CID Talk: A Deep Dive Into the Impact of COVID on Bangladesh

30 Jul 2020, 1:00pm–2:00pm NZST

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Join us virtually for an exciting talk!

Ally Bayfield – Social Inclusion Specialist working on COVID-19 crisis response in Bangladesh - talks about the implications for health, economy, corruption, environment, Rohingya, and more.

Ally is a social inclusion specialist who has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors since 2009, and works to engage and support vulnerable and marginalised people. This has included work in India, Rwanda and (currently) Bangladesh. Ally is a Social Development Advisor for the UK's Department for International Development. She advises on a broad portfolio covering health, education, environmental disaster response, the Rohingya refugee crisis, disability inclusion and safeguarding. Since March 2020, Ally has been in the UK's COVID-19 crisis response team for Bangladesh.

Ally will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Bangladesh, including:

  • The progression and trajectory of COVID-19 in the country and health sector response,

  • Changing poverty dynamics and secondary impacts,

  • Issues facing Rohingya refugees, and

  • The current cyclone/monsoon season.

Ally's presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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