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Youth, Technology and Health Initiatives - Accelerating Africa's COVID-19 Response

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Youth, Technology and Health Initiatives - Accelerating Africa's COVID-19 Response

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Type:
Webinar
Location:
Web Based
Date:
9 Jun 2020
Duration of event:
0 Days
Programme Area:
Decentralize Cooperation Programme
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Partnership:
1M2030, Global Challenges Forum Foundation
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According to the 2018 World Youth Report, 1.2 billion people are aged between 15- 24 years and it is predicted that this number will grow by 7% by 2030. Youth are
hardly ‘the future’: they are ‘the now’. Meanwhile, their ideas are rarely taken into account in the current responses to health crises.

The Global Surgery Foundation, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in collaboration with Slalom and the University of Cape Town and with the support of the Rali & Makentse Mampeule Foundation developed a Pandemic Self-Diagnostic Application & Predictive Modeling Dashboard. The developers are partnering with 1M2030 to engage the next generation to increase the impact of this tool.

The developers are partnering with 1M2030 to engage the next generation to increase the impact of this tool.

Join us in a conversation with influential youth to discuss how the tech-savvy next
generation can drive health initiatives forward - in South Africa and beyond.

This virtual roundtable aims to bring together international experts to discuss lessons learned about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better. 

At the end of this virtual roundtable, participants will be able to:

- Describe the impact of the pandemic on our youth

- Understand better the COVID-19 pandemic and the use of the tracking app

The virtual roundtable consists of a two-hour panel dicussion covering the following topics:  

- The relationship between COVID-19 and being a Digital Entrepreneur & TV Presenter

- The impact of COVID-19 specifically on (young) women

- The detailed recollection of “My Coronavirus Story”, by a Higher Health Ambassador

Participation is open to government officials, diplomats, staff of international organizations, development practitioners, faculty members, and administrators of educational institutions.

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