During the event online, experts panelists shared very thoughtful contributions. Speakers included:
Marius Oosthuizen - Director: GIBS Centre for Leadership and Dialogue
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos - Chief Executive: South African Institute of International Affairs
Dr Philani Mthembu - Executive Director: The Institute for Global Dialogue
Dr Ahmed E. Ogwell Ouma - Deputy Director: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr Jakkie Cilliers - ISS Head: African Futures & Innovation
Dr Jakkie Cilliers presented key insights from the recently published long term scenario analysis of the impact the pandemic is expected to have in Africa:
A great, short video published by the Gordon Institute of Business Science presenting the research process, results and recommendations of the study - which combined qualitative and quantitative methods - was shared with the audience:
During the very focussed, fact-filled, implementation oriented debate, great insights shared related to the economic value of investing in health, the importance of curbing illicit financial flows, societal and continental cohesion and individual discipline.
A holistic, solution oriented analysis focused on good governance and the reduction of poverty and inequality.
The discussion emphasized the value of institutions, cross sector collaboration and of new international approaches to dealing with debt crises.