28/04/2022 - 28/04/2022
7:00 - 8:30 (EDT);19:00 - 20:30 (UTC+8)
Global Development Network (GDN), the Asia Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Indonesia, the Asian Association of Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Asia Research News (ARN)
PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE: Why investing in social research will set Asia on the path towards sustainable development post-COVID-19?
Some of Asia’s top social scientists discuss ways to build an alliance with the region’s policy infrastructure for post-COVID-19 times.
This seminar brings together different angles from some of the most prominent Asian social scientists, active in academia and policy, to discuss options for strategic investments in an alliance between Asia’s social scientists and the region’s policy infrastructure, with a view to accelerating COVID-19 recovery and a regional transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive region. The panel will explore issues such as:
Can social scientists play a larger role in government task forces and advisory bodies?
What could social scientists contribute to more effective public communication efforts on community health and environmental protection?
What role could governments shape for national research policies and councils in fostering research/policy links on social reforms, climate and environmental transitions, or green economic policies?
How can regional research networks spark public debate and regional integration around common regional policy challenges, in close collaboration with regional governance institutions?
The seminar is a collaboration between the Global Development Network (GDN), the Asia Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Indonesia, the Asian Association of Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Asia Research News (ARN).
Date & Time: 28 April 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 (EDT);19:00 – 20:30 (UTC+8)