30 April 2020 


This webinar sought to promote the sharing of experiences and emerging lessons learned from different countries in response to COVID-19. Panellists and participants shared insights and perspectives on: 1) the overall COVID-19 situation in their respective country 2) overall response and management of the epidemic; 3) social protection and economic measures that have been put in place to support vulnerable populations; 4) lessons learned and recommendations; and 5) opportunities for South-South knowledge sharing and cooperation. The aim of this webinar was to contribute to a global exchange of experiences that could increase understanding of the challenges and solutions, improve the effectiveness of cross-disciplinary responses, and leverage cooperation amongst countries, including through South-South and triangular cooperation. 


  • Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation 
  • Mihir Bhatt, Director of All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) 
  • Taidong Zhou, Head of Global Development Division, Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD)  
  • Young June Choe, Department of preventive medicine, Hallym University, Republic of Korea 
  • Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director, UNOSSC 

Moderator: Martha Santos, Programme Manager, South-South/Horizontal Cooperation, UNICEF 

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Registrants: 667


Attendees: 356


Youtube views: 375

(until august/2020)