December 9th - Youth & Closing the Innovation Gap
Despite the healthcare and economic challenges of COVID-19, opportunities exist for new and innovative ways of thinking about production and manufacturing. Many of the most creative responses are driven by youth. The pressure on the global supply chain forced countries and local producers to rethink production of PPE, use 3-D printing and other means of in-country manufacturing for affordable ventilators, and ramp up production of generic pharmaceuticals. The panel will explore the innovative technology coming out of Africa during the pandemic, ways in which business agility has contributed to rethinking global supply chains, and the role of youth in the pandemic response.
Register for the webinar: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cy_a3e4tR1KuEjK6TDUm4g
This webinar will be livestreamed on Facebook:
- Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board & CAS Leadership Council
- Seyram Avle, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
- Okendo Lewis Gayle, Founder & Chairman, Harambeans
- Moderated by Professor Demba Ba, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, Harvard University
The Harvard University Center for African Studies in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of COVID-19 and Africa. Held each Wednesday for one hour from 10am EST, CAS’ Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series will bring together the private sector, policy makers, academics, and practitioners for a series of conversations across health, technology, and economy, among others. Please check our COVID-19 Resources page for upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars. Join our weekly newsletter to receive updated information.
ORGANIZERS: Harvard Center for African Studies & Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
CO-SPONSOR: Organisation for Global Africa Cooperation (OGAC)