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Kopfadeyemi Challenge 2016: World Economic Forum Shapers invites smart thinkers to The Inaugural African Healthcare Hackathon in London

Ariatu Public Relations is proud to be a media partner for the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Kopfadeyemi Challenge 2016.

On Februray 26th 2016, The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers will bring together some of the brightest thinkers from the UK and across Africa to develop innovative solutions for African healthcare organisations at The 2016 Kopfadeyemi Challenge in London. The “hackathon” challenge will be an intense, fun and high energy weekend event, where people form teams to brainstorm and develop solutions to the problems of real-life African organisations, businesses and initiatives. It is a grassroots African innovation competition which aims to solve the real-life challenges for African healthcare organisations. At the end of the weekend, the team that presents a solution that best meets the needs of the organisation/business wins the competition.

People are not expected to be experts in the healthcare industry in Africa, just have a passion for creating change across the continent. Participants will be people that think a little bit different from everyone else and have the ability to solve problems with a little ingenuity. This challenge will bring together smart, talented people from a diversity of backgrounds with a variety of strengths and passions.

There will be six to eight African healthcare businesses/organisations that will each provide a problem they would like help solving. We have an interesting range of organisations taking part. They are important national or sub-regional organisations working to improve healthcare in Africa. A couple are not-for-profit organisations and a couple will be profit-making businesses. The Sierra Leone Ministry for Health, UNICEF and a Primary Healthcare start-up clinic in South Africa (Get Health) are a couple of examples of organisations taking part. We have lined up organisations that will be interesting, some of which people will have heard of. Further details will be provided to those who register and are selected.

Notes to the Editor

Ariatu Public Relations is a Media Partner for this event.

Book Tickets - https://wef-kopfadeyemi-challenge.eventbrite.com

About Kopfadeyemi Fellowship

The Kopfadeyemi Fellowship is a program developed with Kings College London and Chatham House that works with Ministry of Health stakeholders in West Africa to help shed light on how healthcare policies can be truly effective.

Judging Panel:

Chatham House - African Centre Representative, Kings College London - Centre for Global Health Representative, Obum Ekeke - Google Product Manager, Nennia Orji - PwC, Stella Opoku-Owusu – AFFORD, Eliza Anganywe - CNN Africa (Invited), Chukka Umuna MP (Invited)

Supporting Brands - These brands are joining with us to keep our participants well fed and energised throughout the weekend

LoveChinChin - West African sweet snack now being stocked in over 400 stores across Asda

Grace Foods – Nurishment Extra and Grace Foods Plantain Chips. Nurishment Extra available in many convenience shops and selected Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrison'sstores nationwide.

About Ade Adeyemi

Adebusuyi (Ade) Adeyemi is currently a Senior Project Director within the NHS in Britain, working on a major project to improve healthcare in the London area. He is also currently studying for an Executive MBA at HULT International Business School. Ade is a member of the Institute of Healthcare Management, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is running the Hackthon through his position on the WEF Global Shapers Group (http://www.globalshapers.org/shapers/adebusuyi-adeyemi).

He currently serves on the National Executive Committee of the Fabian Society (http://www.fabians.org.uk/about/executive/) (Britain’s oldest political think tank) and has been nominated as a 2014 ‘Rising Star’ of the NHS by leading publication Health Service Journal (HSJ), particularly for helping to develop the idea of NHS Change Day. NHS Change Day 2014 was the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS.

Through another initiative he help set-up (No One Ever Told Me About Politics), Ade successfully crowdfunded and developed a 'siri-for-politics' app that helped inform and engage thousands of young people about politics in the run up to the 2015 British General Election.

Ade’s main passion is system-wide healthcare improvement in Africa. He is working with leading NGOs and civic organisations to usher in a new age of thinking regarding healthcare in Africa.

For further information, please contact; Ade – Ade@kopfadeyemi.org