COVID-19: What’s Next? High-Level Discussion

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This discussion is an effort to foster global dialogue on the next steps to recover from the Pandemic. We also want to highlight the best practices from local communities to reimagine 'the new normal' in the recovery process.

World’s Leading experts will be joining us from diverse backgrounds including Academia, International Civil Service, Private Sector, Healthcare, Public Service, Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Scientific Community and Youth Community Leadership. 

This proposed session will centre on three key areas for thematic discussion:

  1. Way forward in looking at practical solutions for the global crisis due to COVID-19.

  2. Reimagination the process to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability while tackling the global health crisis. 

  3. Inclusive participation of all stakeholders in the retrieval mechanism in a global pandemic 

Session Objectives:

  1. To capture the current status on how far COVID-19 has made an impact on the global development process.

  2. To learn the best practices and solutions towards a sustainable world beyond COVID-19.

  3. To bring the voices of young people who are working on global issues and the role of non-state actors.


An outcome report would be published with key recommendations and best practices presented by the speakers during this high-level engagement session. A copy of the final outcome report will be shared by email to all our registered participants.

Date: 2nd June, 2020
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm GMT/UTC & 10:30am - 1:30pm EST

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COVID-19: What’s Next? High-Level Discussion

Session Moderator – Saffran Mihnar, Director for Development and Comms, EarthLanka

Time (GMT)

Expert Speaker 

Thematic Areas of High-level Discussion 

Opening Session

2.30pm - 3.00pm


Patricia Espinosa  

Executive Secretary,

UN Framework Convention

on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


“Tackling Environment and Climate Crisis for Better Future” 


Followed by Q&A

Panel Discussion

3.00pm - 4.30pm

Michelle Gale


Green Economics Institute 


“Setting the Stage for Sustainable Economic Recovery” 


Uchita De Zoysa

Principal Architect,

SDG Transformation Lab 


“The path for Sustainable Transformations” 

Ann Rosenberg

Senior Vice President UN, Partnership SAP


“Scaling Innovation and Technology” 



Ahmad Alhendawi

Secretary General (CEO),     

World Organization of Scout Movement

“The Role of Children and Youth” 



Followed by a Q&A            

Closing Session

4.30pm - 5.30pm







Dr. David Nabarro

Special Envoy for COIVD19,

World Health Organization 


“Transformation of global health and development”


Ludmila Duncan

Member of Parliament, 

Parliament of St Maarten     


“Approaches and Best Practices in Tackling Pandemic” 


Followed by a Q& A