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GSG Conferece: Covid-19 and the Global South
Tuesday 1 December, 20:00 - Wednesday 2 December, 13:15
In the evening of December 1st we will go into conversation with Bert Koenders on Covid-19 as a Challenge to Development Policies. As a former Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Affairs, he can draw on his experiences with international cooperation and indicate what the role of international organizations like the UN, the EU, NGOs and the Dutch government should be. What lessons have been learned that can help us now and with the development of future policy. More info.
The next day, December 2nd, we welcome four other experts from the field of development cooperation to discuss the impact of an epidemic like Covid19 on developing countries. The focus will be especially on the poorest parts of the population and how support can be provided to local NGOs and / or governments through development cooperation or other international policies.
What can we learn from the broad experience of Bram van Ojik (Dutch politician of the GreenLeft party), Francesco Mascini (former diplomat in developing countries), Karel Hendriks, and Farah Karimi (former director of Oxfam and senate member)?
We will talk with them about Covid19 in relation to:
– The consequences for the migration issue
– The economic impact on developing countries
– The impact on vulnerable states and conflict zones
– The effect on the Sustainable Development Goals
– Restoration to the development cooperation and recommended development policies
After each talk there will be time for you to send in your questions as well.
Host and moderator during the day is Honorary Professor Max van den Berg.