Coronacast Episode 03 – COVID in the Global South: Indonesia’s Tourism Industry and the Philippines’ Civil Societies
By: Rhea Almeida and Luisa Portugal
This podcast series includes NYU policy students that will analyze policy issues and solutions emerging in real-time around the country.
On this episode of Coronacast, we focus on the global south. NYU Wagner students Teguh Sassongko takes us through the crash of the tourism industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special look at his home country of Indonesia. Next, fellow student Ana Maria Raymundo discusses the gaps in governance in the Philippines, and how civil society organizations are stepping up. Tune in for our first international episode as we also give you a quick recap of world news this week.
During this podcast segment, we’d like to honor and recognize Asian Pacific American History Month.
Photo Credit: Pan Asian Student Alliance at NYU Wagner
0:00: Welcome from hosts Rhea and Luisa
0:35: News segment
1:23: Asian Pacific American History Month Statement from Martina Lee, MPA ’21
5:00: Interview with Teguh Sasongko
13:00: Interview with Ana Maria Raymundo
Teguh Sasongko is a first-year MPA student at NYU Wagner specializing in International Development Management & Policy. He currently serves as a tourism policy analyst for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to this, he served as an assistant to Arief Yahya, Indonesiaâ€™s Minister of Tourism, where he worked on matters regarding travel and tourism strategic marketing development policies and data analysis. Heâ€™s also had the opportunity to engage in numerous activities and programs of multilateral organizations such as UNWTO (United Nations-World Tourism Organizations), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) due to the ministryâ€™s active involvement with these organizations. Teguh holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
Ana Maria Raymundo is a first-year MPA student at NYU Wagner specializing in Public Policy Analysis. She spent six years working in the Philippine government and has additional professional experience in social protection and poverty reduction programs. She is passionate about discovering solutions to social problems, especially those that affect marginalized and disadvantaged communities.
Rhea Almeida is first-year MPA international student at NYU Wagner hailing from Mumbai, India. In the past, she has worked in the fields of policy, advocacy, and development for a womenâ€™s working rights group in India. Prior to that, she worked as a TV news journalist in New Delhi. Her areas of interest include workers’ rights, gender equality, grassroot level advocacy and coronavirus response policy. In addition to being contributing editor for The Wagner Review, she serves as senator for the Wagner Student Association, and events chair for the Wagner Policy Alliance. She is also the co-founder of the â€˜Whatâ€™s up with Coronavirus Policyâ€™ discussion group.
Luisa Portugal is a first-year MPA student at NYU Wagner specializing in International Development Management & Policy. She earned an LLM in Constitutional Law and Theory in Brazil. Her main topics of interest are international development, climate change and the coronavirus crisis. Luisa will serve as Co-Chair of Events for the Alliance for Climate Change and Environment (ACE) in the upcoming year. She is also the co-founder of the ‘What’s up with Coronavirus Policy’ discussion group.
NEWS SEGMENT LINKS:
- Many killed as Cyclone Amphan tears into India, Bangladesh coasts
- Brazil widens use of malaria drugs in mild coronavirus cases
- On tape, Bolsonaro cites protecting his family in push to swap top Rio cop: source
- Will Mandatory Face Masks End the Burqa Bans?
- Brazil Has The 2nd-Highest Number Of The Coronavirus Cases In The World
- An Incalculable Loss (NYT Front Page)
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Music Credit: Pamgaea by Kevin MacLeod