Hybrid event to broadcast live from Kigali

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Melinda French Gates will lead a discussion on equity and innovation for Africa’s recovery.

On the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda and the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Africa.com will convene a virtual audience to participate in a live discussion in Kigali. The event, Equity and Innovation for Africa’s Recovery will feature Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Melinda French Gates leading a discussion with Dr Shivon Byamukama, Dr Corine Karema and Memory Kachambwa. The three prominent African women are impacting health, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development – ​​in Africa and around the world.

The 45-minute panel will focus on the importance of equity in responding to health challenges, including malaria and NTDs. It will also highlight ways to promote health, science and technological innovation in Africa and to remove barriers faced by women and girls, for example through telehealth and digital financial inclusion.

Kenyan media personality and author Janet Mbugua will moderate the panel live in Kigali, while Africa.com President and CEO Teresa Clarke will moderate the virtual audience. This hybrid event is an opportunity to connect with audiences across Africa and the Diaspora to share the experiences of remarkable African women experts.

Members of the virtual audience will be invited to join the conversation in real time and submit questions to the panel.

The event will take place on Thursday, June 23.

Free registration is open to the public on this link: https://virtualeventcenter.africa.com/

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