Day 3 Recap | Resiliency in Action: Drivers of Growth in Post-COVID Africa
In her opening remarks, Deputy Administrator Glick noted the critical role the U.S. government has played to help tackle COVID-19 in Africa. She stated that “in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. government contribution of assistance includes more than $361 million to meet the critical needs of communities, governments and of course the health workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
Panel Discussion on Drivers of Growth in Post-COVID Africa
Day 3 of the Forum also featured a high-level panel moderated by Dr. Acha Leke, Senior Partner, Johannesburg, and Chairman, McKinsey Africa who in his opening statement impresses upon the audience the need to re-imagine society. Panelists discussed the impact of COVID-19 on local economies and SMEs, sectors critical to growth post-COVID including ICT, agribusiness, oil and gas and finance, as well as their outlooks for the future.