Government and Society Collaborations: Responding to Pandemics

The conference invites researchers, policymakers, and community members to share the results of collaborative efforts between the governments and society in times of pandemic. We are interested in knowing the specific challenges that emerged in response to this social crisis from the local level. What effort went into dealing with the challenges, and what lessons can be learned that extend beyond the local to regional and global scales? Are the roles of different stakeholders clear during an emergency such as this? Are the roles of various players awarded the same recognition? By asking these questions, we can share lessons on best practices; engage in conversations with a focus on methods that need changing; and we can share action pathways based on considerations for how communication, policy, engagement, service provision, and advisory roles can be impacted during times of crisis.