AKU in partnership with the Ministry of Health proposes to host a multi-disciplinary symposium bringing together health experts and researchers, government officers and policy makers, social scientists, economists, media and communication practitioners and international bodies to evaluate Kenya’s handling of the pandemic, draw key lessons and make recommendations for future actions.
The symposium should address the following questions among others:
- What was/is the state of Kenya’s preparedness to deal with an emergency of international concern like COVID-19?
- What is the net effect of the response measures put in place by the country in responding to the pandemic? Can the government claim success in its handling of the pandemic?
- What are the key emerging practical considerations for decision makers and interventions needed in the ongoing and future management of the pandemic, including the enduring social and economic impacts associated with the pandemic?
- What lessons can be derived from Kenya’s response to the pandemic?
After the symposium, we propose to have scholarly papers written by some of the panellists and other designated scholars for sharing locally and internationally on the different aspects of Kenya’s handling of the pandemic.