Zoom Facilitated Discussion on Covid-19
19 January 2021, 10.00 - 11.30 AM (Johannesburg time)
Covid-19 has posed numerous challenges for Ombudsman offices and has made it extremely difficult to connect with vulnerable and marginalised citizens of the country. The Zoom discussion will be held on 19 January 2021, at 10:00 AM Johannesburg time and you are invited to register in advance.
This discussion deals with the challenges faced by Ombudsman during the COVID‐19 pandemic, specifically how to remain accessible to the most vulnerable citizens, how to protect their rights in a timely and efficient manner as well as finding meaningful solutions that are flexible enough to meet the changes brought about by the Covid-19 challenge.
This facilitated discussion would enhance the capacity of Ombudsman throughout the continent in their tasks and contribute to the development of skilled resources within the Ombudsman institutions to the benefit of each participating country and Africa as a whole.
The discussion will be facilitated by Caroline Sokoni, Public Protector of Zambia. Speakers include Ts'eliso Mokoko, Ombudsman Lesotho, Commissioner Elasto Mugwadi, Human Rights Commissioner of Zimbabwe and Douda Tanon, Executive Director at the Office of the Ombudsman of Ivory Coast.
You are invited you to register in advance for this Zoom facilitated discussion on Covid-19 via the following REGISTRATION LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Interpretation will be available in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.
Source: African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC)