Arab Cities and Covid19: Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Response

Lessons learned in responding to the pandemic by Arab cities


Arab Cities and Covid19: Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Response



Webinar on 27 July  - 11 am (Cairo time)

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Organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States.


The main objective of the webinar is to discuss the lessons learned in responding to COVID-19 by Arab cities and facilitate a city-to-city exchange among local governments on effective emergency preparedness and response that is sensitive to biological hazards. The webinar will discuss the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, context-specific and rapid rescue measures taken by cities to protect vulnerable populations and sustain the provision of basic services and how these measures can help build back better and promote cities long-term resilience.

Building on the lessons learned from the Making Cities Resilient Campaign and the objectives of the Issue- Based Coalition on Urbanization (IBC-U)* in the Arab Region, the IBC-U is organizing a best practices webinar to extend its support to cities at the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19.

Webinar Goals:

  • To provide an overview of the role of cities and local governments in the Arab region in COVID-19 immediate response;
  • To discuss the different challenges faced by cities in the region in the wake of the COVID-19 with a focus on vulnerable populations;
  • To share highlights of response efforts that are tailored to the needs of the different vulnerable groups;
  • To share best practices and innovative solutions to the health, social and economic risks caused by the COVID-19.
  • To examine how the COVID-19 immediate response could support the region’s transition to more inclusive and more resilient societies.

For more information visit the UNDRR page.

UNDRR webinar - Cities Alliance


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