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The Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) runs the Asia-Pacific Hub of the Commission, which serves the region with an emphasis on interdisciplinary policy research, applying that lens to the Commission’s work on promoting sustainable development and designing innovative public policy to improve responses to health, economic, and environmental challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The Asia Pacific’s experience in fighting pandemics can help the world become more resilient in facing future global challenges.”
Co-located in Taipei and at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, CAPRI is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, international organization. focused on meeting challenges to resilience at the intersection of health, economic growth, technology, and environmental sustainability.
CAPRI’s vision is to enhance resilience and improve governance around the world by drawing on the experiences of the Asia-Pacific region. CAPRI’s leadership consists of a board of experts, chaired by Syaru Shirley Lin, who are deeply committed to evidence-based public policy analysis.
CAPRI’s International Advisory Council, chaired by R4R leader Malcolm Turnbull, has members who are scholars, industry leaders, and international experts in CAPRI’s areas of focus.
In October 2021, CAPRI at the Miller Center presented its first global forum for R4R, Vaccination and Beyond: Lessons for Ending the Pandemic from the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, and the U.S. The event featured experts in academia, government, and the private sector across the R4R Commission to discuss the challenges and lessons in fighting the pandemic in different regions of the world. The public forum also launched CAPRI’s first research report, “Resilience in the Asia-Pacific: Vaccines and the ‘Triple Challenge.’”
Since 2022, CAPRI has become part of the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR), an initiative under the World Economic Forum among the London School of Economics, AstraZeneca, Philips, KPMG, the WHO Foundation, and CAPRI. In May, 2022, Syaru Shirley Lin announced CAPRI’s establishment during PHSSR’s WEF affiliate session “Collaborating to Build Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems.” Through PHSSR, CAPRI conducts systematic reviews of health system sustainability and resilience in selected Asia-Pacific countries with academic partners throughout the region, drawing on its extensive network of experts and institutions.