MCR2030 Webinar - Beyond COVID19: Health security preparedness and risk management for improved resilience

Organizer(s) Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction World Health Organization (WHO)
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Event language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


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Date and time: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 07:00am EDT



The webinar, led by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), will focus on the fact that cities are central to building health security preparedness and resilience. Municipalities can learn from the systematic impact of the COVID19 pandemic, and the array of complex risks often experienced during disasters and health emergencies. It is critical to integrate risk management and health security preparedness considerations into city planning and financing processes, allowing stakeholders to collaborate to reduce these risks. This webinar will explore building health security preparedness and resilience through first-hand experiences and expert analysis.

This Building Resilient Urban Systems webinar series is linked to the High-Level Meeting of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework taking place this month at the UN General Assembly. The Meeting is set to highlight health security preparedness as an important element of DRR at the urban and sub-national level.

The MCR2030 global partnership has mobilized more than 1,520 local governments, representing over 482 million people in 76 countries and territories. It is committed to strengthening disaster and climate resilience at the sub-national level. Twenty-one of these municipalities are recognized as Resilience Hubs – global leaders in disaster risk reduction. The initiative has also mobilized national governments, international organizations, private sector enterprises, academic organizations, and NGOs. MCR2030 is a ‘who’s who’ of partners with unmatched expertise and experience of supporting greater urban resilience.


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