The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the entire world economy and of Africa in particular. No single country, state or Kingdom on the globe is left out from the consequences of the pandemic outbreak that has been devastating the world since the end of December, 2019.Key sectors on the African continent are experiencing a slowdown as a result of the pandemic. Air Transport, Tourism, Trade among others are obviously impacted.
Kigali maintained its position among the top meetings destination in Africa. According to the report from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Kigali maintained its position as the second most popular destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) events in Africa.MICE is a specialized niche of group tourism dedicated to planning, booking, and facilitating conferences, seminars, and other events, which is a big money maker in the travel industry.
As the new coronavirus spreads, tragic human consequences at various levels are rapidly unfolding. At the time of writing this article, there is no signs that the spread of the virus is abating; it is rather mounting and taking more lives at an escalating rate. Along with human costs, its effects are penetrating deeper into the global economy. The virus has caused widespread economic disruptions leading to severe contraction in economic activity in all regions of the world. According to the UN trade and development agency UNCTAD, the slowdown in the global economy caused by the coronavirus outbreak is likely to cost US$1.0 trillion in 2020.
26 November 2019, Beijing – Organisedby UN Women China, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union (EU)to China and the Embassy of Sweden in China, the 2019 InternationalConference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concludedin Beijing today, noting progress made and actions required to address gender barriersin the private sector.Highlighting the critical role of CSRprogrammes in advancing equality in our workplaces and societies, delegatesexplored core challenges and opportunities of gender mainstreaming in companiesas well as innovative approaches to promote women’s leadership, decent work anddigital inclusion.
Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world, comprising of morethan 17 ,000 islands. With over two-thirds of its territory being sea area, Indonesia lies on the most strategic shipping routes.