Webinars

Overview

In 2012 the 19th African Union Assembly Decision {Assembly AU/Dec.442(XIX)} endorsed the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) Business plan which provides a package of technical and policy solutions to the challenges hampering Africa’s progress to creating a viable pharmaceutical industry that can provide in a sustainable manner the much-needed essential medical products to improve public health outcomes on the continent.

The COVID-19 pandemic makes the actualisation of the objectives of the PMPA even more pertinent. The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) will as part of its response to COVID-19, be conducting a series of webinars organised in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Social Affairs and delivered through a partnership between AUDA-NEPAD and DFS Africa, a private sector firm dedicated to improving quality of lives on the African continent.

These webinars are opened to all stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical and Medical supplies industry and the Public Sector. The webinars are designed with the aim of boosting local production of much-needed medical supplies (e.g. Diagnostic kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), reagents and medicines) across the continent, improving regulatory framework, accessing financing and streamlining procurement process.

Register for upcoming webinars and Download reports from previous webinars below:

13/04/2020

African Industrial Capacity Towards Critical Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies

 

Keynote:  Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki – CEO AUDA-NEPAD

 

Panellists:

1. Dr Matshidiso Moeti | WHO | Regional Office for Africa

2. Dr. John Nkengasong | Director of African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

3. Dr. Skhumbuzo Ngozwana | President & Chief executive officer at Kiara Health

4. Dr. Ndlovu Nqobile | African Society for Laboratory Medicine

5. Margaret-Ndomondo Sigonda | AUDA-NEPAD

6. Omilola, Babatunde Olumide | Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division AfDB

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28/04/2020

Access to affordable financing for local pharmaceutical manufacturers in Africa

 

 

Keynote 1 – Babatunde Omilola| Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division African Development Bank

 

Presentation by AfDB on the bank’s planned support for local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the content as we combat COVID19

 

Keynote 2 – Ibrahim Sagna – Global Head, Advisory & Capital Markets at African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim)

 

Presentation by Afreximbank on the bank planned support for local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the content as we combat COVID19 

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12/05/2020

Access to medicines – A national and continental security issue.

Presentation on: How does boosting local manufacturing in Africa address this?

 

 

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26/05/2020

Promoting technology transfer and local production to improve access of quality-assured medical products

 

 

Presentation: Brief overview on Technology transfer and local production to improve access

Keynote Speakers

  1. Dr. Emily M. Kaine – Senior Vice President, Global Health, for USP 
  2. Mr. Joshua Setipa – Managing Director, United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries

 

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09/06/2020

Robust regulatory systems: A critical enabler of local pharmaceutical development in Africa

 

 

Presentation: The critical interdependencies and enablers between effective, efficient, and strong regulatory systems and the sustainable development of local pharmaceutical production in Africa

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Emily M. Kaine – Senior Vice President, Global Health, for USP

Mr. Joshua Setipa – Managing Director, The Technology Bank

Dr. David Mukanga – Senior Program Officer Regulatory Affairs, Africa Systems at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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16/07/2020

Opportunities for improved market access for local pharmaceutical manufacturers in Africa – Implications of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

 

Presentation on UNECA’s AfCFTA-anchored pharma initiative. 

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Presentation on the implications of non-tariff barriers for medical products within a regional economic community (REC)

 

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Wamkele Mene – The Secretary General of the AfCFTA

Dr. David Luke UNECA – Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the UN Economic Commission for Africa

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