It is in moments of crisis that gaps in governance become visible and negative effects permeate the population. For Mexico, the recent COVID-19 crisis made evident the need for a coordinated emergency response. Leaders at Tec de Monterrey, private sector FEMSA and BBVA, and Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined efforts as Juntos por la Salud (JPS) and identified an opportunity to facilitate the coordination of emergency response from the public and private sectors at a national and local level. Their objective: to address the COVID-19 health, economic, and social crises through effective communication channels and distribution networks. This session details how JPS established an innovative organizational structure that can work hand-in-hand with the public sector to address governance gaps with innovative solutions that help millions of people; the strategy developed here can be used in future efforts at improving resilience and governance issues to improve critical areas of attention for human security in Mexico and potentially, around the world.
Alejandro Poiré, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Inés Sáenz, VP of Inclusion, Social Impact, and Sustainability, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Moderated by: Amanda Wendt, Professor, EARTH University