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Horizon-scanning panel


COVID-END regularly convenes a global panel to proactively identify both long-term and emergent issues that need to be prioritized in efforts to synthesize the best available research evidence to support decision-making about COVID-19.

The panelists comprise a mix of strategic and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers and doers who collectively bring diverse perspectives to our horizon-scanning work, including:

  1. a mix of citizens, service providers, policymakers and researchers
  2. experience with one or more of public-health measures, clinical management of COVID-19 and pandemic-related conditions like mental-health issues, health-system arrangements, and economic and social responses (e.g., education and food security)
  3. being based in different regions (e.g., Americas, eastern Mediterranean, Europe, south-east Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and western Pacific)
  4. being based in a country or region where one or more of six languages is widely spoken (i.e., Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish) while being able to read and either speak or write (even at a basic level) in English

The issues identified by the horizon-scanning panel will be added to  and prioritized within COVID-END’s inventory of the best available evidence syntheses on the full spectrum of decisions being faced as the pandemic and pandemic response enter different phases.

If you would like more information about the horizon-scanning panel, or would like to be considered for participation, please email us at

Meeting documents

Meeting date Documents
August 26, 2020  
July 29, 2020
  1. Briefing note
  2. Insights from panelists
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