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This webinar is motivated by the recently published study on “COVID-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: Diagnosis, Policy Responses, Preliminary Assessment and Way forward ”.

This study is the result of the collaboration of EMEA and EMNES researchers from across the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa under the coordination of Prof. Rym Ayadi, President of EMEA and Director of EMNES. The contributors of the study are: Samir Ali Abdullah (Palestine), Nooh Alshyab (Jordan), Kwame Barnieh Sarpong (Ghana), Yacine Belarbi (Algeria), Sandra Challita (Lebanon), Kinga Konya (Spain), Najat El Mekkaoui (Morocco), Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi (Tunisia), Racha Ramadan (Egypt), Sara Ronco (Italy), Serena Sandri (Jordan), Mais Shaban (Jordan) and Chahir Zaki (Egypt). EMEA Advisory Board members, Fathallah Sijilmassi (Morocco) and Roger Albinyana (Spain), also shared their thoughts in the foreword of the study.

The EMEA webinar will discuss 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.


Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)


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


Hamed El Etreby, Senior Economic Advisor, Business Development and Employment Division, Union for the Mediterranean

Webinar Report and Video


May 7, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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