A UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery published on November 17 2020 outlines 25 research priorities for the socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 that will help answer a singularly important question: How can COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts be purposefully designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the SDGs?
The Roadmap, developed in just 10 weeks, is available on the UN’s COVID-19 Communications Resources page and also provides an overview of science strategies for a better recovery as well as actions that researchers, research funding agencies, governments, civil society organizations and UN entities can take to act upon it.
Steven Hoffman, Lead for the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery says,
"We live in a world where people, systems and generations are all interdependent, which means the actions we take today during COVID-19 must simultaneously work towards a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future. Science represents the world’s best chance for guiding the attainment of that better future. I hope you might find this Roadmap to be useful for your efforts during the ongoing pandemic."
Steven encourages dialogue wround this publication, inviting people to connect with him on twitter @shoffmania with thoughts on the #COVID19Recovery #ResearchRoadmap.
This @UN Roadmap outlines 25 research priorities for recovery & will help answer a singularly important question: How can #COVID19 socio-economic recovery efforts be purposefully designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability & progress towards the #SDGs? pic.twitter.com/bbatE2GsK9— Steven J. Hoffman (@shoffmania) November 17, 2020
The Roadmap was delivered with support from partners across the Government of Canada, including the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Global Affairs Canada, Grand Challenges Canada, Health Canada, International Development Research Centre, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, as well as from across the UN system, from GloPID-R, from the International Science Council, from 38 research funding agencies that served on five steering groups, and a core Canadian Institutes of Health Research project team.