While the acute strain placed on health systems by the COVID-19 pandemic is already in evidence, the long-term economic fallout from the crisis is yet to fully manifest. For Africa it is the economic impact that may leave the most enduring legacy: from the direct expense of measures to treat, detect and reduce the spread of the virus; to the indirect costs of domestic lockdown measures, global supply chain disruptions and plummeting commodity prices. As decision-makers globally start to plan for the scale of this economic shock, strategizing in and on Africa to meet the challenge will require unprecedented planning and commitment - and will need to be matched by support from international partners to enable long-term recovery.
At this online event, Dr Hafez Ghanem will discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for African economies and their development and poverty reduction efforts, and will assess the priorities and obstacles for establishing a comprehensive response to the crisis.
This webinar is part of the Chatham House Africa Programme's online event series.
This event will be held on the record.
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Dr Hafez Ghanem, Vice President for Africa, World Bank
Chair: Elizabeth Donnelly, Deputy Director, Africa Programme, Chatham House
ORGANIZER: Chatham House