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Summary

This special edition of the SIFA Newsletter reflects on the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and resultant implications for skills development. Since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and governments have worked tirelessly to put together economic and social interventions, a ‘new’ normal is emerging.
As a response, the African Union Commission‘s Human Resource, Science & Technology Department has rallied partners and stakeholders around its Youth Sector Response to COVID-19. In tandem, the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) put forward the COVID-19 Response White Paper which puts the spotlight on employment and informal sector. Addressing measures for the informal sector, prioritizing entrepreneurs and innovators increased investments in skills.

 

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