By Muhammed Gado/Abuja
Philanthropist and former world’s richest man, Bill Gates will be visiting Nairobi Kenya to meet with the scientific community, farmers and university students.
The visit will also include the leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) who will also visit national and local leaders, partners, and grantees.
Bill Gates and his team will also meet with regional scientists and innovators; and announce the foundation’s forward-looking commitment to support new innovations and ingenuity aimed at improving health, food security, and gender equality in African countries.
In a statement, the Foundation said Gates and other leaders will visit and learn from farmers who are using digital tools to help with climate adaptation, see how primary health care clinics have delivered care during the pandemic and helped address ongoing threats like HIV, TB, and malaria.
They will also learn more about how leaders are charting a path forward, despite the challenging economic conditions, with investments in youth, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The visit will also involve a conversation with university students, to learn and share perspectives on how innovative tools and approaches can bolster efforts to increase food security and support climate adaptation across Africa. The topic ” Innovating for Food Security and Climate Change in Africa” will see students from across Africa join the meeting virtually.
The moderated town hall event, Innovating for Food Security & Climate Change in Africa, will be co-hosted by Africa.com and the University of Nairobi and take place from 6:00-7:00PM EAT (Nairobi) on Thursday, November 17, 2022.