How is Covid19 affecting Economic in Africa?

by Sophie Mbugua

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), estimates that Covid19 could cause Africa’s economies to shrink by between 1.8 – 2.6 percent possibly pushing 27 million people into extreme poverty. This week on the Africa Climate Conversations, listen to Mr. Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Integration and Trade at the UNECA answer what are the most affected sectors, why is diversification of economies critical for Africa economic recovery and growth, what opportunities exists in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), and why digital economy and the African youth critical to economic recovery.

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