The Exchange: COVID-19 and Beyond

In light of the current pandemic ravaging the globe, the American Business Council and African Venture Philanthropy Alliance will be sharing their perspectives on COVID-19. The interviews on the Podcast Show called: The Exchange: COVID-19 and Beyond will feature guest speakers representing various sectors being impacted and specific emphasis on experts within the Healthcare Sector across Africa. The goals are to foster relationships between public, private and social sectors across Africa; promote Social Impact Investing via innovative solutions being developed, which are scalable and replicable during and post-COVID-19 and share inspirational stories.

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In this 6th episode, Ibrahim Mohammed, General Manager Machines at Mantrac Nigeria shares how mechanization has changed over the years, how they have adjusted to the to the new tools (AI, IoT), and how mechanization will drive economic growth. Guest Co-Host, Vince Onyejeli, the West African Lead Director on Infrastructure at KPMG, a multinational Professional Services firm, gives his perspective on the future of work and how businesses in Africa will adapt especially in the age of the fourth industrial revolution.

In this episode, Juliet Anammah the Chairwoman, Nigeria & Head of Institutional Affairs, Jumia Group, a Pan African E-commerce platform operating in 11 countries in Africa shares insights on the future of e-commerce in Africa and the opportunities it portends from the AfCFTA -an African Intra trade platform to improve trade within Africa.
This episode is powered by Mantrac Nigeria.

Here our guests Terry Akagha, a Nigerian based in the Uk, Hadeeqa Guli Raza from Pakistan, Charles Aborisade and Nadia Colbert from the United States of America share their stories and perspectives of the pandemic – how they are shaping their societies and what they see changing globally post COVID-19.

Our guest, Fola Laoye of Health Markets Africa discusses with the Co-hosts on how to attract investors into the healthcare sector, Universal health coverage and the need to have more COVID-19 tests done.

In this episode John Shidiak Business Development Director of Bristol Scientific,(a key partner to the Nigeria Communicable Disease Centre, assisting the Government with testing facilities and best practices)and Hajiya Halima Ben Umar, Executive Director and Founder Women in Media Initiative Kano State, share insights on the the current situation of the COVID-19 Virus in Nigeria with emphasis on Kano State, awareness on COVID-19 in the rural areas of Kano and $1 test kit manufactured by Institut Pasteur De Dakar.

This is the first episode where Paul Olele of Corporate Council on Africa, Toyin Adegbite-Moore of African Venture Philantropy Alliance and Margaret Olele of the American Business Council talk about COVID-19 (popularly known as Corona virus) and its effect to the Nigerian Society and also share what the private and public sector are doing to combat the virus.

This podcast is brought to you by the American Business Council and the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance