Community session: Addressing the Geopolitics of Global Health Challenges Ahead

This session is curated by the World Health Summit. The G7’s engagement with global health before and during the COVID-19 pandemic leads to four lessons about the relationship between global health and geopolitics. They relate to the interface of domestic and foreign policy, the impact of geopolitics on pandemic response, the strategic positioning of health … Read more

Pandemic preparedness and response – recoupling the global health system

This session is curated by Dennis Görlich, Program Director, Global Solutions Initiative, and Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation, The New Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic was a major brake for economic and social development. Despite warnings that a pandemic may occur, the international community was largely unprepared when COVID first emerged in late 2019. For example, while … Read more

The post-Covid world: From recovery to reshaping welfare

This session is curated by Luiz de Mello, Director, Economics Department, Policy Studies Branch, OECD. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused enormous economic, social and human losses. The global economy is now recovering, albeit in an unbalanced manner across countries, sectors of activity, firms and people. At the same time, a number of pre-pandemic challenges have … Read more

Pandemic Preparedness as a Global Challenge – Keynote: Michael Kremer

Not only the fair distribution of vaccines against the coronavirus is currently a central challenge of the international community. Also, the establishment of effective and resilient public health systems including skilled personnel, disease prevention and monitoring, and access to treatments remain important for global health and pandemic preparedness. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the aggravating … Read more

52 Ways to Respond the Pandemic INTERSECTING in One Book

With articles and impressive original photographs from around the globe, the project INTERSECTING illustrates why sustainable new infrastructure is key to building resilient societies and preventing future pandemics. The e-book is a project of The Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and New Dialogues as publisher. It can be downloaded on the GSI website.  Berlin, March 30th, 2021 – One year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, a new e-book features ideas and experiences … Read more

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