July 15, 2020

The Informal Economy in the Grip of the pandemic: Sharing Experiences and Strategies for a Resilient Recovery

Vulnerable workers in the informal sector in the global south have been hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.While the virus itself may not discriminate, inequities embedded in social, economic, and political structures mean that the impact of both the virus and containment measures are significantly worse for vulnerable populations. Yet, even with the benefit of time and  information, interventions targeting the informal sector have largely been considered inadequate. It is therefore critical to strategize further on what has to be done to put the needs of people in the informal sector squarely on the agenda.

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Uganda and Hivos invite you to this space for collective strategizing and solidarity building. Together with our esteemed panelists, we will interrogate the impact of COVID-19 on the informal sector and explore possible remedies and mechanisms that can be adopted by state and non-state actors for a resilient recovery.

Click this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HExvSLRxT0aMcLIySIRewQ