21 July 2021

Webinar | COVID-19 & the future of development cooperation, by the Government of Catalonia

‘COVID-19 and the future of development cooperation’ webinar; the last one of the series ‘COVID-19 and cooperation’

21 July, 17.00-18.30 CEST

REGISTER AT: bit.ly/covidCooperacio

The event will provide simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish.

Join us to discuss:

  • How development cooperation has responded to the pandemic
  • What changes are needed in this public policy to address the crisis of the global development model
  • How to overcome the outdated dichotomy North-South in favour of a vision of global challenges and shared responsibilities

Opening and closing remarks:

  • Victòria Alsina, Minister for Foreign Action and Open Government , Government of Catalonia
  • Josep Desquens , Director General of Development Cooperation , Government of Catalonia


  • Jonathan Glennie, Policy adviser, practitioner, researcher, and writer on international development
  • Sarah Sabin Khan, Research Officer at the United Nations Development Programme country office in Bangladesh
  • Ignacio Martínez, Doctor of Development Studies and professor in the Department of Political Sciences at Complutense University of Madrid
  • Krystel Montpetit, Foresight Team Lead at the OECD’s Development Co operation Directorate

The current crisis is expected to have a far-reaching and long-term humanitarian and socioeconomic impact. However, we have the opportunity to rethink and reformulate norms and policies for a social and economic recovery with a human rights-based approach to build a greener, healthier and more equitable world that leaves no one behind.

With the aim of facilitating a debate on these issues and making proposals for development cooperation policies to strengthen international cooperation, the Government of Catalonia, through the Directorate General for Development Cooperation, is organizing this webinar.

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