Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted a Track Two Observer webinar looking at the prospects of Southeast Asia’s economic recovery while reeling from the recession brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aim of the webinar was to delve deeper on the effects of COVID-19 on ASEAN regional economic cooperation and the efforts being carried out to mitigate and help in the region’s economic recovery. Dr. Alvin Ang of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development presented “Connecting ASEAN: Connectivity is a Necessity in the Pandemic and Beyond” which examines individual ASEAN member states current economic status and prospects for connectivity. Assistant Secretary Junever Mahilum-West of the Department of Foreign Affairs discussed the efforts taken by ASEAN as a whole and how the Philippine took part in such measures.

Government agencies, the academe, and other non-government institutions were all represented in the event. To view the policy paper, please follow this link.