A first: a digital work visit between Minister Kaag & AMPA in Mali
In order to remain connected to local developments in Mali, especially regarding the impact of COVID-19, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Madame Sigrid Kaag, paid a digital work visit to the Malian Association for People with Albinism (AMPA), a Voice partner based in Bamako. And technology cooperated – albeit at times a bit shaky!
Hosted at Oxfam Novib’s offices in The Hague with an online connection to Agoratoire’s office in Bamako, both sides were eager to exchange -in whatever shape or form – and in compliance with local COVID-19 guidelines.
Here is a small compilation – as seen from both sides!
And Madame Keita, another member of AMPA, shared a slam on the impact of COVID-19 on them as an organisation and individuals. Their projects had to be temporarily halted and later transformed into more awareness-raising on COVID-19 for the albino community – desperately needed. Plus they found a creative way to generate income – local mask-making.
“Because between the curfew and the lockdown… Our projects have been confined And we, in the smoke We can no longer see the right path…….”