11 August 2020
World Bank, Centre for Disaster Protection, IPC-IG, GIZ, DFAT
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a large negative impact on all economies as a result of the health shock and containment measures. In this scenario, people and firms are far more vulnerable to other shocks, such as droughts, storms, and floods, given that they are less financially secure and, in some cases, had already been suffering with food insecurity and conflict.
This webinar discussed the links between the health crisis and the disaster risk finance agenda for social protection, as well as the key lessons learned so far and how they should inform mechanisms to better respond to COVID-19. The panel also presented the work of the World Bank in identifying, anticipating and monitoring potential compound risks and severe complex crisis.
- Olivier Mahul, World Bank, Programme Manager, Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Programme
- Emma Mistiaen, World Bank, Social Protection
- Lindsey Paul Jones, World Bank Global Crisis Risk Platform
- Sophie Evans, Centre for Disaster Protection
- Evie Calcutt, Financial Sector Specialists in the World Bank’s Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance Team
- Simon Hagemann, Financial Sector Specialists in the World Bank’s Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance Team