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may, 2020

14may10:3012:00Watch10:30 - 12:00 Eastern Time

Cities on the Frontline: Migrant and Refugee Sensitive COVID-19 Response and Recovery



(Thursday) 10:30 - 12:00 Eastern Time




Event Details

Migrants and refugees have played critical roles in the response and recovery efforts to the pandemic; these communities have provided leadership to design and implement recovery plans within cities, as well as leadership to mobilize action. Many Mayors around the world have taken pragmatic action to ensure no one gets left behind, by removing obstacles (such as licensing barriers for immigrant doctors to allow for them to provide patient care during the pandemic and many other examples). These and other efforts will be essential to rebuild social cohesion and counter toxic narratives spreading along with the virus.


Along with Vittoria Zanuso, Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council, we will be joined by Nora Preciado, Director, Immigrant Affairs, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles and Samer Saliba, Urban Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee who will showcase examples from the Global North and Global South.


The session will take place: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 10.30 AM EST / 10.30 PM Singapore Time.

Please register here for the session: https://wbgevent.webex.com/wbgevent/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9e217dc07293f9bb43e15e3a03aff87

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing log-in info and a calendar detail that can be added to your system. Please note that the number of participants for this session is limited to 1000.

Cities in the Frontline is jointly organized by the Global Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank City Resilience Program. For access to the previous sessions’ materials, please see this page that is being updated regularly: https://medium.com/@resilientcitiesnetwork/coronavirus-speaker-series-sharing-knowledge-to-respond-with-resilience-5a8787a1eef5



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