Panel Session 1

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Dr Amina Dorayi (Moderator)

Country Director, Pathfinder International

Topic

Covid 19 Bounce Back, Financial Inclusion and Gender Equity: Engaging Citizen’s-led Action

Topic Description

This panel will address issues around the challenges in the economy shutdown due to COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on women economic activity in Africa. What long-term changes can be put in place to help women bounce back from the pandemic’s economic fallout to improve their economic participation. COVID-19 will leave deep economic damage. A combination of immediate relief and long-term reforms are needed to help women bounce back.

BIO

Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi is a physician and public health professional with 17 years’ extensive experience in designing and managing health systems and sustainable development programs aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of women, girls and communities.

She is currently the Nigeria Country Director at Pathfinder International where she provides overall strategic leadership and oversees the programmatic and operational management of Pathfinder activities in Nigeria.

Prior to this role, Dr. Amina Aminu served as a Technical Director at the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) project and a Senior Technical Advisor for Abt Associates. She was also the Associate Deputy National Program Manager and Director of Service Delivery at the DFID-funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Phase II (PATHS2) project.

Dr. Amina served as the Employee Advisory Committee (EAC) Representative for the Africa Region of Abt Associates. She is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association, Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria and the American Public Health Association. Dr Amina is also an Independent Review Panel member for the Internet Society Foundation, where she reviews, rates and recommends funding applications for the foundation.

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PANELIST

Deaconess Mojisola Fagbulu

President, CAC Good Women Association, Odo Iye Zonal Headquaters

BIO

AMREF/ARHR

Trust Framework and Infodemic

BIO

Nina Mbah

BIO

Nina Mbah is an entrepreneur with a keen interest in human capital development. Her first social enterprise, Developing Talents Initiative, was founded to improve learning outcomes for young Nigerians in underserved communities. 

Her contributions to education, skills and youth development earned her a place at the Youth Council of the Global Business Coalition for Education. She is a recipient of the UNLEASH SDGs Innovation Lab and the Ignite Entrepreneurship Lab Awards. Nina holds a PGD in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Design from the Nigerian University of Technology and Management.

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