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The Breaking Down Borders Africa (BDBA) Virtual Youth Summit 2020

DEADLINE May 29, 2020

African youth are among the most active in the response to the spread of COVID-19, many have redirected the efforts and resources to ensure that they play a part in the response to the global pandemic. Youth people are at the frontlines, be it through health work, research, activism, innovation and public awareness campaigns.

The 2020 BDBA Youth Summit aims to create a space where African youth can engage on a collective and inclusive response to the pandemic and other issues affecting the African continent.


  • Youth Activism for Disaster Response

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on youth livelihoods and aspirations

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

  • COVID-19 and Human Rights

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Wellbeing and Mental Health


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