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The unfolding of the COVID-19 episodes and the efforts by African governments and stakeholders to save lives, secure livelihoods, and prepare for the future can be harnessed as lessons to help build resilience in Africa beyond the pandemic. The response to the pandemic at the continental level gives valuable lessons that can benefit Africa not only in terms of risk preparedness, but also in terms of continental research focus, knowledge management, policy, and practice. This is crucial to achieving the continent’s development goals and aspirations as envisioned in Agenda 2063 and the global SDGs. The Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) conference provides a platform for stakeholders to share lessons learned and best practices from the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHAT:  The three-day conference will focus on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that could inform practice, policy, and research to help the African continent build resilience towards its Agenda 2063 aspirations and sustainable development. The conference explores the following themes 

               Theme 1: Climate and natural resource Dependent Societies and COVID-19 

               Theme2: Cities and COVID-19 

               Theme 3: Science Technology Policy and COVID-19 


WHO:   The conference will be hosted by the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) (www.arin-africa.org) in collaboration with its diverse partners across the World.  Here is the programme with the speakers and sessions.


WHEN: 18th -20th November 2020

               1400-1700hours (EAT)

For more information on the conference; keynote speakers, moderators, the program and conference background note please use this link: https://bit.ly/2JLC4RB and please register for the event: https://bit.ly/369Yh3n  

ARIN will host side events on 18th-20th from 1130-1300hours (EAT) on; 

We will also be holding side events on 18th-20th from 1130-1300hours (EAT) on; 

Day 1: Gender Lens in Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of COVID-19. Register here 

Day 2: The status of research collaborations and partnerships beyond COVID-19.  Register here 

Day 3: Impact of STI Indicators in Policy making and Uptake. Register here 

 

WHERE: Virtual conference. Register here


WHY:  The African continent accounts for about 3 percent and 5 percent of 700,000 deaths and close to 20 million infections recorded globally with the World Bank showing that COVID-19 could push 27 million living in Sub-Saharan Africa into extreme poverty. The impact will continue to be felt the hardest in urban areas and in the informal sector, which employs around 80% of the population in low-income countries. The response to the pandemic at the continental level gives valuable lessons that can benefit Africa not only in terms of risk preparedness, but also in terms of continental research focus, knowledge management, policy, and practice. This is crucial to achieving the continent’s development goals and aspirations as envisioned in Agenda 2063 and the global SDGs. The Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) conference provides a platform for stakeholders to share lessons learned and best practices from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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About African Research and Impact Network

The African Research and Impact Network brings together a network of scholars across Africa and who have been undertaking research in various fields including natural resource management, climate change, agriculture, forestry, energy, water and cities to leverage their knowledge and experiences in promoting research excellence and impact pathways. The team includes talented researchers and technocrats expected to pursue a common goal. ARIN’s core focus is on peer learning and sharing good transformative research and impact practices across Africa. Modelled as a network, ARIN seeks to leverage on the capabilities of African talented scholars in a flexible manner.




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