Webinar on "What role can African history play in addressing the social and human consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent?"

UNESCO will be organizing a webinar on the theme "What role can African history play in addressing the social and human consequences of the VIDOC-19 pandemic on the continent?" on 22 June 2020, from 1 pm to 2.30 pm (CET+2).

Its aim will be to see how the history of Africa can help in analyzing the social/societal and human consequences of COVID-19 on the continent and in addressing the challenges posed by this pandemic.

This webinar is part of the General History of Africa mainstream of the Humanities Pillar of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme of UNESCO.

It follows up on the webinar which UNESCO organized on 7 May 2020 on the theme "Imagining the world to come – How does Africa view the COVID crisis and its consequences".

Its purpose is to make a brief overview of the current healthcare and social situation on the continent, analyze the social/societal consequences that COVID-19 is likely to have on African societies as well as the challenges it poses to them and, with the light that history, particularly recent history, can shed on the development of pandemics/epidemics on the continent, propose possible solutions to meet these challenges.

The webinar targets social scientists, historians, experts on famines, economists among others.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 22.06.2020 13:00 local time
End 22.06.2020 14:30 local time
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Focal point Diagne, Lamine
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Lamine Diagne, l.diagne@unesco.org
Country Worldwide
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Language of Event French
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