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Description

Asian Impact is a webinar series that showcases ADB’s research work and informs debate on critical policy issues in Asia. ADB experts, noted academics, frontline policy makers, and others will provide their insights through engaging panel discussions and stimulating research seminars. Join us for an evidence-based exploration of Asia’s continuing economic transformation and the risks that the region faces.

Who is the series for

This series is primarily for policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers from universities and think tanks; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.

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Strategic Routes for Financial Resilience in ASEAN+3

14 December 2021, online, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Regional financial cooperation remains crucial for East and Southeast Asian economies to adapt to the changing financial landscape. This Asian Impact webinar will discuss how regional financial cooperation can help achieve financial resilience and sustained recovery post-pandemic, in context of regional financial challenges and vulnerabilities discussed in a new book Redefining Strategic Routes to Financial Resilience in ASEAN+3.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Know how ASEAN+3 financial landscape has changed in the past decades
  • Understand remaining and new financial challenges and vulnerabilities in ASEAN+3 economies;
  • Obtain insights on how regional financial cooperation can help financial resiliency and sustained recovery post-pandemic

How to register

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Cyn-Young Park

Cyn-Young Park
Director, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Opening remarks

Joseph Ernest Zveglich, Jr.

Joseph Ernest Zveglich, Jr.
Deputy Chief Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Diwa Guinigundo

Diwa Guinigundo
Former Deputy Governor
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Diwa Guinigundo

Masahiro Kawai
Representative Director and Director General
Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia

Diwa Guinigundo

Gloria Pasadilla
Partner and Business Director
Leadership Design Studio Pte. Ltd.

Background material

  • Redefining Strategic Routes to Financial Resilience in ASEAN+3 (to be provided on 14 December 2021)

Transforming Agriculture in Asia

9 November 2021, online, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Asia’s agriculture is facing challenges from evolving consumer demand, shifting demographics, and a changing and more fragile environment. Innovative solutions are required to increase the productivity of developing Asia’s smallholder farmers and sustainably meet changing demand. In this webinar, the panel of experts will discuss policies to support the transformation of agriculture through innovation and markets that also promote food security and improved nutrition.

Objectives

Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Hear the key messages of the Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update theme "Transforming Agriculture in Asia"
  • Explore emerging challenges and opportunities in agriculture in Asia
  • Discuss policy options to transform agriculture in Asia

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar hosts

Takashi Yamano

Takashi Yamano
Principal Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Manisha Pradhananga

Manisha Pradhananga
Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Sonia Akter

Sonia Akter
Assistant Professor
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

David Dawe

David Dawe
Senior Economist and Regional Strategy and Policy Advisor
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the Food and Agriculture Organization
Thailand

Jacqueline Hughes

Jacqueline Hughes
Director General
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Elan Satriawan

Elan Satriawan
Associate Professor and Chief of the Policy Working Group
Department of Economics, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, Indonesia
and the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction

Background material

Wellness for a Healthy Asia Book Launch

27 October 2021, online, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Wellness fosters a sound mind and body, which is vital for Asia's post-pandemic recovery. How can we translate the rich scientific evidence that the book Wellness for a Healthy Asia offers into actual policies? In this webinar co-organized by ADB and the World Health Organization, join the panel of experts in a discussion of how Asian governments can promote the physical and mental health of people in Asia and the Pacific.

Objectives

Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Disseminate the key messages of the book Wellness for a Healthy Asia
  • Explore the role of wellness in physical and mental health.
  • Discuss the role of wellness in economic growth and sustainable development. 

How to join

Registration is closed

Resource persons

Webinar host

Donghyun Park

Donghyun Park
Principal Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Tanja Kuchenmüller

Tanja Kuchenmüller
Unit Head
Evidence to Policy and Impact Research for Health - Science Division
World Health Organization

Moderator

Matthias Helble

Matthias Helble
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Gerard Bodeker

Gerard Bodeker
Chairman of the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health Initiative
Chair, Mental Wellness Initiative
Global Wellness Institute

Cut Novianti Rachmi

Cut Novianti Rachmi
Senior Researcher
Reconstra Utama Integra
Jakarta, Indonesia

Tara Kessaram

Tara Kessaram
Team Lead
Noncommunicable Diseases and Healthier Populations
World Health Organization, Indonesia

Scott Wayne

Scott Wayne
President, SW Associates – Sustainable Destination Services and 
Adjunct Faculty in Urban Planning and Global Hospitality Leadership,
Georgetown University

Background material

Tackling Poverty and Inequality during COVID-19

15 October 2021, online, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have severe impact on living conditions of socioeconomically vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. What is the extent of this impact and what are the measures taken to address the rising poverty and inequality caused by the pandemic? The webinar will present findings from the flagship report Key Indicators for the Asia and Pacific 2021, focusing on the pandemic’s impact on poverty and inequality, and a panel of experts from government and the development community will consider policy options. 

Objectives

 Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Understand the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to multiple dimensions of development. 
  • Discuss expected trends in poverty and inequality as Developing Asia and rest of the world recover from the pandemic. 
  • Find out about the pandemic’s long-term implications on prospects for socioeconomic mobility of women, children, and other vulnerable members of society. 
  • Learn about measures taken to help those severely affected by the pandemic and lessons from these policy responses. 
  • Discuss ways for sustainable and inclusive recovery, to ensure that nobody will be left behind.

Target participants 

Staff from national statistical offices; policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; ADB Board, Management, and staff; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host

Arturo Martinez, Jr.

Arturo Martinez, Jr.
Statistician, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Joseph Albert Nino Bulan

Joseph Albert Nino Bulan
Associate Statistics Analyst, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant

Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant
Deputy Chairperson, National Development Agency,
the Regulatory Agency of the Government of Mongolia

Suphannada Lowhachai

Suphannada Lowhachai
Head of Social Development Monitoring and Evaluation Section
National Economic and Social Development Council
Thailand

Jessamyn Encarnacion

Jessamyn Encarnacion
Inter-Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics
Women Count Programme
UN Women

Michiel Van der Auwera

Michiel Van der Auwera
Senior Social Development Specialist, Social Development Thematic Group,
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Background material 

An Enhanced Measure of Regional Cooperation and Integration

7 October 2021, online, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

The Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index (ARCII) is a robust tool to track progress on different areas of regional cooperation and integration (RCI). To capture its increasingly complex nature, the enhanced ARCII framework offers several innovations including new dimensions on digital connectivity and environmental cooperation. The seminar will present main results of the new framework and bring together leading experts to discuss the implications for regional and global integration, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about the enhanced ARCII framework and new approaches to measuring regional integration
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how regional cooperation and integration can impact development outcomes
  • Hear from leading experts on how regional integration policies can accelerate COVID-19 recovery

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host and moderator

Cyn-Young Park

Cyn-Young Park
Director, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Rolando Avendano

Rolando Avendano
Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Ronald Butiong

Ronald Butiong
Chief, Regional Cooperation and Integration Thematic Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Yann Duval

Yann Duval
Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation
Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific

Jane Drake-Brockman

Jane Drake-Brockman
Industry Professor
Institute for International Trade
University of Adelaide

Background material

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