Create Opportunities that Would Bolster Well-Being of Most Vulnerable


With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hurting the most vulnerable in Southeast Asia, countries need to focus on solutions that would create opportunities and bolster well-being of people, especially women and girls and the poor, said leaders at the third Southeast Asia Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).

At the CNBC-moderated opening plenary panel, “Building Back Better through Inclusive Solutions,” speakers agreed on the need for relevant sectors to collaborate to foster an inclusive recovery for the region.


  • Ahmed M. Saeed, Vice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, ADB
  • Benjamin Diokno, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary General, CARE International
  • Shamina Singh, Executive Vice-President for Sustainability, Mastercard; Founder and President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Moderator: Lisa Oake, CNBC Catalyst

SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March.