Panellist contributing to the conversation tracking progress towards sustainable development goals in Southern Africa. The panel spotlighted the following Southern African countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. My contributions stressed the need to address Africa’s youth unemployment crisis, as well as strengthen trust in our institutions by tackling widespread cultures of clientelism and prebendalism head-on. Notably, the fact that SDGs are interconnected and progress or regression on one goal affects others was also highlighted.
Fellow Panellists: Dr Malebogo Bakwena (Head of Department of Economics, University if Botswana) | Mr. Seabata Motsamai (Executive Director, Lesotho Council of NGOs) | Ms Taimi Itembu (Public and Government Affairs Officer, ExxonMobil Namibia)
Moderator: Ms Gugu Nonjinge, (Senior Advocacy Officer, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation)
Location: Virtual | Date: 31 August 2021
Panellist contributing to the high-level forum on the session entitled ‘Lessons from the pandemic: an urgent call to