Life with Corona in Africa (LwC-Africa)

  • Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [German Federal Ministry of Education and Research] (BMBF)
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Grant number: 01KI20533A01KI20533B

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  • Disease

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  • Funder

    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [German Federal Ministry of Education and Research] (BMBF)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    Germany, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, International Security and Development Center
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Policy research and interventions

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  • Vulnerable Population

    Vulnerable populations unspecified

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The overall objective of LwC-Africa is to generate new evidence and policy guidelines on how African citizens respond to and cope with the profound global shock to their lives and livelihoods caused by Covid-19. The LwC-Africa project builds on a unique Life in Corona online survey to advance understanding of how the pandemic is affecting health, food, work, gender and social cohesion outcomes to better prepare communities and governments to respond to the challenges ahead as the pandemic spreads across the continent. The LwC-Africa project will collect four quarterly repeated cross-sectional phone-based surveys over 12 months. The final choice of African case study countries will be made during the inception phase of the project. The objectives of the project are: - advance conceptual understanding of how a global pandemic impacts Africa - design research methods to generate rigorous evidence for pandemic - generate phone survey data on how people in five Sub-Saharan African countries are coping with the pandemic - analysis on the impacts of the pandemic - support policy actions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic The project will be implemented by a leading team of social and natural science researchers at two German research institutes and their international partners. The findings of this project will advance our understanding of the special challenges of coping with Corona in low income and fragile settings and will contribute to better policies and aid programmes to support the most vulnerable population groups in the vulnerable countries in Africa.