The COVID-19 pandemic debuted in Asia—but so have early indications of containment, new protocols, and the resumption of economic activity. Even though, the risk of another outbreak remains, economic-activity indicators in China indicate that urban activities are returning to pre-outbreak levels.
Asia is home to 60 percent of the world’s population—and to around 35 percent of the world’s poorest people. Asia’s emerging areas face unprecedented risks. However, Asia has come through crises before and emerged stronger from them, by applying the key lessons learned from their past experiences.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 16:00 (Manila time), will bring together experts from Shanghai, Jeju, Manila and Newcastle to share their views on the crisis from various perspectives on public health policy, economic impact, cybersecurity threats, and communication management and aims to address the most important questions pertaining to these topics. Particularly, experts from CIFAL’s Asia-Pacific network, including University of the Philippines-International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) Philippines Director Edna Co, will serve as panelists to discuss the different public policies being implemented in the crisis management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
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