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The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is pleased to invite you to AERC-BMGF – Strengthening Policy Response to the COVID 19 in the EAC Regional Policy Forum that will be held Virtually on May 25-26, 2021. The virtual forum will be on the theme “COVID-19 in East Africa: Impacts and Mitigation Policies”.

In June 2020, AERC signed a Grant Agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to implement the project “Strengthening East African Community (EAC) Policy and Administrative Response to the COVID-19”. The overarching goal of this project was to produce robust and evidence-based analytical outputs that will be crucial in supporting the coordinated mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic among the EAC Partner States.

AERC collaborated with the EAC Secretariat, EABC, EAHF, FEAFFA, SCEA, KAM, KEPSA, BCG , academia and think tanks within EAC among others to produce analytical reports and policy briefs. These documents shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on strategic areas (such as trade, technology, transport and logistics, health, gender and education) and macroeconomic indicators within the region and provide practical administrative interventions and policies to mitigate the adverse impacts of the COVID pandemic.

The regional policy forum is designed to inform stakeholders of the research findings and create dialogue. The exchange involves an intense two-day discussions among policy makers, intellectual leaders, private sector actors, and civil society based on recently completed AERC/BMGF supported policy-oriented research. The ultimate goal is to inform policy making based on rigor and evidence and to call for adoption of the proposed policy and administrative actions by the EAC member states.

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