Conversation between Lennart Wohlgemuth from FUF's board and Viktor Adetula about Covid-19 and Africa.

Conversation between Lennart Wohlgemuth from FUF's board and Viktor Adetula about Covid-19 and Africa.

Sincere talk about Covid-19 and Africa

We are in the middle of a crisis worse than anyone like it for a very long time. It is therefore not surprising that all our interest is focused on ourselves, our immediate environment and what the pandemic means for our present and future. But the crisis also shows that we live in a globalized world, where pandemics do not stay within national borders and in some parts of the world the effects in both the short and long term are significantly worse than in Sweden. Therefore want Fuf together with Nordic Africa Institute look beyond Sweden's borders.

During a breakfast talk, we will try to shed light on and talk about how the Corona pandemic strikes African countries. Covid-19 has now reached almost every country in Africa, if not yet in its most intense phase. Most countries have followed Europe and imposed restrictions and shut down the economy more or less strongly. It is based on a belief that Covid-19 could have very serious consequences in countries where people live close together, many live in poverty and with poorly developed health care. At the same time, the effects of the country closing in and imposing extensive restrictions on mobility can be completely devastating.

In a conversation between Lennart Wohlgemuth from FUF's board and Victor Adetula who is a senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, these and many other issues will be discussed. The call is broadcast live and allows listeners to ask questions via chat, you can also already send questions to matilda.andren@fuf.se.

The conversation is conducted in English via the Zoom program. Link and instructions to the program will be sent in connection with registration for the call.

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The world is facing a crisis bigger than anyone we have seen in a long time. Globally, both political and people's attention has been focused inwards, on national healthcare systems and what the pandemic means for our ourselves, our present and our future. However, the Covid19 crisis shows us that we live in a globalized world. Pandemics do not stay within the national borders and both short- and long-term effects of the pandemic will be considerably worse outside of Sweden. That is why Fuf, together with The Nordic African Institute, wants to invite you to a breakfast seminar on how the Corona pandemic strikes on African countries.

Covid-19 has now reached almost every country in Africa. Most African countries have followed Europe's example and have imposed restrictions and closed down the economy in different ways. The assumption is that Covid-19 could have very serious consequences in countries afflicted by overcrowding and poor healthcare services. At the same time, closing down a country and introducing extensive restrictions on mobility can have hazardous social and economic effects in places with high poverty rates.

These, and many other issues, will be discussed in a conversation between Lennart Wohlgemuth from FUF and Victor Adetula, senior researcher at The Nordic Africa Institute.The talk is broadcasted live and allows listeners to ask questions via chat, you can already in advance send questions to matilda.andren@fuf.se.

The conversation is conducted in English via the program Zoom. Link and instructions to the program will be sent in conjunction with the sign-up of the talk.

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