Learning to live with COVID-19 while fighting its spread was part of the decisions made by TrustAfrica. One of the strategies was to organize or participate in debates and exchange of ideas through webinars.
On Monday, September 7, 2020 TrustAfrica, in partnership with Southern Africa Trust and African Philanthropy Network and under the umbrella of Community Immunity successfully organized a roundtable discussion under the topic Pursuing Co-Operative Purpose in the Time of COVID-19 in Africa. The purpose of this webinar was to present and unpack the vision, themes and activities of the Community immunity initiative. The panelists at the webinar were Dr Ebrima Sall, Executive Director of TrustAfrica, Masego Madzwamuse, the CEO of Southern Africa Trust, and Stigmata Tenga, Executive Director of African Philanthropy Network. The webinar was moderated by our colleague, Briggs Bomba. To watch it again, click here.
TrustAfrica staff have organized and/or participated as panelists in many other webinars, and Twitter Chats on the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to a post-pandemic world. TrustAfrica has also been interviewed by various news agencies and used these platforms to help reframe the narrative on COVID-19 and Africa.
- The webinars and Twitter Chats include the following: A webinar on Agriculture and food security (Bethule has the details)
- The Africa Global Event of Black Philanthropy Month (August 2020), in collaboration with the Lilly School of Philanthropy of Indiana University
- UNESCO/Management of Social Transformation webinar