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COVID-19 brief: Virtual dialogue between national and regional Disaster Risk Reduction focal points

Source(s):  African Union Commission (AU)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNDRR AF)

The main objective of the virtual dialogue was to provide a platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Points (DRR FPs) from Member States (MS) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Africa to promote the exchange of experiences and coordinated response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Key recommendations were:

  • Concurrent management of COVID-19 and other hazards;
  • Building resilience;
  • Turning the COVID-19 crisis into opportunity;
  • Knowledge management; and
  • Strengthening coordination mechanisms.



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  • COVID-19 brief: Virtual dialogue between national and regional Disaster Risk Reduction focal points
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 5 p.

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