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The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), in collaboration with the Business and Human Rights Unit, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is convening a webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine and the related inequalities between the global north and the global south. The purpose of the webinar is to discuss the pressing issues from an African perspective.

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Tuesday 23 February 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
11:00-13:00 GMT/12:00-14:00 WAT/13:00-15:00 SAST/14:00-16:00 EAT

Dr Nkatha Murungi, Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights, South Africa


  • Prof Franziska Sucker, Wits University, South Africa
    Understanding the TRIPS Agreement and the Petition made by South Africa and India
  • Mark Heywood, Founder of TAC and Section 27
    The South African experience with the ARVs in the early 2000s and the issue around Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Allana Kembabazi, Program Manager, ISER, Uganda
    Collective Strategies by African Countries on the Vaccine distribution
  • Mona Sabella, Corporate Accountability WG Coordinator
    Overview of the private actors and pharmaceutical firms involved 
  • Prof Surya Deva, Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of HR and TNCs and other business enterprises
    Equal Access to the COVID Vaccine and Human rights obligations of pharmaceutical firms