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COVID-19: Experts to Discuss Post-Pandemic Africa Economic Impact & Response at StartupSouth: #LifeAfterCorona Virtual Conference

Experts from across Africa will converge online at the #StartupSouth: #LifeAfterCorona Virtual Conference on Monday March 30, 2020 at 4pm (GMT+1) to discuss the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Africa and advise appropraite response by corporates organisations and Governments.

A statement from the organizers reads:

As Corona Virus ravage the world, humanity is responding with resources being deployed to contain it. Experts agree that like every pandemic in world’s history, Corona Virus will leave in its wake a devastating economic outcome for humanity.

Also drawing from history, it’s not difficult to see that Africa will be the most hit. While everyone else is focused on measures to contain, it’s our considered view that some people can elevate the conversation to focus on dealing with the aftermath of Covid-19.

#StartupSouth: #LifeAfterCorona Conference will feature expert epidemiologists, bankers, Data Analysts and the innovation community in an online conference to discuss Post-CoronaVirus Economic Impact & Response Analysis for Africa by Africans.

Expected outcomes would include ideas on African focused initiatives to leverage opportunities and minimize negative economic consequences for post-pandemic Africa.


Some of the already confirmed experts include Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli (Co-Founder at Sahel Capital and Founder, LEAP Africa), Bradley Shaw (Regional Manager, MEA, NuRAN Wireless), Ben White (Co-Founder, Venture Capital for Africa, Cheta Nwanze (Lead Partner, SBM Intelligence) and many others.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 4pm (Nigerian Time)
Venue: Onlline via Zoom.


The Conference is supported by, SBM Intelligence and Society of Igbo Professionals (SIP). Attendance is free subject to registration via

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