Under the leadership of South Africa’s Department of Social Development and Stats SA, we are pleased to host a webinar series in October and November, 2020, titled Demography and COVID-19 in Africa – Evidence and Policy Responses to Safeguard the Demographic Dividend. UNFPA, the British High Commission to South Africa and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the African Union (AU) and Africa CDC, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), UAPS and PASA, are the other partners supporting this initiative.
Building on South Africa’s data analysis and understanding of the epidemic and lessons from the rest of Africa and other world regions, the webinar series seeks to create a space for sharing a demographic perspective on the impacts of COVID-19 with partners on the continent, considering its implications for Africa to reach a demographic dividend and achieve the SDGs.
Moderator: Mikateko Joyce Maluleke, Director-General, Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
- The National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM), TBD
- The Integrated School Health Programme, DoH
- Social Protection during COVID-19 in South Africa, Josephilda Nhlapo-Hlope, DPME
- Regional response and emergency measures to maintain a continuity of employment, UNECA/SADC
Discussant: Shakira Choonara, AU Youth Envoy