Seth Akumani is Head of Exploration for UNDP Ghana’s Accelerator Lab. He is responsible for shining light on emerging trends, scouting grassroots solutions, and building partnerships to tackle pressing developmental challenges. Prior to joining UNDP, Seth was Director of Business Development and Marketing at GenKey, a biometric technology company, where he was active in delivering identification solutions for health insurance schemes, social protection programs, and other pro-poor initiatives. Before that, Seth co-founded and led ClaimSync (sold to GenKey), a health-tech start-up that developed digital health solutions for low-resource settings.
Seth has spent over eight years assessing the viability of healthcare, health insurance, and claims processing solutions in Africa; and evaluating new business models for sustainable healthcare. He has spoken on healthcare and technology in Africa at several venues, including the African Healthcare Summit and the Economist Healthcare in Africa Conference. In acknowledgment of his work and dedication to innovation and start-ups, Seth has earned recognition from Forbes, CNBC Africa, and the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre.