Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Road Map for Africa’s MSME
- What The Future Holds for Africa
- Date: Tuesday June 9th ,2020
- Time: 11am GMT +1 (WAT)
The outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 all over the world has disturbed the political, social, economic, religious and financial structures of the whole world. Some key sectors of the African economy are already experiencing a slowdown as a result of the pandemic. Tourism, air transport, and the oil sector are visibly impacted.
World’s topmost economies such as the US, China, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and many others including the most populous black nation in Africa, Nigeria are among those at the verge of collapse.
Besides, Stock Markets around the world have been pounded and oil prices have fallen off a cliff. The Nigeria’s Unemployment rate has hit 33.5% according to the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).
There are now more than over 70,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.
The African ICT Foundation, an independent non-profit, non-partisan organization with a vision to formulating, evaluating and promoting ICT and Telecoms policies, aimed primarily at creating job opportunities, accelerating innovation, and boosting productivity, and progress in the African Economy Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Road Map for Africa’s MSME Webinar is design to foster a post pandemic economy recovery plans for Africa’s MSME’s already crushed activities.
The objective of this Webinar is to bring together key actors in the (ICT sector, Finance, Education, Health and Media) of African descent around the globe to share thoughts on the Post COVID-19 recovery plan focusing on building sustainable economy.
- Fiscal stimulus packages opportunities for transformational and business recovery with the creation of new job Opportunities.
- Sustainable but persistence strategies to the revival of businesses in the short term while simultaneously reducing exposure to future collapse of the industry supply chains.
- The Impacts of COVID-19 On the African health sector and the way forward
- COVID-19 impacts on Africa’s MSME, Grant, Loans and Donors opportunities
- The rise of the importance of ICT and Civil Society during and after COVID-19 and the necessity of bigger co-operation
- Beyond COVID-19: Creating a recovery pathway through entrepreneurial innovation and creativity
- The impact of COVID-19 on Education sector in Africa (Challenges & Opportunities)
- Integrating the Mainstream media into the Post COVID-19 era
- Beyond COVID-19 African Startups persistence strategy
4.0 EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
- Towards a sustainable development of African MSME’s
- Sustainable Skills development and Mentorship of African Startups
- Realignment of Africa’s digital Health and Education Sector
- Accelerating the actualization of the SDG’s in Africa
[Google Meet] Click this link to attend the event: meet.google.com/bzk-dkih-ezh
Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their questions for immediate response.
Emmanuel Bassey: The Executive Secretary of the African ICT Foundation to introduce the President and the Moderator.
Tony Ojobo: The President of the African ICT Foundation Opening Statement and Declares the Event Open.
Inye Kemabonta: Policy and Regulatory Director, African ICT Foundation (Moderator)
- Ali Zamharir: President, Association Initiative and Development Essaouira- Morocco: The rise of the Importance of ICT and Civil Society during and after COVID-19 and the necessity of bigger Corporation
- Ms. Faten Khalfallahi: President Tunisian Educative Association @First Skill Club Sfax – Tunisia: Generation Next Sustainable Skills for African Livelihood
- Kufre Lawson: MD/CEO Palm Coast Micro Finance Bank, Uyo, Nigeria: COVID-19 Impacts on MSME’s. Grants, Donors and Loan Opportunities
- Dr Peter Atorough: Associate Professor. The Robert Gordon University in Scotland, United Kingdom: Creating a Recovery Pathway through entrepreneurial Innovation and Creativity
- Ms Sarah Mhamilawa: Lawyer and an Advocate at High Court of Tanzania: The Impact of COVID-19 on Education Sector in Africa (Challenges & Opportunities)
- Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade: Communications and Public Affairs Manager Google West Africa: Beyond COVID-19 African Startups Persistence Strategy
- Peter Oluka: Editor TechEconomy.ng Nigeria: Role of New Media on Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Road Map
- Oludare Akinbo: Founder and MD/CEO Tishri InfoTech Ltd. Nigeria: Impacts of COVID-19 on the African Health Sector and the way forward
- Rachael Orumor: Startup Innovation Consultant at Int’l Francophone Organisation (MediaLabo) & CEO,Soft Digital Benin Republic: Beyond COVID-19 African Startups Persistence Strategy