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Issue No: 11/2020

Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 1 July 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis ACCORD's analysis will be focused on the impact of the pandemic on conflict and resilience in Africa.

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References: AfricaCDC, ACLED and African Arguments

This week’s Monitor features Aya Chebbi, the African Union’s (AU) Special Envoy on Youth, who reflects on the different virtual engagements by the Office of the Special Envoy with young people across the continent, as well as on innovative ideas and acts of resilience shown by African youth in the face of the challenges posed by COVID-19 on the continent. 

Ms Chebbi’s contribution reflects the general thrust of this week’s Monitor, with different pieces reflecting innovative actions born out of necessity and resilience in the face of COVID-19. 

We also continue with our country-specific analysis, with a focus on Mozambique and the impact that COVID-19 is having on the implementation of the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process. Maureen Sigauke’s article describes the ingenuity and solidarity of one community in Zimbabwe to ensure continued access to education for children during the country’s lockdown. And relying on the data collected thus far, Marisha Ramdeen reflects on some of the emerging trends and issues in various countries that have initiated processes to ease on their lockdowns.

Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Chief Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
Aya Chebbi
Features, Livelihood Insecurity & Economic Impact

The fears and hopes of African youth during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Aya Chebbi

Livelihood Insecurity & Economic Impact

Emerging trends and issues as countries start to ease their lockdown measures

  • Marisha Ramdeen

ACCORD Conflict & Resilience Monitor
References: AFDB
Trust between Citizens & Institutions

The challenges and effects of COVID-19 on the DDR process in Mozambique

  • Osman Cossing
  • Hermenegildo Mulhovo

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