Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-COVID World

Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-COVID World

The Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching Association invites researchers, students and university faculty to submit their abstracts for the third Connect-Us Conference 2021. The third Connect-Us Conference is organised on 29 November 2021 in Manila, Philippines, hosted by San Beda University.


CuC 2021 focuses on the Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-COVID World.


The economic and public health challenges and policy responses created by COVID-19 have severely affected economic activities in most countries around the globe. The pandemic has been expected to plunge economies into recession in 2020, with per capita income contracting in the largest fraction of countries globally since 1870. The World Bank forecasts poverty to increase across developing East Asia excluding China for the first time in 20 years. The outlook for the unemployed in some sectors, tourism, looks especially bleak. The economic and social crises triggered by COVID-19 have added to the challenges of the immediate health crisis.


Therefore, it will be important to find ways for a post-pandemic recovery. But there are a lot of issues that go beyond these short-term effects. Crises like the COVID-19-pandemics also offer windows of opportunity for promoting new ways of doing business and facilitate sustainability transitions across the globe. Hence, submission of papers in any of the sub-themes to present challenges and solutions to problems caused or stimulated by COVID-19 in the fields of economics, management, business, sustainable development, and education are most welcome.


Sub Themes are defined as:

1) Moving Forward: Learning and Teaching beyond Pandemic

2) Realigning Sustainable Development Goals Beyond Pandemic

3) Redesigning Business During the Pandemic and Beyond



The template for Abstract submission and Full Paper submission are available on the CuC Webpage.


Important deadlines

Abstract Submission: 15 May 2021

Full Paper Submission: 15 August 2021



Authors submit their abstract and full paper via Submission Link: Easychair.




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