The Egmont Institute has the pleasure to invite you to an Africa Lunch Meeting Webinar on 18 June with Senior Research Fellow Cedric de Coning from the Peace, Conflict and Development Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Drawing on extensive research on African peacekeeping, Dr. de Coning will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted peace operations on the continent. Thus far Africa, where the bulk of AU and UN peacekeepers are deployed, has been spared the brunt of the crisis, but this is likely to change in the medium term. In the short-term, activities have been reduced to the most critical, rotations have been frozen, and most staff are working remotely. Most of the missions have adapted remarkably well. However, even more changes are likely in the medium term when the global economic recession, that is expected to follow in the wake of the virus may force peace operations to drastically contract in size and scope.
Participants should register by 16 June by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Webinar – link will be sent at a later date
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