GPPAC Northeast Asia will convene a series of three webinars in late 2020 for civil society representatives, researchers and interested members of the public on non-traditional security and COVID-19 in Northeast Asia.
Each of the three webinars will feature civil society representatives from different cities throughout Northeast Asia and beyond, to share their perspectives from both the local and regional. The series is supported by the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Hong Kong Global Dialogue Programme.
Webinar 1: Civil society activism under the pandemic
November 26, 2020 (Thursday)
4-5pm Seoul-Tokyo / 3-4pm Hong Kong
The first in this series will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on civil society activities in Northeast Asia. Speakers from Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong will share their reflections on how COVID-19 has impacted both their own work and also the broader activities of civil society in their locale. We will discuss various issues such the benefits and limitations of online activities, participation of youth, and broader impacts on organising. Further, the discussion will highlight future potential methodologies and innovations for civil society moving forward, as we continue to live with the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the “new normal,” looking how to use the pandemic as an opportunity to instead shift to more inclusive, sustainable and collaborative movements in the region.
Moderator: Meri Joyce (GPPAC Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer)
Speakers: Akira Kawasaki (Executive Committee Member, Peace Boat)
A-Young Moon (Representative, PEACE MOMO)
Man-kei Tam (Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Register here: https://forms.gle/PnJmDrJYtaYS76pj9