Webinar: Corruption & Crises: This is not a Disaster, This is a Crime Scene
What is the scale of corruption in fuelling disasters, and what realistically can be done to make a difference, especially to those most vulnerable in towns and cities? The OECD has warned that ‘COVID-19 crisis creates environments that enhance risks for corruption, undue influence and bribery’. Corruption (the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain) worsens disasters, erodes resilience, kills thousands and affects the poorest the worst.
About the "Resilience at Risk" Webinar Series:
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on cities across the globe. This though is not the only crises that cities are facing. The climate emergency has fuelled fires, worsened floods and increased heat. Armed conflict and urban violence are also on the increase, while the impacts of rapid-onset disasters such as windstorms and earthquakes threaten to cause damage across thousands of rapidly urbanising and poorly-prepared towns and cities across Asia and the Pacific in particular.
The need to build resilience has been a prominent approach for well over 10 years. What does resilience mean though in an era of pandemic, climate emergency and rapid urbanisation?
This online series presents four talks by experienced experts who explore what the challenges are, where the opportunities lie, but most importantly, what we should be doing to confront a changed world.
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