It is an utmost pleasure to welcome you to International Teleconference on Technology and Policy for Supporting Implementation of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan in Southeast Asia (ITTP-COVID19).

ITTP-COVID19 activities consist of ASEAN leaders sharing, parallel paper presentation, policy group discussion, product exhibition and ASEAN tourism and culture exposure, which will be conducted virtually from 6th – 8th August 2021. It is organized by 27 top universities in Southeast Asia in collaboration with ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN University Network, government agencies, industries and associations with the same objective of ensuring the success of COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, in the Southeast Asian region.

ITTP-COVID19 provides a platform for academicians, governments, industry players, and non-governmental organizations to discuss research findings, research proposals, and experience in managing COVID-19 response and recovery plan in Southeast Asia.

Ever since the start of COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019, numerous difficulties and challenges faced by countries around the world, including Southeast Asia region. It is believed that COVID-19 recovery and survival could not be pursued and contained within national boundaries due to Southeast Asian countries' interconnectedness. This has led to a group of experts with different background taking action by proposing activities involving Southeast Asian countries, which is now called, the ITTP-COVID19.

Thus, we strongly believe that ITTP-COVID19 is the best platform to address, discuss the issues and findings related to implementation progress of COVID-19 response and recovery plan in Southeast Asia.

Looking forward to meeting you at ITTP-COVID19 conference.

Prof. Dr. –Ing. Eko Supriyanto

ITTP-COVID19 General Chairman