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The virtual life to solve real life

Virtual meetings have become increasingly common to debate solutions to problems in sectors such as access to the SUS, mobility, equality and equity. Watch the UN-Habitat and IPEA webinars


UN-Habitat has organized a series of virtual meetings about the current context and the challenges for the sustainable development of Rio de Janeiro. In the third debate, on “Equality and equity for sustainable development,” available on the YouTube channel of Multirio, Christian Basílio, a student of Public Management (GPDES) at UFRJ and co-founder of Ubuntu_Labe; Luciana Phebo, a doctor and head of the Unicef ​​office in Rio de Janeiro; Renato Meirelles, a professor of Consumer Sciences and Public Opinion at Ibmec and president of the Instituto Locomotiva; Bernardo Serra, a manager of Public Policies at the Instituto ITDP Brasil; and Frederico Poley, a professor and researcher at the João Pinheiro Foundation, discussed quality education, creative economy, and the promotion of equality and inclusion in the midst of the pandemic.



IPEA, with the support of iCS, has developed Technical Note 14 “Urban Mobility and the Access to the Universal Healthcare Program (SUS) for Suspected and Serious Cases of Covid-19 in the Twenty Largest Cities of Brazil” and disclosed its main results in a webinar on May 19. The study identifies where the most vulnerable population lives and the areas with most difficulty in accessing the SUS and healthcare facilities with the least availability of ICU beds with ventilators in relation to the potential demand. The analysis was made possible thanks to data from the Access to Opportunities Project, led by IPEA and a partnership with the Institute for Transport and Development Policies (ITDP). With moderation by Bernardo Serra, from ITDP, the panel included Rafael Pereira, a researcher at Dirur/IPEA, Luciana Servo, a researcher at DISOC/IPEA, and Rodrigo Tortoriello, extraordinary secretary of Urban Mobility of Porto Alegre and President of the National Forum of Secretaries and Directors of Urban Mobility.

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