Webinar: Algeria in Transition: Governance, Hirak and COVID-19

Research event
30 September 2020 — 1:00PM TO 2:15PM

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has described the situation in Algeria as a ‘multi-dimensional crisis’ as the country continues to face political, economic and social challenges that have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in oil prices.

At this webinar, part of the Chatham House MENA Programme Online Event Series, panellists will discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Algeria’s economy, the Hirak Movement and current political transition. How is the government handling the health crisis? What has been the role of the Hirak and civil society during Algeria’s ongoing transition, and how are they being affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown? What is the likely outcome and impact of November’s referendum on the revised constitution? What is the state of the economy following the disruptions of 2019 and 2020, and what are the prospects for the energy sector after the introduction of the new hydrocarbons law amid a low oil price environment?

The webinar will be livestreamed on the MENA Programme Facebook page.


Amel Boubekeur, Visiting Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Slim Othmani, President, CARE
Fatima Sadouki, Independent Energy Specialist
Yahia Zoubir, Senior Professor of International Studies, KEDGE Business School; Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha Center
Moderator: Adel Hamaizia, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

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