23/06/2020 a las 11:00 – 12:30

The Impact of Covid-19 on Electronics: from mining, to manufacturing and public procurement.

How are workers and communities coping and how can public procurement support?

The Corona virus has led to a crisis of unprecedented magnitude. The electronics industry with its global supply chains is strongly affected. The situation is still dynamic with countries like China already experiencing the second wave of the crisis – economic slowdown, factory closures and unemployment – while other regions are still under lockdown.

This webinar takes you behind the headlines of the Corona crisis to shine a spotlight on the impact on workers in different parts of the electronics supply chain, from miners and mining communities in Latin America to manufacturing workers across Asia. We will take you from the struggles of workers to the challenges public buyers face in Europe and how they are trying to engage their ICT supply chains to protect workers’ rights and safety.

The webinar features four experts on these topics:

  • Charlotte Christiaens, General Coordinator, CATAPA, Belgium
  • Kim Thi Thu Ha, Managing Director, Center for Development and Integration, Vietnam
  • Mike Kilner, Senior Category Manager, London Universities Purchasing Consortium, UK
  • Omana George, Monitoring Coordinator, Electronics Watch, Hong Kong

This webinar is for:

  • Public buyers who want to understand the situation in their ICT supply chains better and what they can do to protect workers’ rights and safety.
  • Policy makers who want to understand the situation in global ICT supply chains, practical actions taken by public buyers and why economic and public health policy must be based on global solidarity.
  • Civil society who want to understand the situation in global ICT supply chains and how the situation of local labour rights organisations is developing.
  • General public who want to understand the situation in global ICT supply chains.

Please register for the webinar here.



  • This webinar has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this webinar are the sole responsibility of Electronics Watch and its partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. This webinar is part of the project ‘Make ICT Fair – Reforming Manufacture & Minerals Supply Chains through Policy, Finance & Public Procurement’, co-funded by European Union.

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