- by SmartAgri
- March 16, 2021
Deadline 10 July 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered the most severe recession in nearly a century and is causing enormous damage to young people’s health, jobs and well being. As restrictions begin to be eased, the path to economic recovery remains highly uncertain and vulnerable to a second wave of infections. Strengthening healthcare systems and supporting young people and businesses to help adapt to a post-Covid19 is very crucial.
Moreover, as the number of Covid-19 infections continue to raise, experts predicted that Sub-Saharan Africa could be hardest hit in terms of health, as well as socioeconomically. Already, the global COVID-19 pandemic has led to severe economic and labor market shocks. With an estimated rise between 5.3 and 24.7 million in the number of those unemployed, the impact on youth employment is likely to be severe given that youth (15-24) are top already 3 times more likely to be unemployed than adults.
It’s due to this, Lamukani Youth Forum in Collaboration with Bosch Alumni Network (BAN) are collaboratively organizing virtually series for regional youth consultation on covid-19 mitigation and economy recovery with key focus to the sustainably development goals.
The main theme is leveraging innovative and creativity potential of sub Saharan youth within BAN in covid-19 mitigation and economy recovery. The Forum aims to allow dialogue among Africa’s youth, and prepare some youth-grown solutions and recommendation to influence policymakers, private sectors and donors in Africa.
The first East Africa Youth Consultation Forum on Covid19 Mitigation and Economy Recovery, is targeting to work with young changemakers who are working on tackling the vast spectrum of issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis, e.g: