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Webinar: Covid-19 Pandemic and its Implications for the African Commons

James Murombedzi

  • Chief, African Climate Policy Centre, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA, Ethiopia)

Mafaniso Hara

  • Professor, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Ruth Hall

  • Professor, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Jesse Ribot

  • Professor, American University, Washington, DC

Everisto Mapedza (Moderator)

  • Research Scientist, International Water Management Institute
  • Member, Association for the Study of the Commons Executive Council

We would like to invite you to the next webinar of our “Don’t Waste the Covid-19 Crisis: Reflections on Resilience and the Commons Revealed by Covid-19” series.

Please join us for the discussion entitled "Covid-19 Pandemic and its implications for the African Commons" with guest panelists James Murombedzi, Mafaniso Hara, Ruth Hall, and Jesse Ribot. Our moderator will be Everisto Mapedza.

The global Covid-19 pandemic will be one of the major defining moments for development. In Africa, the syndemic, which the Global Landscape Forum refers to as a ‘synergy of epidemics’ will have a long lasting impact on the continent. While Covid-19 started as a health crisis, it has cut across all facets of life. This webinar grounds the discussions within this multifaceted crisis and draws an understanding of what they mean for the common natural resources in Africa such as atmospheric commons (climate), land, water, forests, fisheries, pastoralism, urban and knowledge commons.

Link to join the webinar.

We are excited that week’s webinar is part of the IASC 2020 Web Conference on African Commons! To learn more about the conference and to attend other conference events July 13 – 27, please visit the website. You may view previous webinars in the series at the IASC YouTube channel.

Monday, July 13, 2020
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. MST (Please note the time change this week.)