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Unpacking Africa’s post-Covid Recovery Options
Towards Health, Economic and Social Transformation

Great panelists discussed options and initiatives underway on the continent to promote post-Covid recovery. They could draw on recent research, and a large international audience was part of a crucial multi-disciplinary conversation.

Screen shot: A crucial conversation with insightful contributions from diverse experts

A crucial conversation with insightful contributions from diverse experts

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During the event online, experts panelists shared very thoughtful contributions. Speakers included:

  • Marius Oosthuizen - Director: GIBS Centre for Leadership and Dialogue

  • Elizabeth Sidiropoulos - Chief Executive: South African Institute of International Affairs

  • Dr Philani Mthembu - Executive Director: The Institute for Global Dialogue

  • Dr Ahmed E. Ogwell Ouma - Deputy Director: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Dr Jakkie Cilliers - ISS Head: African Futures & Innovation 

Dr Jakkie Cilliers - lead author of the scenario analysis

Dr Jakkie Cilliers was a lead author of the scenario analysis

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Dr Jakkie Cilliers presented key insights from the recently published long term scenario analysis of the impact the pandemic is expected to have in Africa:

https://issafrica.org/research/books-and-other-publications/exploring-the-impact-of-covid-19-in-africa-a-scenario-analysis-to-2030

A great, short video published by the Gordon Institute of Business Science presenting the research process, results and recommendations of the study - which combined qualitative and quantitative methods - was shared with the audience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0zgWm7kqL4&feature=youtu.be 

 

A graphic visualisation: Complex developments - a short video presents key insights of interdisciplinary study

Complex developments - a short video presents key insights of interdisciplinary study

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During the very focussed, fact-filled, implementation oriented debate, great insights shared related to the economic value of investing in health, the importance of curbing illicit financial flows, societal and continental cohesion and individual discipline.

A holistic, solution oriented analysis focused on good governance and the reduction of poverty and inequality.

The discussion emphasized the value of institutions, cross sector collaboration and of new international approaches to dealing with debt crises.

 

The event with more than 400 participants was live streamed on our Facebook page as well.

You can watch a recording here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qrUuldGRnU