Asia-Pacific IDDRR Webinar: Disaster Risk Governance in Context of COVID-19

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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    COVID-19 has upended our way of life in unexpected ways. Therefore, it is only natural that in light of these changes, countries reconsider how they have been managing disaster risk. Specifically, the pandemic has highlighted the need for planning against a multitude of risks, including those related to biological hazards, through a true ‘whole-of-government’ and ‘whole-of-society’ approach. While this in essence is what Target E of the Sendai Framework calls for, the reality is that this ultimate state of risk governance remains elusive for most countries. What needs to change to trigger this transformation so countries can get ahead of the next ‘unexpected’ disaster?



    Moderator: Mr. Animesh Kumar, OIC and Deputy Chief, UNDRR Regional Office for Asia-Pacific

    Ms. Mami Mizutori
    Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction


    Mr. Christophe Bahuet
    Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
    Director, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

    Ms. Iria Touzon Calle
    Risk Knowledge and Analysis Programme Officer
    UNDRR Regional Office for Asia-Pacific

    Mr. Kamal Kishore

    National Disaster Management Authority
    Government of India

    Ms. Vasiti Soko

    National Disaster Management Office

    Government of Fiji

    Mr. Jerome Balinton
    Humanitarian Manager
    Save the Children Philippines


    Disclaimer:  For the purpose of this event, UNDRR procures the services of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an external service provider. Registration for this webinar is supported by the Zoom registration mechanism and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities.
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