In the race against time to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, forward-looking policy makers must begin exploring next steps such as access to the vaccine, financing and distribution, and start working on their countries’ preparedness for the challenge.
Two renowned experts, a scholar and a practitioner, will provide an overview of the current state of vaccine development. They will discuss mechanisms for Central and West Asian countries to access the vaccine, as well as items that should be on the “to-do” lists of policy-makers in these countries.
Patrick Osewe, Chief of the Health Sector Group, ADB
Judyth Twigg, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Virginia Commonwealth University
Moderator: Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center; Associate Professor, KIMEP University
Moderator: Lyaziza Sabyrova, Principal Regional Economist, Central and West Asia Regional Department
Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Asian Development Bank Knowledge Sharing Series on COVID-19 for Central and West Asian Countries.
The Asian Development Bank Knowledge Sharing Series on COVID-19 for Central and West Asian Countries (CWRD) aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and dissemination, based on requests from the CWRD governments and knowledge institutions such as think tanks, academia, etc. This knowledge-sharing series is organized by the Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (CWRC), Central and West Asia Regional Department, under the Regional Technical Assistance “Supporting Knowledge Solutions in Central and West Asian Countries” (TA 9624-REG).
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