RCE Lima-Callao - 2021

Policy Guidelines to Face COVID-19 in Peru: A Complex Systems Perspective
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Policy Guidelines to Face COVID-19 in Peru: A Complex Systems Perspective
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Lima-Callao
Contributing organization(s) : 
- Ricardo Palma University
- University of Central Florida -UCF
- Instituto Peruano del Pensamiento Complejo Edgar Morin -IPCEM
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Teresa Salinas
Organizational Affiliation: 
Universidad Ricardo Palma/ Instituto Peruano del Pensamiento Complejo Edgar Morin -IPCEM
Format of project: 
manuscript, powerpoint
Language of project: 
English and spanish
Date of submission:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Guidelines to Face COVID-19
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Local
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Americas
Country: 
Peru
Location(s): 
Lima
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Cultural Centre Ccori Wasi, Av. Arequipa N° 5198, Miraflores, Lima. Ricardo Palma University’s infraestructure is at the project’s request.
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 in Peru, generating a multidimensional crisis that has claimed more than 190,000 deaths as of July 15, 2021. In the country, the traditional models for understanding epidemics are insufficient. We seek models that can help us understand the complex dynamics of the pandemic and its consequences in Peru.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Governments in South America have dealt with the pandemic emergency in the face of high uncertainty, weak social safety nets and a high rate of informal employment.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
September, 2020
Rationale: 
The pre-pandemic scenario in Peru is characterized by the growing dehumanization of life, dehumanization of knowledge, the commodification of basic needs, among other aspects.

A proposal is inquired to help us understand the complex dynamics of the pandemic and its consequences in Peru. Greater awareness of local and global public health and a change of path that leads us to policies for humanity and policies for civilization are required to regenerate life in Peru and the world.
Objectives: 
Provide a proposal to understand the complex dynamics of the pandemic and its consequences in Peru.

To face the pandemic, humanity needs a change of path, an individual and social metamorphosis and a change in our relationship with nature, which would contribute to new policies.
Results: 
- Publication (see Journal on Policy and Complex Systems • Volume 7, Number 1 • Spring 2021)
Lessons learned: 
The coronavirus has shown us the fragility of the human condition and the impossibility of global markets to solve global problems such as the pandemic. A reform of thought is essential to change the instrumental reasoning of calculation and profit for an ethical and humanistic reasoning, which increases the solidarity of the human species and community life in order to survive Covid-19.
Key messages: 
The dehumanization of life and its commodification must be changed with policies of humanity that join together the best of all civilizations to regenerate life on the planet, awakening good living, solidarity, responsibility, coexistence.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Direct
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Direct
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
state: 
Direct