Announcement Online Dialogue “Global inequalities in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic”

15. October 2020
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 8th Development Conference has been postponed to 2021. As an alternative there will be a virtual format with international guests where the effects of COVID-19 on global inequalities will be discussed on 13th and 14th of November 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic causes a social, economic and political crisis of indefinite duration. Those who suffer are marginalized members of society for whom home office, social distancing or online learning are not an option or have fatal consequences.

No question about it: Covid-19 is once again exacerbating global inequalities. Existing inconsistencies are reinforced. Even countries where the number of cases has remained low are struggling today with a decline in foreign investment, a drastic collapse in raw material prices, tourism, currencies and remittances from migrants, export losses and a flight of capital on a historic scale. The poorest sections of the population, who have to live from hand to mouth even in so-called “normal times”, were driven into hunger and need by the abrupt economic shutdown. In addition, authoritarian regimes are abusing the protective measures against the pandemic to suppress progressive political forces. International human rights organizations report an alarming number of violations of the freedom of the press and attacks on activists.

For this purpose, we will deal in depth with individual regions of the world, as the dynamics here are very different.

Dates of the online dialogues:

  • Friday, 11/13/2020, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Virtual meeting with speakers from / about Asia
  • Friday, 11/13/2020, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Virtual meeting with speakers from / about Latin America (language: Spanish with translation into English)
  • Saturday, 11/14/2020, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Virtual meeting with speakers from / about Africa (language: English)
  • Saturday, 11/14/2020, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Global virtual panel with exchange and synthesis experiment (language: English)

Location: In virtual space via ZOOM

Please register here

Pre-Event (in German language)

Prior to the online dialogue an introduction and overview of the topic of global inequality will take place on Wednesday, 11th of November 2020. This is part of an evening in Linz that will be livestreamed.

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