The ADB convened a webinar on Experience and Lessons from GMS Health Security Cooperation in virtual format on 15 December 2020 (Tuesday) from 15:00–16:30 (Manila time) using Microsoft Teams. The Webinar was organized under the ADB-supported BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, and GMS (B-I-G) Capacity Building Program in collaboration with the BIMP-Facilitation Center.
The webinar featured global good practice examples of effective SMEs crisis recovery policies, featuring phased approaches to manage and mitigate COVID-19 impacts, and build-back more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economies. The objectives were to:
- promote a better understanding of health cooperation in mitigating COVID-19 impacts and recover in the aftermath of the crisis;
- disseminate experience and lessons on GMS health security cooperation before, during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- provide a platform for BIMP-EAGA policy makers and stakeholders to share knowledge and collaboratively explore potential ideas to pursue health cooperation given its crucial part in shaping post-pandemic conditions in the subregion.