Webinar Series

22 May 2020 - 10:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance would like to apologise for the rescheduling of the session on “How the AfCFTA could stimulate an inclusive and developmental post-COVID-19 economic revival” that was due to take place today, 19 May 2020. The session will be rescheduled to the 25 May 2020 at 12:00pm.

Date: Monday, 25 May 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 14:30pm (Central Africa Time)
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The speakers include: Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the AfCFTA; Caroline Ncube, Professor at the UCT Law Faculty; Desta Melaku, Advisor to the UN Economic Commission for African; Rob Davies, the former South African Minister of Trade and Industry; Sope Williams-Elegbe, Professor at Stellenbosch University and Adeyemi Dipeolu, the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters in the Office of the Vice-President of Nigeria. 

The discussants include: Jane Ezirigwe (Doctoral Researcher & NIALS Research Fellow), Saliem Fakir, Executive African Climate Foundation; Tapiwa Cheuka, PhD Student, and Marumo Nkomo, Doctoral Researcher.

For more information please contact Petunia Thulopetunia.thulo@uct.ac.za  


The 19 May 2020 webinar was rescheduled to 25 May 2020

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is hosting a Webinar Series: Africa’s response to COVID-19.  This Colloquium, the second installment of this Webinar series, is hosted in partnership with TIPSCCLA, and CCRED. Please do join our discussion on the topic: How the AfCFTA could stimulate an inclusive and developmental post-COVID-19 economic revival

Date
: Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm (CAT)

The speakers include: Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the AfCFTA; Caroline Ncube, Professor at the UCT Law Faculty; Desta Melaku, Advisor to the UN Economic Commission for African; Rob Davies, the former South African Minister of Trade and Industry; Sope Williams-Elegbe, Professor at Stellenbosch University and Adeyemi Dipeolu, the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters in the Office of the Vice-President of Nigeria. 

The discussants include: Taffere Tesfaschew, Advisor Ethiopian Investment Commission; Saliem Fakir, Executive African Climate Foundation; Tapiwa Cheuka, PhD Student, and Marumo Nkomo, PhD Student.

For more information please contact Clever Chikwandaclever.chikwanda@uct.ac.za 


The first webinar on 28 April 2020, considered Africa’s response to COVID-19, presentations will be made available.

Webinar Series: Africa’s response to COVID-19.

African countries are acting and preparing for the rapid spread of the virus. African leaders, NGOs and Academics are calling for increased cooperation across the continent and the globe in a spirit of ubuntu to address the challenges of COVID-19

The Chairperson of the African Union has appointed Special Envoys to coordinate the mobilization of resources to support African countries manage this multifold crisis.

The objective of the first webinar is to connect with our alumni, current students, researchers, academics and policy makers on the African continent and engage on the impact of the health and socio-economic crisis.

Carlos Lopes, former Executive Director of the Economic Commission for Africa, and currently an Honorary Professor at the Mandela School will provide a briefing on how COVID-19 is impacting on countries in Africa.

Alan Hirsch, a member of the South African Presidents Economic Advisory Group, will speak on the measures being taken in South Africa to address the socio-economic challenges

Trevor Manuel, an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance and the former Minister of Finance of South Africa, will speak on the role of the special envoys.

We are keen to hear from you on your experiences and that of your community and country in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. So, much of the time will be given to the participants.

Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Time: 10.00am to 12.00am

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