The third edition of the Paris Peace Forum (PPF) is taking place from 11-13 November. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event is being held in a digital format. Over 60 heads of state and government, representatives from international organisations, and actors from all sectors of civil society are convening online to discuss responses and solutions to the pandemic.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an official founding member of PPF. This year, our Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim took part in a panel discussion titled, ‘Bolstering Africa’s response to COVID-19: How can joint African and international efforts defeat the pandemic?’
This discussion highlighted the quick responses of African governments’ in mitigating the impact of COVID-19, as well as the wider implications on African economies, healthcare, education and more.
Mo Ibrahim highlighted that the economic impact of the pandemic is more severe than the health impact.
He cautioned that:
We should never let a good crisis go to waste.
With regards to Africa’s recovery post pandemic, he explained:
We need to recover but recover to a different model. We need to recover to an economy which is equitable and fair to everybody.
Mo also highlighted that African governments have limited capacity to support their people. Look out for the launch of the 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) on 16 November to learn more about Africa’s evolving governance landscape, and follow the conversations on Twitter using #IIAG.
You can also join the PPF discussions on Twitter via the hashtag #ParisPeaceForum2020.