City and Risk: Achievements and Opportunities

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Aug 21 2020

City and Risk: Achievements and Opportunities

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Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)



Professor, Rhode Island School of Design

Member, Duryog Nivaran Steering Committee

Deputy Chief (Asia-Pacific), UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Regional Director, Practical Action

Principal Architect, Urban Designer, Kham Consultants

Sector Head, John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Director, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction


This webinar proposed by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) will bring together national disaster management authorities, city authorities, and humanitarian and developmental workers from Asia and the Pacific region to share their experiences in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries.

Data shows that Cities across the world are badly hit and remain extremely vulnerable to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. After imposing lockdowns, Cities are now moving towards unlocking. However, still, a lot of uncertainty looms around suitable approaches, methods, and strategies for unlocking.

Instead of discussing the pros and cons of lockdowns, this webinar aims at identifying and discussing good practices for unlocking, and thus it is forward-looking. During the webinar, speakers will:

(1) share their experiences in supporting their Cities in addressing the impacts of COVID-19;

(2) what has worked and what has not in response to the COVID-19 at City levels; and

(3) the new and emerging role of City administration in COVID-19 preparedness, response, and recovery.