Mettā Podcast

The Mettā podcast is dedicated to bringing you live recordings from our signature events. We cover a wide range of topics centered around trends and innovation in various industries.

Started in 2020, the Mettā Podcast is an initiative aimed at increasing the content shelf life of our webinars and physical events.

  1. What’s Next – Topical monthly panel discussions with industry leaders and experts sharing their predictions on what the future holds in their various sectors.
  2.  What’s Good – An event series centered around discussions on the best practices in different thematic areas.
  3. Fireside Chats – Candid one-on-one chats with exemplary individuals.
  4. Women In Series – Panel discussions with outstanding women at the top of their fields to inform and inspire other women (and men).
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Episodes

The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare business models and re-imagining the healthcare structure. 

This episode is brought to you by Amref Health Africa, the largest Africa based International NGO with programs in over 35 countries in Africa.

In this episode, of the #WhatsGoodRedesigningSociety series, we discussed the current and anticipated shift in healthcare business models – in the COVID-19 era.

The speakers included:

  • Dr. Waruguru Wanjau – Public Health Expert and Strategy Consultant at Dalberg.
  • Dr. Patrick Gatonga – CEO, Jubilee Health Insurance.
  • Dr. Emmanuel Amadi – Senior Medical Officer,  Ministry of Health, Kenya.
  • Lewis Wanjohi – Co-founder and CEO, Tambua Health.

The conversation was moderated by Rachel Jones who is a Senior Research & Design Manager at Jacaranda Health.

In this second episode of the 2-part startup lobbying series, we draw lessons from active associations like the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Global Off-Grid and Lighting Association (GOGLA), and from the government. The speakers included:

  1. Florence Kimata – a Business Reform Specialist at the Ministry of East Africa Community.
  2. Patrick Tonui – the East Africa Regional Representative at the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)
  3. Victor Ogalo – Head of Policy Research Analysis, and Public-Private Dialogue at Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).

The conversation was moderated by Eric Kariuki who is the Head of the HiiL Justice Accelerator East Africa.

Strategies startups can employ to aggregate and speak in one voice to influence laws that affect them in various industries.

We recommend listening to Part 1 as a prelude to this episode.

This episode is brought you to by HiiL Justice Accelerator, the world’s only accelerator that focuses on preventing and resolving justice problems. They help startups scale and grow by providing coaching, mentoring, and grants.

Ways startups can participate in the law-making process, and instigate a mindset shift from compliance to influencing government.

This episode is brought you to by HiiL Justice Accelerator, the world’s only accelerator that focuses on preventing and resolving justice problems. They help startups scale and grow by providing coaching, mentoring, and grants.In this episode, we discussed how startups can influence the law-making process – especially for laws that affect businesses in the county and national level.

 

The speakers included:

1.Ali Hussein – CEO, Kipochi.

2.Linda Bonyo – CEO, Lawyers Hub.

3.Daniel Ngugi – Head of Legal and Administration, Twiga Foods.

The conversation was moderated by Eric Kariuki, the head of HiiL Justice Accelerator East Africa.

Rules of thumb in remote working, cybersecurity implications of working remotely, online collaboration tools for maximum productivity.

Featuring Somet Kipchilat, a Partner Development Manager at Microsoft4Afrika; Lynn Mugambi, a Software Engineer at Andela, Dr. Bright Mawudor, the Head of Cyber Security at Internet Solutions of Kenya and moderated by Kennedy Kirui who is the Co-Founder & CEO of Made By People.

 Featuring Dr. Mercy Korir, a Medical Doctor and Journalist at KTN; James Smart, a Broadcast Journalist; Dr. Michelle Musoga, a Doctor at Mbagathi Hospital, the country’s primary isolation unit and moderated by Dr. Waruguru Wanjau who is a Public Health Expert.

Life at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the media can communicate better to the public about the situation, and what stories and important angles are being missed.
Social protection for gig workers, the importance of trust-as-a-service in building successful gig platforms and predictions for the future workforce.

Featuring Akshay Shah, Executive Director at Silafrica; Cezanne Maherali, Head of Policy at Uber East Africa;Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resources Officer at Safaricom; Joan Kamau, Head of Sales, African Management Institute and Lydia Mathia, Youth Affairs Advisor, Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs.

Challenges in talent development that impact the future of work in Kenya? Featuring Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resources Officer at Safaricom; Joan Kamau, Head of Sales at the African Management Institute and Lydia Mathia, Youth Affairs advisor at the Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs

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