St Xavier’s College webinar with Muhammad Yunus
A Nobel laureate and a veteran economist will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on livelihoods in a webinar on Thursday afternoon.
“The COVID 19 Pandemic — Lives, Livelihood and Challenges” is being organised by the Post Graduate Department of Economics of St Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata, in collaboration with Yunus Centre Bangladesh.
Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi social entrepreneur who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, will be one of the speakers at the webinar. Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, professor of economics and political history at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, is the other speaker.
By the end of September, the global death toll from Covid-19 had breached the million mark. But even that number is no match for the number of livelihoods lost because of the pandemic.
Father Dominic Savio, principal of St Xavier’s College, will deliver the keynote address.
“The webinar will be attended by delegates, research scholars, faculty members, academics and industrialists from across India and Bangladesh. The thought-provoking sessions are expected to emphasise on the trade-off between lives and livelihoods during these trying times,” Father Savio said.