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Beyond Vaccines: Asia’s Food and Water Future

In the second part of the Asia Thinker Series (Beyond Vaccines) on 30 challenges faced in the post-COVID world, moderator Professor Benjamin Cashore, Li Ka Shing Professor in Public Management and Director of Public Policy Initiative for Environment and Sustainability (PPIES) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), NUS, navigates a conversation with guest experts – Dr Thomas Panella, Director of Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division (East Asia Department) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Dr Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, Professor Paul Teng, Adjunct Senior Fellow, at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU, and Assistant Professor Sreeja Nair, at LKYSPP – on the challenges and possibilities of Asia’s food and water security in the near future.

In the face of rapid climate change, a shaky global political stage and a world beset by an ongoing pandemic, the future of Asia’s food and water security for every nation in the region is increasingly pressing. Ensuring a forward resilience and sustainability now without succumbing to the one-step-forward-and-two-back dance wrought by an uneven pandemic response is crucial.

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