Swedfund’s Audrey Obara on effects of the Covid-situation in sub-Saharan Africa and our portfolio companies

How is life with lockdown and battling Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa? In this video, we have asked Audrey Obara, who is head of Swedfunds regional office in Nairobi, to comment on the situation in sub-Saharan Africa and in Kenya. Swedfund’s mission is to fight poverty by investing in sustainable businesses and we have more than 60 percent of our portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa. One of our focus sectors is health, an area that has increased in importance because of the serious threat of Covid-19 to people’s health and wellbeing. We think of Covid-19 as a multidimensional crisis, negatively influencing various areas in society and your personal life. Covid-19 is a life-threatening disease, which has been met by strong measures in most countries including closed borders and lock-down of societies. Audrey Obara comments on the situation in sub-Saharan Africa and in Kenya. What are the implications for people when working from home is a luxury? When a third of all jobs are at risk and having a job means survival? What can Swedfund do to support our portfolio companies and their employees? Take a few minutes of your time to listen to Audrey’s analysis, thoughts and ideas on the situation and what is needed.

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