About the event

Natural disasters and pandemics transcend borders, and the dual threat of climate change and COVID-19 reveal the need for a more collaborative hemispheric response. The Western Hemisphere is particularly vulnerable; Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most disaster-prone region in the world, and the Americas experienced 44 percent of worldwide COVID-19 deaths as of January 2022. With the ninth Summit of the Americas fast approaching, how can the region work together to prepare for the next disaster?

As part of a new partnership with the US Department of State, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is bringing together regional organizations to advance an inclusive conversation on health and natural disasters in anticipation of the ninth Summit of the Americas.

Join us to actively participate in a virtual conversation, “Responding to the Next Disaster: Building Health and Climate Resilience in the Americas” on Thursday, January 27, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (ET). Speakers and audience members will share ideas on ways to create a stronger hemispheric response that better prepares the entire region for pandemics and natural disasters, with a focus on vulnerable communities. All participants will have the option to submit questions and comments prior to and during this interactive event.

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The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

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