COVID-19 and the opportunity for African youth in governance and leadership: Responsive, Recovery and Resilience
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For young people, and especially for vulnerable youth, the COVID-19 crisis poses considerable risks in the fields of education, employment, mental health and disposable income. Moreover, while youth and future generations will shoulder much of the long-term economic and social consequences of the crisis, their well-being may be superseded by short-term economic and equity considerations. To avoid exacerbating intergenerational inequalities and to involve young people in building societal resilience, governments need to anticipate the impact of mitigation and recovery measures across different age groups, by applying effective governance mechanisms. This webinar will look at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on young people and across different age cohorts, as well as its implications for intergenerational solidarity and justice.