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[GFDRR Speaker Series] Building Resilience During COVID-19 - Learning from Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems to Respond to Pandemics

[GFDRR Speaker Series] Building Resilience During COVID-19 - Learning from Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems to Respond to Pandemics

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One of the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to understand the vulnerability of individuals, communities and societies in order to have reliable, targeted guidance and early warnings. Meteorology and hydrology are making good progress in this direction, so what can we learn from those experiences? This event will be a discussion on the prospects for applying Multi-Hazard Impact-based Early Warning Systems (MHIEWS) to pandemics, drawing on insights about what works well when communicating information about risk. Opening Remarks/Chair: Julie Dana, Practice Manager and Head of GFDRR Prior to her current role, Julie was Practice Manager in the Climate and Risk Management unit in the World Bank's Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, and Lead Financial Sector Specialist for the Finance and Markets Global Practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa. From 2008-2014, she worked for the World Bank Treasury leading policy dialogue, capacity building, and transa