Civil Society Activism under the Pandemic
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Japan Time (GMT+9)
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)
Tam Man-kei (Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
This online seminar is organized by Peace Boat, Northeast Asia regional network of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hong Kong - Asia Global Dialogue programme.