We invite you to join us for a discussion on 13 May +You: Confronting global inequities exacerbated by the pandemic. The event will be streamed live on YouTube from 2-3 pm BST (9-10 am EDT).
COVID-19 has worsened a wide range of inequities globally, in areas such as race, gender, education, food security and housing. The trend poses daunting challenges for international development organizations, which are having to reassess what role they should play in helping narrow those widening gaps, both within countries and between countries. But the pandemic also has exposed the power of leadership, public policy and new ideas. How can leaders at the local, national and global levels effectively address stubborn disparities that have, for far too long, been overlooked?
On 13 May at 14:00 BST, Habitat will host +You: Confronting global inequities exacerbated by the pandemic — a virtual discussion from leaders in international development about the gaps made wider by COVID-19 and the approaches that can help us close them in a world forever changed by the pandemic. The conversation will be streamed live on YouTube and shared with Habitat’s network of supporters, donors, social media followers, media and the general public.
Participants will include:
Patrick Canagasingham, Chief Operating Officer, Habitat for Humanity International
Raj Kumar, founding President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex (moderator)
Joan Nyanyuki, Executive Director, African Child Policy Forum
Julia Sánchez, Secretary General, ActionAid International
Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary General, CARE International
This conversation is part of an ongoing series about housing hosted by Habitat for Humanity. The +You series brings together experts from across the U.S. and around the world to discuss how housing intersects and interacts with other areas of societal concern including public health, racial equity, faith and the economy. The conversation will be available at the link below.
We hope to see you there!