Integrating SDGs to the COVID19 pandemic response
This is an information resource dedicated to sharing information and updates on initiatives being undertaken by the SDG Kenya Forum and Its members.
In many African countries, the COVID19 pandemic is still an unfolding story right now. It is already disrupting millions of people’s livelihoods – especially for poor households and small and informal businesses.
WHO has categorized African nations into priority groups based on transport connections between countries and China. Kenya has been identified as a Level 1 country for the COVID19 disease by the US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s 3 level classification); Level 1 basically means: Practice usual precautions to keep yourself from getting sick if traveling to the country; Level 3 means: Avoidance of all non-essential travel. Based on both classification, Kenya ranks as a top priority country, alongside others such as Algeria, Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
COVID19 response mechanisms by the members of the SDG Kenya Forum
During disasters, those on the margins (women, children, the elderly, the poor, persons with disability) often bear the brunt of the adverse effects of disasters. Vulnerability and exposure to the effects of climate change, natural hazards, violence, conflict, displacement, health emergencies, economic downturns and other types of shocks causes people to be left behind.
At the SDG Kenya Forum, we believe that the vulnerable groups suffer even more because they are not equitably targeted by food relief due to their physical condition – something they do not have any control over.