Julia Dias (AFN)
Fiocruz President, Nísia Trindade Lima, is the co-chair of the Group on Economic Response and Recovery of the initiative created by research funding agencies to develop a United Nations Research Roadmap for the Recovery of Covid-19. The work was commissioned by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, and will be a complementary document to the UN Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19.
The Roadmap should serve, based on scientific evidence and lessons learned, to guide the research needs for the global response and national and international strategies for socioeconomic recovery. The document is similar and complementary to the World Health Organization (WHO) Research Roadmap.
The UN Research Roadmap aims to join research and funding efforts in the five priority areas described in the UN Framework: 1) Health First: Protection of Health Services and Systems during the Crisis; 2) Protection of People: Social Protection and Basic Services; 3) Economic response and recovery: protection of jobs, small and medium enterprises and workers in the informal sector; 4) Macroeconomic Response and Multilateral Collaboration; and 5) Social Cohesion and Community Resilience.
Each of the five priority areas is composed by a group of 8 to 10 senior representatives from other research and funding organizations from around the world. They will identify knowledge gaps related to the recovery of the pandemic and will establish and articulate global research priorities to address these gaps. The final Roadmap will be published in September 2020 and presented at the UN General Assembly.