Local and regional governments are joining forces with communities and health authorities to mitigate the current outbreak of Covid-19 while maintaining an orderly functioning of public services.
UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), Metropolis and UN-Habitat have launched a live learning experience with local and regional governments. The sessions are built around three blocks:
- To create a virtual and living community, a safe environment, to share experiences of crisis management and protection of the commons through series of virtual exchanges on specific topics related to the role of public service delivery between cities and partners.
- To make available online resources for local governments and allow for the active sharing of materials, strategies, and protocols by members and partners around the world to help others succeed and rapidly scale up the fight against the virus.
- To develop briefings or guides together with UN-Habitat and other partners in response to the needs of local governments and on the basis of new learnings of local authorities when preparing and responding to Covid-19 and in support of the social and economic recovery later.