Eurodad warmly invites its members, CSO allies from the Global South and North, and experts to participate in a webinar to kick off its biannual Policy Forum. This year, the usual face-to-face forum will be replaced by a virtual ‘unpacked’ event, through a series of webinars and workshops.
The public webinar* will take place on the afternoon of Monday 15 June 2020, 15.00-16.30 CEST. The subject will be: ‘Lessons to be learnt from Coronavirus: Why have responses been uneven and the global response so weak? How to build a more resilient and sustainable future.’
Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Magdalena Sepulveda, Executive Director, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and former UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Moderator: Hannah Brejnholt, Senior Financing for Development Advisor at Oxfam IBIS
To register, please fill this form. A link to join this webinar will be sent to you on the morning of the event. Deadline for registration is 17:00 CEST Friday 12 June.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been testing the limits of global cooperation. In the case of countries with the fiscal space and resources, some responded swiftly and others lost time, juggling with competing priorities instead of putting people’s health first. On the other hand, there are many countries in the global south who simply lack the capacity to respond in a timely way. Their future hangs in the balance, as financial institutions, donors and creditors discuss what to do.
We will need to draw lessons from this crisis to build a new system. The global economy risks sinking into a recession. To relaunch the economy, finance ministries, IFIs and MDBs might well go back to their “business as usual” agenda, and seek to attract very expensive private money to relaunch an old dysfunctional global system.
Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, there were rising voices, especially from young people, to rethink a sustainable global system that preserves people and the planet. Now is the time to rethink our common future, to build a global green deal, and a system based on solidarity and sustainability to replace the one based on inequality and domination.