When: Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PMWhere: Zoom webinar, online
This webinar presented the findings of the project "A global mapping of the use of expertise and evidence-informed policies in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic", funded by the Research England Quality-related Research Strategic Priorities Fund, Queen Mary University of London.
An interactive map on how different governments across the globe employed expertise and evidence-informed policies to manage the Covid-19 pandemic was launched on the day of the event.
The webinar brought together researchers and high-ranking government officials, fostering dialogue between academia and policymakers. Speakers shared their experience of the management of the pandemic and discussed how the advice of scientists and experts was used in their countries.
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement Europe, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
12:30 PM Webinar Opening and Welcome Address
Professor Colin Grant, Vice Principal (International) QMUL
12:35 PM Presentation of research findings
Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management QMUL
Dr Angelos Angelou, Research Assistant QMUL
Dr Dimitra Panagiotatou, Research Assistant QMUL
1:00 PM Evidence from the Republic of Korea
Mr Yoon-jong Kim, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)
1:10 PM Evidence from South Africa
Professor Koleka Mlisana, Chair of South African Ministerial Advisory Committee for Covid-19
1:20 PM Evidence from Kenya
Senator Sylvia Mueni Kasanga, Chair of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19
1:30 PM Evidence from the United Kingdom
Professor Carole Mundell, Chief International Science Envoy at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
1:40 PM Q&A and Discussion
2:00 PM End of Webinar