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Africa's Response to Covid-19

Experts from 8 African countries share regional experience with the Covid-19 pandemic and responses across the African continent.

Africa - Socio Economic - Format: PDF - Size: 1 MB - Date: Jun, 2020 - Pages: 18 - Copyright: NATO Strategic Direction South HUB - Tags: Food security, Society , Economy

NATO Strategic Direction South Hub (NSD-S Hub) and Three Stones International (TSI) collaborated to conduct a live online webinar on the 28 April, 2020, supplemented by secondary data review and an online survey, to better understand Africa's response to COVID-19, and relative successes, challenges and recommendations for NATO's contribution. The three-hour webinar was moderated by NSD-S Hub and TSI utilizing the Zoom platform, with 10 subject matter expert panellists and 22 audience participants. A pre-webinar video was also shared in advance of the dialogue session to collect responses to the survey and increase interest for audience members to join the session.

Key Experts from Africa 

The webinar dialogue and audience comments allowed the NSD-S Hub to engage and learn from African experts sharing regional experience from eight different countries. The discussion addressed COVID-19 preparedness and response across the African continent, including the overall impact on political, economic and social stability. While the panellists touched on matters related to the immediate impacts on health and wellbeing of citizens, they also addressed the long-term implications to trade, national and regional economies, political stability and regional cooperation. Additionally, the dialogue explored recommendations for support which African nations and NATO could employ both in pandemic response and post-pandemic recovery.

Countries Represented

1. Burkina Faso

2. Burundi

3. Cameroon

4. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

5. Ethiopia

6. Germany

7. Guinee

8. Italy

9. Kenya

10. Libya

11. Mali

12. Mauritania

13. Rwanda

14. Somalia

15. South Sudan

16. Togo

17. Tunisia

18. Turkey

19. Uganda

20. USA

21. Zambia

22. Zimbabwe

Experts' Areas of Expertise

Public Health



Social Work

Counter Terrorism

Human Trafficking

Human Rights

Democracy and Peace Building

Community and Youth Engagement

Gender Equality

Donor Engagement and Resource Mobilization

Migration and Development

Agriculture, Resilience and Climate Change


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