The coverage on African topics in Europe as well as European perspectives on the African continent leave room for improvement. This also holds true for the reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic. What consequences will the pandemic have on the African health system? Will this turn into a social and economic emergency or is this a chance to strengthen regional value chains significantly? Will digitalization be pushed forward and can economic resilience to future crises be strengthened? With the weekly online discussion series ‘Africa Talks’ the IJP offer a platform to discuss precisely these issues. Once a week, fellows and alumni of the Southern African Programme will have a chance to discuss relevant topics with selected journalists and guests.
The web series puts a focus on economic, political and health-related issues, as well as topics such as the future of work, new concepts for mobility and transport and the influence of the media on societal changes. Through this, we would like to make a small contribution to increase the quality and quantity of exchanging fact-based information across borders and disciplines.
Alumni of the Africa Programme have the opportunity to enrich the Africa Talks with new topics as well as contributions on current regional developments and thus further promote the exchange across borders.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
10 am CET
"Media and Reporting: What are the challenges and opportunities with Covid-19?"
Is COVID-19 deepening Gender Inequality?
In the light of COVID-19 - how to create jobs and offer Africa's youth prospects for a good future
The poor loose again - is COVID-19 pushing the African continent into poverty?
The digital transformation imperative - how COVID-19 speeds up Africa's and Europe's digitalisation
Business as unusual - how COVID-19 turns Africa's and Europe's economy