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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 3
    2022

    Managing For Impact Training Programme for Enterprises: Webinar Two

    AVPA and UNDP, through its Africa Sustainable Finance Hub (ASFH), are pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the Managing for Impact Training Programme for Enterprises.

    These webinars are aimed at creating awareness of the virtual programme that is slated for September 2022, with applications opening up in the coming days. The programme is based on the SDG Impact Standards, developed by the UNDP, which provide a universal framework and management approach that integrates impact on the SDGs into business and investment decisions. The programme covers all sizes of enterprises but this training is specifically targeted at corporates. It aims to address a systemic management gap in the market that is needed to move the needle on the advancement towards the SDGs. The Managing for Impact Training Programme will guide participants on how to go beyond reporting by recognizing integrating SDGs into the core of operations makes good business sense for African stakeholders.

    It will build up on the discussion from Webinar One while setting a broader context to the programme by focusing on the:
    • Introduction to managing for impact and presentation of how it contributes to sustainability and SDGs
    • Discussion of integrating sustainability and SDGs into internal internal management systems and decision making through the SDG Impact Standards by presenting concepts, structures and business actions

    Time: 9:00 AM EST – 10:30 AM EST

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 3
    2022

    Decolonizing Global Health Through Autonomous Manufacturing in Africa

    This event, hosted by Devex in partnership with Open Society Foundations, will explore what’s needed to advance autonomous vaccine manufacturing on the African continent by drawing on lessons learned from a range of ongoing initiatives.

    Africa imports 99% of its vaccines despite consuming a quarter of the global vaccine supply, leaving the region highly vulnerable and dependent on outside doses.

    Countries such as South Africa and Egypt have already started to produce COVID-19 vaccines, and the Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing has announced a goal for 60% of all vaccines used on the continent to be produced by African nations by 2040. Now the question is how to achieve that ambitious target.

    Register for this free event to hear from a diverse group of voices exploring:
    • How Africa’s manufacturing can be better supported, including through improved financing.
    • What’s needed to overcome challenges facing South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare, such as ensuring a sustainable business model.
    • How the Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing and the G-7’s Pact for Pandemic Readiness can support manufacturing on the continent.
    • The role that international donors and agencies must play to support a thriving pharmaceutical industry, including with human capital, market shaping, and research and development.

     

    Time: 9 a.m. ET | 3 p.m. CET

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 3
    2022

    Web3 Summit

    Emerging Technologies

    American University’s Kogod School of Business Blockchain Hub is proud to co-host a half-day webinar on Web3 along with the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

    This virtual summit focuses on Web3 – an internet that is decentralized, permissionless, trustless, and using native payments – and offers great opportunities to individuals, companies, and governments. Navigating this new digital landscape will be an essential skill for businesses and policymakers alike. In this summit you will learn about digital currencies and their regulations, blockchain uses for digital assets, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

     

    Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 3
    2022

    Minerals and the Energy Transition: Key Findings and How Africa Can Leverage Its Potential

    African countries endowed with minerals critical to the transition to clean energy have potential opportunities to benefit from this transition yet face significant risks and development challenges. Preliminary reports show that Africa has a wide variety of what are considered critical or strategic or transitional minerals such as nickel, graphite, cobalt, lithium, coltan.

    Globally, there is surge in interest in critical or transitional minerals. Understanding the key players, their interests, and a relative consensus on how energy transition should be approached in Africa is therefore essential. If not well managed, investments, economic opportunities, and Africa’s aspiration to industrialize may be lost.

    This session will highlight the impact of climate change and the energy transition on mining, focusing on future critical minerals (such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite, etc.) in the global supply chain and the path to clean energy and net- zero. It will revisit the concept of critical minerals or green minerals and explain in detail what they really are. Speakers will use specific case studies to highlight the complexities and uncertainties that exist, such as how long the energy transition will take, the potential gaps and risks to the mining sector, and whether a new policy direction is needed for Africa’s critical mineral-rich countries. New developments such as domestic transition, electric motorization, carbon storage and clean energy technologies will be examined, and whether this provides a significant opportunity for Africa’s critical or strategic minerals such as lithium, graphite, and cobalt, among others.

    Featuring:

    Thomas Scurfield, NRGI
    Dr Marit Kitaw, African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), African Union
    Dr Peter Dallay Kafumu, geologist & former commissioner for Minerals, Government of Tanzania
    Chenai Mukumba, TJNA
    Gerald Byarugaba, Oxfam (HECA)

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