Save the Date: Webinar on Mental Wellbeing and Human Development in Uncertain Times

South-South Global Thinkers Team
South-South Global Thinkers Team
  • When: 17 November 2022
  • How to Join: Click the Zoom link here to Register. 

The 2021/22 Human Development Report Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World finds a sharp increase in worry and anxiety over the past 20 years,  

stating that even before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic 1 out of 8 people suffered from a mental health disorder. During the first year of the pandemic, the global prevalence of the two major mental health disorders - anxiety and depression – increased by more than 25 percent. 


The webinar Mental Wellbeing and Human Development in Uncertain Times will discuss why mental well-being is essential for human development, how it is related to the challenges of the 

Anthropocene, and which policies are needed to improve mental well-being around the world. Join us!


Opening Remarks:

  • Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Office, UNDP


  • Florence Baingana, Regional Advisor, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization

  • Andrew Crabtree, Adjunct Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School

  • Christina Lengfelder, Research Specialist, Human Development Report Office, UNDP

  • Sofia Ribeiro, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer, Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent 

  • Priyam Saraf, Senior Economist, World Bank

  • Mariana Sáenz Uribe, Director, Corporación Vínculos


  • Josefin Pasanen, Research Team, Human Development Report Office, UNDP