[CODATA-international] Policy Brief 1: Are we there yet? The transition from response to recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu May 14 10:52:32 EDT 2020

In partnership with Tonkin+Taylor, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
(IRDR), the CODATA TG on Disaster Risk Research has published a Policy
Brief Are we there yet? The transition from response to recovery for the
COVID-19 pandemic
the ‘Journal of Progress in Disaster Science’.

As the world transitions to recovering from COVID-19, those developing that
recovery need support in adjusting and improving their policies and
measures. The situation seems dire, the stakes are high. Literature about
the transition between the response and recovery phase in relation to
pandemics is scarce. Further complication is that the pandemic will not
allow countries to simply transition to the full-scale recovery, instead, a
rebound from recovery to response phase is expected for a certain period
until the immunization is in place. Pandemics indeed force us to think
beyond typical emergency management structures; the cycles of
the disaster risk management in the case of biological and other natural
hazards are not exactly the same and no one-size-fits-all approach may be
used. Still, some parallels may be drawn with the efforts to combat natural
hazards and some lessons may be used from previous and the current pandemic.

Based on these experiences and reflections, this paper provides a set of
policy directions to be considered during the transition towards, as well
as throughout, this transition phase. It is suggested that meeting this
global, multi-dimensional, and complex challenge will require considerable
international collaboration (even convention) and macro-scale changes
to global and national policies. The recovery issues are mainly going to be
dominated by politics, economics and social science. Necessary for an
effective recovery, the pandemic response needs to be a holistic response,
combined with an improved data ecosystem between the public health system
and the community.

See also the attached flyer about the policy brief

The publication of the policy brief
accompanied by a webinar that brought together four of the world’s leading
disaster response experts; John Caffin, Bapon Fakhruddin, Sutapa Howlader
and Dr William Paton to share the lessons learnt from large scale
disasters and how they can be applied to the coronavirus pandemic recovery.

The slides may be access from the webinar page on the Tonkin+Taylor

The webinar reply link is here (best viewed using a Chrome web browser):




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