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The latest Global Peace Index underlined its belief that the COVID19 pandemic, in particular its economic consequences, will likely have a severe impact on the way societies function. This could lead to deterioration, increase the risk of outbreaks of violence and conflict. This impact has far-reaching implications for order, peace and security, in conflict-affected and fragile countries.

Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is one way to overcome economic consequences as a result of COVID19.  It will also be a major step towards eradicating Africa’s conflict and insecurity challenges. Although, the AfCFTA may not have been conceptualized as a peace and security response initiative, there is a need to show the nexus so as to enable the successful implementation of the AfCTA. 

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Panellists & Moderator

Mr Désiré Assogbavi

Mr Désiré Assogbavi

International Law Specialist and Expert on Pan African institutions and African politics

Panellist

Mrs Fatima Yerima Askira

Mrs Fatima Yerima Askira

Founder and Executive Director, Borno Women Development Initiative

Panellist

Mr Rehema Mussanzi

Mr Rehema Mussanzi

Centre Resolution Conflicts

Panellist

Dr Jide Okeke

Dr Jide Okeke

Africa Regional Programme Coordinator, UNDP

Panellist

Ms Yemisrach Kebede

Ms Yemisrach Kebede

Horn of Africa Regional Programme Manager, Life & Peace Institute

Panellist

Mr Akwasi Aidoo

Mr Akwasi Aidoo

Senior Fellow at Humanity United

Moderator

Ms Maria Kisumbi

Ms Maria Kisumbi

Senior Advisor, Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United

Moderator