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INNOVATIVE RESILIENCE: AFRICAN PEASANTS' LOCAL REMEDIES IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

JSAS HITACHI PROJECT, ZIMBABWE TEAM CONFERENCE


The Zimbabwe Team of the JSAS Hitachi project invites you to a conference on 14th September 2023. The conference which will be held in Harare focuses on innovative resilience and Zimbabwe's local remedies in the face of COVID-19.


Alternative Venue: Zoom



PROGRAMME

08:30 – 09:00: Registration and Tea


09:00 – 09:15: Welcome Remarks


09:15 – 09:30: Introductions of research project and meeting objectives

Hanai Kazuyo/Ranga Muchetu

09:30 – 10:00: Responses to COVID-19 in Southern Africa

An analysis of the social and economic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: Case of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Simbarashe Tatsvarei


10:00 – 10:30: Plenary Discussion


10:30 – 11:0: Tea Break


11:00 – 12:00: Implications of COVID-19 in the agrarian sector in Zimbabwe

Chair:


- COVID-19: a perfect storm of downside risk for farmer’s markets and livelihoods in Zimbabwe (Ranga Muchetu)


- Gendered implications of the COVID-19 on sugarcane farmers in Chiredzi

(Newman Tekwa)


- COVID-19 Pandemic and the continuing process of re-peasantisation in Zimbabwe

(Walter Chambati)


12:00 – 13:00: Plenary Discussion


13:00 – 14:00: Lunch Break


14:00 – 14:30: Post Pandemic Policy Responses in Zimbabwe

Chair: Clement Chipenda


'The Legacy of COVID-19 in the background of interlocking crises in Zimbabwe’s agrarian sector: Reflections on a transformative policy agenda in a post-pandemic context


14:30 – 15:00: Plenary Discussion


15:00 – 15:30: Conclusion and Way Forward


15:30: Tea Break & Departure



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