Archived Brown Bag Lunch

12. Korea Office BBL - Responding to COVID-19: Early Lessons from Korea & Global Partnership on Innovation and Technology

"The global COVID-19 pandemic requires global solutions and strong global partnerships"

BBL Date - June 26, 2020

The WBG Korea office is working with the Health, Nutrition, and Population GP and other GPs to partner with Korea to leverage its successful experience in flattening the COVID‑19 curve. 

This virtual session brings together experts to discuss early lessons from Korea’s experience with COVID-19, including the thorough use of innovative and technology-enabled solutions; and the potential for global partnerships to address the global pandemic. The session is part of the WBG Korea office innovation and technology webinar series and is organized jointly by the Korea office and the Fragility Conflict and Violence Group, in collaboration with the Health Nutrition and Population GP, the Digital Development GP, and the Urban, Resilience, Disaster Risk Management and Land GP.

About the Presenters

Aparnaa Somanathan

Practice Manager, Health Global Practice (GP)

World Bank

Victoria Kwakwa

Vice President, East Asia, and the Pacific

World Bank

Chang Huh

Deputy Minister, International Affairs

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Korea

Seon Kui (Erica) Lee

Director, Division of Risk Assessment & Int’l Cooperation

Center for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Andrew D. Trister

Head of Digital Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Yoon-Seok Ko

Vice President, Department of Global ICT Cooperation

National Information Society Agency

Hyung Gyoun Byun

Vice President

AI/ Big Data Service Department, Korea Telecom

Tania Priscilla Begazo Gomez

Senior Economist, Digital Development GP

World Bank 

Kathrine Kelm

Senior Operations Officer, Global Land, and Geospatial Unit

World Bank

Bernard Metz

Social Development Specialist, Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group

World Bank

Hoon Sahib Soh

Special Representative/Country Manager

World Bank Group, Korea office

Join the Discussion


- Nov 24, 2022
thank you

Mahaman Mourtala

- Oct 17, 2021
Interesting BBL!

Jes�s Manuel

- Aug 16, 2021


- Aug 16, 2021

Mohammad Nadir

- Jul 12, 2021

jose luis

- May 26, 2021
el COVID-19, hace esto de dar uso exhaustivo de soluciones innovadoras y tecnológicas y mucho mas


- Jan 13, 2021

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 11, 2020


- Jul 5, 2020


- Jun 25, 2020
This is very interesting discussion.
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