Global Health and Covid-19

Global Solutions Hubs

At our Global Solutions Hubs, you will find policy recommendations, solutions and experts on the policy areas of the G20 and T20. They cover the topics that are at the heart of the Global Solutions Initiative.
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The Social and Economic Implications of COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Risks and Opportunities for the Global South

Curated and produced by Women’s Economic Imperative

In this final decade for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and in light of the yet unfolding economic and social impacts of the pandemic, it essential to take a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the response and recovery discussions aimed at identifying strategic pathways for our global, national, and regional leaders. The key objective of this session is to help articulate the perspectives of the Global South on the immediate issues, risks and consequences of the current and future pandemics, broadly defined, within the G20 member countries and across the Global South. This discussion is important, as we work on policy responses to address the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 and other emerging pandemics.

This Global Table will address key issues, propose solutions, and draw on lessons of experience where relevant. The multi-disciplinary panel of experts and leaders will discuss the social and economic impacts of the pandemic as well as policy solutions in the following areas: Health as a global public good; social cohesion, macroeconomic resilience, and microeconomic impacts; and social and economic resilience and the importance of a gender lens.

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Experts

Stephen Karingi
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Sandro Galea
Boston University School of Public Health
Alex Ezeh
Drexel University, Philadelphia
Fernando Filgueira
CIPPEC Argentina
Reema Nanavaty
Self Employed Women’s Association
Charity Ngilu
Governor of Kitui County, Kenya
Franz Gatzweiler
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yonette Thomas
Women’s Economic Imperative
Margo Thomas
Women’s Economic Imperative
Barbara Orser
University of Ottawa
Zeinab Elbakri
Savanas E Enseadas
COVID-19: What can the G20 do to support the Fight against Pandemics in a Globalized World?

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again shown that we need everyone to get involved in a massive effort to keep the world safe. Researchers are working at high speed to understand new viruses, develop treatments and vaccines to curb pandemics and prevent future outbreaks. With COVID-19 new forms of collaboration have emerged for scientists around the world to share results much faster than during any previous outbreaks. With leadership by the G20 and the World Health Organization (WHO), science and other actors crucial for global health have to take a collective and non-discriminative responsibility to support such a form of global governance.

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Experts

Elhadj As Sy
Kofi Annan Foundation
Christian Drosten
Charité and Adviser to the German Government
Ilona Kickbusch
World Health Summit
David Loew
Sanofi Pasteur, Switzerland
Maria Flachsbarth
German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
What can the G20 do to stabilise the world economy in times of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The far-reaching measures enacted by most countries worldwide to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have massive consequences for the economies. The situation affects almost every enterprise, regardless of whether it caters local communities or the global economy. The effects spread across countries as tightly knit global production networks are interrupted. Countries have different capacities to absorb the shock and counter it with fiscal policy. Not only the nature of a pandemic is global as it does not stop at borders; the tight integration of the world economy make the economic fall-out a global challenge to solve. The G20, as flexible forum of the world’s richest and most powerful countries, has a major role in stabilising the world economy: in coordinating fiscal and monetary responses, in helping developing country partners to manage the crisis, and in giving guidance and vision in these challenging times. Can the G20 live up to this task?

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Experts

Paolo Magri
Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
Irene Natividad
Global Summit of Women
Jean Pisani-Ferry
European University Institute
Paola Subacchi
Queen Mary University of London
David Sloan Wilson
Binghamton University, USA
Sean Cleary
Future World Foundation & Global Solutions Initiative Special Advisor
Henrietta Moore
University College London
Decision-Making for Governments and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Why we need a new Office for Global Risk Preparedness

Curated and produced by CRUISSE Network and the UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty

Policy-making is best understood as enacted in contexts of uncertainty and complexity rather than as a lottery. Radical uncertainty arises when you cannot quantify which factors are going to influence the future in what way and you may not know what the consequences of interventions are, or perhaps even where and when you can intervene. And in this situation you are not be the only one in a state of radical uncertainty, because everybody else is as well.

