The Coronavirus outbreak is rapidly changing our planning and orientations as the world is trying to cope with COVID-19 and face its consequences and challenges. At the Policy Center for the New South, we have decided to embrace the digital opportunities brought forth by the pandemic to offer a virtual alternative to the Atlantic Dialogues conference. The Policy Center for the New South has put together online AD Talks for 2020, adapting the format to the digital realm.
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The Policy Center for the New South is partnering with Atlas4Development (Atlas4dev) for the second edition of the 2063 Academy, an event and platform that will promote, discuss and debate the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and bring solid recommendations and entrepreneurship solutions to achieve the Africa we want. This event will also be taking place in celebration of the African Youth Month, will promote the role of youth in silencing the guns, and will contribute to the 1 Million by 2021 initiative efforts
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As Asia rises, the world liberal order is slowly cracking. Democracy – a universal goal for humankind – has also been failing in delivering better welfare to the populations. Western values have influenced the world for the last three hundred years. However, steadily, the West is becoming less relevant, and its values seem to be criticised and inappropriate to catapult the West into a more prominent role.Keep me informed
The interconnectedness and interdependence between countries around the world resulting from the rise of globalization has become a double-edged sword. On the positive side it has influenced socio-economic development, but it has also led to uncertainties that disrupt societies in terms of their social, political, and economic structures.Keep me informed
COVID-19 showed how unprepared the health systems are to address major pandemics. Except for China, South Korea and Japan, countries have struggled to deal with the pandemic. Lockdowns and quarantines have been incentivised as a strategy. However, many countries have struggled economically and found out that a weak economy leads to a weaker healthcare system.Keep me informed
The purposeful dissemination of misleading or outright false information by news media and foreign state actors constitutes an increasingly important factor in both the growing erosion of trust in national institutions and political polarization in many countries around the world. The danger that disinformation represents has been clearly demonstrated in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 triggered the worst and most synchronized global recession in recorded history, albeit - on current evidence - a short-lived one. The global recession was reflected in a precipitous fall in world trade, which is now recovering. The backlash against trade and globalization long preceded the pandemic, but as a result of the economic hardship it causes, public opinion in many countries has soured even more against imports and outsourcing. Most evident is the drive towards reduced reliance on the importation of medicines and medical equipment, products which mainly originate in a small number of countries, led by China.Keep me informed