Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Labtech imports in East Africa

Various markets in Africa offer great possibilities for international medical companies. africon recently completed a multi-country analysis to investigate the opportunities in medical equipment supply for a German manufacturer. A specific question that emerged was on the source of Labtech equipment in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. We found out that Germany was the leading supplier of Labtech products in 2020 for these countries.

Based on these and other findings, we shared the opportunities, insights, and tactical recommendations that would guide entry and sales in the health care market.

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Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) May: The logistics sector in Rwanda and Ethiopia

Slide of the month (SOTM) April. Overview of the tech scene in select countries in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) March. Operational and upcoming railway lines in Nigeria

Slide of the month (SOTM) February. Import statistics of medical equipment in East African Community (EAC)

Slide of the month (SOTM) January. The market for commercial vehicles in Kenya

Event recap: africon serves as knowledge partner for EMWA 2021

Yeni Fowotade and Omegie Momoh from africon at the event.

africon was selected as a knowledge partner for EMWA (Equipment & Manufacturing West Africa) which took place a few weeks ago. Our team members in Nigeria visited the event, which brought together leading suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. It took place over a span of 3 days, with about 20 companies in sectors such as automotive, machinery, equipment and manufacturing exhibiting their products and services.

africon leveraged the opportunity to present ourselves and network with companies across key sectors. Our role as a knowledge partner was also to provide information on the manufacturing sector in Africa. Ms. Yeni Fowotade presented on the opportunities for industrial products, tools, and machinery suppliers in Africa.

Overall, the event was a huge success, and we look forward to more engagements.

Some pictures from the event

“Women celebrating achievements in the workplace and beyond” session with Ms. Roshni Walia

Self-promotion is a vital tool for any career advancement. In order for people to grow in their career, they need to be visible and promote their skills and expertise. Studies have found that women promote themselves less often in the workplace. According to a National Bureau of Economic Research paper, women graded themselves lower than their actual capabilities on test performances even though they had good average scores. Minimized self-promotion, visibility, and ratings have affected women in terms of pay and roles in the work place.

africon constantly drives initiatives towards women empowerment within the company, and this month, we invited Ms. Roshni Walia, who is a Chief of Staff at Maisha Meds, to share some vital tips on encouraging women towards active self-promotion at work. The event had Ms.Tei Mukunya (CEO of NatureLock and an advisory board member at africon), and the wonderful women of africon in attendance.

After the discussion, we were able to break limitations around the perception of self-promotion, thereby encouraging the women to use their voices more. As most companies are now working virtually, self-promotion is even more difficult to actualize. We have been addressing this through consistent support and reassurance towards our women, and we will continue to help them grow their potentials at work.