May 12, 2020 | Tuesday
04:00 PM (Istanbul-Ethiopia)
Duration: 90 minutes
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With the global attention on COVID-19 pandemic, as each day brings new headlines of its impact on individuals, communities, businesses, markets and industries. Tackling this challenge requires multilateral response, international cooperation and global solidarity.
Turkey and several African countries have already begun to take steps at easing the lockdown measures imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, but the ban on social gatherings is still in place.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Africa was expected to have the highest economic growth rate in the world. Besides, Turkey’s trade and investment relations with African countries were gradually taking place forward and blooming. However, the pandemic has changed the landscape and the dynamics of doing business with the continent. African countries has reported cases while the health care systems are inadequate, and the most worrisome thing about this, the uncertainty surrounding has raised concerns on how it could the virus spread, and how its economic effects might be catastrophic, with a sharp drop in exports and a rise in unemployment.
Despite all these negative indicators, Africa’s past experience and constant fight against recurring and infectious diseases have helped the countries to take necessary measures with regards to global trends. And, regional and multilateral financial institutions have mobilised the credits to provide front-line health services, support continuation of projects and keep economies afloat in the face of the worst global economic downturn. The strategic partnership of mutual-benefit and common development between Turkey and African continent has continued and been prioritized.
The webinar intends to bring high-level international experts, domestic private sector investors and business communities to engage in hot discussion topics such as;
- Who is coping with the strain? Which countries are proving more resilient?
- How African and Turkish companies are managing their business through this catastrophe?
- What are the strategies of the governments and institutions to revive the economies?
- How could Turkish and African private sectors cooperate during and after this crisis?