Opening Keynote

Event: ADB's Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS 2022): Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia’s Recovery

Opening Keynote

16 March 2022
Author / Speaker: 
Masatsugu Asakawa , ADB - Other materials by the author

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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 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 as well as the importance of intensifying focus on climate change.

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

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