Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Sustainable Development Mechanisms: Perspective from Uganda and NigeriaAbstract:
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) birthed a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), which impacted virtually all aspects of human life. The spread of the virus across the globe led to a pandemic that resulted in various response measures imposed by the state as means to curb the spread of the disease which eventually influence the Sustainable development of a nation. The concept of sustainable development of the nation is based on socio-economic and financial-economic and environmental conversation. Despite several studies regarding the impacts of the pandemic on specific aspects of human life and the economy of developing nations like Nigeria and Uganda, the extent to which COVID-19 pandemic influence on Sustainable Development mechanism has not been well explored. This paper examining the effects of COVID-19 on the sustainable development mechanism of the selected regions. Finding from the study revealed that the lockdown had a huge negative influence on sustainable development mechanisms such as socio-economic and financial economic while positively related to the aspect of an environmental conversation by increasing awareness on biodiversity conservation and reduced carbon footprints on the planet. The suggests that all citizen of the selected sampled nation needs to collaborate with governments on the effort to effectively curb the spread of the virus.