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Alumni Voice – COVID-19: Rethinking Emergency Preparedness and Response (Cameroon)

Alumni Voice – COVID-19: Rethinking Emergency Preparedness and Response (Cameroon)

The COVID-19 outbreak coincided with three critical situations in Cameroon: an ongoing internal war, the rumoured death of the president, and a questionable reconstruction program for homeless war victims whereas the military and armed groups are still fighting. Having faced six consecutive years of intense political crises and now adding a health crisis, I am concerned about Cameroon’s emergency management strategy.

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Alumni Voice – Advocating for Women’s Inclusion in COVID-19 Response (Ghana)

Alumni Voice – Advocating for Women’s Inclusion in COVID-19 Response (Ghana)

As a national women’s rights network, NETRIGHT has issued two statements calling on the government to ensure COVID-19 interventions are responsive to the needs of the poor, including homeless women and the vulnerable in society. Also, NETRIGHT mobilised funds among women groups which has been donated to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in Ghana to support its efforts in reaching out to vulnerable and homeless women and children.

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Alumni Voice – Channels for Children’s and Youth’s Voice in Mombasa’s COVID-19 Response (Kenya)

Alumni Voice – Channels for Children’s and Youth’s Voice in Mombasa’s COVID-19 Response (Kenya)

In Mombasa, Kenya, organizations have decided to work together to address various children’s issues in the advent of COVID-19. The Mombasa County Child Rights Network (MCRN) is composed of organizations working for and with children. As a network we are focusing on child protection as a major governance issue, and are enabling children to participate, speak out, and create messages on COVID-19 to the world.

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Upcoming Events

Imagining Public Spaces: How to Design Safe Communities in a COVID-19 World

June 5, 11am (ADT) – Join us for a virtual roundtable with Dr. Jill Grant (Dalhousie University), Dr. Jason Gilliland (Western University), Dr. Ute Lehrer (York University), John Fleming (Western University), and moderator Dr. Corrine Cash (Coady International Institute, StFX University)

Register by June 3 (5pm ADT) for details.

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Webinar Series:

Drawing on our Collective Strengths to Promote Civic Leadership in these Extraordinary Times

We are hearing that around the world, Coady graduates and their organizations are finding ways to support their communities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. For that reason, we are convening a series of community conversations of Coady grads to share ideas and experiences, questions and challenges as to how we can best respond to COVID-19, using an asset-based, community driven approach.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 2 – Coady Graduates in/from Nigeria with graduate Sharon Adetutu Omotoso

Tuesday, May 26 – Coady Graduates from/in Cameroon with graduate Mbah Adah

Tuesday, May 19 – Coady Graduates from/in Uganda with graduate Grace Arach

Tuesday, May 5 – Coady Graduates from/in Ghana with graduates Elham Mumuni, Bashiratu Kamal, and Professor Atia Apusigah

 

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