The economic impacts of COVID-19 have weakened the ability of many states to deliver social provisions and services including health care, education and security – peripheral areas, including border regions have been particularly affected.
Regional development planning and coordination will help to advance economic and social recovery, as well as strengthening resilience.
At this event, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu presents on the role of the Lake Chad Basin Commission in supporting regional resilience and cooperation on development planning and delivery.
Panellists discuss the challenges facing transnational development in areas affected by conflict and insecurity, as well as reflecting on lessons learned from across the continent on how cross-border development frameworks can be implemented.
The meeting is held as part of the Policy for Recovery in Africa series, in partnership with the UNDP, which brings together expert speakers and decision-makers to examine and exchange on key challenges, potential solutions, and approaches for implementation as African countries confront the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The series provides careful analysis and evidence-based policy solutions towards recovery and progress towards the SDGs and the AU’s Agenda 2063.
This event was broadcast live on the Africa Programme Facebook page.
Keynote Address: Ambassador Mamman Nuhu, Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission; Head of Mission, Multinational Joint Task Force
Jide Okeke, Coordinator of the Regional Programme for Africa, UNDP
Aly Rahim, Practice Manager, Social Sustainability and Inclusion – West Africa, World Bank
Ulla Andren, Head of Regional Development Cooperation in Africa, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
Chair: Bob Dewar, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House