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Impact of COVID-19 on Development Work in Africa: Status, Challenges & Opportunities

May 28, 2020 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This webinar, co-sponsored by iDev Africa and the UNC African Studies Center will feature panelists:

– Ahunna Eziakonwa, assistant secretary – general and director, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa

– Larry Umunna, regional director, West Africa, TechnoServe

– Ademola Henry Adigun, team leader, Facility for Oil Sector Transformation, Nigeria

– Kevin Conroy, team leader, Grow Liberia and CEO Bature Brewery

The panel will be moderated by ASC Associate Director, Ada Umenwaliri. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the world. Upsetting our way of life, grinding all forms of economic activity and threatening gains of global development. As donors adjust, finding ways to continue other non COVID-19 programming while prioritizing COVID-19 responses, post COVID-19 reconstruction efforts are in planning. There is a real threat of losing some of these gains because of the COVID-19 pandemic. New funding pipelines have been created to manage the pandemic and minimize economic and social losses. With the challenges facing the continent, comes opportunities. The opportunity to restart, allows for locally driven solutions that are implemented by local experts.

Chaos creates new opportunities – “In chaos, there is fertility.” This webinar brings together an expert panel to discuss what this disruption means for the industry. By sharing stories of how they got into this field, the panelists will also speak on the lessons and proffer recommendations for entry level, lateral moves and new opportunities in development.

Registration and More Information

Zoom ID: 997-9713-7133.

Please Contact: Ada Umenwaliri, adaozo@email.unc.edu for more information.

Details

Date:
May 28, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Online