The impact of COVID-19 will have an irreversible effect on progress that has been made if governments, specifically SADC governments, do not redouble efforts and move forward with ever greater commitment for adolescents’ wellbeing. Greater economic investment and infrastructure development in health, education, technology and protection is required now more than ever, as is the involvement of young people in the policy discourse.

This follows an exploratory study undertaken by MIET AFRICA and the Human Science Research Council (HSRC), the report  of which has been launched today.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Young People and Adolescents in the SADC Region – Report Out Now