strong logistical frameworks throughout the continent, the challenges of politics, policy and development, and empowering Africa’s young entrepreneurs.By Africa.com LLC
 
Daniel Monehin, Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard Masterpass QR is the first mobile-driven, Person-to-Merchant (P2M) payment solution. The solution is an enhancement to the Masterpass global digital payment service that will enable millions of micro, small and medium enterprises across Africa to begin accepting fast and secure digi…
 
We invited Donald Kaberuka, now a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, to curate the week’s news. Donald brings a unique perspective to the Africa.com Top10 Business. He served for ten years as the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) a perch from which he negotiated with the collective of interests gathered at WEF this …
 
The topic of financial inclusion was a major theme at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, with many of the recommendations discussed there already being implemented. President of Women’s World Banking, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, says there is a growing recognition that women’s financial inclusion is not only important in achieving every o…
 
There are very few women who can straddle several different types of industries at the same time and make it look effortless. Bisila Bokoko, a businesswoman, award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and global brand ambassador, is one of those women. She is rated as one of the most inspirational women, alongside Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Lupi…
 
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