A Comprehensive Socioeconomic Planning Model Similar to the Marshall plan of 1947 maybe a necessity for Africa’s New Normal as a preventive measure to deal with future pandemics.
The turbulent times ushered in by COVID-19 has transformed our world forever. This moment calls for a collective responsibility to curb this scourge, but for Africa in particular, it requires a new socioeconomic planning model. President Franklin Roosevelt’s vision to develop the world including the “underdeveloped sector” led to the creation of the Bretton Woods system, after World War II. To rebuild Europe devastated by the war, the Marshall Plan was initiated in 1947. Today, with the weaknesses of our globalized economy exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are challenged to create a new socio-economic order to secure the wellbeing of all nations and all people for future generations.
It is in this regard that Watch Democracy Grow and other diaspora Networks are pleased to invite you to a webinar teleconference series scheduled June 16th, 17th and 18th 2020.
Where: Teleconference/Webinar Conference Series.
When: June 16th, 17th, 18th.
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm (EST).
-Prioritizing Social Infrastructure Development (Hospitals, Rural electrification, and clean Water).
-Building Citizen- centered leadership/Good Governance.
-Youth Unemployment and Entrepreneurship.
-Covid-19 unemployment and trade on the continent.
-Debt cancellation and the Marshall plan of 1947.
-Human rights and Civil society promotion on the continent.
-A post pandemic socioeconomic planning model like the Marshal plan of 1947.
-As States and countries reopen, what should we do in the New Normal to prevent the resurgence of Covid-19.
-Mental Health Challenges in the Covid-19’s New Normal.
Jun 16, 2020 09:30 AM-12.30
Jun 17, 2020 09:30AM-12.30
Jun 18, 2020 09:30 AM-12.30
Time shows in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Program for day1- Tuesday, June16 th, 2020:
Opening remarks by Watch Democracy Grow to welcome
Speakers and webinar Participants.
Panel 1: Prioritizing social Infrastructure Development on the continent (Hospitals, Rural electrification, and Clean water supply).
Time: 9.30-11am (3panelists confirmed and a moderator).
Panel 2: Building Citizen-Centered leadership, equitable communities, and the new socioeconomic planning model for Africa.
Time: 11am-12.30Pm (3panelists and a moderator)
The Program for day2- Wednesday, June17 th, 2020:
Panel 3: Building Strong Institutions, Human rights/civil society promotion on the continent and the challenges faced by refugees/displaced people on the continent during this time of covid- 19 pandemic.
Time: 9.30am-11am (3 panelists and a moderator)
Panel 4: Youth unemployment, Covid-19 related unemployment in general and Agricultural development on the continent.
Time:11am-12.30pm (3 panelists and a moderator)
The Program for day3- Thursday, June18 th, 2020:
Panel 5: Peace building in Africa, International System and Debt cancellation.
Time: 9.30am-11am (3panelists and a moderator)
Panel 6: Building relationship with constituents, what should we do in the New Normal as States and countries reopen to prevent the resurgence of Covid-19, and the Mental Health Challenges associated with all these.
Time: 11am-12.30 (3 panelists and a moderator)
For the webinar registration, click on the link below
Then look for Watch Democracy Grow’s logo in the middle of the page and click on the logo to go to the webinar link.