Webinar: Development Cooperation in North-East Asia in addressing COVID19 pandemic

30 Jul 2020
Online, China, Republic of Korea
Virtual

2:00 – 4:00 pm (Beijing), 3:00 – 5:00 pm (Seoul/Tokyo)

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic tests the fiscal resilience of most countries in the world, raising question on the current and post-COVID landscape of international development cooperation. While countries in East Asia are major players of development cooperation, they were one of the first hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and responded with various policy measures including the fiscal expenditures at the unprecedented scale for their people. Thus, the webinar aims to stock-take and share the latest stories of the bilateral development agencies in the North-East Asian countries on their responses to the pandemic.

This webinar is jointly organized by ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, China International Development Research Network (CIDRN) and College of International Development and Global Agriculture, China Agricultural University (CAU-CIDGA).

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

Opening
• Mr. Ganbold BAASANJAV, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office

Special welcome
• Ms. BAEK Sook Hee, Vice President, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
• Mr. GONG Yuanshi, Vice President of China Agricultural University

Moderator:
• Ms. XU Xiuli, Professor, Dean of College of International Development and Global Agriculture, China Agricultural University

[Responding to COVID19 Pandemic – experiences of bilateral development cooperation in North-East Asia]

Presentations:
• Mr. TIAN Lin, Director-General of Department of International Cooperation, China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA)
• Ms. KIM Hyunwon, Director-General of Climate Crisis and Pandemic Response Department, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

[Discussion: new landscape of post-COVID19 development cooperation of North-East Asian countries?]

Discussants:
• Mr. LI Xiaoyun, Lead Chair Professor, China Agricultural University/Chair of China International Development Research Network (CIDRN)
• Mr. KWON Huck-ju, Professor, Seoul National University/ President of Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC)
• Mr. YAMAGATA Tatsufumi, Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University/ President of Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
• Ms Celia REYES, President of Philippine institute for development studies (PIDS)
• Ms. Marzia MONGIORGI-LORENZO, Head, Economics and Strategy Unit, PRC Resident Mission, East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank