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Global responses to a global pandemic series #3: Sharing African responses to COVID-19


Global responses to a global pandemic series #3: Sharing African responses to COVID-19

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As the global community for investors for impact, AVPA, AVPN, EVPA & IVPC (LatImpacto) are working together to share lessons and philanthropic responses from across the world.

These short virtual spotlights will share examples from differing regions to similar challenges:

• Exploring the diverse roles grant makers can have in responding to the pandemic

• Share examples of responses

• Hear from voices on the ground

An opportunity to start conversations and share peer learning with a global audience which can be continued over the coming months. Hear practitioner stories from 4 continents

Webinar Recording & Slides

Download slides here

This webinar is part of a series, register for the webinars below:

Webinar #1: Asia's response, Tuesday, 7 April at 16:00 - 17:00 SGT. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #2: Latin America's response, Wednesday, 15 April at 16:00 - 17:00 CET. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #3: Africa's response, Tuesday, 28 April at 12:00 -13:30 CEST. Watch the recording here. Download the presentations used here and here.

Webinar #4: Europe's response, Tuesday, 5 May at 11:00 - 12:30 CEST.Watch the recording here.

Meet the speakers

Angela Oduor Lungati

Angela Oduor Lungati - Ushahidi

Angela Oduor Lungati is a technologist, community builder and an open source software advocate. She is passionate about building and using appropriate technology tools to create impact in lives of marginalised groups. With over 10 years experience, she currently serves as the Executive Director at Ushahidi, a global non-profit technology company that builds tools for democratising information, increasing transparency and lowering barriers for individuals to raise their voices. She previously served as the Director of Community Engagement, creating and managing programs for Ushahidi’s diverse global community,

Andrew Waititu

Andrew Waititu - Safe Hands Kenya

Andrew Waititu is the CEO of Safe Hands Kenya, a coalition of Kenyan companies seeking to deploy soap, ethanol hand sanitizer, surface disinfectant and masks to all vulnerable Kenyans immediately, on a FULLY SUBSIDIZED basis. Project Safe Hands encompasses the end-to-end process, starting from inputs and manufacturing, building off a robust technology platform for procurement, and leveraging coalition members’ existing retail networks to reach every household. This ensures that vulnerable Kenyans at the “last mile” or the “base of the pyramid” get access.

Frank Aswani

Frank Aswani - AVPA

Dr. Frank Aswani, is the CEO of Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA). He’s Kenyan, living in Johannesburg, South Africa. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, AVPA has catalyzed communities of response in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria where over 350 organizations and individuals have engaged in contributing to various aspects in support of efforts against COVID-19.


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