It is evident that COVID-19 will have long lasting economic consequences, especially in Black communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Yet, even in these uncertain times, there are already a myriad of responses and varying measures of preparedness coming from Black leaders, disruptors and entrepreneurs to mitigate this inevitable fall out. Our third panel features the insights of young Black entrepreneurs and ecosystem players who are rising above the present challenges, building new avenues for their businesses and revolutionizing economic markets to fortify Black communities against the economic devastation of the disease and efforts to mitigate it.
Norbert Haguma – AfricaGen, Rwanda
Odunayo Eweniyi – PiggyVest & PushCV, Nigeria
Paulo Rogério – Vale do Dendê, Brazil
Chinonye Donna Egbulem – JoonAfrica & Sproutly Support Services, US
ORGANIZER: Global Black Youth