December 2nd - The Impact on Women
Women have been disproportionately impacted by the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and the economy. Facing the dual burden of an economic crisis and a healthcare crisis, women face increased expectations and demands as caregivers, diminished wages from government-imposed lockdown measures, and threats of gender-based violence. Women likewise are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, from serving in roles as community health workers to contact tracers to leading government and regional response efforts. The panel will explore the impact of COVID-19 on women and the societal and government response.
Register for the webinar: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cy_a3e4tR1KuEjK6TDUm4g
This webinar will be livestreamed on Facebook:
- Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women
- Dr. Marleen Temmerman, Head of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University
- Ms. Kosi Antwiwaa Yankey-Ayeh, Executive Director, National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI)
- Moderated by Professor Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
The Harvard University Center for African Studies in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of COVID-19 and Africa. Held each Wednesday for one hour from 10am EST, CAS’ Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series will bring together the private sector, policy makers, academics, and practitioners for a series of conversations across health, technology, and economy, among others. Please check our COVID-19 Resources page for upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars. Join our weekly newsletter to receive updated information.
Last webinar for Fall 2020:
- December 9th - Youth & Closing the Innovation Gap
ORGANIZERS: Harvard Center for African Studies & Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
CO-SPONSOR: Organisation for Global Africa Cooperation (OGAC)