The world has been convulsed by the impacts of COVID-19. International travel has ground to a near halt, the global economy has stalled and many countries around the world are in government enforced “lockdowns.”
In the Global North, the purpose of these lockdowns was to slow the spread of the disease and prevent health care systems from being over-whelmed. Across much of the Global South these measures have also been put in place, but with often more severe livelihood consequences, given high levels of dependence on the informal sector for survival, and the general absence of widespread social security and assistance measures. Thus, the “secondary effects” of the crisis are much more in evidence in the Global South, at least in the short-term.
This webinar will reflect on the impacts of COVID 19 in the Global South and how best to address the challenges it presents.
Chair: Ms Jacinta Greene, Convenor of DSAI study group (Nutrition and Health)
Professor Giovanni Farese is Associate Professor of History of Economic Thought at the European University of Rome.
Ms Brianna Guidorzi is Communications and Policy Officer at the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence
Dr Olawale Olayide is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Development University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Nazarius Tumwesigye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Bio-statistics in the College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda