COVID-19 scenario outcomes

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As part of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, join the ISC and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to discuss the importance of systems thinking and global cooperation to improve long-term outcomes of global emergencies.

The International Science Council will present the high-level outcomes of the COVID-19 Outcomes Scenarios Exercise that is being conducted in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the World Health Organization after eight months of research and analysis before an official launch on 18th November 2021.

The project was initiated because there was concern that the international community had been operating in crisis mode throughout the pandemic. This has resulted in uneven responses to the pandemic across the globe, insufficient global solidarity, and too often, narrow and short-term pandemic and post-pandemic planning, resulting in unequal impacts, with many countries experiencing a fourth wave of the pandemic and others with little access to lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines.

The goal of this exercise was to map out the critical factors and uncertainties that will shape the evolution and global outcomes of this pandemic and outline plausible mid-to-long-term global scenarios.


11:00 - 11:55 UTC


  • 11:00 – Video introduction from UNDRR
  • 11:02 – Overview of the project by Peter Gluckman
  • 11:17 – Panel discussion on key outcomes – with Ines Hassan, David Kaplan, Elizabeth Jelin and Anjana Singh.
  • 11:45 – Q&A
  • 11:55 – Wrap-up
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