Febby Mulewa, Seasoned Underwriter

Febby Mulewa, Seasoned Underwriter

Some of the highs are that Africa is a green field with a lot of opportunities and room for ideas and innovations. With this, we can do a lot to make sure that we bring insurance to the majority of Africans and products that make sense to them.

On the downside, insurance is not very well understood in Africa with most people believing that should misfortune befall them, their family or friends will help them. This unfortunately is part of the African culture as I saw with my own family. 

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Lucy Muchoki, CEO, Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium

Lucy Muchoki, CEO, Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium

It is a widely known fact that agriculture is the mainstay of Africa’s economy as over 32% of the continent’s gross domestic product comes from this sector. The attainment of food security is at the fore of many governments and leaders across the continent.  Africa’s agribusiness and agroindustry plays not only a critical role in food security, but also in providing solutions to challenges of job creation and employment for Africa’s burgeoning youth population.

Lucy Muchoki believes that in order to bring about lasting changes in the industry, partnerships that cut across countries’ boundaries on the continent are the way to go. Partnerships, trade and investment in agribusiness within countries and across the different regions of Africa will go a long way in ensuring that food security is sustainable.

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Dr Catherine Sozi - UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern & Southern Africa Director

Dr Catherine Sozi - UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern & Southern Africa Director

Dr Catherine Sozi, currently Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, has spent over 25 years in public service. Her passion for advancing global health began in England, where she obtained her medical degree from St Marys Hospital Medical School, University of London. She specialised in Family Medicine and has worked in the AIDS and health sector in the United Kingdom and Uganda, within government, the private sector and non-governmental facilities with a focus on HIV prevention and AIDS Care management for men, women and children living with HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for young people and adolescents.

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