LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COVID RECOVERY WEBINAR SERIES
Sustainable Inclusive Local Economic Recovery
Hosted by the Community-Driven Development Global Solutions Group; Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture Employment Global Solutions Group and Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)
COVID-19 has had severe economic impacts on local economies and communities, particularly the most vulnerable. The Pandemic has disrupted supply chains and led to reverse migration, stagnant rural non-farm economies, and devastating consequences for community/women groups, youth, and informal workers. Extreme poverty is likely to persist at higher levels in 2021 and potentially beyond.
While initial efforts have rightly focused on mitigating immediate impacts, we now need to focus on comprehensive support to rebuild and transform local economies during and after COVID for longer-term economic recovery and resilience.
The local economic development in a post-COVID context would require fresh thinking and bold ideas to support women, youth, and informal sector workers and enterprises on a more sustainable basis. Over the coming months we will engage with thought leaders, policy makers and practitioners to explore pathways for transforming local economies and communities for resilient and sustainable recovery.
Join us for an engaging LED series!