The fourth edition of the Africa Resilience Forum opened on Tuesday at a time when the continent's most vulnerable communities face the triple challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, conflict and climate change.
Some 39 million Africans could slide into extreme poverty in 2021, due to the health crisis. At the same time, countries on the continent face higher fiscal costs, reducing capacities for the critical investments needed to achieve ambitions such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Africa Resilience Forum is a flagship event of the African Development Bank that brings together key stakeholders from governments, civil society, the private sector and international partnerships: their representatives reflect on initiatives related to the prevention of conflicts, peace and statebuilding.
Senegal's Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, Amadou Hott, presented several successes from his country, which could prove useful in the current crisis. Speaking on behalf of President Macky Sall, he said Senegal had adopted a legal framework providing for flexible and secure public-private partnerships. According to him, the crisis “reminds us of the need to rearrange our priorities, to strengthen the social protection of our populations and to establish more endogenous development. " Read more
source: Africa News