Webinar: Responding to COVID-19 in the African region
July 29, 2020 11:00 am — 1:00 pm Timezone: Africa/Gaborone


11 am to 1 pm, Central African Time

African members of The Future of Work: Labor After Laudato Sì project, led by ICMC, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the job market for marginalized groups on the African continent.


Ignacio Alonso Alasino
Project Manager
The Future of Work: Labor after Laudato Sì project

Additional info

Bilingual French/English webinar with simultaneous interpretation.
You can join the webinar on Zoom through this link.
Meeting ID: 968 1061 9485
Passcode: 54321

The objective of this webinar is to share evidence-based information on COVID-19’s impact on marginalized groups such as migrant and refugee workers, seafarers, informal workers, and farmworkers in Africa. The webinar will discuss practices to prevent the transmission of the virus as well as responses to those it affects, with a focus on the workplace and on informal settings. The event will consider the role of religious leaders, faith-based organizations, organized labor, and civil society groups in responding to increased poverty, unemployment, an involuntary reduction of work hours, and indecent work conditions in the context of the pandemic.

This webinar is organized by The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Sì (FOWLS) global initiative and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (ECARP) and the Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) are supporting the event.


ICMC provides assistance and protection to vulnerable people on the move and advocates for sustainable solutions for refugees and migrants.