From Bogotá to Banjul: Effects of COVID-19 in Latin America and Africa

In the seven months since the World Health Organization officially declared a global pandemic, Covid-19 has triggered human and economic a devastation to nations around the world. This has been particularly true in Latin America and Africa, where countries were already suffering from weak health systems, rising inequality, and debt distress. How has Covid-19 directly and indirectly impacted these nations and what measures have the regional development banks undertaken to mitigate the crisis and work toward a recovery?

Join the Boston University Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) and distinguished BU alumni for our Open House event on Thursday, October 22 for an expert discussion on the state of the outbreak and recovery in Latin America and Africa and to learn about the GDP Center’s COVID-19 agenda and plans for the coming year.


  • Kevin P. Gallagher, Professor – Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Director – Global Development Policy Center (Moderator)
  • Ana Maria Carrasquilla-Barrera, CEO – CAF-Asset Management Corp (CAF-AM); Alumna – Boston University School of Law
  • Lamin G. Barrow, Director – Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO) for the African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank; Alum – Boston University


9:15 AM EST


10:30 AM EST