Date: July 7, 2021
Time: 11:30 UTC
The International Science Council, along with its partner, UNDRR, would like to invite you to an important side event for the UN HLPF next week:
Enhancing Policy-making During an Emergency: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event on 7 July, in partnership with the UNDRR, will be in English with simultaneous translation in French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese.
In 2021, the International Science Council, with the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction and the World Health Organization as observers, launched the COVID-19 Outcomes Scenarios Initiative – a project to outline the most plausible outcomes of the pandemic in the next 3-5 years, understand its potential impact global health, inequalities, and the economy, and outline how an optimistic and fair end to the pandemic might be achieved for the global community.
Join eminent experts in a discussion led by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori.
- Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Handa Professor of Global Health
- Christiane Woopen, Director of ceres (Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health)
- Elizabeth Jelin, Senior Researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas of Argentina)
- Claudio Struchiner, Full Professor at the School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp) at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Full Professor (retired) at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) and Associate Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
- Ines Hassan, ISC project lead for the COVID-19 Scenarios Project
Panelists will discuss:
- What has the pandemic taught the global community about policy-making thus far? What went well? What didn’t go well? What new policies are needed to minimize any long-term negative consequences of the pandemic?
- What do scientists need to do to ensure that evidence is better understood and is taken up by policy-makers?
- What do policy-makers need to make better and evidence-based decisions?
- How can civil society be better engaged in the development of policies?