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Public Policy, Opinions, Behavior, and Health Outcomes during the COVID Pandemic

13.11.2020, 2pm to 10pm

This conference is organized by Lorena G. Barberia (University of São Paulo), Thomas Plümper (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Robert K. Goidel (Texas A&M University) and Guy D. Whitten (Texas A&M University). It focusses on Covid-19 related government policies and associated health outcomes across and within countries, and the multiple ways public opinion and behavior have interacted with these factors.

You can find more information here.

Vergangene Webinars

Technological and Science-based Solutions to the COVID-19 Challenge

29.10.2020, 4 to 5:30pm

This Webinar is a part of the UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue Series. The UN DESA invites global leaders in science and technology to discuss science-based policies and innovations that developed in the last month and point out good practices. After the panel discussion with the experts there will be a regional breakou session on folling questions:

  • What are concrete examples of innovations that have helped people or institutions deal with the effects of COVID-19?
  • How can the international community help to ensure that research and innovations related to COVID-19 are accessible to all?
  • What needs to be done to better engage society, counter misinformation and overcome apathy towards science in policy-making?

You can register for the session until the 27th October here.


Virtual World Health Summit 2020


On three days 300 international speakers from politics, governmental organisations, foundations, research institutions and more, will talk about global health related topics in 50 sessions. The participation is for free and registration is not required. The central topics this year will be:

  1. Pandemic Preparedness in the Age of COVID-19: Global Cooperation not Competition
  2. Strengthening the Role of the European Union in Global Health
  3. Partnership for the Goals: United Nations' 75th Anniversary
  4. Accelerationg the SDG3 Global Action Plan for Health and Well-Being
  5. Translational Research: Advancing Innovative Treatments
  6. Digital Health & AI for Pandemic Preparedness

You can find more information on the conference here.

Rausgeblickt: Perspektiven für eine welt nach Corona

30.09.2020, 18:30-20:00 Uhr

Der nächste WebTalk der "Rausgeblickt"-Reihe der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung findet statt. Dieses Mal dreht es sich um das Thema "Priorities for the Covid-19 Economy". Dazu wird Joseph E. Stiglitz, ein US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, eingeladen. Die Veranstaltung kann auf Englisch oder mit deutschen untertiteln verfolgt werden.

Zur Anmeldung kommen Sie hier.

Über weitere Veranstaltungen der Reihe können Sie sich auf der Website der FES informieren.

Building urban resilience in times of Covid-19 - Challenges and opportunities

30.09.2020, 4 PM

More than 50% of the worlds population is living in urban areas. At the same time 80% of the biggest cities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards, especially flooding, earthquakes and windstorms. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Covid-19 has brought further challenges.

This webinar will explore how civil society organizations and local governments are working together to strengthen community resilience. It aims raise awareness about unplanned urbanisation as risk driver, with a focus on Covid-19 and cascading effects in urban areas. Best practices of government-CSO collaboration for resilience building in urban settings will be shared and recommendations on how LGUs and CSOs can jointly champion a localisation movement will be given.

Find out more here.

Webinar: Transformation within reach

30.09.2020, 3PM

In the Webinar “Transformations within Reach: Operationalizing a Sustainable and Equitable New Normal” the focus lays on how we can reach a sustainable and equitable new normal in a post COVID-19 world. It is organized by IIASA and the International Science Council (ISC), in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of Norway and South Africa to the United Nations.

The event brings together leaders from academia and governments to exchange key insights and recommendations for a way to operationalize a sustainable and equitable new normal after COVIDand creates an interactive discussion.

You can find more information here.

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series #27: Predicting and monitoring hotspots

24.09.2020, 3PM

Webinar #27 of the Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series will focus on Predicting and Monitoring Hotspots: Understanding Risks for Vulnerable Communities. Somik Lall, Global Lead for Territorial and Spatial Development, The World Bank, and Dr. Ana Gabriela Mena, Health Secretariat, Directorate of Prevention and Health Promotion, Government of Jalisco, Mexico are the guests in this session.

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series is a weekly speaker series co-organised by Global Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank City Resilience Program since March 2020. The purpose of the series is to share knowledge to help cities respond to the pandemic crisis and plan towards recovery with resilience.

You can register here.

Missed a session? Find full access to recordings and presentations here.


Die Aufzeichnungen vergangener Webinare, welche von der UNDRR organisiert wurden, sowie Informationen zu geplanten Events finden Sie hier