Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation

Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation

The Asia-Pacific Hub of the Reform for Resilience Commission

Overview

The Asia Pacific was successful in preserving public health and economic prosperity in 2020, piquing interest in how the region tracked, contained, and controlled the spread of COVID-19. However, the pandemic has posed systemic challenges to these societies that will change how public health, business, and environmental stewardship are conducted.

The Asia-Pacific Hub of the Reform for Resilience Commission at the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) in Taipei and the Miller Center collaborates with three other hubs in North America (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston), Europe (School of Transnational Governance at European University Institute, Florence), and South Asia (Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi) to spearhead the Resilience Commission’s research and networking.

Reform for Resilience’s commissioners in the region represent experts in public health, technology, and policy, and the hub’s advisors, staff, and supporters represent a diverse group of stakeholders from China, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Research and Events

Starting in 2022, the Asia-Pacific Hub will cooperate with different partners including the Commission’s other hubs in North America, Europe and South Asia, as well as the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience, an initiative under the World Economic Forum that is supported by collaboration among the London School of Economics, AstraZeneca, Royal Philips, KPMG, Apollo Hospitals and the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation. The Hub plans to conduct systematic reviews of health system sustainability and resilience in selected Asia-Pacific countries. The Hub will draw on its extensive network of experts and institutions in the region to contribute to this initiative with the goal of improving global population health.

Specifically, the Hub will contribute to the Miller Center’s Health Care Policy Initiative. The Center plans to lead global discourse with the Miller Center by inviting public health experts in the Asia Pacific and beyond to discuss pandemic preparedness, vaccination, and public health leadership at the national and regional levels.

The Asia-Pacific Hub and the Miller Center partnered in October 2021 to present Vaccination and Beyond: Lessons for Ending the Pandemic from the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, and the U.S., a global forum featuring experts in academia, government, and the private sector to discuss the challenges and lessons in fighting the pandemic in different regions of the world.

The Asia-Pacific Hub will continue to organize virtual, in-person, or hybrid events with the Miller Center that will be open to a global audience. The conferences will feature the Hub’s researchers, key contributors to the Hub’s research, and experts in the fields of public health, the economy, and the environment. Throughout the project, Hub representatives will also contribute to and participate in international conferences on global health, public policy, and sustainability.