COVID-19 and its impact on research realities

On this COVID-19 webpage ZEF will post contributions from our and affiliated researchers with opinions, impressions and academic insights into aspects of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic.

Sustainable nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic: a digital survey in the Metropole Ruhr, Germany

June 17, 2020. Blog by Juliana Minetto Gellert Paris, junior researcher at the NRW Forschungskolleg One Health and Urban Transformation.

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Covid-19 epidemic trends and health system needs projections for developing countries

June 17, 2020. ZEF junior researcher Nawaphan Metchanun receives grant from Bonn University's TRA6 for her research proposal.

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Migration and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Northern Triangle of Central America

May 26, 2020. Blog post by Rodolfo E. Herrera M., junior researcher at ZEF, about the situation in Central America

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An essay: Novel virus, novel inequalities, novel policies? Thoughts, impressions and insights from Florida, USA

May 20, 2020. Essay by Elizabeth Ekren, junior researcher at ZEF’s Department of Political and Cultural Change, about the situation in the United States.

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How digitainability is helping in the face of COVID-19 crisis - a short digest

May 20, 2020. Blog post by Dr. Shivam Gupta, researcher and project coordinator of "Digitainable", a project carried out by the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research / Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB).

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Challenges beyond public health: the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on Sierra Leone's biodiversity

May 19, 2020. Blog post by Ambrose Bockarie Kanneh and Abdul Wahid Arimiyaw, graduate students of the WABES MSc. Program, about the impact of COVID-19 on Africa's biodiversity.

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India grounded: Covid-19 poses gigantic challenges

May 12, 2020. Blog post by Namrata Rawat, junior researcher at ZEF, about the situation in India's Himalayan region.

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Language matters: Linguistic sensitivity and descriptions of the pandemic COVID-19

May 07, 2020. Blog post by Neeraj Mishra, a ZEF alumnus, on linguistic aspects of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 hits Uganda: livelihood impacts and mitigation measures scrutinized

May 06, 2020. Blog post by Teddy T. Nakanwagi and Dorothy Birungi Namuyiga about the situation in Uganda.

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Gender inequalities show and deepen in times of pandemic

April 29, 2020. Blog post by Dennis Avilés-Irahola, Tina Beuchelt, Christine Schmitt, Sarah Nischalke, Eva Youkhana and Franziska Geiger, all members of the Gender Group at ZEF, about the situation of women in the Global South.

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India grounded: Covid-19 poses gigantic challenges

April 29, 2020. Blog post by Namrata Rawat, junior researcher at ZEF, about the situation in India.

Read part 1 (Covid-19 seems to reveal India’s weak spots.)

Africa's social capital – strong enough for coping with COVID-19?

April 29, 2020. Article by Tekalign Gutu Sakketa, senior reasecher at ZEF, in Rural21

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ZEF Policy Brief about health and nutrition

April 29, 2020. How water, sanitation and agriculture can improve health and nutrition. ZEF Policy Brief No. 34

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The COVID-19 crisis – reflections on dealing with risks

April 23, 2020. Reflections by Prof. Rhyner, Professor for Global Change and Systemic Risks at the University of Bonn and Scientific Director of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research.

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COVID-19: A catalyst for eHealth?

April 22, 2020. Blog post by Silvia Berenice Fischer, junior researcher of the One Health Graduate School at ZEF, about different information and communication technologies (ICT) in health care.

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Coping with COVID-19 in post-conflict communities

April 22, 2020. Blog post by Oyewole Simon Oginni, junior researcher at ZEF, about the situation in West Africa's communities and the Lake Chad Basin region.

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Read part 2 (What does a lockdown entail in the Lake Chad Basin region?)

The urban poor in Monrovia, Liberia: How to embed the response to COVID-19 into a "riskscape" scenario

April 22, 2020. Blog post by Phillip Garjay Innis, junior researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), about the situation in Liberia.

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Can COVID-19 offer lessons for governments to address biodiversity loss?

April 21, 2020. Blog post by Abdul W. Arimiyaw, Ambrosse B. Kenneh & Abdoulaye D. Diallo, graduate students of the WABES MSc. Program, about the situation in West Africa and biodivesity aspects.

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Why wait for the next pandemic? We can learn from the systems approach!

April 17, 2020. Blog post by Sandul Yasobant, junior researcher at ZEF and a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bonn.

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Side-effect of Covid-19 pandemic in Japan: Start of a new paper-less and online-based business style?

April 17, 2020. Blog post by Hiroe Ishihara, assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, about the situation in Japan. ZEF has an academic collaboration program with the University of Tokyo.

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Beyond COVID-19: The real pandemic in Honduras

April 16, 2020. Blog post by Maryoriet Salgado about the situation in Honduras.

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ZEF Policy Brief about the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and poor people's struggle for survival

April 15, 2020. How should governments in low-income countries respond and what resources are needed? ZEF Policy Brief No. 33 by Tekalign G. Sakketa and Lukas Kornher

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Impact of COVID-19 on West Africa’s people and its biodiversity

April 09, 2020. Blog post by Isimemen Osemwegie about COVID-19 infections in Africa and biodiversity aspects of the virus.

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Beyond the curfew: COVID-19’s impact on Colombia

April 07, 2020. Blog post by Eva Youkhana, Emilia Schmidt and Alejandro Mora-Motta about the situation in Colombia.

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The Corona Virus pandemic highlights the need for a 'One Health' approach to epidemics and pandemics

April 07, 2020. By Timo Falkenberg, Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn.

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"Diese Krise wird ein Umdenken verursachen"

April 03, 2020. Interview with Prof. Joachim von Braun about national and international government measures and consequences of the corona crisis (Domradio, in German).

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COVID-19: Impacts on food trade - Is global food security at risk?

March 30, 2020. Blog post by ZEF resarchers Lukas Kornher und Tekalign G. Sakketa about the effects of COVID-19 on global food supply.

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The Vatican's Science Academies call for fairer global response to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020. The Pontifical Academies based in the Vatican have prepared a statement on “Responding to the COVID19 Pandemic”. These international science leaders, appointed by Pope Francis, express concern about the selfishness and short sightedness of uncoordinated national responses to COVID-19.

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The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an interdisciplinary and international research institute with a focus on development issues. ZEF runs research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In this COVID-19 blog our researchers express their own opinions, ideas and views that do not necessarily constitute the institute’s official position.