Assessing Kenya’s response to COVID-19

2020-05-19

Government action to contain the spread of the coronavirus and save lives has come at a high social and economic cost. The COVID-19 crisis has slowed economic growth and robbed millions of Kenyans of their livelihoods. Further economic declines are projected as COVID-19 threatens not just the economy, but also peace and security.

This seminar will assess Kenya’s response to the pandemic. Speakers will consider the human security challenges facing the country and economic prospects after the COVID-19 crisis.

Chair: Duncan E Omondi Gumba, ISS Nairobi

Speakers:

Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna, Government Spokesman

Siddharth Chatterjee, Resident Coordinator, United Nations

Kwame Owino, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Economic Affairs

Dr Roba D Sharamo, ISS Regional Director and Representative to the AU, Horn and East Africa

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