11 - 12 Feb 2021Ended

Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic


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Feb 2021


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This conference will bring together participants from scholarly, policy and business communities to discuss the policy challenges faced by Africa in .. Read more the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring presentations from leading scholars and policy makers the conference provides a forum to discuss the socioeconomic implications, development challenges and potential policy solutions to the crisis in the context of the African continent. The first day of the conference will discuss the development challenges and impact of the crisis on the African economies, with keynote addresses by Vera Songwe (Executive Secretary, UNECA) and Benno Ndulu (a former Governor of the Bank of Tanzania), followed by a panel discussion on the macroeconomic implications. The second day will delve deeper into the challenges caused by the pandemic, sharing latest research results on the implications for livelihoods and welfare as well as health, education and gender. The conference will close with a policy panel discussion on the new normal and future development of Africa, featuring specialists from UN, the African Development Bank, and UN-OHRLLS.

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