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Children Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What the Experts Say: Coronavirus & Children
(Past event)

Event type: Webinar

Related research: Digital Engagement and Protection

events6 May 2020




On Wednesday 6 May 2020 15:00 CET/9:00 EST UNICEF Innocenti hosted its first Leading Minds Online event as part of a new series on Coronavirus and Children: What the Experts Say.

Our first event featured Dr Vikram Patel, Professor at Harvard Medical School, USA based in India; Patrick Burton, Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, South Africa; Mizuko Ito, Director of the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, USA; Nighat Dad, Executive Director Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan; and Daniel Kardefelt Winther, Digital Research Specialist, UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti, Italy. 







Daniel Kardefelt Winther

UNICEF Innocenti

Patrick Burton
Director, Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention
Vikram Patel
Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
Nighat Dad
Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation
Mizuko Ito
Director Learning Lab, University of California



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