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Presentation by Maimunah Mohd Sharif on UN-Habitat's COVID-19 response and key areas of focus, April 2020.

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Presentation by Maimunah Mohd Sharif on UN-Habitat's COVID-19 response and key areas of focus, April 2020.

Learn more: https://www.wri.org/events/2020/04/webinar-build-back-better-cities-frontlines-covid-19

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Presentation by Maimunah Mohd Sharif on UN-Habitat's COVID-19 response and key areas of focus, April 2020.

  1. 1. WHAT SHOULD CITIES INVEST IN NOW TO RESPOND TO PRESSING NEEDS AND TO BECOME MORE RESILIENT IN THE FUTURE MAIMUNAH MOHD SHARIF Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) WRI Webinar: Build Back Better Cities at the Frontlines of COVID-19 Impact and Recovery
  2. 2. Thursday, April 30, 2020 BUILD BACK BETTER: CITIES AT THE FRONTLINES OF COVID-19 IMPACT AND RECOVERY1 WHAT UN-HABITAT HAS DONE Immediate Response USD 1.3 Million Seed funding for scaling up projects in 13 Countries Announced COVID-19 Key Messages Overall Key Messages On Informal Settlements On Housing On Transport Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen humanitarian assistance Webinars with UCLG/World Enabled/WEF to enable experience sharing between Mayors, local governments and all stakeholders Contributed to UN Framework for immediate socioeconomic response & develop UN-H Policy and Programme Framework
  3. 3. Thursday, April 30, 2020 BUILD BACK BETTER: CITIES AT THE FRONTLINES OF COVID-19 IMPACT AND RECOVERY2 OUR AMBITION TO FURTHER COMBAT COVID-19 UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response Plan: 3 main focuses Support local governments and community driven solutions in informal settlements Mitigate economic impact & initiate recovery Provide urban data, mapping & knowledge for informed decision making USD 72 Million in 64 Countries
  4. 4. Thursday, April 30, 2020 BUILD BACK BETTER: CITIES AT THE FRONTLINES OF COVID-19 IMPACT AND RECOVERY3 OUR AMBITION TO FURTHER COMBAT COVID-19 UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response Plan: Breakdown of 72 Million
  5. 5. Thursday, April 30, 2020 BUILD BACK BETTER: CITIES AT THE FRONTLINES OF COVID-19 IMPACT AND RECOVERY4 WAY-FORWARD Priorities in the Post-COVID World Rethinking the state, re-organizing local governance mechanisms Rethinking urban morphology & typology, creating new evidence on density and compactness Addressing the increase of poverty and the exacerbation of inequalities in cities Reducing the risk of failure of the current urban economy business model
  6. 6. www.unhabitat.org

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