The challenges of COVID-19 in urban and rural communities in Africa
How should the lived COVID-19 experiences of older and indigenous people in rural and urban communities in Africa influence social, health and equality policy formulation and service delivery?
Webinar: The challenges of COVID-19 in urban and rural communities in Africa
There have been vast differences in the impact of the pandemic around the world: it has affected countries, continents and social groups differently.
The webinar will explore COVID-19 related social challenges – and in particular the social policy and social protection aspects thereof – as experienced by indigenous and older persons living in both urban and rural communities in Africa, as well as how these lived experiences should inform evidence-based social policies and programmes that are responsive to the needs and rights of indigenous and older persons living in both urban and rural communities in Africa.
Date: 01 July 2021
Time: 07:00-09:00am New York time EST; 12:00 – 14:00 West Africa Time; 13:00 – 15:00 Brussels CET, Central Africa Time; 14:00 – 16:00 East Africa Time
Join our panel of experts in learning lessons and changing practice. Confirmed speakers include
- Opening address: Dr. John Nkengasong – Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
- Mr. Ben Begbie-Clench – Consultant: human rights, indigenous peoples and project management
- Ms. Roseline Kihumba – HelpAge International
- Prof. Innocent Chirisa – University of Zimbabwe
- Mr Apera Iorwa – National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office, Government of Nigeria
- Dr. Ademola Olajide – Country Representative, United Nations Population Fund
This webinar is aimed at policymakers, social development NGOs, social, health and equality experts and academics who are interested in these topics. The webinar will be on Zoom in English and make use of closed captioning.