One Year Into The Covid-19 Pandemic: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

One Year Into The Covid-19 Pandemic: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

Time: 23rd April 2021 at 3 PM (Cameroon Time)
Venue: Event will be held on ZOOM and streamed live on Facebook (Register Here)

  1. Background

After the world recorded the first case of the virus, the global economy is yet to recover from the shock of the health crisis that has affected every sector. March 2021 marks 1 year since the 1st case of coronavirus was reported in Cameroon. Unfortunately, presently speaking, Cameroon and the rest of the world are still recording deaths. It might be pessimistic to say COVID-19 has come to stay but, we are yet to be free from the virus until a lasting solution is found. The socio-economic impact of the pandemic on the Cameroon economy has been tremendous. However, the response strategy of some countries and how they have been limiting its spread is “a light at the end of the tunnel” for others.

  1. Objective of the event

This event has as objective to assess the Cameroonian anti-COVID-19 response one year into the pandemic and discuss the way forward

  1. Main themes to be discussed
  • To evaluate the ramifications of the pandemic so far on the global economy with a specific focus on Africa and Cameroon over the past one year and what lessons can be learned?
  • Evaluate the level of cooperation between states in finding a sustainable solution to the outbreak and spread of the pandemic
  • Evaluate response strategies adopted by both in the private and public sectors and propose modifications
  1. Expectations

At the end of this event, participants should understand the following:

  • The one year impact of the pandemic in Cameroon
  • The measures taken so far in the past one year, how to reinforce them to successfully get out of the pandemic, and what lessons can be learned.
  1. Participants
  • The event will gather different actors involved like researchers, experts on public policy and policymakers at the national and international level; civil society organizations, economists, leaders of NGOs and International Organizations.
  1. Date and Venue

Time: 23rd April 2021 at 3 PM Cameroon Time

Venue: The event will be held on ZOOM and streamed live on Facebook (Register Here)

  1. Organizers

This event will be organized by the Nkafu Policy Institute – a Think Tank at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation.

  1. Panelists/Speakers

Prof Mbacham Wilfred

Professor of Public Health Biotechnology.
Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences

Marie-Solange NDOM (2)

Dr.  Marie-Solange NDOM

Medical adviser, Laquintinie Douala,

Tangwa Godfrey

Prof Tangwa Godfrey

Professor emeritus (Philosophy) of the University of Yaoundé 1

charlotte bongfen

Dr. Charlotte Bongfen (Moderator)

Health Policy Analyst
Nkafu Policy Institute



Apr 23 2021


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



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