Bill Gates believes Africa’s young people have the talent and opportunity to accelerate progress and help solve the world’s most pressing problems.
This was stated at a virtual global event on food security and climate change organized by Africa.com.
With over 15,000 registered as guests, the event has proved to be the highest in audience participation. Registrants from 131 countries included 51 African countries and 80 countries in the rest of the world. 3,500+ Kenyan university students, 900+ university students from the rest of Africa and the world registered for the virtual audience.
In polls conducted on participants at a virtual meet with Bill Gates, over 94% of those polled said they are feeling the effects of climate change while 89% believe food supplies and prices are especially vulnerable to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pan-African and international journalist, Uduak Amimo, moderated the live discussion in Nairobi. She introduced questions from the audience seated in University of Nairobi’s Chandaria Centre For Performing Arts while Teresa Clarke, Chair of Africa.com, hosted the thousands who tuned in virtually from around the world.
In his first trip to Africa since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill Gates announced the foundation would spend more than $7 billion over the next four years to support African countries and institutions working to develop and implement innovative approaches to confront hunger, disease, gender inequality, and poverty.
In polls conducted on participants during the event, 94% of those polled said they are feeling the effects of climate change while 89% believe food supplies and prices are especially vulnerable to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: Apo Newswire