Coronavirus and local peacebuilding efforts in North Africa

Thu 6. August 2020 at 14:30 - 16:00

Overseas Development Institute and streamed online

In March, after UN Secretary-General Antοnio Guterres called for a global cease-fire amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many political analysts saw an opportunity for peace. However, the stark reality in many conflict zones today shows that, so far, that opportunity has been missed. Cease-fires are being ignored, and the politics of the pandemic have enabled violence rather than deterred it – a trend that has serious humanitarian implications. But in North Africa, the pandemic and subsequent surge in violent conflict have not stopped local actors from continuing their work, with some impressive results.

Join USIP and the ODI for a live, interactive discussion featuring peacebuilding experts and practitioners from North Africa. The online conversation looks at the implications of Covid-19 on peacebuilding at the local level in three particular North African contexts: Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.

This event will be conducted in Arabic and will be simultaneously translated into English.

Please note this event begins at 13:30 GMT+1 (British Summer Time), 09:30 GMT-4 (Eastern Daylight Time).

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