ECP Post Covid-19 Restart Strategy

The impacts of COVID-19 are being felt across our society, in our medical system, businesses, social organisations, our economy, as well as the mental health and wellbeing of individuals.

In this context, RMIT with its partners will assemble cross disciplinary teams to analysis the critical issues in order both to influence the societal debate and to develop focused research-based interventions. These activities will look at five focal areas. For each “Start”, round tables with Industrial partners will initiate cross-disciplinary analysis of the critical issues involved. This will lead to a Briefing and a White paper to contribute to the societal debate and to define critical areas in RMIT and its partners to contribute.

Key Initiatives

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention is the co-leader of the A Better Work Start initiative, together with Prof. Ivan Cole. The main purpose of the initiative is to enable effective, resilient, ethical and responsible business for future workforces.

We kicked off on 28 May with an online “Conversations on the Future of Transport and Logistics”. On 10th June we held a “Scenarios Roundtable” where we had leading players and experts in the field discuss with the audience on a range of scenarios that may unfold as our society begins to re-open after the COVID-19 closure. We held another event on 2 July, “Impact of COVID-19 on Maritime Supply Chain and Post-Pandemic Mitigation Strategies: Implications for Australia”, which was organised in conjunction with the Maritime Logistics Research Network (AMLRN) and led by Assoc. Prof. Vinh Thai. You can read more about these events and watch the event recordings in our Past Events section.

There are four streams within the initiative, as outlined below:

We would like to encourage you to get involved in a stream of your interest and provide your valuable input for shaping the Post COVID-19 future.

Feel free to get in touch with the relevant stream leaders and discuss your participation.

Also, stay tuned for more details to be shared for our events in the weeks to come.

We are looking forward to working with you on this exciting initiative!

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ECP Post COVID-19 Restart Strategy Resources

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer