2. The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa/European Union (EU) Migration

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), South Africa, and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Sweden, hosted a webinar on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa/European Union (EU) Migration” on Friday 26 June 2020.

This webinar on Africa/EU Migration was the second of a two-part series hosted jointly by IPATC and NAI, and was attended by 50 African and European policymakers, scholars and civil society activists. The main outcome of both meetings is to help develop concrete and constructive policy approaches to managing Africa/EU migration amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Chair: Dr. Jesper Bjarnesen, Senior Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Uppsala, Sweden.

Speakers: Dr. Joy Kategekwa, Strategic Advisor to the Regional Advisor and Assistant Secretary-General of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the United Nations Development Programme, New York, United States.

Ms. Anna Knoll, Head of Migration Programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management, Brussels, Belgium.

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26 June 2020


14:00 – 15:00