The AASSA-PAS Webinar Series 2021 on ‘Pandemic Preparedness: Science and Countermeasures’ was organised jointly by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and AASSA, and completed the series of webinars to receive financial support from IAP. The series of four webinars took place from April to June 2021 and provided an opportunity to share lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The online events also focused on the challenges posed by pandemics and preparedness strategies for future events.

These proceedings were published in the Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Vol. 58(S), July 2021.