UNDRR-WHO webinar: Disaster Risk Reduction and Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic

24 February 2021
14:00 Bangkok time

This webinar will highlight existing tools to enhance the integration of disaster risk reduction in all sectors to manage health-related risks including disease outbreaks as a key example of multi-sectoral approach to disaster risk management.

Objectives of the Webinar

  1. Present the WHO Health EDRM Framework and the steps to support its implementation with a whole-of-society and all-hazards approach to manage risks from all types of emergencies and disasters
  2. Present the Bangkok Principles and the steps in supporting the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR and the WHO Health EDRM Framework
  3. Recommend key actions to enhance the promotion and implementation of integrated all-hazards disaster risk management by all sectors and stakeholders; and
  4. Recommend measures to strengthen whole-of-society disaster risk governance for joint action to reduce the risks and impacts of disease outbreaks, including future pandemics, through regional, national and local strategies for disaster risk management.

The webinar’s outcomes will inform the 2021 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR).


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