Monday 14 December 2020, 12:30 -14:30 (GMT+3), Zoom Platform
DOWNLOAD COVID-19 & ISDS PROVISION PRESENTATION
The African continent is currently progressing an ambitious regional integration agenda consisting of different phases and topics, including the key topic of regional investment provisions. Unfortunately, current Covid-19 pandemic is providing a new context for these negotiations. Governments need to protect the health of the population from the effects of the pandemic, including by introducing several restrictions on the activities of people and institutions. They have also deployed a wide range of policies and actions to secure the provision of healthcare. Governments have further aimed at protecting incomes and livelihoods of people affected by the lockdowns restrictions, and have introduced measures and policies to speed up the economic recovery after such an economic crisis.
The African Union Commission (AUC) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) with the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) will be hosting an online event on “COVID-19 and Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions: Challenges and actions to protect the economic recovery in Africa” on Monday 14 December 2020 from 12:30 -14:30 (GMT+3). Interpretation into the AU official languages will be available. Given the current worldwide travel restrictions, the event will be virtual.
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Photo: Representatives from the FCDO, AUC , panellists and participants attending the event. Overseas Development Institute.