Southeast Asia Recovery Needs to Be Inclusive and Sustainable


Southeast Asia needs to ensure its recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be both inclusive and sustainable, said Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa during the third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS). 

In his opening keynote, he stressed the need for a recovery that empowers women and ensures that economies work for everyone. He also stressed the importance of intensifying focus on climate change.

SEADS 2022 took place on 16–17 March, with the theme, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery."

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