This is a new normal! “There is no returning to normal after COVID-19. But there is a path forward” We all need to take stock of how the crisis has disrupted the strategic decision-making framework and supply chains across countries and organisations. We need to focus on building a new path beyond the immediate crisis. Therefore, does the current economic impact across the continent have a silver lining? Is this the right time to strongly advance the theme of economic integration? What impact will this have on resource allocation?