AGI x AGF webinar series:
An intellectual exchange platform for AsiaGlobal Fellows globally to interact with the leadership of the Asia Global Institute and the institute's network of experts on important global policy issues. All are welcome.
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Charity Amayaenvbo is a 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow and the executive director of income tax at Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Nigeria.View Profile
George Lwanda is a 2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow. He is senior strategist and head of the United Nations resident coordinator’s office in The Gambia.View Profile
Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu is a 2020/21 New World AsiaGlobal Fellow. He is a technical officer of the Faculty of Humanities at Rhodes University.View Profile
Kadidia Konare is a 2020/21 Tanoto AsiaGlobal Fellow. She is a senior investment officer with the Asia Infrastructure and Natural Resources Industry Group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC).View Profile
Date/ Time: Jul 22, Wed 0500 Washington DC; 0900 The Gambia; 1000 Nigeria; 1100 South Africa; 1700 Hong Kong
Apart from certain countries such as South Africa, Africa has relatively low per-capita Covid-19 infection rates compared with other parts of the world. But the economic and health challenges are significant because of the continent’s relatively less developed economies and infrastructure.
As the pandemic continues to ravage the world, what policy responses should African governments take to secure livelihoods and economic recovery while containing the virus? Besides debt relief from the World Bank and other multilateral institutions, what else could be done to provide the fiscal space to help African countries survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world? How do geopolitics, particularly the US-China strategic competition, affect Africa’s fight against the pandemic?
Join AsiaGlobal Fellows Charity Amayaenvbo (Nigeria), George Lwanda (South Africa), Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu (Zimbabwe) and Kadidia Konare (Mali) as they offer on-the-ground insights on Africa’s Covid-19 responses.
All are welcome.