This is the context we are all in today with COVID-19, so the lack of global preparedness and often slow response to COVID-19 is a case study of the consequences of spending too much time discussing good decision-making as if it’s like lottery choice and too little time learning to be “attentive” to human strengths and weaknesses in coping with Radical Uncertainty. This panel explores how to think and to make better policy under radical uncertainty discusses both a proposal to create an independent Office for Global Risk Preparedness to help us mitigate pandemic and similar global threats in future, and the need to reform university curricula to get real.

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Experts

David Tuckett
University College London
Gerd Gigerenzer
University of Potsdam
Jürgen Jost
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leonard Smith
London School of Economics

Policy Briefs

Accelerating progress toward universal health coverage
Ahmed Alamri - Riyadh Economic Forum, Hanan Alahmadi - Riyadh Economic Forum, Husein Reka - Asia Global Institute, Hong Kong University, Jonty Roland - Health For All Advisory
Reaffirming the significance of global public goods for health: Global solidarity in response to Covid-19 and future shocks
Alex Ezeh - Drexel University, Philadelphia, Blaise Nguendo-Yongsi - University of Yaoundé, Blessing Mberu - African Population and Health Research Center, Franz Gatsweiler - Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Gavin Yamey - Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, K. Srikanth Reddy - Bruyère Research Institute, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Obijiofor Aginam - UN University-International Institute for Global Health, Osondu Ogbuoji - Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Sainath Banerjee - Asian Development Bank - Center for Urban Health and Development, Sandro Galea - Boston University School of Public Health, Yonette Felicity Thomas - Borjoner International
Policy actions to safeguard the operations of GVCS in times of crisis and beyond
Adnan Serič - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Ahmad Younis - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Aleksander Siemaszko - Poland's Ministry of Economic Development, Anthony Hammond - Yale School of Medicine, Mark Votruba - Case Western Reserve University, Mohmmad S. Alrajeh - Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Olayinka Idowu Kareem - University of Hohenheim, Stefan Pahl - University of Groningen
Covid-19: An eye opener to upscale investments in sustainable transport to accelerate progress toward a more livable and climate resilient future
AHM Mehbub Anwar - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Aishah Alatawi - University of Tabuk, Farhina Pasha - University of Tabuk, Radia Sedaoui - Economic Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Steven Griffiths - Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Khalifa University
Ensuring that Covid-19 recovery policies support the transformation to a climate neutral society
Abdelrahman Muhsen - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Amm Quamruzzaman - University of California Berkeley, Axel Michaelowa - University of Zurich, Mohammed Dabboor - Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada, Noura Mansouri - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Sonja Butzengeiger - Perspectives Climate Research
Covid-19 and the global education emergency: Planning systems for recovery and resilience
Alejandra Cardini - CIPPEC, Amélie A. Gagnon - UNESCO-IIEP, Hugues Moussy - UNESCO-IIEP, Iván Matovich - Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Kate Moriarty - INEE, Nicolas Reuge - UNICEF, Prachi Srivastava - University of Western Ontario, Robert Jenkins - UNICEF, Sonja Anderson - INEE
G20 coalition in transformative action for education: Ensuring continuity of learning within and beyond the Covid-19 crisis
Abdul Ghaffar Mughal - Northeastern University, Charlotte Holland - Dublin City University, Dalal Aldeghaither - King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Mohammad Nurunnabi - Prince Sultan University
Ensuring an equitable pandemic response: Lessons learned from Covid-19
Aljawhara Al Quayid - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), T20 Saudi Arabia, Hanan Al Ahmadi - Riyadh Economic Forum, Nasser Bindhim - Sharik Society for Health and Community Research, Saleh Al Muhanna - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), T20 Saudi Arabia, Waleed Al Salem - Umm Al-Qura University
Addressing mental health needs during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Lisa Bilal - King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Ronald C. Kessler - Harvard Medical School, Yasmin Altwaijri - King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Investing in universal health systems aimed at Covid-19 and beyond
Amani Alkofide - King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Luiz Eduardo Fonseca - Center for Global Health – Fiocruz, Radia Sedaoui - Economic Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Rym Ayadi - Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), CASS Business School, Viqaruddin Mohammed - King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
