EMEA webinar report: “COVID-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa” – 07 May 2020

The webinar discussed the effectiveness and socio-economic impacts of policy measures taken in the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa with a view to advance further in the policy response assessment at three levels: 1) Preparedness and effectiveness of healthcare systems; 2) Completeness and timeliness of COVID-19 containment policies; and 3) Comprehensiveness (and solidarity) of the socio-economic mitigation policies. Moderator(s): Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) Speaker(s): Fathallah Sijilmassi, Member of the Advisory Board, EMEA, EMNES and Former Ambassador (Morocco) and Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean Ambassador Sena Siaw- Boateng, Ambassador of Ghana to Brussels, Luxembourg and EU Moubarack Lo, Director General of the Economic Foresight Bureau of Senegal and Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Senegal Hakim Ben Hamouda, Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Tunisia Roger Albinyana, Member of EMEA Advisory Board and Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona Discussant(s): Hamed El Etreby, Senior Economic Advisor, Business Development and Employment Division, Union for the Mediterranean The webinar was organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and took place on Thursday May 07 at 15:00 CET on Zoom.