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Webinar: Building back better: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance the role of parliaments in disaster risk reduction


14.00 – 15:15 CEST

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In the context of the IPU campaign, Parliaments in time of a pandemic, the IPU is partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in the organization of a series of webinars for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff.

Following the first webinar on COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response, this webinar will present – from a parliamentary perspective – country experiences of managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications for developing and implementing disaster risk reduction strategies to build back better by engaging with sectors beyond health. The webinar will provide an opportunity for peer learning with a view to strengthening risk governance through enhanced engagement of parliaments and parliamentarians.


  • Mr. Saber Chowdhury, Honorary President, IPU; Member of Parliament, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Richard John Brennan, Regional Emergency Director, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, World Health Organization
  • Ms. Bernadette Wuyatta Songa, Member of Parliament, Sierra Leone
  • Mr. Andries Gryffroy, Senator, Belgium
  • Ms. Ana Belén Marin, Member of Parliament, Ecuador

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