ORGANIZER(S): Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR ONEA & GETI)
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)
Type: Training Course Date: 06 Oct 2020 Location: Online event
COVID-19 has been a massive challenge for cities that are being tested with extremes of COVID-19 spread, with simultaneous health, social and economic crises. Cities and local authorities who are at the forefront of combatting COVID-19, with continuous management of a wide range of public health operations, are undertaking measures to protect the most vulnerable populations, support local economies and ensure the continuity of public services in the new context.
Many cities in developing countries have limited capacity and, without the needed emergency response and preparedness, have become hotspots. Almost one billion people live in slums and informal settlements, where social distancing is difficult to implement . A careful risk assessment and staged planning approach is useful when adjusting the public health measures to contain COVID-19 and is especially important for high-density areas including urban areas and cities.
This webinar, jointly organized by UNOSSC, UNDRR GETI and PAHO, brings together cities and local government officials from both developing and developed countries to share:
Note: This Training course is organized as part of the 5-week long training on Making Cities Resilient: Developing and implementing local disaster risk reduction strategy to respond to COVID-19 and to better prepare for the future.
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am New York time | 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Incheon time
For more information:
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/73845