This upcoming week, join two webinars 1) Socio-economic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Developing Countries and Role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation 2) International Cooperation Amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health
Socio-economic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Developing Countries and Role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation |7 May 2020 (8:30 am New York, 9:30 pm Seoul)
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The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to economies and societies globally. Aside from putting enormous strains on the health sectors, it has also sparked fears of an impending socio-economic crisis and a global recession, which is likely to be much worse for developing countries.
This webinar, jointly organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC), brings together think tanks from the South, who are members of the South-South Global Thinkers initiative, to share their country and regional insights and diverse perspectives on: 1) social and economic impact, risks and implications of COVID-19 in their respective country/region; 2) socio-economic measures that have been put (or should be put) in place by government; and 3) the role of South-South and triangular cooperation in mitigating those risks. The aim of this webinar is to contribute to a global exchange of experiences that could increase understanding of the challenges and solutions, improve the effectiveness of cross-disciplinary responses, and leverage cooperation amongst countries, including through South-South and triangular cooperation.
Following the presentations from the panellists, there will be a Q&A session during which it will be possible to ask questions and further discuss lessons learned.
Moderator: Ms. Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director, UNOSSC
- Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC & Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation New York, United States (Opening Remarks)
- Mr. Kithmina Hewage is a Research Economist at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, Sri Lanka
- Ms. Gala Díaz Langou is the Social Protection Program Director at the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Argentina
- Mr. Chukwuka Onyekwenya is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), Nigeria
- Mr. Balazs Horvath, Senior Economic and Strategic Advisor on Belt and Road Initiative, UNDP China
- Mr. Stephan Klingebiel, Director of USPC, Republic of Korea (Conclusions)
International Cooperation Amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health
7 May 2020 (11 am New York, 12 pm/noon Brasilia)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the weaknesses in public health policies around the world, even in developed countries. However, developing nations can be affected even more devastatingly by the crisis. The lack of structure and resources for responses makes collapses in health systems a reality.
With the objective of exploring the theme, presenting solutions to public managers, and informing the general public, the Brazil Africa Institute is organizing a webinar on “International Cooperation Amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health”. The webinar will be broadcast live and in English on the Brazil Africa Institute’s YouTube channel.
The dialogue will be attended by the following speakers:
- Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Mr. Roberto Cláudio, Mayor of Fortaleza, Brazil
- Ms. Olive Shisana, Social Policy Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Africa
- Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)
- Moderator: Professor João Bosco Monte, President, Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF)
The dialogue will be focused on the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, especially in the countries that make up the global South. Participants will be able to talk about the impacts that the coronavirus has left on health systems and how international cooperation can help nations overcome the crisis.
The webinar will be open to the public. The information and updates will be carried out on the social networks of the Instituto Brasil África, as well as of the organizations that will be participating.