The Forum is hosting a virtual briefing on the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on Africa, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) at 13:00 pm CET later today. This week’s briefing includes special guests who will speak on putting gender equality at the centre of the COVID-19 response.


  • Peggy Serame, Minister of Investment Trade and Industry of Botswana
  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS
  • Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security and Founder Femmes Africa Soldarité

Joined by:

  • Dr Michel Yao, World Health Organization Emergency Operations Programme Manager

Moderated by:

  • Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Economic Forum

You can find all past briefings here.