After months of relatively mild impact from the novel COVID-19 pandemic, Sub-Saharan African nations appear to be entering a second, more powerful wave, with average death rates exceeding the global average for the first time. How did we get here? Join us for a conversation on how impact investors, social entrepreneurs and ecosystem enablers are working to address the economic challenges and resource gaps in response to this historical challenge.
This is the first event in a recurring series jointly hosted by the Impact Capital Forum and Impact@Africa. This cross-continent educational session will serve as a launching pad for an Africa Working Group being formed to discuss and explore opportunities to advance impact investing across Sub-Saharan Africa in alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Iris Mwanza (Moderator) is the Director of the Community Health Roadmap. Prior to this position, she was the Executive Director of the BroadReach Institute for Training and Education (BRITE) and worked as the Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer for the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). At CIDRZ, she ran operations for large scale prevention, care, and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Cervical Cancer. Before her work in global health, Iris worked at the World Bank and as a corporate lawyer in both Zambia and the US. In addition to advocating for strong community health systems, she is also passionate about conserving nature and serves as a member of the WWF-US Board of Directors. Iris has an M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and law degrees from Cornell University and the University of Zambia.
Nthenya Mule is a Co-founder of Antara Health Bio. Nthenya brings extensive experience in healthcare and finance in Kenya and abroad. She has served as the Head of Finance at Avenue Healthcare, Head of Business Development for the Chandler Corporation's East Africa Division, and Founding Director of the Acumen Fund's East Africa office. Nthenya has a Masters in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Economics from Grinnell College.Nthenya is fluent in English, Kiswahili and Kikamba, and is proficient in French and Kikuyu.
ICF Members, Impact@Africa members & residents of Africa can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join for a $15 registration. Membership is available at levels for $25, $50 and $95, learn more.
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Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.