The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is set to speak at a webinar that brings together senior business leaders from across Africa.
Africa.com, a media company that is producing the webinar, has said that President Akufo-Addo will highlight a gathering of over 3,000 participants. The event, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, aims at highlighting the challenges African business leaders are facing as the continent grapples with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers expect participants from 81 countries, 40 of them in Africa.
Hakeem Belo-Osagie will moderate the panel. He is the Chair of FSDH Holding Company and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School.
The panel also includes Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai; Ahmed Mushfiq Mobrarak, Yale University; and Amandla Ooko-Ombaka, Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.
The panel is dubbed “This Isn’t the West – How Africa’s Informal Sector Responds to COVID-19.”
Most of the participants during this webinar will largely be from top business and management positions in the private sector. They will include CEOs, managing directors, group presidents, and executive directors. Others will bear titles such as CFO, finance director, chair, general manager, and partners.
Webinar organizers also expect senior government officials, top African academics, and renowned leaders at non-profit organizations.
The event is set for Wednesday, April 29 at 14:00 WAT.
Ghana’s response to COVID-19 has been lauded after the country began using drones to deliver test samples to labs. But the country, like many across the globe, has imposed restrictions and lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. The impact on business is unprecedented.