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[Volume 11, Issue 1]
ASEAN's Response to COVID-19 and the Case of Vietnam
Dang Cam Tu
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been leaving its imprints and implications on almost every corner
sustaining the relevance and resilience of the ASEAN Community further beyond. International coordination and cooperation is of increasing demand and necessity. The pandemic has, therefore, brought to the fore the question of resilience - national, regional, and global, particularly in terms of effective policy response. This article analyses the COVID-19 response by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam as the ASEAN Chair in the year 2020. The argument is that COVID-19 has served as a reminder of the importance of science, technology and innovation, the real necessity for science-based policies, and the greater demand for national and regional resilience and good governance to deal with emerging challenges. 

 

For Southeast Asia, the spirit of cohesiveness and responsiveness that Vietnam demonstrated and promoted in its ASEAN chairmanship year 2020 has been and will be determinant in the response to COVID-19 and sustaining the relevance and resilience of the ASEAN Community further beyond.

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[Volume 11, Issue 1]
[KISTEP] Strategies for the National Innovation System in the Era of Post COVID-19
Jang-Jae Lee
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Korea is considered as an exemplary model in the fight against the disease. It means that the country
19”(CNN) and “Special Report: How Korea trounced U.S. in race to test people for coronavirus” (Reuter).
the disease and engaging in economic activities at the same time. Specifically, the fact that the
country successfully respond to COVID-19 with the aggressive testing, isolation of people confirmed with
the disease, and social distancing only without closing national or local borders was highly recognized by
the world as evidenced by reports from “What we can learn from South Korea about containing COVID-
19”(CNN) and “Special Report: How Korea trounced U.S. in race to test people for coronavirus” (Reuter). 

 

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that has impacted on the life of humanity most significantly since
short term, but also we should prepare measures from the mid/long-term perspectives.
the 4th industrial revolution. The discussions on a new normal after COVID-19 are already made. As
noted by Thomas Freidman, an American opinion columnist and author of ‘The World is Flat: A Brief
History of the 21st Century’, the world is now divided into the world B.C. -Before Corona- and the world
A.C. -After Corona. It implies that we should not only respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic in the
short term, but also we should prepare measures from the mid/long-term perspectives. 

 

With regard to this, this article first provides a review on discussions on the essence of socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and the roles of innovation system to move forward in the future as well as strategies to achieve the goals. innovation system to move forward in the future as well as strategies to achieve the goals.

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[Volume 11, Issue 1]
AMED R&D Related to Combating the Novel Coronavirus
AMED (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development)
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 I. Outline of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

 II. Domestic and international trends regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

 III. AMED's activities related to COVID-19

    1. AMED's initiatives in medical R&D

    2. Collaboration with related organizations

 IV. AMED R&D related to control for the novel coronavirus

      

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[Volume 11, Issue 1]
COVID-19 in the ECO Region: Impact, Status of Health Care and ICT Infrastructure, and Response by the Member States
Khalil Raza
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The COVID-19 has exposed the fragile limits of healthcare facilities and infrastructures around the world. Even in the countries with best healthcare system, their overall preparedness seems to be weak in handling this situation. However, situation is even have responded during the outbreak of this this pandemic. Almost all ECO Countries are under the state of emergency; where schools, universities, workspace, cinemas, and sports venues are currently closed and air travel remains suspended. Outbreak is creating significant additional pressure on an already overburdened health system in the Member Countries. 

 

This brief is an attempt to assess the status of healthcare and ICT infrastructure in the ECO Member Countries and how these countries have responded during the outbreak of this this pandemic. Almost all ECO Countries are under the state of emergency; where schools, universities, workspace, cinemas, and sports venues are currently closed and air travel remains suspended.

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[Volume 11, Issue 1]
[STPI NARLabs] Analysis of Energy Research Fronts by STPI
Shih-Chen Chen, Ching Lin, Chia-Hsien Yeh
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This article is a revised version of the executive summary of a STPI’s 2019 report named Analysis of Energy Research Fronts, written in Chinese. The report offers a broad perspective widely recognized as valuable information about the development of scientific research. This efficiency of government resources. Research fronts in the Clarivate Analytics database are widely recognized as valuable information about the development of scientific research. 

 

This study was conducted to identify the Top 30 (most frequently cited) energy research fronts (ERFs) extracted from 8,814 research fronts across all disciplines published by Clarivate Analytics in March 2019. The 676 core papers related to the Top 30 ERFs were elaborately discussed with analyzing their global distribution, trends in the citation, publishing institutes, and funding agencies. 

 

Furthermore, the prominent works associated with the Top 30 ERFs were clearly delineated. The statistical results indicated that the 42.5% and 39.8% of the 676 core papers were respectively published by the USA and China research groups. However, there were only 14 core papers published by research groups of Taiwan, 5 of them accomplished by international collaborations. Finally, the Top 30 ERFs were grouped into 16 subjects for further analysis. 

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