Webinar Series



19 January 2022, 9:30 pm SGT / 8:30 am ET

16 February 2022, 9:30 pm SGT / 8:30 am ET
16 March 2022, 9:30 pm SGT / 8:30 am ET

In a region containing over half of the world’s population and key global powers such as China and India, the pandemic has caused massive shifts in healthcare, economics, and education that affect billions. This series aims to catalyze research on what steps can be taken in the region to not only recover, but also chart a new course that ensures even the most vulnerable in society are included in the post-pandemic boom.

This event series, hosted by the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER, NUS), Harvard University’s Center for International Development (CID), and Harvard University’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI), will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by many Asian countries recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session 1 - Education in Asia: Post Pandemic

19 January 2022, 9:30 pm (SGT)
The panel will discuss the significant and unequal educational losses COVID-19 has caused, and also seek to identify some of the lessons learnt.  We hope to identify and support positive pivot points so that we can emerge from this tragedy stronger, more resilient and perhaps with some innovative ideas that can help improve education for all.

Chair: Prof Asim I. Khwaja
Director of the Center for International Development; Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University and Senior Fellow of ABFER
Dr Bernard Tan
Senior Vice Provost, National University of Singapore
Dr Jishnu Das
Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Dr Rukmini Banerji
Chief Executive Officer, Pratham Education Foundation


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