Future of Africa: what COVID-19 means for the continent


The likely extent of the development crisis in Africa caused by COVID-19 is quantified in a new study by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. This seminar is the second in a series that explores the pandemic’s impact, how it can be overcome and what it means for doing business in Africa.

The study Exploring the impact of COVID-19 in Africa: a scenario analysis to 2030 was funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Humanity United.

This seminar is hosted jointly by the Institute for Security Studies, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

Chair: Hanns Bühler, Regional Resident Representative Southern Africa, HSF 


Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures & Innovation and Chair, ISS Board of Trustees

Heike Bergmann, Vice Chair, Sub-Sahara Africa Initiative of German Business, Senior Vice President Sales Africa, Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co KG

Dr Peter Mathuki, Chief Executive Officer, East African Business Council, Tanzania

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