Reflection of Challenges and Opportunities within the COVID-19 Pandemic to Include Biological Hazards into DRR Planning
This article examines key challenges and opportunities from COVID-19 as highlighted at the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Forum convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional office for Asia and the Pacific. COVID-19 created a unique opportunity within DRR to re-evaluate the adequacy of response mechanisms against concurrent risks for future hazards. This resource includes:
- Health system resilience
- Data management
- Residual risk management
- Risk communication
Recommended for agencies and professionals that work in disaster risk reduction regularly to allow individuals to share the most effective approaches when working with recovery methods and post disaster resiliency.