Dr. Gisela P. Zapata, Dr Flavia R. Castro and Dr. Marcia Vera Espinoza discuss the consequences of border closures in Brazil in the context of the pandemic and some of the responses by Civil Society Organisations.
Researchers Benedetta Zocchi, Ekta Oza and Nuni Jorgensen discuss how CSOs working with migrants and refugees in India and Brazil were compelled to diversify their traditional sources of funding and foster new solidarity initiatives during the pandemic.
Speaking to Suyash Barve, Policy Associate at Global Policy Institute, researcher Abhishek Yadav discusses the impact CSOs had during the lockdown as well as some practical fieldwork challenges he faced.
Covid-19 endangers everyone everywhere - but the pandemic surely also reveals the great inequalities and fragilities that exist in societies. In developing countries, social and economic differences that have long existed are now starker than ever. Professor Parvati Nair and Dr. Marcia Vera Espinoza describe how few countries present the dramatic effects unleashed by the pandemic as clearly as two giants of the global south, Brazil and India.