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Lives or Livelihoods? Protecting and Supporting Vulnerable Groups Through the Covid-19 Crisis
Date: 9 Jul 2020
Launch and Discussion of the New UNRISD Report
UNRISD Seminar Series Online
📅 Thursday 9 July, 16.00-17.30 CEST
With opening remarks by Dr. David Nabarro, WHO Covid-19 Special Envoy
How are interventions to address the Covid-19 pandemic – by governments and non-state actors – affecting vulnerable groups?
Members of UNRISD’s global networks – mainly academics and practitioners from academic institutions, NGOs, United Nations agencies, civil society and social movements – recently provided their informed assessment in the Institute’s survey, which covers 82 countries in all regions of the world and at all income levels.
At this webinar we launched a new report from UNRISD that presents our analysis of the findings. Headline areas include roles of state and non-state actors, the differentiated impacts between men and women, and in urban and rural areas, as well as different policy responses and interventions at national and local levels.
- Opening remarks: Dr. David Nabarro, WHO Director-General's Special Envoy on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response; Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London; former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change
- Report introduced by Eva Bortolotti (Consultant) and Paul Ladd (Director), UNRISD
- Discussant: Rockaya Aidara, Policy Specialist at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a United Nations-hosted organization at the heart of a global movement to improve sanitation for everyone