The McKinsey Africa podcast features discussions with our experts by drawing on their deep knowledge of Africa and expertise in complex problem-solving and sustainable solutions across a variety of industries and sectors. With a focus on Africa, this series shares our insights into the new normal on topics which include digital, healthcare, argiculture, banking, sustainability, and transformation.
African banking in the new reality
The COVID-19 crisis will not leave the banking sector unscathed. The past year has seen the acceleration of seismic trends ranging from deglobalization and a radical shift in the macroenvironment to transformed customer expectations. As African banks chart their paths to recovery in this new reality, they can act swiftly to manage elements that are within their control to shape their recovery and growth trajectory.
How digital tools can help transform African agri-food systems
Recent estimates of food insecurity on the African continent have suggested that as many as 73 million people are acutely food insecure, and this number is climbing. COVID-19 is, of course, exacerbating the problem with food imports, transportation and agricultural production, all hampered by its fallout. In this episode, How digital tools can help transform African agri-food systems, Amandla Ooko-Ombaka shares how digital tools can help transform African agri-food systems with the view to enhancing food security.
Harnessing Nigeria’s fintech potential
The full potential of fintech in Nigeria remains untapped. But a youthful population, a focused regulatory drive to increase financial inclusion, and accelerating digital adoption due to COVID-19, are creating the conditions for a thriving sector. If stakeholders take quick and decisive action, they can strategically protect gains and accelerate growth in the sector, even in difficult economic times.
Driving digital change during a crisis: The chief digital officer and COVID-19
The new digital reality presents a unique challenge for organizations. Leading an organization in a time of crisis is one of the greatest challenges a CDO can face. By demonstrating resilient leadership and a clear view of how to use digital to navigate the crisis, CDOs can help the business not just to survive but also to be ready for the next normal.
Thanks for delivering great content. It’s important to hear from an array of experts. Helps me to stay ahead of the updates, changes and advancements relative to the continent!