Africa's COVID-19 response: It’s all about the people on the ground

Stop the spread of Covid 19. Wash your hands under water frequently.

Young innovators across the continent are deploying a social entrepreneurship skillset to tackle COVID-19 from the grassroots. Image: Unsplash/Enoch Appiah Jr.

Chido Munyati
Head of Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum
Genya Dana
Chief Strategy and Bioeconomic Development Officer, BioMADE
Carolien de Bruin
Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum
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The innovation, action, and energy of Africa’s youth – totalling over 200 million people across the continent – is incredibly important to get to the other side of the pandemic.
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