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GSG Conference: Covid19 and the Impact on the Global South

Vanaf:di 01-12-2020
Tot en met:wo 02-12-2020
GSG Conference

GSG Conference 2020: Impact of Covid19 on the Global South and Recommended Development Policies

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In the evening of December 1st we will go into conversation with Bert Koenders on Covid-19 as a Challenge to Development Policies. As a former Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Affairs, he can draw on his experiences with international cooperation and indicate what the role of international organizations like the UN, the EU, NGOs and the Dutch government should be. What lessons have been learned that can help us now and with the development of future policy. More info:

The next day, December 2nd, we welcome four other experts from the field of development cooperation to discuss the impact of an epidemic like Covid19 on developing countries. The focus will be especially on the poorest parts of the population and how support can be provided to local NGOs and / or governments through development cooperation or other international policies.

What can we learn from the broad experience of Bram van Ojik (Dutch politician of the GreenLeft party), Francesco Mascini (former diplomat in developing countries), Nelke Manders (director of MSF NL), and Farah Karimi (former director of Oxfam and senate member)?

We will talk with them about Covid19 in relation to:
- The consequences for the migration issue
- The economic impact on developing countries
- The impact on vulnerable states and conflict zones
- The effect on the Sustainable Development Goals
- Restoration to the development cooperation and recommended development policies

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