Need solidarity, unity, innovation to cope with Covid-19 crisis: Speakers

FE Online Report | Saturday, 8 August 2020

Speakers at a panel discussion on Saturday stressed the need for better solidarity, forging unity, innovation and ensuring good quality information among people to cope with the challenges of Covid-19 crisis.

Apart from this, by focusing on a common goal of defeating Covid-19, good governance can bridge different communities together and inspire them to work for peace around the world, they insisted.

 They made their remarks at the panel discussion on ‘Renewing Good Governance and Peace’ in a virtual conference titled ‘Post-Covid- 19 Emergence’ hosted by Dhaka Forum.

The Post-Covid-19 Emergence has been organised by the Leadership Council for Policy and Research (LCPR) in collaboration with a2i of the ICT Division, and Cabinet Division to pave the way to rethink, revise and redesign possible solutions across various spectrums for a post-Covid-19 world with the brilliant expertise from the brightest minds on the planet.

Barrister Manzoor Hasan, executive director, Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University, moderated the plenary session which explored ways in which building governance, peace and faith can create inclusiveness among communities during such emergencies.

Denise Lama Feliu, founder of Dollversity and advisor to the government of Chile, Michael Wakelin, former head of Religion at the BBC (UK), and executive producer- TBI Media, Naz Shah Shadow, minister of state for Women and Equalities, UK, and Sudipto Mukerjee, resident representative, UNDP Bangladesh spoke at the programme as the panelists.

The theme of Post-Covid-19 Emergence was designed to help different sectors collectively move forward to recover from the humanitarian, social and economic shock of coronavirus crisis.

Dhaka Forum is a global platform bringing the leaders and policymakers together to innovate and establish action-driven activities to address the critical challenges that our world is facing to find adaptive strategies and better resolutions.

Dhaka Forum aims to connect businesses, governments, academics, policymakers, thought leaders, change-makers, entrepreneurs, and civil society members from around the world.

During this crisis in a profoundly changed world, we will be exploring several key areas that will be critical in determining how successful we will be to move forward after the Covid-19 pandemic, the speakers said.

The two-day virtual conference will end today (Sunday).

The Financial Express is the media partner of the conference.