18-19 November 2020
The King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
This panel session will explore critical factors which will be shaking, shifting, and shaping the global landscape, which to some extent constrain choices and shape opportunities for nation-building, in the context where there will be leadership transition in the US, continuity of COVID-19 pandemic, global economic recession, rise of nationalism and inward-looking policies, and US-China confrontation. How will these factors be changed and impact nation-building in 2021?
Countries across the world are facing critical challenges as a result of COVID-19 impact. Key question remains as how would they navigate their countries to recover to the stage prior to the pandemic crisis and continue their nation-building efforts. This endeavor requires innovative development strategies that are not only addressing economic recovery, but also strengthening nation-building vision socially and politically. This attempt is even harder than normal condition as the impact of pandemic became global linkage. Leaders and experts will creatively address such situation through the public policy and macro development strategy lens:
The pandemic challenges we face today transcend industries and national borders. Business has a unique role to play today in nation-building. Whereas the growing number of challenges in the ecosystems in which businesses operate once we move to the post-crisis new normal, business yet needs to work in a more synergistic ways to help build nation back to strength and build a country forward to a stronger position and be a more resilient society that can withstand future cataclysms. This session aims to address:
COVID-19 pandemic has initiated transformation globally and created new way of doing business, new work pattern, new relationship pattern, new mode of social interaction, new mode of learning, for instance. Some of the changes happen to be at the global scale yet require solution at the national scale. The changes demand new smart way of responses. Civic sector has a crucial role to play in response to pandemic and adjustment to new normal way of life. Thus, the session discusses:
Without collaboration and cooperation, we will not be able to tackle the pandemic in a successful way. Cross-sectoral collaboration between public, private, and people sectors within a country and cross-border cooperation is necessary. Knowledge and information sharing, medical supplies support across country, cross-border disease control, are just a few examples of desired cross-sectoral collaboration the world demands. Especially producing the number of vaccine doses needed to effectively immunize the population will require the combined efforts of many different organizations from many different fields. On a global level, vaccine distribution will require collaboration between governments, relaxing competition laws pertaining to the development and production of vaccine. However, such needed collaboration in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic appears to be insufficient nowadays. This session will search for innovative ideas and good practices of cross-sectoral collaboration models. What would be effective measures, mechanisms, systems, or incentives that could institutionalize such kind of needed collaboration?