Useful Resources and Trainings on COVID-19

The global community has responded to the current pandemic by fast-tracing numerous online resources and webinars. Below are some of the key resources that local government and city leaders may find particularly useful.

Online Resources

WHO: Strengthening Preparedness for COVID-19 in Cities and Urban Settings – Interim Guidance for Local Authorities.

UNCDF: Guidance Note for Immediate Response to the COVID19 from Local Governments – there is a particular focus on financial aspects.

UCLG / UN-Habitat / Metropolis: Live Learning Experience – this series of webinars are a collaborative platform where local governments can share experiences and lessons. The City of Barcelona has created a COVID-19 webpage to provide clear information on the crisis and various measures taken by the municipality.

UN-Habitat has released some key messages on the COVID-19 situations

The Cities for Global Health Campaign is inviting local governments and partners to share their initiatives.

Online Training

Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience (ongoing)

09/04/2010 – Reducing COVID-19 Vulnerability Amongst Displaced Populations and Migrants. UNDRR. Register

Resilience of local governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health and disaster risk management (webinar recorded 7 April 2020) – Using the Disaster Resilience Scorecard in Cities.

How to communicate effectively with the public during COVID-19. ICLEI. Watch

Practical Experiences from P.R. China and the Republic of Korea with COVID-19 (Webinar recorded 25 and 26 March 2020) – This webinar explored how P.R. China and the Republic of Korea have been dealing with COVID-19.

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