The Covid-19 crisis and tourism: Response and recovery measures to support the tourism sector in OECD countries
Alain Dupeyras - OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Jane Stacey - OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Peter Haxton - OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
The Covid-19 crisis and the global economy: Challenges and policy requirements
Luiz de Mello - OECD, Nigel Pain - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Sveinbjorn Blondal - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Heightening cybersecurity to promise safety and fairness for citizens in the Post-Covid-19 Digital World
Bhushan Sethi - PwC US, Muhammad Khurram Khan - Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Paul Grainger - Centre for Education and Work, UCL, Stefanie Goldberg - PwC US
A sustainable urbanization and infrastructure response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Holger Kühle - GIZ, Jörn Meyer - GIZ, Michael Cohen - The New School, Mitch Cook - The New School, Raja Al Marzoqi - Institute of Diplomatic Studies, T20 Saudi Arabia, Susan Parnell - University of Bristol and Emeritus Professor at the African Centre for Cities (ACC), University of Cape Town, Nicolas Buchoud - Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development
Transversal G20 response to Covid-19: Global governance for economic, social, health, and environmental resilience
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos - South African Institute of International Affairs, Gianluca Grimalda - Kiel Institute for the World Economy, John Kirton - University of Toronto , Jonathan Luckhurst - Soka University, K. Srikanth Reddy - Bruyère Research Institute, Marc Fleurbaey - Princeton University, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Veronika Ertl - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, W. Andy Knight - University of Alberta
Multilateralism in times of global pandemic: Lessons learned and the way forward
Anindya Chatterjee - International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Daniel D. Bradlow - University of Pretoria, Maha Akeel - Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC),
The role of monetary policy in worldwide solidarity in the face of Covid-19
Amedeo Argentiero - KORE University of Enna, Carlo Andrea Bollino - Perugia Energy Environment Research Center (CREEP), University of Perugia, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Maria Chiara D’errico - University of Perugia, Mirko Abbritti - University of Perugia, Navarra Center for International Development, Mustafa Yagci - Islamic Development, Paolo Polinori - University of Perugia, Silvia Mecheli - University of Perugia, Simona Bigerna - University of Perugia
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrant workers in the informal sector and spin-off effects in their destination and home countries
Ana B. Moreno - OnCities, Dramane Coulibaly - University of Paris Nanterre, Fatih Karanfil - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Hind Kinani - International Organization for Migration, Luc Désiré Omgba - University of Lorraine, Mohamed Sharif Ahmed - International Organization for Migration, Nhusha Vu - OnCities
Monetary Policies Strategies and the COVID-19 Crisis
Franco Bruni - Bocconi University Milan, José Siaba Serrate - University of Buenos Aires and UCEMA
The Sustainable Development Agenda: Leveraging the G20 to Enhance Accountability and Financing
Dennis Görlich - Global Solutions Initiative; Head, Global Challenges Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Homi Kharas - Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution, Sebastian Strauss - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution , Wilfried Rickels - Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Fundamental Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dennis Snower - Global Solutions Initiative
A Bretton Woods Moment: Crafting the World We Want – and Our Children Deserve
Sean Cleary - Future World Foundation & Global Solutions Initiative Special Advisor
Rebuild after the crisis on three pillars: Equity, security and sustainability
Sean Cleary - Future World Foundation & Global Solutions Initiative Special Advisor
Global Trade Cooperation after COVID-19: Can the G20 Contain Disintegration?
Peter Draper - Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia
Reinvigorating multilateral cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis: The role of the G20
Dennis Görlich - Global Solutions Initiative; Head, Global Challenges Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Juliane Stein-Zalai - Kiel Institute for the World Economy
COVID-19 Response Strategies, Addressing Digital Gender Divides
Barbara Orser - University of Ottawa, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke - Womens WorldWide Web (W4)

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