Université de Bordeaux
African cities in 2030May 31st - June 4th, 2021

Timetable & learning outcomes

This summer school consisted of 5 half-day sessions of distance training, alternating thematic and methodological interventions from internationally recognized experts in public health & epidemiology, economics, political sciences and anthropology. Speakers shared their unique insight into the issues raised by and consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic in Africa.

Participants were expected to collaborate within multidisciplinary working groups on a multidisciplinary project or policy brief that addressed some of the challenges raised by the COVID-19 epidemic in specific African countries. 

The program offered a variety of learning experiences, including: interactions with scientists and key actors in the fight against the pandemic in Africa as well as in Europe, interactions within a multidisciplinary and international group of students, live distance learning sessions, possibly recorded and commented sessions, distance group work, reverse teaching and oral presentations.

Program 

Monday

June 22nd

Tuesday

June 23rd

Wednesday

June 24th

Thursday

June 25th

Friday

June 26th

 13.00 - 14.20

Welcome and introduction 

 13.00 - 14.00

African integration in regional and international markets at the times of the COVID-19
Dr. A. Bouet, Dr. D. Laborde Debucquet

13.00 - 14.00 

Clinical research methods 
Dr. O. Marcy

13.00 - 14.00

 Risks
Prof. D. Darbon

13.00 - 16.00

Oral presentations and discussions    

 14.20 - 14.30

Break

14.00 - 15.00

Economic methods
Dr. T. Bernard, Dr. E. Rougier 

14.00 - 15.00 

COVERAGE clinical trial in Burkina Faso
 Prof. A. Poda

14.00 - 15.00

Food and nutrition security in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr. G. T. Abate

 14.30 - 15.30

Epidemiological and clinical aspects of COVID-19: an update 6 months after its discovery?
 Dr. D. Nguyen

 15.00 - 15.30

Break

 15.00 - 15.30

Break

15.00 - 15.30 

Break

 15.30 - 16.30

Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 response: experiences from Togo
Prof. D. K. Ekouevi

15.30 - 16.30

The South African response to COVID-19 and lessons from the HIV pandemic
Prof. F. Viljoen

 

 15.30 - 16.30

Political issues
Dr. F. Eboko

15.30 - 17.00 

Group work 

 16.30 - 17.30

Group work 

16.30 - 18.00

Group work

 16.30 - 17.30

Group work

 16.00 - 17.00

Debrief and closure

Expertise upon completion

Participants had access to the most recent data and knowledge on the COVID-19 epidemic in Africa, as well as fresh insights into public policy processes, development challenges, and multidisciplinary interventions that aim to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in African contexts.



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