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Webinar: Community-based disaster risk reduction approaches in the context of Covid-19 in Africa

Hosted by UNDRR and GNDR

 

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Date: 26 June 2020
Time: 15.00 (EAT) / 13:00 (UK TIME)
Where: Online webinar
Language: English & French
Speakers: Edna Kaptoyo (PACEP), Emmanuel SECK (ENDA-Energie), Bijay Kumar (GNDR), Buh Gaston (GEADIRR)

Overview

The webinar will examine coherence of community actions, policies and concerted and collaborative risk management practices that communities have put together to address the current crisis and what needs to be prioritized to support future challenges.

It will also highlight how the local capacities for risk management and community resilience have played out during the COVID-19 crisis, including by illustrating Community-based disaster risk reduction practices and views from frontline communities.

In addition, attention will be paid to strengthening understanding on how the Sendai Framework is being utilized as a community resilience tool to support these community practices at local level.

The webinar will seek to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Shared experience of Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and their applicability during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Experience on the utility of existing locally led risk assessment methodologies for preparedness and response in extreme crises
  • Better understanding of the value of community-based DRR actions to build back better and continue reinforcing resilience in the COVID-19 context

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