november, 2020

wed11nov15h0016h00Bolstering Africa’s response to Covid-19: How can joint African and international efforts defeat the pandemic and its side effects?15h00 - 16h00 Session theme:Covid-19,Development

Speakers for this event

  • Boris BACHORZ

    Boris BACHORZ

    Agence France-Presse (AFP)

    Agence France-Presse (AFP)

  • Koen DOENS

    Koen DOENS

    Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission (DEVCO)

    Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission (DEVCO)

  • Louise MUSHIKIWABO

    Louise MUSHIKIWABO

    Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

    Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

  • Mo IBRAHIM

    Mo IBRAHIM

    Mo Ibrahim Foundation

    Mo Ibrahim Foundation

  • Tidjane THIAM

    Tidjane THIAM

    African Union (AU)

    African Union (AU)

Description

On 15 April 2020, 18 world leaders called for an urgent debt moratorium and unprecedented health and economic aid package to help the African continent withstand the multiple shocks caused by Covid-19. The call made it clear that “only a global victory that fully includes Africa can bring this pandemic to an end”. The initiative urged for action in four sectors: support to African health systems, research, humanitarian aid, and economy. Seven months later, has the common call for action really made a difference? What could be done now to improve the situation in a tangible way?

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