With its digital platform, Afrisight wants to collect reliable data also during the lockdowns, which are imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Africa.
The International Labour Organization estimates that 86% of Africans are informally employed, lacking social protection and living from hand to mouth. In these circumstances, it is important to track the moods, attitudes, mental health and impact of COVID-19 on Africans and healthcare workers. Since 80% of research and data collection in Africa is currently done through face-to-face methodology, it is difficult to collect reliable data in lockdowns.
The data collected by the digital platform can be used for advocacy and awareness campaigns. They provide information on how governments and companies can take measures to address the concerns of their citizens.