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The Africa Research and Impact Network International Conference on Africa in the Post Covid-19 World: Lessons for Research and Policy

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - November 20 @ 5:00 pm EAT

The Africa Research and Impact Network, is delighted to announce its first virtual inaugural International conference titled ‘Africa in the Post-COVID-19 World: Lessons for Research and Policy’ that will be held on 18th – 20th November 2020. The conference focus will be 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.

Conference Themes

Day 1: Climate and natural resource Dependent Societies and COVID-19
Day 2: Cities and COVID-19
Day 3: Science Technology Policy and COVID-19

Conference Side Events

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 Policymaking and Uptake. Register here

Conference Opening Remarks

Prof. Hamadi Iddi Boga is the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Agricultural Research in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Prof. Cosmas Ochieng, is the Director, African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) African Development Bank Group Immeuble du Centre de commerce International d’Abidjan CCIA Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire

Keynote Speakers

Day 1: Climate and Natural Resource Dependent Societies and COVID-19 

Dr. Richard Munangis the Africa Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the UN Environment, Nairobi.

Day 2:Cities and COVID-19

Prof. Jason Corburn

Director, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Professor of City & Regional Planning

Day 3: Science Technology Policy and COVID-19

Prof. Joana Chataway

Head of Department of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), Faculty of Engineering Sciences at University College London (UCL).

Moderators

Day 1: Climate and Natural Resource Dependent Societies and COVID-19 

Prof. Thomas Hale

Associate Professor of Global Public Policy Director of China Engagement | 中国事务主管 Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Antony’s College Oxford University

Day 2:Cities and COVID-19

Prof. Mark Pelling

Professor of Geography King’s College London Strand Campus Bush House (North East Wing) 30 Aldwych London WC2B 4BG UK And Challenge Leader, Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change Portfolio Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Day 3: Science Technology Policy and COVID-19

Dr. Joanes Atela 
Convener : Africa Research & Impact Network
Senior Research Fellow and Programme Director , Climate Resilient Economies Programme, ACTS

Timezones

1400hours-1700hours – Nairobi

1200hours-1500hours – London

2200hours-2500hours – Melbourn

1630hours-1930hours – New Dehli

1300hours-1600hours – Johannesburg

1100hours-1400hours – Dakar

1300hours-1600hours – Lusaka

1100hours-1400hours – Accra

Details

Start:
November 18 @ 2:00 pm EAT
End:
November 20 @ 5:00 pm EAT
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Venue

Virtual
Kenya
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Organizer

ARIN
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