Online briefing on Syria and the coronavirus: what are the risks? With Caabu and LSE's Conflict Research Programme

7 Apr 2020 14:00 - 15:00

Caabu and the Conflict Research Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) invite you to an online briefing: Syria and and the coronavirus: what are the risks?  

We will be joined by Mazen Gharibah and Zaki Mehchy, authors of the paper:  COVID-19 pandemic: Syria's response and healthcare capacity.  

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When: Tuesday 7 April 2020, 14:00 (BST) 

Where: Online. Sign up for the discussion here.

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Officially the Syrian authorities have only recently acknowledged coronavirus cases in Syria. Others believe that the situation is far worse in a country that has been decimated by nine years of conflict, crises and deliberate targeting of the health sector.  The speakers will discuss the current coronavirus related challenges and what can be done to mitigate the spread of the virus. 



About the speakers: 

Mazen Gharibah is a Research Associate at the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is part of the Conflict Research Programme at the Unit, working on Syria.

Gharibah's work focuses on the role of governance during and post conflict. He combines academic research with policy work and strong grassroots experience.
He has published on local governance and the perception of legitimacy in Syria. Previously, he worked as Lecturer at Brno University and Palacky University in the Czech Republic and as governance advisor with Adam Smith International and GIZ, and as a consultant for several international think tanks.

Zaki Mehchy is a Research Associate at LSE working with the Syria programme, a senior consulting fellow at Chatham House, and a co-founder of the Syrian Center for Policy Research. 

His work focuses on development policies. He has conducted research on socio-economic impact of the crisis in Syria, poverty and multidimensional deprivation, labor force, local governance, and community empowerment. 

In 2002, Zaki obtained a Diploma certificate in International Economic Relations from Damascus University. He has MSc in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK. 

*The Conflict Research Programme is funded by UK aid from the UK Government; however the views expressed do not reflect the UK government's official policies.


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