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Dear recipient,


UNU-WIDER and UONGOZI Institute are pleased to invite you to an online conference
'Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’
11-12 February 2021 at 9:30-12:45 EAT (UTC+3)

Register here


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented social and economic crisis globally. This conference will provide a forum to discuss the socioeconomic implications, development challenges and potential policy solutions to the crisis in the context of the African continent. The online event will bring together participants from scholarly, policy and business communities from around the globe. The discussions will focus on the effects of the pandemic on African economies and livelihoods, and on the emerging opportunities for the future transformation of the 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 for 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.


For more information and registration, please visit the conference webpage.


We would be delighted if you can participate in the event and the discussions. Kindly share the invitation with others in your network.

We look forward to seeing you!


With kind regards,


Anna Toppari

Communications Associate



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