Day 3 Recap | Resiliency in Action: Drivers of Growth in Post-COVID Africa

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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.

USAID

 

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.

 

acha leke

 

dr alade

 

 darwish

 

aida

 

ocp senhadji

 

riva