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The World Bank Belnasa Youth Forum (BYF), a self-organized collective of young people from Botswana; eSwatini; Lesotho; Namibia and South Africa (BELNS) will be hosting a webinar under the theme “Unlocking youth-led Innovation” on the 06 October 2023 from 11:00 - 13:30, SAST. 

Keynote Speaker: Pearl Pillay

Ms. Pearl Pillay grew up in Chatsworth, an Indian township south of Durban, South Africa. She is a director at Youth Lab, a think-tank that works “to provide various platforms for young people and decision-makers to exchange ideas, develop strategies and execute plans that will enhance

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Africa Health’s first ever Innov8 start-up competition features 20 start-ups pitching their ground-breaking ideas and proving their mettle on stage. The winner of Innov8 Talks 2023, will not only get the recognition and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their innovation to the international healthcare community but will also receive:

  • 1st Prize - US $10,000
  • 2nd Prize - Free stand at Arab Health 2024
  • 3rd Prize - Mentorship 

The Judges

  • Dr Mories Atoki, CEO at African Business Coalition for Health, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Seth Akumani Head of Exploration  at Accelerator Lab, United