looking out of glass.jpg
IMG_1417.JPG
GWP AA 459.jpg
looking out of glass.jpg

Learn more


What's next?

SCROLL DOWN

Learn more


What's next?

 

Rather than just replicating the stages of developed nations, whose roots of modernisation are founded within a different context, we need to acquire a better understanding of what works in West African contexts, based on traditional societal structures, cultural practises and assumptions. To improve the overall impact of health policy and human capital interventions, an intellectual understanding of appropriate clinical frameworks is required. To be truly effective, interventions need to be context-appropriate and culturally sensitive. 

Joining the Kopfadeyemi Fellowship is unlike any other thing you've known. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. And you’ll be proud. Because whatever your contribution to the community, you’ll be part of something big.


The Kopfadeyemi Fellowship is a community of global health enthusiasts, clinical professionals, technologists, diaspreneurs, creatives, policy makers and impact investors solving problems in Public Health across Africa.

This is achieved by (1) supporting policy development via fellowship programmes, and (2) by supporting people to develop innovative technology solutions via hackathon events [The African Healthcare Challenge].


The African Healthcare Challenge

After a kick-off event on Friday evening, teams have till Sunday afternoon to work on the problem/challenge that a real-life African healthcare business had shared. The team that presented the best solution on the Sunday afternoon, as determined by our expert judges, won the weekend competition and challenge prize.

2016 was the first ever African healthcare (Challenge) ‘Hackathon’ at Google Campus London, launched with support from the World Economic Forum Global Shapers [London].

Our goal is a robust portfolio of growth technologies that will lead the development of African Health systems over the next 30 years. By 2035, we hope to have helped over 150 individuals build companies with a total valuation of over £10m.


The Kopfadeyemi Fellowship - King’s Sierra Leone Chapter, in partnership with WAA (expected Q3 2017)

As The Ministry of Health and Sanitation for Sierra Leone moves to a post-Ebola climate, it recognises the benefit of drawing upon highly-talented young Diaspora and Sierra Leoneans as a sustainable vehicle for the problem-solving of its healthcare challenges. 

Principally working with and through The Ministry of Health and Sanitation, The Kopfadeyemi Fellowship has been welcomed to help shed light on how healthcare policies can be truly effective, under an approach that is grounded in the realities of Sierra Leone. 

It is essential to the healthy functioning of West African healthcare systems that there is a generous supply of leaders who have an understanding – gained first hand – of the challenges that their Ministry of Health faces.

Africa produces a great number of skilled professionals, but too few of these talented intellectuals provide their societies with leadership and guidance in health policy. Surely the raw material is there. 

In development with:-

 

It’s exciting stuff. And you can be part of it.

Name *
Name
 
IMG_1417.JPG

Challenge


The African Healthcare Challenge

Challenge


The African Healthcare Challenge

What is the idea? 


Typically, a hackathon (a hacker buzzword) is an event where teams of computer programmers collaborate and compete against each other to come up with the best solutions to a defined problem in a very short time frame (~24-72 hours). We instead, are having people (not just computer programmers) compete over the weekend (Feb 26th - 28th) to come up with solutions for African healthcare initiatives. After a Friday evening kick-off event, teams will have the weekend to work on a challenge that the African healthcare business/organisation faces. The team that presents the best solution as determined by expert judges will win the challenge prize and potential seed-funding money.

This will be more than simply a weekend event or a 'fun' competition. It is a process that begins with problem definition, continues through rapid prototyping of solutions, and culminates in working with top-class experts (e.g. King's College London, Chatham House) to create sustainable solutions, together, with our African friends and colleagues.

 

Who are the participants?


Teams will be made up of a wide range of people who have a passion, the skills and a strong interest for making a difference, particularly in Africa. They will be young business professionals, healthcare/tech enthusiasts, students, policy buffs and research experts. Throughout the process, teams will have support from experienced business experts and mentors in a shared collaborative space (Google Campus London) that will cultivate a collaborative work environment.

 

How does the Challenge work?


The proposed model begins with identifying, defining and refining problem definitions from reputable and interesting NGO, business and governmental organisations in Africa. They provide details about a challenge they face, budget spreadsheets or other raw data sets/sources to create a Problem Portfolio -a folder stating the issue(s) to be addressed and all supporting information. This ensures that competitor’s time is focused on solving real problems for organisations in Africa. Come competition time, teams will then get the option to work on a Problem Portfolio and in a short time frame (we propose the weekend) will be tasked with digesting the information and using their skills to provide real insights and solutions for our partners in Africa.

 

What challenge(s) will the participants tackle?


An example of a participating business/organisation is an electronic medical records start-up that faces challenges of generating accurate medication lists and improving the legibility of notes and prescriptions. Another example is a reproductive health foundation in Cameroon that wants to develop an app that helps tracks & registers pregnancies, and provides culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive health information. UNICEF have conducted a pilto program and will like ideas regarding the upscaling of this.

We will have an interesting range of organisations taking part. They are important national or sub-regional African organisations working to improve healthcare in Africa. Participants will form teams of 4-6 people (on the day or beforehand) and be asked to develop solutions for a Problem Portfolio. Further details will be provided to those who register and are selected.

 

In partnership with the World Economic Forum Global Shapers (London).

GWP AA 459.jpg

Notes


The Kopfadeyemi Insights Library

Notes


The Kopfadeyemi Insights Library

We expect creative thinking and solutions from everyone within the Kopfadeyemi Fellowship, no matter what their responsibilities or positions are. Innovation takes many forms, and we want to come across many.

This is where we dream up and write what’s next for Africa — from healthcare policy directions to the graphical messages that goes with it — and where we do everything necessary to make it happen. It’s exciting stuff. And you can be part of it.

The people within the Kopfadeyemi family don’t just conjure up solutions — they can create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionised entire nations. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovative thinking that runs through everything we do. Join The Kopfadeyemi Fellowship, and help us leave the African 'intellectual' space better than we found it.