This generation has not experienced a pandemic of the magnitude presented by COVID 19. The spread of the disease was so rapid and globally, no country was adequately prepared to deal with it. The Spanish Flu, which was the last major global pandemic, took place in 1918 and infected one third of the world’s population. Interestingly, the measures taken to combat that pandemic are very similar to those currently being employed today. Given the advancements in technology, now is the time to look ahead to ensure that our rural communities are better equipped to handle disasters of this nature and their ensuing consequences. Partnerships are a key factor for success in achieving this goal, as there is much work to be done.This is a call to all engaged Rural Development practitioners to connect and work together to create self-sufficient and thriving rural communities.
The webinar is being held to discuss the following:
- Role government and developmental organizations are playing in supporting struggling small businesses and connecting them to resources.
- Laying the groundwork for recovery in the months and years to come
- Further supports structures required to ensure rural communities sustainably emerge from this crisis
- Solutions to Rural Development challenges
- Education in the rural environment
- Community Transformation Strategies
- Connecting Rural Communities – enhancing broadband, skills & applications
- Wealth creation – empowering rural citizens to take ownership of their wealth creation.
Rural Development webinar
R 590.00 Including VAT