Transitioning to complex risk management and resilient urban futures: harnessing south-south cooperation and learning from COVID-19
This training serves as an introductory training for urban leaders, planners and practitioners, aiming to (1) Increase the understanding and capacities to manage complex and systematic disaster risks, enhance public health emergency response preparedness, and South-South cooperation, (2) Better prepare city stakeholders for transitioning to living with COVID-19 pandemic, fostering collective collaboration and better preparing cities for future crises - especially health emergencies and uncertainties, and (3) Facilitate city-to-city partnerships in South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) towards sustainable development.
Who this course is for
- Local and national government officials in charge of disaster risk reduction and management, urban development and planning, public health; emergency preparedness, national associations of municipalities; urban resilience and development practitioners, as well as civil society, private sector, and academia.
- The course is open to all applicants from both developed and developing countries, especially young experts and officials. Participants from Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing countries are highly encouraged.
What you'll learn
- Describe the connections between systematic risks, disaster risk reduction, public health emergency response preparedness and South-South and triangular cooperation;
- Explain SSTC trends and policies in disaster risk reduction, the key elements of the Sendai framework and other disaster risk reduction frameworks, and public health responses at urban levels;
- Provide examples of cities’ transitioning to living with COVID-19 and managing complex risk scenarios; share relevant solutions on DRR and health emergency response preparedness, and exchange cities’ SSTC experiences and good practices on DRR and integration of health emergencies preparedness in city urban development actions; and
- Use tools related to disaster risk reduction planning, public health response and SSTC.
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