Event

One year of digital EU response to COVID-19

Tuesday, 29 June, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CET), 2021

On 29 June 2021, the Digital4Development (D4D) Hub on behalf of the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union organized the High-level online Event “One year of digital EU response to COVID-19".

One year after “Communication on the Global EU response to COVID-19” JOIN(2020) 11 final, 8 April 2020, the event showcased the Team Europe’s actions, impacts on innovative digital COVID-19 projects, and learnings for the way forward for the digital Team Europe COVID-19 response worldwide.

In the past year, the EU Commission and Member States supported successful projects in the global pandemic response which have reached 206 million people and 661,000 citizens in 42 countries benefitted directly from the COVID-19 response activities.

The results shown at the event have confirmed the strength and potential of digital solutions to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, for international cooperation and for global recovery.

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See below the full recording of the high-level event

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Welcome

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Karl Oskar VillsaarFacilitator Ministry of Foreign Affairs Estonia
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Introduction and impulse by EU Commission, DG INTPA

Digital portfolio & first impacts from the joint D4D Hub

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Jutta UrpilainenEU Commissioner for International Partnerships
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D4D agenda by Portugal’s 2021 EU Council Presidency

Human Development and D4D partnerships

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Francisco AndréSecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal
Impacts of digital solutions on COVID-19
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Digital Solutions for Education & Health

Team Europe Approach: digital solutions strengthening education and health system in Africa.

“Resilience for COVID-19 through digitalisation (ResiCOdi)”

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Jan KennisLead Expert Digital for Development – Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL)
Jan SchwaabHead of Digital Transformation in Africa, GIZ
Hamintsoa Prisca RandrianarisonMember of Education Sector Management Coordination Unit, Global Partnership for Education Focal Point, Ministry of National Education, Madagascar
Grant KasowanjeteGlobal Coordinator of Global Campaign forEducation (GCE) from South Africa
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ACP-EU Covid-19 Digital Response Program

Presentation of the ACP-EU covid19 Digital Response Program. Introduction to Wehubit and announcement of the launch of the call for projects

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Escipión J. Oliveira GómezAssistant Secretary General - Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
Jean-Pierre BarralDirector of the Department of Energy and Digital Transitions– French Agency Development (AFD)
Jean Van WetterManaging Director - Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL)
Arnaud LeclercqWehubit Manager - Development – Belgium Development Agency (ENABEL)
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Digital Solutions for COVID-19 disease Surveillance & Monitoring

Strengthen disease surveillance and monitoring systems for Covid-19 in the IGAD Region

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Jochen SchmidtComponent Manager of Covid-19 Surveillance & Monitoring Digitalisation for the IGAD Region, GIZ
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#SmartDevelopmentHack

Empowering youth in times on COVID-19 on the journey “YOMA learning to earning”

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Tanja GönnerChair of the Management Board of GIZ
Henrietta ForeExecutive Director UNICEF
Kevin FreyCEO Generation Unlimited
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Team Europe to respond to Global Challenges in Digital Health

Presentation of a joint Team Europe approach in Digital Health

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Jan PaehlerDeputy Head of Unit, Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and Demography, Directorate-General International Partnerships, European Commission (DG INTPA)
Maria Shaw BarraganDirector, Global Partners Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Closing

Entering a world post-COVID-19

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Thierry BarbéHead of Unit of the Science, Technology, Innovation and Digitalisation Unit, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission (DG INTPA)